American Ales Milkshake IPA

Discussion in 'Homebrew Recipes' started by TooHopTooHandle, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. TooHopTooHandle

    TooHopTooHandle Initiate (103) Dec 20, 2016 New York

    Strawberry Peach Milkshake IPA
    NEIPA MILKSHAKE
    6 gallon batch
    OG: 1.083
    FG: 1.021 (because of lactose)
    SRM: 6
    ABV : 8.5
    Efficiency: 83%
    60 min boil 60min mash @ 152.
    Mash ph. 5.38 using distilled water
    London Ale III 1318 (1.6L starter 24 hours before and pitch right off stir plate w/ no decant)
    11lbs-2row
    2lbs- flaked oats
    2lbs- flaked wheat
    2lbs- white wheat
    1lb- Lactose (last 5 min of boil)
    .5lbs- honey malt
    .5lbs- crystal 10
    6oz of citra, 6oz of denali, 6oz of Eldorado, 6oz of galaxy.
    4ozs of each hop for a 30 minute hop stand at 180 degrees and let the temp free fall
    2.02:1 chloride(17 grams) to sulfate(7grams) ratio also 3ml of lactic acid (all added to mash)
    24 hours in to fermentation add 1oz of each hop.
    3 vanilla beans spit, scraped, chopped, and soaked in vodka for a week.
    4lbs strawberries and 2lbs peaches. (both frozen not fresh with no special treatment)
    Once FG is reached and stays the same for 2 days I put the fruit (blended), vanilla bean tincture(dump all in), and 1oz of each hop in secondary (rec putting the vanilla bean tincture in first, then hops, then fruit, it seems to hold the hops down a little longer and keeps them from getting pushed to the surface) and rack beer on top through closed transfer. Let secondary sit for 5-7 days then cold crash for 48 hours. Then rack to keg through closed transfer. I carb mine at around 2.4vols of Co2.
    I didn't post water amounts because everyone's system is different, so your chloride to sulfate grams might be a little different. You want to shoot for around 200ppm:100ppm
    Any questions or if I missed anything feel free to ask
     
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  2. Hayden34

    Hayden34 Zealot (559) Aug 10, 2014 Georgia
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    This sounds amazing. How did it turn out? I think I may give this a try in the near future.
     
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  3. TooHopTooHandle

    TooHopTooHandle Initiate (103) Dec 20, 2016 New York

    Incredible. One of my favorite beers and also everyone who I shared with loved It! Lol they keep asking me to brew it again, but I gotta knock out a few other brews first.
     
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  4. Hayden34

    Hayden34 Zealot (559) Aug 10, 2014 Georgia
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    Awesome. I will be giving it a try then.
     
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  5. TooHopTooHandle

    TooHopTooHandle Initiate (103) Dec 20, 2016 New York

    Awesome! Let me know how it goes and if you have any questions feel free to ask.
     
  6. Hayden34

    Hayden34 Zealot (559) Aug 10, 2014 Georgia
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    I won't be home from Afghanistan until next month (been here 11 months!) so it may be a few months but I'll definitely give it a try. Sounds amazing. I just saved the link.
     
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  7. bg1414

    bg1414 Initiate (39) May 11, 2015 Ohio
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    no bittering hops correct?
     
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  8. TooHopTooHandle

    TooHopTooHandle Initiate (103) Dec 20, 2016 New York

    Correct. With whirlpool and dry hop additions it should put you in the 70 ibu range
     
  9. drink1121

    drink1121 Aspirant (249) Mar 23, 2009 California
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    how do you do a closed transfer with this much in secondary? I was thinking of doing secondary in a keg but there will be a TON of matter in there. dip tube screen?
     
  10. TooHopTooHandle

    TooHopTooHandle Initiate (103) Dec 20, 2016 New York

    I use a fermonster fermenter and I bought a second screw on lid for it and modified it. I drilled 2 holes in the top where I can put drilled stoppers. In one of the stoppers I put the co2 line
    in and the second hole I put a stainless steel racking cane in with tubing hooked to it with a liquid connector for the keg on the other end. That allows me to rack the beer from the top down.
     
  11. Jake_Ramrod

    Jake_Ramrod Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2013 Kentucky

    Pics of set up?
     
  12. TooHopTooHandle

    TooHopTooHandle Initiate (103) Dec 20, 2016 New York

    I don't have any on hand atm, but next time I transfer I will snap some pics and upload
     
  13. spookify

    spookify Initiate (51) Jan 29, 2018 Wisconsin

    For the Beans:

    How much vodka? Do I put the scrapings in as well or do the scrapings get tossed?
     
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  14. TooHopTooHandle

    TooHopTooHandle Initiate (103) Dec 20, 2016 New York

    I use an empty white labs yeast bottle and put the cut up beans and scrapings in there and then fill it with vodka. basically just need enough vodka to cover everything and keep it soaked
     
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    Lumber_Zach Initiate (93) Apr 14, 2014 Missouri
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    TooHopTooHandle Initiate (103) Dec 20, 2016 New York

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  18. skleice

    skleice Aspirant (287) Aug 6, 2015 Connecticut

    I'm looking to brew a milkshake IIPA and this is helpful. Are there really 16oz of hops in the whirlpool? I know it's at 180°, but doesn't that really pump the bitterness level? Or does it help balance the lactose?