American Ales Peace Walker V1.0 - NE/VT style IPA - AG

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  1. DannyS

    DannyS Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2007 New York

    Currently on a quest to perfect a beer recipe I've had in my mind for a long time; a dead-simple Simcoe singlehop IPA using conan yeast.

    This is a PicoBrew recipe, so actual outcomes may vary slightly from its calculations.

    Peace Walker (Version 1.0)
    American IPA (New England/Vermont style)
    All Grain
    Batch size: 2.5 gallons

    OG - 1.0664
    FG - 1.0133
    ABV - 6.9%
    SRM - 15
    IBU - 66
    Efficiency Target - 80%

    Grain Bill:
    8 lbs American 2-Row
    1 lb American Crystal 60L

    Hop Bill:
    .25 oz Simcoe @ 40min
    .5 oz Simcoe @ 20min
    1 oz. Simcoe @ 10min
    1.25oz. Simcoe @ 1min
    1 oz. Simcoe dry hop @ 3 days in fermenter

    Yeast - Yeast Bay Vermont ale ("Conan")

    Water - 3.8 gallons
    1 campden tablet during heatup
    1/2 whirlfloc tablet @ 10min

    Mashed @ 152F for 60min.
    No sparge (PicoBrew RIMS system)
    Boil time - 40min. @ 207F

    Fermentation time: 14 days
    Kegged; carbonated with rolling keg method for 1min @ 30PSI

    I'm a retard and didn't use a mesh bag or anything when I dry hopped, so my keg dip tube got clogged with hop sludge. Had to re-keg and re-carbonate. Despite this farkup, it turned out pretty damn good. I definitely used WAY too much crystal; it's a bit diffcult to carbonate and throws a buttload of foam at me. Actually that's probably just my kegging/dispensing ineptitude (dispensing from a picnic tap hose in my fridge).

    The taste, however, is pretty on point for what I was going for; crushably sweet grapefruit on the nose and on the taste, with mild bitterness and a complimentary malt backing. Overall, I'm happy with how it turned out, but will continue futzing with this recipe.

    For version 2.0, will probably switch out the 2-row for golden promise, cut down a bit on the crystal (and use a lighter crystal), and add some oats. Sticking with the hop bill as is unless you other, likely more experienced homebrewers, have suggestions. Anyway, cheers!

  2. chavinparty

    chavinparty Initiate (114) Jan 4, 2015 New Hampshire

    I think using a half pound of c30 would be more pleasant and half pound of oats would be nice fore body but it sounds like a good beer. I have a pound of simcoe in my freezer... And a few pints of Conan in the fridge. Maybe I'll try something similar
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