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

    Results:
    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!

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  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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