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Russian River Blind Pig IPA Clone

188 calories 18.6 g 12 oz
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Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: American IPA
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7 gallons
Post Boil Size: 5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.041 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 74% (brew house)
Calories: 188 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 18.6 g (Per 12oz)
URL: https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipe/russian-river-blind-pig-ipa-clone/
Created Sunday November 1st 2020
1.057
1.013
5.8%
59.4
5.6
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Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
9.80 lb Pale 2-Row9.8 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 93.2%
6.50 oz American - Caramel / Crystal 40L6.5 oz Caramel / Crystal 40L 34 40 3.9%
5 oz American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt)5 oz Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 33 1.8 3%
168.30 oz / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.25 oz CTZ0.25 oz CTZ Hops Pellet 15.5 Boil 90 min 17.1 5.3%
0.50 oz Chinook0.5 oz Chinook Hops Pellet 13 Boil 90 min 28.68 10.5%
0.50 oz Amarillo0.5 oz Amarillo Hops Pellet 8.6 Boil 30 min 13.63 10.5%
0.50 oz Cascade0.5 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Boil 0 min 10.5%
0.50 oz Amarillo0.5 oz Amarillo Hops Pellet 8.6 Boil 0 min 10.5%
0.50 oz Centennial0.5 oz Centennial Hops Pellet 10 Boil 0 min 10.5%
0.50 oz Simcoe0.5 oz Simcoe Hops Pellet 12.7 Boil 0 min 10.5%
0.50 oz Cascade0.5 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Dry Hop 10 days 10.5%
0.50 oz Amarillo0.5 oz Amarillo Hops Pellet 8.6 Dry Hop 10 days 10.5%
0.50 oz CTZ0.5 oz CTZ Hops Pellet 14.8 Dry Hop 10 days 10.5%
4.75 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
3.94 gal Strike 153 °F 60 min
1.8 gal Infusion 170 °F --
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
 
Yeast
Wyeast - American Ale 1056
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (custom):
77%
Flocculation:
Med-Low
Optimum Temp:
60 - 72 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
68 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 93 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
CO2 Level: 2.25 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

Mash grains at 153–154° F (67–68° C) for one hour.

Ferment at 68° F (20° C). After primary fermentation, dry hop with a blend of Columbus, Amarillo, and Cascade pellets and hold for 10 days.

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HOPS

Columbus / Tomahawk / Zeus (CTZ) (US)
AA Range: 14 - 16%
Beta: 4.5 - 5.5%
Cohumulone: 30 - 35%
Characteristics: Dank, earthy, resin.
Substitutes: Chinook, Nugget

Chinook (US)
AA Range: 11 - 14%
Beta: 3 - 4%
Cohumulone: 29 - 34%
Characteristics: Spicy, piney flavor with some grapefruit.
Substitutes: Nugget, Columbus, Northern Brewer

Amarillo (US)
AA Range: 8 - 11%
Beta: 6 - 7%
Cohumulone: 21 - 24%
Characteristics: Floral, grapefruit, citrus, peach.
Substitutes: Cascade, Centennial, Citra

Cascade (US)
AA Range: 7.7 - 9.1%
Beta: 6.4 - 7.1%
Cohumulone: 33 - 40%
Characteristics: Ubiquitous American hop; citrusy grapefruit character.
Substitutes: Centennial

Centennial (US)
AA Range: 9 - 12%
Beta: 3.5 - 4.5%
Cohumulone: 28 - 30%
Characteristics: Balanced fruity citrus / stone-fruit character. Smooth bitterness.
Substitutes: Cascade, Citra

Simcoe (US)
AA Range: 11 - 14%
Beta: 4 - 5%
Cohumulone: 15 - 20%
Characteristics: Pine and citrus, sweet berries and perfume. Unique, complex flavor with very smooth bittering. Click for notes on my Simcoe single hop pale ale.
Substitutes: A combination of Columbus and Centennial might come close.

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Vinnie Cilurzo says about the groundbreaking Blind Pig IPA:

“Blind Pig IPA was first brewed in Temecula, Calif. at my first brewery, Blind Pig Brewing Company, in 1994. This version was 92 bittering units and had very little malt with a very forward hop character. In December 1996, I left the brewery and my former business partner continued the brewery for a few years. After the original brewery closed and I was at Russian River Brewing Company, we were able to trademark the name and start making Blind Pig IPA again. The recipe has changed, in that we have added a couple of new hop varieties that were not in existence when the brewery in Temecula was open.”

This recipe was featured in the 2012 July/August Zymurgy.

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