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Heady Nugs Imperial IPA (Great Fermentations)

232 calories 17.6 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: BIAB
Style: Imperial IPA
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.6 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.6 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6.2 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.054 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.071 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 66% (brew house)
Source: Great Fermentations
Calories: 232 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 17.6 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Friday December 11th 2020
1.071
1.009
8.2%
92.9
6.1
5.4
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
12.50 lb US - Pale 2-Row12.5 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 82%
0.50 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 40L0.5 lb Caramel / Crystal 40L 34 40 3.3%
0.25 lb American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt)0.25 lb Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 33 1.8 1.6%
2 lb Corn Sugar - Dextrose2 lb Corn Sugar - Dextrose - (late boil kettle addition) 42 0.5 13.1%
15.25 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Simcoe1 oz Simcoe Hops Pellet 12.7 Boil 60 min 41.58 10%
1 oz Columbus1 oz Columbus Hops Pellet 15 Boil 15 min 24.37 10%
1 oz Columbus1 oz Columbus Hops Pellet 15 Boil 10 min 17.8 10%
1 oz Nugget1 oz Nugget Hops Pellet 14 Boil 5 min 9.14 10%
1 oz Columbus1 oz Columbus Hops Pellet 15 Boil 0 min 10%
1 oz Simcoe1 oz Simcoe Hops Pellet 12.7 Boil 0 min 10%
3 oz Columbus3 oz Columbus Hops Pellet 15 Dry Hop 5 days 30%
1 oz Simcoe1 oz Simcoe Hops Pellet 12.7 Dry Hop 5 days 10%
10 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
5.9 gal Strike 151 °F 148 °F 90 min
1.8 gal Batch Sparge 170 °F 165 °F 30 min
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 each Whirlfloc Fining Boil 20 min.
2.20 g Yeast Nutrient Other Boil 15 min.
3.50 g Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
4 g Epsom Salt Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
10 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
1 g Salt Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
1.19 ml Lactic acid Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
0.13 ml Lactic acid Water Agt Sparge 1 hr.
 
Yeast
Wyeast - American Ale II 1272
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (custom):
82%
Flocculation:
High
Optimum Temp:
60 - 72 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
68 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 128 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
Method: co2       Amount: 9.72 psi       Temp: 35 °F       CO2 Level: 2.5 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Reverse Osmosis System (April 2020)
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
115 14 17 80 250 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

Flame out hop additions - add just after flame out, let steep in hop bag x 20 min, then remove bag, and rapidly chill to 68F or below.

Once at 68F, remove chiller, cover kettle with lid and let sit undisturbed x 1 hr.

Dry Hops:
Add DH near end of fermentation (on day 7-9) x 5 days of contact:

  • use muslin bag, 2 oz in each
  • after 5 days, loosen lid just enough to pull string, secure bag hanging near lid and out of beer (in reality, the bags were still 1/2 in the beer).

    New post fermentation clarification process (this worked, 2nd pint was bright beer with minimal haze after 12 days in the keg):
    1. Cold crash x 72 hours at 35-37F in kegerator
    2. Add gelatin, wait 48 hours.
    3. Keg beer
    4. Add 6mL Biofine Clear into gas port, add CO2 to create seal (12 PSI) but don't fully carbonate
    5. Chill x 3-4 days
    6. Pull off 1 pint and fully carbonate
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