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Chillwave DIPA Clone - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

277 calories 24.9 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: BIAB
Style: Double IPA
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7.5 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.067 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.084 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)
Calories: 277 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 24.9 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Tuesday March 23rd 2021
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Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
15.25 lb Rahr - Standard 2-Row15.25 lb Standard 2-Row 36.8 1.8 91%
1 lb United Kingdom - Crystal 45L1 lb Crystal 45L 34 45 6%
0.50 lb Gambrinus - Honey Malt0.5 lb Honey Malt 37 25 3%
16.75 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1.40 oz Nugget1.4 oz Nugget Hops Pellet 14 Boil 60 min 58.16 18.2%
1 oz Mosaic1 oz Mosaic Hops Pellet 12.5 Boil 10 min 13.45 13%
1 oz Cascade1 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Boil 10 min 7.53 13%
2 oz Mosaic2 oz Mosaic Hops Pellet 12.5 Boil 0 min 26%
0.30 oz Cascade0.3 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Boil 0 min 3.9%
2 oz Mosaic2 oz Mosaic Hops Pellet 12.5 Dry Hop 3 days 26%
7.70 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
No-sparge BIAB Steeping -- 148 °F 60 min
Wyeast - German Ale 1007
1 Each
Attenuation (custom):
Optimum Temp:
55 - 68 °F
Fermentation Temp:
58 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 147 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
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

Clone of Great Lakes Chillwave Double IPA - one of my favorite beers. This beer features Mosaic hop flavor and aroma and a noticeably sweet, honey-like maltiness with light caramel and bread notes. At 80 IBU, this DIPA is balanced but still leans towards the sweet side. The honey sweetness and overall maltiness compliment and highlight the high amount of tropical, fruity Mosaic hop flavor.

It is easy to want to hold back on the honey malt but others who have tried to clone Chillwave say that their attempt isn't malty enough. I believe the maltiness probably comes from the use of honey malt and GLBC's proprietary yeast strain which give their beers a unifying maltiness relative to the styles they brew. I will go with Wyeast 1007 for this purpose but use a malt-forward yeast that you have experience fully attenuating with. Notably, GLBC excels in brewing German-style lagers and maltier ales.

The fact sheet on GLBC's website lists the ingredients but not the quantities. I assume they list the ingredients in traditional descending order of quantity:
Malts: 2-Row Base Malt, Caramel 45, Honey
Hops: Mosaic, Nugget, Cascade
Flavor: "Glide across waves of tropical
Mosaic hops and sweet honey malt."
ABV: 9%
IBU: 80

The beer seems to be in the SRM 10 range so I used that for my caramel 45 and honey malt quantities.

As a fan of GLBC, I speak from first-hand experience drinking Chillwave and all other GLBC distributed beer. Cheers!

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