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Indigo (Blueberry IPA)

235 calories 23 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Specialty IPA: New England IPA
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 6 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.066 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.071 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 62% (brew house)
Calories: 235 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 23 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Wednesday May 12th 2021
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
12 lb US - Pale 2-Row12 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 54.5%
2 lb United Kingdom - Oat Malt2 lb Oat Malt 28 2 9.1%
2 lb Flaked Oats2 lb Flaked Oats 33 2.2 9.1%
2 lb American - Wheat2 lb Wheat 38 1.8 9.1%
0.50 lb German - Acidulated Malt0.5 lb Acidulated Malt 27 3.4 2.3%
3 lb Blueberry3 lb Blueberry - (late fermenter addition) 4.95 0 13.6%
0.50 lb Dry Malt Extract - Light0.5 lb Dry Malt Extract - Light 42 4 2.3%
22 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
3 oz Mosaic3 oz Mosaic Hops Pellet 12.5 Boil 5 min 20.48 18.8%
4 oz Mosaic4 oz Mosaic Hops Pellet 12.5 Boil 0 min 25%
6 oz Mosaic6 oz Mosaic Hops Pellet 12.5 Dry Hop 3 days 37.5%
3 oz Mosaic3 oz Mosaic Hops Pellet 12.5 Dry Hop 3 days 18.8%
16 oz / 0.00
RVA Yeast Labs - RVA 132 Manchester Ale
1 Each
Attenuation (custom):
Optimum Temp:
65 - 72 °F
Fermentation Temp:
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 137 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
CO2 Level: 2.35 Volumes
Target Water Profile
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Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
26 4 16 10 13 72
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

Cant remember which day I added blueberry and DME. Tonight is 5/23 I get FG 1016. Noticing from notes last time I used london 3 not rva.

brew day
making a copy for indigo. came out to 6 gallons and 1067 which is 7.6%. was considering adding .5 lb dme to boost it to 8...nah. also just realizing this rva manchester is estimating 85% attenuation to 1010 FG but first batch was actually wy1318 london iii which came out to 83% attenuation and 1018 final gravity... i think i might just run it as is and take this all as learning experience.

it appears i did get almost the exact same 60% efficiency as i did last time, but last time i ended up at 1072 OG vs 1067 this time. the difference is i have approximately 6 gallons of wort. even with all the hops i was over on wort. after the boil it still appeared to be around 7 gallons in the kettle. i guess i should just start accounting for .5 gallons boil loss and .5 trub loss. so 6.5 pre boil, 6 post boil, and 5.5 in fermentor.

also just to note, for yeast i made a double starter for the rva jar and will split the yeast half for this batch and half for a raspberry wheat later this week.

Kegged last week, tasted great already, the hops were present and pairing well with the blueberry but slightly subdued so I added another 3oz mosaic dry hop to the keg to even it out at 1lb total mosaic. Having a full pint tonight, its money.
opened today for gravity reading and to add dry hop. 1.018. smells great. tastes great. not as darkly colored as previous blueberry beer but its like a hazy pink on its way to purple. tastes great, a little harsh bitter note, could be the mosaic? there is no bittering hops in this brew.

should be good! should be ready soon! will leave it to dry hop for 3 days then take out the bag, take another gravity reading to make sure the fruit has fermented out / no further activity. after that will need to cold crash for a day or two then keg. possibly add another 2nd dry hop to the keg. i have a few oz left of the bag.
initial recipe formulation

copying base recipe from mango maya. keeping basically the entire grain bill, adjusting efficiency to 60, removing DME and adjusting base malt to get to 8%. im hoping to cook the oats and get better efficiency than in the past. if we end up with 6% it should still be tasty.

axing the 1lb honey malt - i dont think it plays as well with blueberry as it does with mango. also its heavy on lovibond making th ebase beer more orange colored which goes ok with mango but for blueberry im hoping more toward yellow hazy ipa base beer as a bright backdrop for the purple blueberries.

making up a new hop schedule, 100% mosaic. not sure how much to use. starting with 13oz - about the same as mango maya. will probably buy a bag so if it needs 3oz more in a 2nd dry hop, that will be available.

decided on only 3lb blueberry - last time i used blueberry i did 6lbs and it was way too much. i think it will not be lacking in blueberry color and flavor, especially accented by the mosaic.

could maybe do without the vanilla bean? and lactose? prob not.

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