Russian River Pliny the Elder (original)

239 calories
Method: All Grain
Style: Imperial IPA
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 6 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 8 gallons
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)
Source: Vinnie Cilurzo (Zymurgy July/August 2009)
Rating:
52

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1.072
1.018
7.09%
232.89
6.33
n/a
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
13.25 lbAmerican - Pale 2-Row13.25 lb Pale 2-Row371.887.2%
0.6 lbAmerican - Caramel / Crystal 40L0.6 lb Caramel / Crystal 40L34403.9%
0.6 lbAmerican - Carapils (Dextrine Malt)0.6 lb Carapils (Dextrine Malt)331.83.9%
0.75 lbCorn Sugar - Dextrose 0.75 lb Corn Sugar - Dextrose 460.54.9%
15.2 lb Total      
Hops
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU
3.5 ozColumbus3.5 oz Columbus HopsPellet15Boil90 min171.54
0.75 ozColumbus0.75 oz Columbus HopsPellet15Boil45 min31.54
1 ozSimcoe1 oz Simcoe HopsPellet12.7Boil30 min29.81
1 ozCentennial1 oz Centennial HopsPellet10Aroma0 min
2.5 ozSimcoe2.5 oz Simcoe HopsPellet12.7Aroma0 min
1 ozColumbus1 oz Columbus HopsPellet15Dry Hop13 days
1 ozCentennial1 oz Centennial HopsPellet10Dry Hop13 days
1 ozSimcoe1 oz Simcoe HopsPellet12.7Dry Hop13 days
0.25 ozColumbus0.25 oz Columbus HopsPellet15Dry Hop5 days
0.25 ozCentennial0.25 oz Centennial HopsPellet10Dry Hop5 days
0.25 ozSimcoe0.25 oz Simcoe HopsPellet12.7Dry Hop5 days
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
1.25 qtInfusion152 F60 min
Yeast
Amount:
1
Attenuation (avg):
75%
Flocculation:
Med-Low
Optimum Temp:
60 - 72 °F
Starter:
No
Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Target Water Profile: Big Brown Ale (AHA) Recipe
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
53 0 8 17 13 55
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Notes
Recipe provided by Vinnie Cilurzo

where the hop bill says Columbus it is CTZ according to the pdf from Vinnie.

Ingredients:

for 6.0 gallons (22.7 L) [Net: 5 gallons (18.9 L) after hop loss]
13.25 lb (6.01 kg) Two-Row pale malt
0.6 lb (272 g) Crystal 45 malt
0.6 lb (272 g) Carapils (Dextrin) Malt
0.75 lb (340 g) Dextrose (corn) sugar
3.50 oz (99 g) Columbus* 13.90% A.A. 90 min.
0.75 oz (21 g) Columbus* 13.90% A.A. 45 min.
1.00 oz (28 g) Simcoe 12.30% A.A. 30 min.
1.00 oz (28 g) Centennial 8.00% A.A. 0 min.
2.50 oz (71 g) Simcoe 12.30% A.A. 0 min.
1.00 oz (28 g) Columbus* 13.90% A.A. Dry Hop (12 to 14 days total)
1.00 oz (28 g) Centennial 9.10% A.A. Dry Hop (12 to 14 days total)
1.00 oz (28 g) Simcoe 12.30% A.A. Dry Hop (12 to 14 days total)
0.25 oz (7 g) Columbus* 13.90% A.A. Dry Hop (5 days to go in dry hop)
0.25 oz (7 g) Centennial 9.10% A.A. Dry Hop (5 days to go in dry hop)
0.25 oz (7 g) Simcoe 12.30% A.A. Dry Hop (5 days to go in dry hop)
*Tomahawk/Zeus can be substituted for Columbus
White Labs WLP001 California Ale Yeast or
Wyeast 1056 American Ale Yeast

Original Gravity: 1.072
Final Gravity: 1.011
Extract Efficiency: 75 percent
IBUs: 90-95 (actual/not calculated)
ABV: 8.2%
SRM: 7

Directions:

Mash grains at 151-152° F (66-67° C) for an hour or until starch conversion is complete.
Mash out at 170° F (77° C) and sparge. Collect 8 gallons (30 L) of runoff, stir in dextrose,
and bring to a boil. Add hops as indicated in the recipe. After a 90 minute boil, chill wort

URL: https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/attachments/0000/6351/doubleIPA.pdf



to 67° F (19° C) and transfer to fermenter. Pitch two packages of yeast or a yeast starter
and aerate well. Ferment at 67° F (19° C) until fermentation activity subsides, then rack
to secondary. Add first set of dry hops on top of the racked beer and age 7-9 days, then
add the second set. Age five more days then bottle or keg the beer.

Extract Substitution:

Substitute 6.5 lb (3.0 kg) of light dry malt extract for two-row malt. Due to the large
hop bill for this recipe, a full wort boil is recommended. Steep grains in 1 gallon (3.8 L)
of water at 165° F (74° C) for 30 minutes, then remove and rinse grains with hot water.
Stir in dextrose and top up kettle to 8 gallons (30 L), and bring to a boil. Add hops as
indicated in the recipe. After a 90 minute boil, chill wort to 67° F (19° C) and transfer to
fermenter. Pitch two packages of yeast or a yeast starter and aerate well. Ferment at 67°
F (19° C) until fermentation activity subsides, then rack to secondary. Add first set of dry
hops on top of the racked beer and age 7-9 days then add the second set. Age five more
days then bottle or keg the beer

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JimmySpeakaz 02/08/2014 at 05:08pm
This version turned out too bitter. Its on the right track but I'm going to reduce bittering hops or boil time with next attempt. I'm not sure what the reason was it was so much more bitter than the original. I followed the recipe from Russian river to the T.


System Account 03/15/2014 at 07:31pm
I agree, i made this and thought it was a bit too bitter. I am backloading the hop bill next time for sure


JimmySpeakaz 01/08/2015 at 01:22pm
I've not revisited this recipe yet. Any modifications you've made since the original that made it better?


locobrewer 01/15/2015 at 10:18am
The reason its too bitter is because you are using a hop bill with an estimated 232 IBUs. I would adjust that by a significant amount. I like your grain bill and it seems to follow what was suggested per Vinnie.


JimmySpeakaz 01/15/2015 at 12:48pm



JimmySpeakaz 01/15/2015 at 12:54pm
Agreed locobrewer. I found the IBUs to be crazy high, however, the hop bill is exactly what Vinnie listed for a 5 gallon recipe. I decided to go with Vinnie and brew his recipe exactly as it was written. The hop bill definitely needs some tweaking for a 5 gallon batch. Not sure why Vinnie listed such an aggressive hop bill for a 5 gallon recipe.


Missiletech 03/26/2016 at 02:02am
Just ditch the 3.5 ounce addition, then tweak. That'd be some serious bite all by itself!


ORKUN 11/29/2016 at 05:59am
5 of 5




SwishBrewing 01/27/2017 at 03:25pm
I didn't do the math but the hops he is using to calculate the IBUs have lower AA then the ones quoted above, maybe you guys noticed this just said I would make sure


side lot coon 09/19/2017 at 09:47pm
it looks like your bittering addition just has a decimal out of place lol 0.35oz, not 3.5 oz. Should end up around 90ibu.


mbuonaccorsi 02/05/2018 at 05:13am
Any idea why the water profile is for Burlington, Vt when Russian River is in California?


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