Session IPA Beer Recipe | All Grain American IPA by Italian_Stallion | Brewer's Friend
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Session IPA

177 calories 15.8 g 12 oz
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Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: American IPA
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.040 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 77% (brew house)
No Chill: 8 minute extended hop boil time
Calories: 177 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 15.8 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Sunday January 8th 2017
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
4 lb American - Pale 2-Row4 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 38.6%
4 lb United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale4 lb Maris Otter Pale 38 3.75 38.6%
1 lb Flaked Barley1 lb Flaked Barley 32 2.2 9.6%
1 lb Flaked Oats1 lb Flaked Oats 33 2.2 9.6%
6 oz Honey6 oz Honey 42 2 3.6%
10.37 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.50 oz Galaxy0.5 oz Galaxy Hops Pellet 14.25 First Wort 0 min 10.17 8%
0.25 oz Columbus0.25 oz Columbus Hops Pellet 14.1 Boil 60 min 15.11 4%
0.50 oz Mosaic0.5 oz Mosaic Hops Pellet 12.5 Boil 10 min 8.07 8%
0.50 oz Azacca0.5 oz Azacca Hops Pellet 15 Boil 1 min 6.6 8%
0.50 oz Galaxy0.5 oz Galaxy Hops Pellet 14.25 Boil 1 min 6.27 8%
0.50 oz Mosaic0.5 oz Mosaic Hops Pellet 12.5 Boil 1 min 5.5 8%
1 oz Cascade1 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 4.8 Boil 1 min 4.23 16%
1 oz Azacca1 oz Azacca Hops Pellet 15 Dry Hop 7 days 16%
1.50 oz Cascade1.5 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 4.8 Dry Hop 7 days 24%
6.25 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
14 qt Strike Water at 167F Infusion -- 154 °F 60 min
5 qt Mash Out. 5qt boiling water Infusion -- 168 °F 10 min
Fly sparge to collect 7.5gal total. Fly Sparge -- 180 °F --
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.4 qt/lb
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 each Whirfloc Fining Boil 20 min.
0.50 tsp Wyeast Nutrient Other Boil 20 min.
Wyeast - American Ale II 1272
1 Each
Attenuation (custom):
Optimum Temp:
60 - 72 °F
Fermentation Temp:
68 °F
Pitch Rate:
1.0 (M cells / ml / ° P) 278 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Target Water Profile
Light colored and hoppy
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
75 5 10 50 150 0
Add 1.5tsp Gypsum, 1.25tsp CaCl, 0.5tsp Epsom Salt, 0.25tsp Baking Soda to treat 7-9gal distilled water.
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

3/26/17 Brewday. Stats as noted.

Decided to switch Wai-Iti hops to Cascade at last minute.

Did not check OG after adding honey. Was 1051 before adding honey. Did not weigh honey either. Looked like about 1/4 of a 24oz container, so 6oz seems reasonable. Beautiful straw color in sample. Mash temp may have climbed up to 156. Beginning to not trust my thermometer.

Decanted starter wort and pitched 500ml of 1272 slurry from 1L starter made 2 weeks ago. I lost count of what generation of 1272 this was. Time for a new culture after this beer.

Kegged and carbed. Hydro sample was initially off-putting to me. It took a week or so in the keg for the hop flavors to mesh, but when they did this beer ended up very nice. It is very similar to the Biggie NEIPA I did in December, but at session strength. No pineapple though. Other flavors and aroma similar. I think it was a mistake to sub in cascade. Would've been better with the wai iti as originally planned. Took the keg (along with two others) to a house party and about half of it was gone after, so I guess it was a hit. Have had rave reviews from my few IPA-drinking friends.

Will make this again and sub in HBC-438 for the Mosaic and Wai Iti for the cascade, if I can find it. Centennial if I can't. Overall, this was a decent session IPA.

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