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Tom A Hawk Man

220 calories 19 carbs
Beer Stats
Method: BIAB
Style: American IPA
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.056 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 60% (brew house)
Source: Native Warrior Brews
Calories: 220 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 19 g (Per 12oz)
Created Tuesday January 10th 2017
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
13 lb American - Pale 2-Row13 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 89.7%
0.50 lb Belgian - Cara 20L0.5 lb Cara 20L 34 22 3.4%
0.25 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 20L0.25 lb Caramel / Crystal 20L 35 20 1.7%
12 oz Honey12 oz Honey 42 2 5.2%
14.5 lb Total      
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Tomahawk1 oz Tomahawk Hops Pellet 15 First Wort 0 min 32.74 12.5%
0.50 oz Chinook0.5 oz Chinook Hops Pellet 13 Boil 20 min 14.19 6.3%
0.50 oz Cascade0.5 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Boil 20 min 7.64 6.3%
0.50 oz Chinook0.5 oz Chinook Hops Pellet 13 Boil 5 min 4.67 6.3%
0.50 oz Cascade0.5 oz Cascade Hops Leaf/Whole 7 Boil 5 min 2.29 6.3%
1 oz Amarillo1 oz Amarillo Hops Leaf/Whole 8.6 Boil 0 min 12.5%
1 oz Chinook1 oz Chinook Hops Pellet 13 Boil 0 min 12.5%
1 oz Cascade1 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Dry Hop 7 days 12.5%
1 oz Simcoe1 oz Simcoe Hops Pellet 12.7 Dry Hop 7 days 12.5%
1 oz Tomahawk1 oz Tomahawk Hops Pellet 15 Dry Hop 0 days 12.5%
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Type Use Time
2 oz Grapefruit peel Flavor Secondary 7 min.
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
54 - 77 °F
Fermentation Temp:
63 °F
Pitch Rate:
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This is my attempt at a juicy hopped beer. I wanted hops up front and real grapefruit tartness. Therefore I blended in a tiny bit of real hard cider juice. AS soon as I finished this in my primary, I reused the yeast by pouring in 3 gallons of apple juice in the jug, I then waited for the yeast to get into high gear, about 1-2 days, then I poured in 2 gallons of Grapefruit juice. After both were fully brewed in secondaries I started taste tests. I ended up transferring 32 ounces of hard Grapefruit cider back into my 5 gallons of Grapefruit IPA. My thought is this, if it says its grapefruit, then by all means it needs to contain the real deal. This has turned out amazing! I may try like Vermont style yeast next but other than that, I'd keep it the same. I do believe that by adding the cider, it softened the IBUs but I did hop the cider quite a bit with same hop types.

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  • Last Updated: 2017-03-25 16:35 UTC
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