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Cara Cara IPA

151 calories 15.3 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: Extract
Style: Specialty IPA: New England IPA
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 4 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.031 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 35% (steeping grains only)
Source: David Warmbier
Calories: 151 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 15.3 g (Per 12oz)
Created Friday April 12th 2019
1.046
1.011
4.6%
76.1
11.9
n/a
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
3.15 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Amber3.15 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Amber 35 10 43.2%
3.15 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Amber3.15 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Amber - (late boil kettle addition) 35 10 43.2%
6.30 lbs / 0.00
Steeping Grains
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
1 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 40L1 lb Caramel / Crystal 40L 34 40 13.7%
0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Citra1 oz Citra Hops Pellet 11 Boil 60 min 49.8 16.7%
1 oz Cascade1 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 4.5 Boil 20 min 12.34 16.7%
1 oz Cascade1 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 4.5 Boil 5 min 4.06 16.7%
1 oz Citra1 oz Citra Hops Pellet 11 Boil 5 min 9.93 16.7%
1 oz Cascade1 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 4.5 Dry Hop 7 days 16.7%
1 oz Citra1 oz Citra Hops Pellet 11 Dry Hop 7 days 16.7%
6 oz / 0.00
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1.50 oz orange peal Flavor Boil 5 min.
1.50 oz orange peal Flavor Primary 7 days
 
Yeast
Imperial Yeast - A38 Juice
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (custom):
76%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
64 - 74 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
-
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 76 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
Amount: 3.1 oz       Temp: 70 °F       CO2 Level: 2 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Notes

I really like using orange peals while brewing - it pairs nicely with hops and highlights the citrus profile of the Cascade and Citra hops. This recipe utilizes dried orange peals from the Cara Cara orange. I buy them from Sprouts then dry out the peals in my dehydrator. Cara Cara oranges are a type of navel orange and is generally sweeter and less acidic than typical oranges. That makes them the perfect type of orange for brewing.

Brewing notes:
O.G. 1.04
F.G. 1.01
I originally called for 1 oz of orange peals in brew and dry hop but I upped that to 1.5 oz because that's what I had on hand. I also dry hopped in the primary rather than secondary.

Tasting notes:
This couldn't have come out better. It has a wonderful citrus aroma with a palatable, but not overly bitter, blend of hops. It's about as perfect of a New England IPA as you can get. Not as hazy as a lot of commercial varieties, but just as juicy.

Future changes:
The next time I brew I think I'll keep the 1.5 oz of orange peal both in boil and dry hop. However, I'll dry hop during the secondary instead of primary. I think I'll try the Imperial A24 Dry Hop next time as well. I was very pleased with A20, however, and highly recommend it.

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