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back in black - black rye ipa

215 calories 22.1 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Specialty IPA: Black IPA
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7.5 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.052 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.065 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 72% (brew house)
Calories: 215 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 22.1 g (Per 12oz)
Created Friday December 13th 2019
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
9 lb US - Pale 2-Row9 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 66.7%
3 lb American - Rye3 lb Rye 38 3.5 22.2%
1 lb German - Carafa III1 lb Carafa III 32 535 7.4%
0.50 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 60L0.5 lb Caramel / Crystal 60L 34 60 3.7%
13.50 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Warrior1 oz Warrior Hops Pellet 16.2 Boil 60 min 55.01 20%
1 oz Cascade1 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 6.3 Boil 5 min 4.26 20%
1 oz Cascade1 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 6.3 Whirlpool 30 min 4.29 20%
2 oz Cascade2 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 6.3 Dry Hop 4 days 40%
5 oz / 0.00
Wyeast - London Ale 1028
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
60 - 72 °F
Fermentation Temp:
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 116 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
CO2 Level: 2.25 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

notes 3/15/2020
was decently bitter, roastey, abv, rye spice. should consider bumping up the dry hop addition. its not too hop flavorful. i think maybe some would like this exact implementation but what i am looking for is a little more hop flavor. it currently smells hoppy but tastes like cascadian bitter porter. which is good. but. still. i want more hopz.

customized again 12/13/2019
first version of customized recipe here :

now im thinking i want to simplify the hop profile to only use some combo of cascade, simcoe, and amarillo. cascade is my go to and cheap. i believe amarillo hop is supposed to go nicely with rye. i vaguely have the same memory of simcoe.

settling on cascade for simplicity and just personal preference. read another article about rye ipa suggesting 3# rye so im going with that. adjusting ibus to 60 something, BU/GU 1.02 and adding 80% attenuative 1056 yeast, adjusting base malt to come out to 6.5%abv.

customized 11/15/2019
im removing the 60 min chinook addition. the posted recipe works out to 100IBU in this software but was declared as 62.

im also considering getting rid of the citra, at least partially. i think for a black ipa it might have too much hoppiness (if that is possible). it might be cheaper and just as fulfilling to use cascade centennial and a little chinook for bittering......hops can def be worked around a little. TBD

original recipe

this recipe was copied directly from instagram homebrew.fanatics account - malt and hop amounts converted from imperial. this recipe is for 6 gallons and 70% efficiency. figured id keep a copy of the base recipe before making mods.

supposed to go good with sticky pork ribs

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