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Big Black Bear on a Moonless Night in a Pine Forest

233 calories 20.7 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Specialty IPA: Black IPA
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 15 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 17.84 gallons
Post Boil Size: 15.22 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.060 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.071 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 81% (brew house)
Source: Bomar
Calories: 233 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 20.7 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Sunday April 12th 2020
1.071
1.013
7.6%
101.9
33.8
n/a
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
25 lb US - Pale 2-Row25 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 69.4%
6 lb United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale6 lb Maris Otter Pale 38 3.75 16.7%
2.50 lb American - Black Malt2.5 lb Black Malt 28 500 6.9%
2.50 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 40L2.5 lb Caramel / Crystal 40L - (late boil kettle addition) 34 40 6.9%
36 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
2.50 oz Chinook2.5 oz Chinook Hops Pellet 13 Boil 90 min 40.17 16.7%
2.50 oz Chinook2.5 oz Chinook Hops Pellet 13 Boil 45 min 34.47 16.7%
2.50 oz Simcoe2.5 oz Simcoe Hops Pellet 12.7 Boil 15 min 18.2 16.7%
2.50 oz Amarillo2.5 oz Amarillo Hops Pellet 8.6 Boil 5 min 4.95 16.7%
2.50 oz Falconer's Flight2.5 oz Falconer's Flight Hops Pellet 10 Whirlpool at 180 °F 5 min 4.12 16.7%
2.50 oz Pacifica2.5 oz Pacifica Hops Leaf/Whole 5 Dry Hop at 80 °F 5 days 16.7%
15 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
18.8 gal Infusion 160 °F 152 °F 90 min
3.8 gal Fly Sparge 180 °F 180 °F 5 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
0.63 tsp Whirlfloc Water Agt Boil 15 min.
 
Yeast
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
Amount:
2.50 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
81%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
54 - 77 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
-
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 344 B cells required
Omega Yeast Labs - Brettanomyces Lambicus OYL-203
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (custom):
81%
Flocculation:
Low
Optimum Temp:
68 - 85 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
-
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 344 B cells required
- Marsh Family Slurry
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (custom):
81%
Flocculation:
High
Optimum Temp:
65 - 78 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
-
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 344 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
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

One of my best usages of hop balance to date....Chinook in the beginning with great minty bittering, meaty savory hopping in the middle of the palate, easing with Mandarina and ending with Pacifica subtlety made this an incredibly tasty potable.....a keeper for sure. Th 1 lb of black was also key....no chocolaty notes....just a well hopped IPA with a wonderful straightforward charred taste....Color is black as a bear on a moonless night! LOL

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