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cant get right (2020 west coast ipa #3)

206 calories 17.2 g 12 oz
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
Post Boil Size: 6 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.051 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.063 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 68% (brew house)
Calories: 206 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 17.2 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Thursday May 7th 2020
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
12 lb US - Pale 2-Row12 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 92.3%
1 lb Cane Sugar1 lb Cane Sugar 46 0 7.7%
13 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.70 oz Millenium0.7 oz Millenium Hops Pellet 15.9 Boil 60 min 38.25 7.2%
1.50 oz Centennial1.5 oz Centennial Hops Pellet 9.8 Boil 30 min 38.82 15.5%
0.75 oz Nugget0.75 oz Nugget Hops Pellet 13.4 Boil 0 min 7.7%
2.50 oz Centennial2.5 oz Centennial Hops Pellet 9.8 Boil 0 min 25.8%
3 oz Centennial3 oz Centennial Hops Pellet 9.8 Dry Hop 4 days 30.9%
1 oz Nugget1 oz Nugget Hops Pellet 13.4 Dry Hop 4 days 10.3%
0.25 oz Nugget0.25 oz Nugget Hops Pellet 13.4 Boil 60 min 11.51 2.6%
9.70 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
4.9 gal Strike 153 °F 152 °F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
Starting Grain Temp: 148 °F
Omega Yeast Labs - HotHead Ale OYL-057
1 Each
Attenuation (custom):
Medium High
Optimum Temp:
62 - 98 °F
Fermentation Temp:
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 113 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
CO2 Level: 0 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

this still came out 1.010 but not dry or crisp but rather sweetish. going to take a look at water chemistry next time. (this beer was just brewed using untreated henrico va tap water)

the beer also came out hazy, orangeish. and possibly oxygenated probably because it got roughed up during dry hop / packaging stages as it was my first time dealing with the conical fermentor and spunding valve.

changing grain bill to bump sugar up from 0.5 to 1lb to try to get more dryness. ive read you can do up to 10% sugar. (they say dexrose but im just using table sugar)

also changing hop sched based on the hops i have. i was planning to use some crystal wet hops for this batch but id prefer to use them all at once 2.2 lbs which i think is going to take up a lot of loss, also i am brewing this for the first time on digiboil which may have boiling limitations so im going to fall back and just use some centennial from my hop of the month club. id prefer to use all of one so i can see if i can get the different flavor profiles....
(should i do smaller batches so i can do side by side-ish? if that, ferment in a keg with spunding valve?).
will plan to use the nugget for bittering instead of warrior.....well see.
recipe cloned from "i aint mad atcha". changing recipe in prep to rebrew. simplifying hop varieties. lowering abv a little, removing 15L. aiming for 80 some ibu again. going to mash a little lower? 150. using hothead yeast.

4/7/2020 :
brew day. swapping out the 0.9 magnum 14aa 60 min for 0.5 warrior unknown AA and 0.5 nugget 13.4AA both for 60 mins. this adds up to more IBU than it was with the magnum, but the byo article has it at 77IBU. also i am using some 2 oz 11.4AA 2018 whole hop centennial for the 15 min addition. these hops were leftover from something else, hopefully not oxidized or anything. this way i can add 2 more oz to the dry hop for more flaves. inputting the whole hop AA brought the recipe up to 77IBU. ALSO on a whim i decided to drop a pound of 2row and add .5lb cane sugar to dry it out a little bit. still doing the .5lb 15L (original byo recipe had a pound but last rendition was too sweet). if this all works according to plan i think it will be a nice beer. not sure if i am going to get close to stone. i had a stone ipa the other night. it was too dry and bitter compared to mine. looking for something in between theirs and mine.

today i am bumping the magnum and base malt amounts to increase the target IBU and OG to match the BYO article. i am blindly changing the attenuation to match the BYO FG.

this beer was weird. right now it is clear, faint bitterness, decent hop flavor, overall seems close. it is a little too sweet.

this was fermenting at a bit low temperature last month. it was in the fermentation chamber while we were away on vacay but it wasnt plugged in. when i returned it was around 50 or 55. i did cold crash it and kegged it, first week or two it was super hazy and sweet it threw me way off, i thought id confused it with mango maya base beer. it cleared up, hops began to shine more. over time

i had a recipe snafu. unsure the OG. FG is about 1.014. based on 12.5lb 2 row and adjusting attenuation for the FG i got about 6.48 abv on batch 1 (march2020)

8/26/2019 :
adapted from brew your own clone recipe. unclear when this appeared in print.

they boil for 90 minutes (probably to get more bitterness out of less hops, those smarties) they also use perle + magnum but i will just use enough magnum for 60 mins to get up to IBU. the recipe calls for whole hops for dry hop but that will depend on availability / convenience...

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