Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Willamette IPA

'Tis time to brew an IPA again as the Mad Pig is almost gone.  I was thinking of re brewing the wildly popular Sick Puppy IPA again but I've had this pound of Willamette hops on hand for about a year and I've been searching for a brew to use them in.  After searching the interwebs one night I learned that Jamil Z had tried to clone Lagunitas IPA many moons ago and came up with a recipe that used all Willamette hops.  I'm not shooting for a Lagunitas clone (and most homebrewers know that this recipe doesn't come close) but I did use the Lagunitas malt schedule on this beer and replaced most of the hop additions with Willamette hops.  What I'm shooting for is a somewhat spicy IPA with a nose that will knock your socks off!  Of course, with all experiments, this may fail miserably, but I'm hoping for the best.  I just picked up my supplies today from Barley and Wine and I'll be brewing this Saturday at about 5 am hoping to be done by 10 am.

Here's the label and the recipe:

Willamette IPA
14-B American IPA
Author: Wade L. Williams

Size: 11.0 gal
Efficiency: 64.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 209.43 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.063 (1.056 - 1.075)
Terminal Gravity: 1.016 (1.010 - 1.018)
Color: 12.7 (6.0 - 15.0)
Alcohol: 6.19% (5.5% - 7.5%)
Bitterness: 48.2 (40.0 - 70.0)

24 lb American 2-row
2.0 lb White Wheat Malt
1.8 lb Munich Malt
1.2 lb Crystal Malt 60°L
2.75 lb Crystal 15
1.75 oz Magnum (10.5%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
.7 oz Glacier (5.5%) - added during boil, boiled 20 min (similar to Willamette and I want to get rid of them)
1.25 oz Willamette (4.7%) - added during boil, boiled 20 min
2 oz Willamette (4.7%) - added during boil, boiled 10 min
1 ea Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss) - added during boil, boiled 10 min
1.0 tsp Yeast Nutrient (AKA Fermax) - added during boil, boiled 10 min
4 oz Willamette (4.7%) - added during boil, boiled 1 min
4 oz Willamette (4.7%) - added dry to primary fermenter
2.0 ea WYeast 1968 London ESB Ale

Mash temp 158-160

Ferment temp: 66F for three days - slowly raise to 70F over the next 3-4 days

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