All-Grain Recipe: US IPA

US IPA

A pale ale brewed in the true American style, it is malty and aggressively hopped with Cascade, Centennial and Columbus with assertive bitterness but good balance making it a flavoursome yet easy-drinking style.

Expected OG: 1.066
Expected Bitterness: 62 IBU
Expected Colour: 7.7 EBC
Assumed System Efficiency (measured post boil): 70%

If you add 3 litres water to the fermenter or use a bigger cube, you should see OG 1.056 and 55IBU.

Grain

Australian Pilsner Malt - 5.7kg (97.8%)
Caramel Hell - 0.13kg (2.2%)

Mash Schedule

Heat 33 litres water to 67 degrees Celsius.
Dissolve 2.1g Calcium Sulphate and 1.1g Calcium Chloride.
Mash at 65 degrees Celsius for 60 minutes followed by a stirred ramp to 77 degrees Celsius.

Boil

60 minutes

Hops

Warrior (15.4%) - 18.5g @ 60min (42 IBU)
Cascade (7.3%) - 20g @ 0min (4.5IBU, 1.14g/L)
Centennial (10.4%) - 20g @ 0min (5.8IBU, 1.14g/L)
Columbus (15.5%) - 20g @ 0min (9.4IBU,1.14g/L)

Extras

Kettle Finings: One half Whirlfloc tablet or 2.5g BrewBrite, 10 mins from end of boil
Yeast Nutrient: 1tsp, 10 mins from end of boil

Fermentation

Pitch a good, healthy quantity of American Ale Yeast, eg: Fermentis US-05 or Wyeast 1056. Ferment at 18-20 degrees Celsius and expect an FG of approximately 1.012.