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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Recipe: Ya Know'm Sayin Duble IPA v1.0

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You Know'm Sayin Duble IPA was inspired by the big juicy New England style IPA's. I love Pliny The Elder. I love the beer that Treehouse and Lawson's Finest Liquids are putting out. What if The Alchemist put their own spin on Pliny? I researched and planned this beer for months before I developed my recipe. After I decided on a recipe I noticed how close my brain-child was to the Pliny The Elder kit that MoreBeer has to offer so I simply made some tweaks.

No Ragrets Brewtorium's Ya Know'm Sayin Duble IPA
This is one hoppy and dank mutha of a beer. It's juicy too. The mouth feel is incredible thanks to the loads of oats. This beer benefits from a little extra time in the bottle. Bottle condition for 4 weeks instead of two and this beer hits it's prime. In the name of science, I sampled this beer at various stages of the bottle conditioning phase. At 5 days is was bitter, estery, and grassy. At 10 days it was still grassy but it was fading. At the two week mark, it was a solid New England style IPA but still need a little more time to come together.

Name: You Know'm Sayin' Duble IPA
Style: Double IPA
Attributes: Juicy, Cloudy, Dank, Big Body
Estimated OG: 1.078
Estimated FG: 1.008
Estimated ABV: 9.2%
Estimated IBU: 172 (calculated)
Ingredients (click ingredient to purchase)
2.00 ozCascade [5.5%] - Mash HopHops1
13 lbsPale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)Grain2
1 lbsCara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)Grain3
6.00 ozCaramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)Grain4
2 lbsOats, Flaked (1.0 SRM)Grain5
2.00 ozMagnum [14.0%] - Boil 90 minHops6
1.00 ozSimcoe [13.0%] - Boil 45 minHops7
1.00 ozColumbus (Tomahawk) [14.0%] - Boil 10 minHops8
1 lbsCorn Sugar (Dextrose) [Boil for 10 min] (0.0 SRM)Grain9
2.50 gYeast Nutrient (Boil 10 min)Misc10
2.00 ozCentennial [10.0%] - Steep 15 minHops11
1.00 ozSimcoe [13.0%] - Steep 15 minHops12
1 pkgsVermont Ale Yeast (GigaYeast)Yeast13
3.00 ozColumbus (Tomahawk) [14.0%] - Dry Hop 5 daysHops14
1.00 ozCentennial [10.0%] - Dry Hop 5 daysHops15
1.00 ozSimcoe [13.0%] - Dry Hop 5 daysHops16

You can save yourself some money by building off of a kit. The base recipe is the Pliny The Elder clone kit from MoreBeer. The only ingredient changes are the addition of flaked oats and GigaYeast's Vermont Ale Yeast. If all of this is purchased from MoreBeer your cart should qualify for Free Shipping.

Brew Notes:
  1. Mash in at 156 degrees F for a full-body mash. Mash out at 168 degrees F
  2. This is a 90 minute boil. Make sure you have plenty of propane if applicable. 
  3. This beer has ALOTTA HOPS! Hop bags are your friend. I prefer to use my Brew Bag as a hop bag.
  4. FermCap is also your friend. Read more about FermCap HERE
  5. Only pitch 1 pouch of the GigaYeast Vermont Ale Yeast and ferment a 66 for the first 5 days. We want to stress the yeast to get the peachy esters.
  6. When fermentation is complete, cold crash for 24 hours just to compact the yeast cake. Were are not looking to clarify this beer but the massive yeast cake will absorb lots of beer if it isn't compacted. Wasted beer makes me sad.
  7. Calculate your priming sugar for 2.5 Volumes of CO2. That is the upper end of the carbonation scale for IPA but we want that carbonation to help those hops burst into your nose. I use BeerSmith for my calculations but HomeBrewSupply.com has an online calculator. See it by clicking HERE.