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Monday, February 20, 2017

Recipe:Huntress IPA version 1.0

I set out on a mission to develop a personal favorite IPA the is strictly something that I want to drink, a "house" IPA if you will. I wanted the beer fairly simple and fast with a low cost to brew. Bell's Two Hearted is an IPA that I love. It is a go-to for me. A clone recipe was the base and I added body and more hops.

Est Original Gravity: 1.069 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.015 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.1 %
Bitterness: 54.4 IBUs
Est Color: 5.4 SRM
Measured Original Gravity: 1.068 SG
Measured Final Gravity: 1.012 SG
Actual Alcohol by Vol: 7.4 %

Without further adieu, Huntress IPA from No Ragrets Brewatorium:

Amt Name Type %/IBU
1 lbs Barley, Flaked (1.7 SRM) Grain 6.70%
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 6.70%
1 lbs Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 6.70%
12 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 80.00%
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 32.1 IBUs
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 15.9 IBUs
2.20 g Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 mins) Other -
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 6.4 IBUs
1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) [50.28 ml] Yeast -
2.00 oz Amarillo [9.20 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days Hop 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days Hop 0.0 IBUs

The mash profile is for Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out which is a mash temperature of 152F. 

I held fermentation at 64F until the krausen dropped and then raised it to 72F to speed up the yeast.

Carbonation was set for 2.4 volumes of CO2.

Huntress is very tasty with the body of an oatmeal stout thanks to the oats and flaked barley. The head retention lasts until the end and leaves a nice lacing on the glass. I can count the gulps on the side of the glass. The hops give off a nice orange and cantaloupe flavor but not too much bitterness. I have a few tweaks in mind but I highly recommend this recipe.