Six Hop IPA

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Six Hop IPA (6%)
You cannot bottle the rolling hills, covered bridges, and pervading stench of roadside cow dung that make the countryside the tranquil oasis that it is. Here, we wanted to create a beer which tastes like standing in the middle of a grassy field. In order to create this we created a beautiful six-hop blend, with the hops being added at six different times.
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Cook Time
2 hr 15 min
Total Time
2 hr 15 min
Cook Time
2 hr 15 min
Total Time
2 hr 15 min
Ingredients:
60-Minute Mash at 67°C
  1. 2.4 L (2½ qt) water, with an extra gallon (3.8 L) for sparging
  2. 800g (1.75 lb) American 2-row malt
  3. 180g (0.4 lb) Vienna malt
  4. 70g (0.15 lb) Caramel 20 malt
  5. *All grains should be milled - see this page for information on milling
75-Minute Boil
  1. 2.8g (0.1 oz) Amarillo hops
  2. 2.8g (0.1 oz) Chinook hops
  3. 2.8g (0.1 oz) Simcoe hops
  4. 2.8g (0.1 oz) Citra hops
  5. 2.8g (0.1 oz) Warrior hops
  6. 2.8g (0.1 oz) Galaxy hops
Fermentation
  1. America ale yeast, such as Safale S-05
  2. 65g honey, for bottling
Instructions:
Mash
  1. In a medium-sized stockpot, heat the 2.4 L (2½ qt) of water over high heat to 70°C. Combine with all the malts and stir gently. The temperature should decrease to 66°C in around 1 minute. Take the pan off the heat. Steep the grains for 60 minutes between 62°C and 67°C. Every 10 minutes or so, stir and take a temperature reading. If the temperature of the grain becomes too cold, return it to heat and stir until the temperature returns to the specified range and then take it back off the heat. With 10 minutes remaining, in a separate medium-sized stockpot heat 1 gallon (3.8 litres) of water to 77°C. Once the grains have been steeped for 60 minutes, turn the heat to high and stir until the temperature hits 77°C. At this point, take it off the heat.
Sparge
  1. Position a fine-mesh strainer across a stockpot and pour the grains into the strainer, maintain the liquid. Pour the gallon (3.8 litres) of 77°C water over the grains. Recirculate the collected liquid through the grains once.
Boil
  1. Blend all the hops together and divide into sixths. Place the pot with the liquid in on the stove and bring to a boil over high heat. Once the liquid starts to foam, lower the heat to a slow rolling boil and add one sixth of the hops. Add another sixth after the 30th, 60th and 70th minute. Prepare an ice bath by stopping the sink and filling it halfway with water and ice. After 75 minutes, take the pot off the heat and add another sixth of the hops (saving the last sixth for dry-hopping). Place the pan in the ice bath, cooling it to 21°C; this should take about 30 minutes.
Fermentation
  1. Use a funnel and strainer to pour the liquid into your fermenter (remember, it MUST be sanitized). Supplement with water in order to fill the to the 1-gallon mark. Add the yeast using your hands (remember to sanitize those too!) cover the mouth of the jug with one hand, and shake to distribute evenly. Insert the sanitized stopper and tubing to the fermenter and place the other end of the tubing into a bowl of sanitizing solution. As the yeast activates, this solution will bubble as gas is forced through the tube. After 2 to 3 days, once the bubbling has reduced, replace the tubing system with an airlock. Once a further 11 days has passed, add the final sixth of hop blend directly into the fermenter and place in the refrigerator, and cover to keep out of the light. After a further 5 days, remove the brew from the refrigerator and bottle using the honey - see this page for bottling instructions.
Notes:
Suggested Food Pairings
  1. Green papaya salad, Vietnamese-style wings, chicken satay
For 5 Gallons:
60-Minute Mash at 67°C
  1. 12.4 L (3¼ gallons), with an extra 4 gallons (15.1 L) for sparging
  2. 3.9kg (8.75 pounds) American 2-row malt
  3. 910g (2 pounds) Vienna malt
  4. 340g (0.75 pound) Caramel 20 malt
75-Minute Boil
  1. 14g (0.5 ounce) Amarillo hops
  2. 14g (0.5 ounce) Chinook hops
  3. 14g (0.5 ounce) Simcoe hops
  4. 14g (0.5 ounce) Citra hops
  5. 14g (0.5 ounce) Warrior hops
  6. 14g (0.5 ounce) Galaxy hops.
Fermentation
  1. American ale yeast, such as Safale S-05
  2. 340g honey, for bottling
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