American IPA – All Grain GONE


General Info

Used a pump/chill plate for the first time to cool the beer before going to the fermenter.  Also broke in a new mash/lauter tun made out of a 75 qt cooler to handle larger grain bills like this brew.  The brew day was a little more chaotic than usual, but overall it went well.  Beer came in a few points lower than anticipated, but still within the American IPA category.  

Malts and Grains

Amount Malt/Grain %
19.00 pounds British Maris Otter Pale Malt 67.9%
4.00 pounds Crystal Malt 40L 14.3%
2.00 pounds German Light Munich Malt 7.1%
2.00 pounds American Victory Malt 7.1%
1.00 pounds American Dextrin (Cara-Pils) Malt 3.6%
28.00 pounds Total Grain Weight 100%


Amount Non-Fermentable Time
2 tablets Whirlfloc 15 minutes
5 tsp Yeast Nutrient 15 minutes
2 tsp Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) 120 minutes


Amount Hop Time AA
2.00 ounces Simcoe 60 min 13.0%
1.00 ounces Amarillo 45 min 8.4%
1.50 ounces Simcoe 30 min 13.0%
1.00 ounces Cascade 15 min 5.7%
1.00 ounces Amarillo 5 min 8.4%
1.00 ounces Cascade 0 min 5.7%
1.00 ounces Cascade 0 min 5.7%
2.00 ounces Amarillo 0 min 8.4%
10.50 ounces Total Hop Weight


Name Lab/Manufacturer Product ID Amount
American Ale Wyeast 1056 1500 ml

Equipment Profile My Equipment [cegolf]

Mash Profile Single Infusion Mash, Medium Bodied Beer


Mash profile for most well-modified malts.

Mash Steps

# Name Time Temp. Description
1 Mash In 60 min. 154°F

Add 70% of mash water at 166° F / 74° C

2 Mash Out 10 min. 168°F

Add 30% of mash water at 197° F / 92° C

Water Profile Burton Upon Trent, United Kingdom

Special Procedures

Fermenting in a 13 gallon blue plastic extract container.  

Dry Hop with the Cascade and Amarillo hops after transfer to secondary.  I'll have to split this into two 5 gallon carboys, so I'll mix the hops evenly between them. 

20100605 - Racked to secondary carboys and split the dry hops 50-50%.  Got an almost perfect split in beer volume thanks to the 'Y' connector. 

Fermentation and Aging

14 days @ 68° F
14 days @ 68° F
0 days @ ° F
28 days @ 52° F

American Ugh IPA

Date Brewed:  

Brew Day Data

  Target Actual Notes
Strike Water Amount: 9.3    
Strike Water Temperature:      
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Sparge Water Amount: 8.7    
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Pre-Boil Gravity:      
Pre-Boil Amount: 12.1    
Post-Boil Amount: 11    
Boil Time: 120    
OG: 1.064 / 15.7° P    
Mash PH:      
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