Imperial IPA – All Grain GONE


General Info

Used home grown hops exclusively.  Also used this brew as an excuse to get rid of several left over specialty grains.  I'm about 99% sure that the 'Munich' is actually Munich.  

I pitched this on the yeast bed of a previous batch (ccPale Ale #2 brewed two weeks ago) in a Sanke keg fermentor (15 gal).   Fermentation started within 3-4 hours.  By the next day, the fermentation had become so vigorous that the blow off bucket (6# liquid extract bucket) overflowed and wort/beer/yeast was flowing out of the fermentation fridge all over the garage floor.  After cleaning it up replaced the blowoff container and placed it inside a 5 gallon Home Depot bucket to catch the blow off.  

20110928 - Racked into secondary (2x glass carboys).  Still has a little yeastiness, but the flavor and aroma is good.  I was afraid the target FG (1.019) would be a little high, but it's currently at 1.020 and the sweetness balances nicely with the bitterness.  Malt flavors come through and the flavor/bitterness of the fresh hops is evident.  

Malts and Grains

Amount Malt/Grain %
28.00 pounds American Pale Malt (2-Row) 77.2%
3.00 pounds Crystal Malt 40L 8.3%
2.25 pounds German Light Munich Malt 6.2%
1.50 pounds American Victory Malt 4.1%
1.50 pounds American Wheat Malt 4.1%
36.25 pounds Total Grain Weight 100%


Amount Non-Fermentable Time
2 tablets Whirlfloc 15 minutes
12 tsp Yeast Nutrient 15 minutes


Amount Hop Time AA
3.00 ounces Nugget 90 min 13.0%
2.00 ounces Chinook 30 min 13.0%
1.00 ounces Nugget 10 min 13.0%
1.50 ounces Nugget 0 min 13.0%
7.50 ounces Total Hop Weight


Name Lab/Manufacturer Product ID Amount
American Ale Wyeast 1056 3000 ml

Equipment Profile My Equipment [cegolf]

Mash Profile Single Step Temperature Mash, Medium Bodied Beer


Mash with a direct heat source to maintain temperature.

Mash Steps

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

Add 100% of mash water at 166° F / 74° C

2 Mash Out 10 min. 168°F

Heat to 168° F / 75° C for at least 10 minutes

Water Profile Parker, CO

Fermentation and Aging

4 days @ 68° F
7 days @ 68° F
0 days @ ° F
28 days @ 52° F

Wet Nugget 2011

Date Brewed:  

Brew Day Data

  Target Actual Notes
Strike Water Amount: 12.1    
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Sparge Water Amount: 8.8    
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Pre-Boil Gravity:      
Pre-Boil Amount: 13.2    
Post-Boil Amount: 12    
Boil Time: 90    
OG: 1.078 / 18.9° P    
Mash PH:      
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