Hoppily Ever After "A Lightly Toasted IPA"

Source: BrewChef Norman
Recipe added: 08/24/05
Email: BrewChef@brewandchew.com
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This beer took 3rd place in the Topsfield Fair 2005 Homebrew Competition in the IPA category. This full-bodied IPA was intended as an American/English hybrid. The East Kent Goldings imparted a strong earthy tone to the flavor. I may remove the 0.5 oz Goldings flavor addition in the future. This delicious brew has a nice lingering aftertaste. The initial sip is sweet and full of hop flavor. The sweetness subsides with further tasting and is replaced by a warming hoppiness. The aroma is medium to mild, but the Cascade shows through more with longer conditioning.


Recipe type: Partial Mash
Batch Size: 4
Starting Gravity: 1.071
Finishing Gravity: 1.012
Time in Boil: 60
Primary Fermentation: 5 days @ 70F
Secondary Fermentation: 2 weeks @ 70F
Additional Fermentation: 2 months conditioning



155F for 30min. 150F for 30min. 170F for 30min. (sparging) Started with about 3 gallons of 175F strike water. Mashed all grains for 30 min. at 155F, slowly letting the temperature drop 150F for another 30 min. I followed the hop schedule shown in the ingredients list. Sparging with another 1.5 gallons of water at 170F for about 30 minutes wasn't quite long enough to reach my efficiency goal, so you might want to go a little longer.
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