Caramel I.P.A.

Source: Steve Keeley
Recipe added: 02/18/99
Email: skeeley@aol.com

Ale should come out a beautiful caramel brown in color, belieing it's classifcation as an IPA,but upon tasting it, it has all the characteristics of an IPA. I tasted it when bottling and it has a nice hop aroma,light to the nose, and a good IPA bitterness,not to strong. It also has a pleasant maltiness without being to heavy. Oak chips in the secondary might be a good addition for a more smoke tang but I think the ale is just fine without it due to the toasted malt. Enjoy!

Specifics

Recipe type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5 gal.
Starting Gravity: 1.050
Finishing Gravity: 1.010
Time in Boil: 90 min.
Primary Fermentation: 5-7 days
Secondary Fermentation: 10-12 days

Ingredients:

Procedure:

Mash in: 4 gal. 160 water, bring back up to 120, rest 5-10 min. Increase heat to 155, rest 10 min. Increase heat to 165 & maintain for 45-50 min. for starch conversion. Mash out: 175 & cut heat. Drain & sparge with 170 water to reach 6.5 gallons of wort(don't forget the lactic acid in sparge water!). Bring wort to boil,add N.Brewer,K.Goldings,& Burton salts after 15 min. of boil. Boil 30 min. more & add Irish moss & boil 30 min. more. Cut heat,add Cascade pellets and rest 15-20 min. Strain into primary fermenter,cool, pitch yeast. After 3 days of ferment add Fuggles pellets in muslin bag to ale. Follow ferment procedure above.
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