Archive for the ‘IPA’ Category

Batch 65: Ben’s Wedding Ale

Insert thoughtful introduction acknowledging Ben & Olga’s wedding and the honor of brewing their beer ūüôā Recipe Type:¬†All Grain Yeast:¬†Notty (1.5 packets) Yeast Starter:¬†no starter, just 1.5¬†packets 🙂 Batch Size (Gallons):¬†intended 5.5, collected ? Original Gravity:¬†1.072 Final Gravity:¬† IBU: ? Boiling Time (Minutes):¬†60 Color: ? Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):¬†62* to start Secondary […]

Batch 58: Ceci ne hop

Recipe Type:¬†All Grain Yeast:¬†WLP090¬†San Diego Super Yeast Starter:¬†1.5L (split between two carboys) Batch Size (Gallons):¬†10 Original Gravity: 1.060 Final Gravity: IBU: 44 Boiling Time (Minutes):¬†120 Color: 6.5 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):¬†room temp 14 days Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 15# German Pilsen 5# German Wheat Malt 1# C60 2oz Nugget¬†‚Äď […]

Batch 55: Little Foot Session IPA

Recipe Type:¬†All Grain Yeast:¬†WLP001 in 3.5 gal, 1pk Nottingham in 3.5 gal Yeast Starter:¬†No Batch Size (Gallons):¬†7 (8.5 gallon boil) Original Gravity: 1.044 Final Gravity: IBU:¬†43 Boiling Time (Minutes):¬†60 Color: 4 SRM Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 5# 2-row 5# Maris Otter 1#¬†Torrified Wheat 0.5oz Citra […]

Batch 50: Zeus IPA

Recipe Type:¬†All Grain Yeast:¬†WLP001 Yeast Starter:¬†.75L starter from 1L starter of DME and one vial of WLP001 Batch Size (Gallons):¬†7.5 Original Gravity:¬†1.065 Final Gravity: IBU:¬†?56 Boiling Time (Minutes):¬†60 Color:¬†11 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 12# Maris Otter 4# German Pilsner 1.5# Rye 12oz C120 12oz Torrified […]

Batch 45: New Year’s IPA

Recipe Type: All-Grain Yeast: WLP862 Yeast Starter: No (1 vial used) Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5 gallons Original Gravity: ? 1.056 ? Final Gravity: 1.007 (6.43% est. ABV) IBU: 50? Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color: ¬†7 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7.5# Munton‚Äôs Pearl 3.5# German Pils 1# Rye 0.5# C60 0.5# Torrified Wheat […]

Batch 27/28: Cascade Partigyle IIPA/Bitter

Brewed on Monday, December 30th, 2013 For this installment, I am testing my new heat sticks ( garnered from a few various posts on, and using my first ever order of bulk hops!!! I will be doing a partigyle IIPA/English Bitter, capping the Bitter with a few pounds of M-O. I am using Safale […]

Batches 16-18: Fashionably Late, Double the Trouble (DIPA)

A year ago tomorrow, I started home brewing. Hells yeah, 16 batches!!! As the final brew of our California experience, and in homage to our amazing time here, I am going to brew an Imperial IPA. I’ve named it ‘fashionably late, double the trouble’ as it’s a double IPA characterized by late additions of some […]

Batch 15: Lagunitas IPA Clone

I brewed this clone by-the-book from “Clone Brews”, along with the help of Kati Campi. I didn’t weigh down the manifold in my mash tun, and thus we lost quite a bit of sweet wort, and the final bottled volume (24 bottles) was way below what we planned on (48 bottles). C’est la vie. Next […]

Posted February 4, 2013 by fbarrett in IPA, Style

Batches 13/14: Partigyle – Imperial IPA and a Porter

I’ve been reading about Partigyle brewing and I want to give it a shot. I’m brewing 2.5 gallons of an Imperial IPA, then 5 gallons of a Porter. I planned the grain bill for a 7.5 gallon, 1.060 FG beer, with the understanding that this would give me a <strong OG> 2.5 gallon first running, […]

Batch 8: Citra Cascade IPA

first beer with the new cooler mash tun! I have a sub-optimal mash tun manifold, made of a single tube of 1/2″ PEX with 1/8″ slits cut every 1/2″ by a dremel with a high-speed cutter. Next time, I will have a more complex and appropriate manifold. Recipe:¬† Boiled 1.5gal 15 min, added to fermenter […]