Fresh Hop Holiday Ale

On October 17, 2008, in Family and Friends, Homebrewing, Recipes, by Mark Ranes
Mark with fresh Cascade hops

Mark with fresh Cascade hops

Stephen and I brewed our annual Fresh Hop Holiday Ale Wednesday afternoon.  The brew was uneventful, other than having several ales early on a Wednesday afternoon:)  We picked hops – lots of hops, and they all went into the brew.  We picked at least a pound and a three quarters of fresh Cascade hops and used them all at 15 minutes, flame-out and in a hop back.  Fresh hop ales have a very different aroma that holds through to the pint glass.  This lovely IPA ought to be peaking right around the holiday season.  When we brewed this same ale last year, my five gallon keg lasted almost a week before going dry:)  I’ve got to keep NanTan away from it!

Here’s the recipe:

Fresh Hop Harvest IPA
14-B American IPA
Author: Mark and Stephen
Date: 10/15/08

Size: 10.28 gal
Efficiency: 66.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 239.69 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.072 (1.056 – 1.075)
Terminal Gravity: 1.018 (1.010 – 1.018)
Color: 12.48 (6.0 – 15.0)
Alcohol: 7.08% (5.5% – 7.5%)
Bitterness: 75.1 (40.0 – 60.0)

Ingredients:
11.0 lb American 2-row
11.0 lb Maris Otter
6.5 lb Munich Malt
0.5 lb Caramel Malt 40L
0.5 lb Caramel Malt 60L
1.0 lb Carapils
1.5 oz Chinook (13.0%) – added during boil, boiled 60.0 min
1.5 oz Centennial (10.0%) – added during boil, boiled 30.0 min
1.0 oz Centennial (10.0%) – added during boil, boiled 15.0 min
1.0 oz Cascade (5.5%) – added during boil, boiled 15.0 min
16.0 oz Cascade (5.5%) – added during boil, boiled 1.0 min
4.0 oz Cascade (5.5%) – hop back
2.0 oz Centennial (10.0%) – added dry to secondary fermenter
1.0 lb Corn Sugar
2.0 tsp Wyeast Nutrient  – added during boil, boiled 10.0 min
2.0 ea Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss) – added during boil, boiled 10.0 min

Fresh, beautiful Cascade hops!

Fresh, beautiful Cascade hops!

Stephen picking Cascade hops

Stephen picking Cascade hops

Bag 'o hops!

Bag 'o hops!

Stephen's way-cool sparge manifold (and creepy rubber gloves)!

Stephen's way-cool sparge manifold (and creepy rubber gloves:)

Hop back full of fresh Cascade hops

Hop back full of fresh Cascade hops

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One Response to Fresh Hop Holiday Ale

  1. brewbarnstephen says:

    The aroma coming out of the carboys as I was oxygenating was a “hophead” homebrewer’s perfect smell. Amazing.

    Mark aptly dubbed the hopback; “Hop-scrotum”.

    This annual Holiday Hop Harvest Ale is always one of the best brews of the year for both of us.

    Stephen

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