Single Hop Ale Experiment Continues…

On November 6, 2008, in Homebrewing, Recipes, by Mark Ranes
Simcoe IPA Tap Handle

Simcoe IPA Tap Handle

I recently blogged about my ongoing single hop ale experiment, and it’s time for another round.  On Veterans Day, I’ll be taking my base single hop recipe, and subbing in Simcoe hops.  Basically, this means keeping the hopping schedule, individual hop charge IBU percentages and overall brew IBUs identical to the original ale – changing the hop variety only. So far, I’ve done this with Centennial and Columbus hops, and now it’s time to see what Simcoe hops bring to the table.  After recently tasting Weyerbacher Simcoe Double IPA (thanks, Maggie:), I’m expecting a big, piney, resinous, full flavored IPA.  I have used Simcoes in a variety of ales in the past, and thankfully I have some on-hand for the brew.  I plan on having all three of these single hop IPAs on tap, side-by-side, so that people can experience the differences each hop offers.  They should all be ready for the various holiday season events.  Here’s the recipe:

Simcoe IPA
14-B American IPA
Author: Mark Ranes
Date: 11/11/08

Size: 10.08 gal
Efficiency: 75.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 317.28 kcal per 16.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.071 (1.056 – 1.075)
Terminal Gravity: 1.018 (1.010 – 1.018)
Color: 7.27 (6.0 – 15.0)
Alcohol: 7.03% (5.5% – 7.5%)
Bitterness: 61.6 (40.0 – 60.0)

20.0 lb Pale Malt(2-row)
4.0 lb Vienna Malt
10.0 oz Crystal Malt 10°L
6.0 oz Crystal Malt 40°L
1.0 lb Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt
.5 oz Simcoe (13.0%) – added during boil, boiled 60.0 min
1.0 oz Simcoe (13.0%) – added during boil, boiled 45.0 min
.7 oz Simcoe (13.0%) – added during boil, boiled 20.0 min
1.0 lb Corn Sugar
2.0 oz Simcoe (13.0%) – added during boil, boiled 10.0 min
2 ea Whirlfloc – added during boil, boiled 10.0 min
1.0 tsp Yeast Nutrient – added during boil, boiled 10.0 min
1.5 oz Simcoe (13.0%) – added during boil, boiled 0.0 min
2000 mL White Labs WLP001 California Ale
4.0 oz Simcoe (13.0%) – added dry to primary fermenter

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