Blue Flame Imperial IPA on Deck for Saturday

On April 22, 2009, in Homebrewing, Recipes, by Mark Ranes
Blue Flame IPA Tap Handle

Blue Flame IPA Tap Handle

It’s time to brew this year’s Blue Flame Imperial IPA.  My 2008 Mark’s Big Foot Barleywine keg blew tonight, so the timing is right.  I have a monster starter going on the stir plate with two vials of White Labs WLP001 California Ale and one vial of White Labs WLP002 English Ale. I started it on Monday, so I have plenty of time to let it ferment out, feed it once and then chill and decant the nasty starter beer.  I’m changing it up just a bit and pulling out .3 pounds of crystal 60 and .3 pounds of crystal 40 and adding a half pound of Carastan in its place.  I liked what the Carastan did to the Mash Destruction IPA, so I thought I try it in one of my annual house ales.

There’s a possibility I may brew this IIPA Friday afternoon, but most likely it’ll be lending aromatics to the neighborhood on Saturday morning:)

Here’s the recipe:

Blue Flame Imperial IPA 2009
14-C Imperial IPA
Author: Mark Ranes
Date: 4/25/09

Size: 5.04 gal
Efficiency: 75.0%
Attenuation: 80.0%
Calories: 343.56 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.103 (1.075 – 1.090)
Terminal Gravity: 1.021 (1.012 – 1.020)
Color: 10.72 (8.0 – 15.0)
Alcohol: 10.93% (7.5% – 10.0%)
Bitterness: 222.4 (60.0 – 100.0)

Ingredients:
18.0 lb American 2-row
0.5 lb Carastan
.5 lb Cara-Pils® Malt
1.0 lb Corn Sugar
1.5 oz Summit (17.0%) – added during boil, boiled 90 min
.5 oz Summit (17.0%) – added during boil, boiled 45 min
.5 oz Nugget (13.0%) – added during boil, boiled 45 min
.5 oz Summit (17.0%) – added during boil, boiled 30 min
1 oz Nugget (13.0%) – added during boil, boiled 30 min
1.0 ea Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss) – added during boil, boiled 15 min
1.0 tsp Wyeast Nutrient  – added during boil, boiled 15 min
1.0 oz Summit (17.0%) – added during boil, boiled 5.0 min
1.0 oz Nugget (13.0%) – added during boil, boiled 5.0 min
2.0 oz Summit (17.0%) – added during boil, boiled 0.0 min
2 oz Summit (17.0%) – added dry to secondary fermenter
2.0 oz Nugget (13.0%) – added dry to secondary fermenter
500 mL starter White Labs WLP001 California Ale
500 mL starter White Labs WLP002 English Ale

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