Eddy’s IPA

On July 9, 2009, in Homebrewing, Recipes, by Mark Ranes

Time to brew a middle-of-the-road IPA again.  I brewed a great IPA, based on Steve’s CPM IPA, a while back and named it in honor of their inspirational Boston Terrier, Cooper.  Coop’s IPA was well received by all as an exceptionally drinkable IPA.  I’ve tweaked the recipe a bit (and changed the name to Eddy’s IPA – sorry Coop:)  and added back the Munich malt I was missing last time, and added a pound of Carastan instead of a half pound of crystal 120.  Also, I recently picked up a pound of Ahtanum pellet hops, so I want to try dry hopping this IPA with them.  Holding true to the last time I brewed this IPA, I’m using White Labs WLP002 English Ale yeast, and the appearance of this stuff never fails to amaze me.  The yeast in the starter looks like little sheets of yeast swirling around in the flask!  I really like the way WLP002 flocculates out of my brews – the ale clears quickly when cold crashed. Check out this video of the starter on the stir plate, whirling away:


Here’s the Recipe for Eddy’s IPA:

Eddy's IPA Tap Handle

Eddy's IPA Tap Handle

Eddy’s IPA
14-B American IPA
Author: Mark
Date: 7/10/09

Size: 10.32 gal
Efficiency: 77.0%
Attenuation: 78.0%
Calories: 326.29 kcal per 16.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.073 (1.056 – 1.075)
Terminal Gravity: 1.016 (1.010 – 1.018)
Color: 13.68 (6.0 – 15.0)
Alcohol: 7.56% (5.5% – 7.5%)
Bitterness: 51.4 (40.0 – 70.0)

2.0 tbsp 5.2 pH Stabilizer – added during mash
11.0 lb Pale Ale Malt
11.0 lb Maris Otter Pale
2.0 lb American Munich
1.0 lb Crystal Malt 60°L
1.0 lb Carastan
1.0 lb 2-Row Carapils Malt
2.0 oz Northern Brewer (8.0%) – added during boil, boiled 60.0 min
1.5 oz Centennial (10.0%) – added during boil, boiled 15.0 min
1.0 lb Corn Sugar
1.0 tsp Wyeast Nutrient  – added during boil, boiled 10.0 min
2.0 ea Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss) – added during boil, boiled 10.0 min
1.75 oz Cascade (5.5%) – added during boil, boiled 5.0 min
2.0 oz Northern Brewer (8.0%) – added during boil, boiled 5.0 min
2000.0 mL White Labs WLP002 English Ale
3.0 oz Ahtanum (6.0%) – added dry to primary fermenter
3.0 oz Cascade (5.5%) – added dry to primary fermenter

I’ll be lighting the burners about 8:30 to get an early start on the day.  I also need to run down and fill a 20 pound CO2 tank during the mash.  Tomorrow will be a busy day!

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4 Responses to Eddy’s IPA

  1. Drafternoon says:

    That Just sounds Delicious

  2. Mark Ranes says:

    I’m really loving what the Carastan does to my IPAs. It has so much more flavor than simple crystal malts and seems to add far more color than the malt’s lovibond rating would indicate. This brew is a deep red/brown in color.

    I’m pretty sure it is done fermenting. There is no activity in the airlocks and it smells wonderful!

    I want to dry hop the carboys, but I’m heading out of town for the Marin Brewfest this Saturday, and I need to rack one of the carboys over to an empty so I can pitch a Barley Wine on top of the yeast cake. The racking/dry hopping will have to wait until Sunday afternoon:)

  3. Mark Ranes says:

    Man, this brew attenuated out completely! I just kegged it tonight (09/11/09), and the FG was 1.008! The IPA came in at 7.5% ABV. The hydrometer jar sample tasted wonderful:)

  4. Mark Ranes says:

    The first keg of Eddy’s IPA is probably half empty now and this IPA just gets better and better. It has a wonderful nose, with the dry hops coming through really nicely. It seems to be the ale of choice these days for visitors to Sociables:)

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