Straight C IPA

On December 28, 2011, in Homebrew Gadgets, Recipes, by Mark Ranes

It time for a straight up IPA.  Christmas Eve, both of the lighter pale ale/IPA kegs blew, with no backups, and I currently have none of my favorite styles on tap.  I’m craving a straight-up, middle of the road IPA, so I offer the following recipe for your perusal.  The grain for this is milled, and the water filtered for an early morning start tomorrow. I have fresh “C” hops for every phase of the brew.  I’m looking forward to a simple Columbus, Centennial and Cascade hopped IPA!

Straight C IPA Tap Handle

Straight C IPA Tap Handle

Straight C IPA
14-B American IPA
Author: Mark Ranes

Size: 10.08 gal
Efficiency: 75.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 234.7 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.070 (1.056 – 1.075)
Terminal Gravity: 1.018 (1.010 – 1.018)
Color: 12.51 (6.0 – 15.0)
Alcohol: 6.94% (5.5% – 7.5%)
Bitterness: 57.5 (40.0 – 70.0)

12.0 lb Maris Otter Pale Ale Malt
12.0 lb Northwest Pale Ale Malt
1.0 lb Crystal Malt 60°L
1.0 lb Cara-Pils Malt
1.0 lb American Munich
1.5 oz Columbus (15.0%) – added during boil, boiled 60.0 m
2.0 oz Centennial (10.0%) – added during boil, boiled 10.0 m
2.0 oz Cascade (5.5%) – added during boil, boiled 1.0 m
2.0 ea Servomyces – added during boil, boiled 10.0 m
2.0 ea Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss) – added during boil, boiled 10.0 m
4.0 oz Cascade (5.5%) – steeped after boil
2000 mL White Labs WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast
2.0 oz Cascade (5.5%) – added dry to secondary fermenter
1.0 oz Centennial (10.0%) – added dry to secondary fermenter
1.0 oz Columbus (15.0%) – added dry to secondary fermenter

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Merry Christmas 2011 from the Lazy Brewer!

On December 25, 2011, in Family and Friends, by Mark Ranes

Merry Christmas!

So another year has gone by.  Life is still good!  Today I’m surrounded by family and we’re relaxing and sharing what life has offered us.  Like the rest of the world, we’re feeling the pull of finances but still we make the best of what life offers and count the blessings of what we have.  Our health is good, we have wonderful friends who share our passions, and in general we celebrate how well off we really are.

I’ve been absent here lately.  Life has just been busy.  I’ve brewed a couple times, made some cider for the first time and have a brew planned for next week.  Last night, three kegs blew at our annual Christmas Eve feast, and I now have no pale beers that I like to drink on tap.  It’s time to brew!  More on this brew next week.

In honor of the season, share a quality ale with someone you love!  Merry Christmas from the Lazy Brewer:)

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