Thursday, August 07, 2014

#IPADay Announcement: Near-Sighted-Swine

I've mentioned this before, but shockingly SheppyBrew Brewery does not brew a lot of IPA's.

SheppyBrew's TommyHawk APA is actually technically an IPA, but I think it might be my only one. And, of course, its name still has "APA" in it as a tribute of where it came from.

I've brewed Black IPA's and West-Coast Reds, but those don't really count.

I think it is about time that I actually design and brew an IPA.

I've decided to call it "Near-Sighted Swine IPA" in honor of Russian River's Blind Pig IPA. It isn't a clone of the beer, just a tribute.

It isn't real high in alcohol or bitterness, but has quite a few late-addition hops and dry hops.

I am planning for this to be the next beer I brew. Stay tuned to read about brew day and how it ends up turning out.

The recipe will be on soon, but here is the first draft:

Near-Sighted Swine IPA 

American IPA
Batch Size
5.50 gal
All Grain
Boil Size 7.76 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency 70.00 Boil Time 90 minutes
Recipe Characteristics
Recipe Gravity
1.059 SG
Estimated FG
1.011 SG
Recipe Bitterness
58.3 IBUs (Rager)
Alcohol by Volume
6.4 %
BU : GU 0.982
Recipe Color
5.5 SRM
Measured OG: Measured FG:
ADF: Measured ABV:
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
12.00 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 1 -
1.00 g Epsom Salt (MgSO4) (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 2 -
11 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 3 85.4 %
1 lbs 8.0 oz Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 4 11.7 %
6.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 5 2.9 %
0.250 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [16.00 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 6 17.2 IBUs
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 7 -
1.000 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 8 6.6 IBUs
1.000 oz Citra [12.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 9 9.8 IBUs
1.000 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 30.0 min Hop 10 10.0 IBUs
1.000 oz Citra [12.50 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 30.0 min Hop 11 14.7 IBUs
1.0 pkg San Diego Super Yeast (White Labs #WLP090) [35.49 ml] Yeast 12 -
1.00 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Primary 3.0 days) Other 13 -
1.000 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 14 0.0 IBUs
1.000 oz Citra [12.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 15 0.0 IBUs
Mash Profile
Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 16.09 qt of water at 163.7 F 152.0 F 60 min

Batch sparge with 2 steps (1.40gal, 3.88gal) of 168.0 F waterRecipe Notes
Water salt additions to target "Hoppy Bitter" in Beer Smith based on starting with the Denver water profile.

Final: Ca=114,Mg=11,Na=21,SO4=259,Cl=23,HCO3=104

Pitch at about 60F. Ferment with ice blocks to keep below 65 for 1st few days, then remove and let it rise to room temp as long as it is less than 72. After the fermentation activity slows down (4 or 5 days), dry hop and leave in fermenter two weeks total.

Like last year, I have actually scheduled blog posts to publish throughout the day. Don't judge me.  You can see all I have written or will write about #IPADay at:

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