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Alchemist/Hill-Inspired IPA

Freezer cleaner here. 14 gallon batch. Just hoping we have enough Pearl Malt left. The thought here is to get the majority of hop flavor and bitterness from flameout/FWH/hopstand. Only getting around 40ish IBU’s from bittering addition of Apollo.

Feedback appreciated-

Fermentables Efficiency: 75.0 % Batch size: 14.0 gal
Target OG: 1.063
Measured OG: 1.067
Target FG: 1.016

Fermentable Amount Use PPG Color
Pearl (UK) 14.0 lb 43 % Mash 37 2 °L
Maris Otter Pale (UK) 14.0 lb 43 % Mash 38 3 °L
White Wheat (US) 3.0 lb 9 % 40 2 °L
Caramel/Crystal 10L (US) 1.0 lb 3 % Mash 35 10 °L
Hops Boil time: 90 min

Hop Amount Time Use Form AA
Apollo (US) 1.0 oz 1 min First Wort Pellet 19.5%
Simcoe (US) 1.0 oz 1 min First Wort Pellet 13.0%
Centennial (US) 1.0 oz 1 min First Wort Pellet 10.5%
Apollo (US) 2.0 oz 60 min Boil Pellet 19.5%
Apollo (US) 2.0 oz 0 min Boil Pellet 19.5%
Simcoe (US) 2.0 oz 0 min Boil Pellet 13.0%
Amarillo (US) 2.0 oz 0 min Boil Pellet 9.3%
Centennial (US) 2.0 oz 0 min Boil Pellet 10.5%

[2oz each of Apollo, Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial 30 minute hop stand]

Dry Hop 1
Simcoe (US) 2.0 oz 5 days Dry Hop Pellet 13.0%
Amarillo (US) 2.0 oz 5 days Dry Hop Pellet 9.3%
Centennial (US) 2.0 oz 5 days Dry Hop Pellet 10.5%
Apollo (US) 2.0 oz 5 days Dry Hop Pellet 19.5%

Dry Hop 2 (keg)
Simcoe (US) 2.0 oz 5 days Dry Hop Pellet 13.0%
Amarillo (US) 2.0 oz 5 days Dry Hop Pellet 9.3%
Centennial (US) 2.0 oz 5 days Dry Hop Pellet 10.5%
Apollo (US) 2.0 oz 5 days Dry Hop Pellet 19.5%
Yeasts

Conan Yeast pitch and ferment at 66, ramp to 70 after 2 days

Didn’t see your target og & fg on there. My experience with Conan (cultured up from a four pack) is that some sugar is needed to make a drier IPA or IIPA. I think my greatest attenuation with my slurry has been around 75-78%. Given that, I put in some sugar to get my recipes to their target FG. Did this for a IIPA and finished around 1.014 which was great. Other beers probably could have used some sugar.

Not sure how you are deriving IBUs from first wort hopping, but do I lot of FWH and attribute isomerization to be equivalent to a 20 min. boil addition.

Good luck and enjoy all those hops!

edited! Sorry thought I added those. Brewtoad is great because its free, but not great for a lot of other reasons…

Brewed this up this weekend, everything went great, we ended up a little higher on OG as we’ve been getting closer to 80% by recirc’ing the mash. Really psyched to have a hopefully easy-drinkin’ IPA (heady clone is just north of 8%, so it ends up being a sipper when it drinks like it or not…and it doesn’t…)

The only issue is we pitched about 3 week old Conan slurry and it still hasn’t taken off (will have been 48 hours since pitching this evening). The slurry might have been a little on the cold side, but we had about 100ml over what was recommended on mrmalty. Hopefully its just warming up and getting assimilated.

Also brewed my 100% brett saison on the 5 gallon system, and packaged 10 gallons of 1.5 year old flanders. Wohoo!

Had a sample of this three nights ago, and its excellent. Lots of real bright citrus, with an assertive bitterness, but zero astringency. Could use a bit more dank/pine to balance out the hop profile (CTZ or Chinook). Overall, just a really drinkable juicy beer though. Psyched to carb.

Pietro would you mind posting your stats for this beer? OG, FG and mash temps. I’ve also averaged about 77% attenuation with Conan, and I’d like to see 80%. :cheers:

OG 1.065 FG 1.013; single infusion mash @ 153, bumped sulfates to 233 with gypsum. I would shoot for 300+ next time. Fermented at 66 for 1 week then 70-72 for 1 week. Tasting pretty darn good at present.

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