Fourth go round in about two years time…so obviously new and don’t brew a whole lot. Want to get more into it going forward. I’ve put together a recipe, borrowing from a few I’ve seen out there (mainly Pliny the Elder clone) for a Double IPA:
6.75 lbs Muntons Light DME
.6 lb Briess Caramel 40 Malt
.25 lb dextrose
.6 lb Carapils
6 oz maltodextrin
1 t gypsum
1 Whirlfloc tab
3.50 oz Columbus 90 min
.75 oz Columbus 45 min
1.00 oz Simcoe 30 min
1.00 oz Cascade 0 min
2.50 oz Simcoe 0 min
1.00 oz Columbus Dry Hop 12-14 days
1.00 oz Chinook Dry Hop 12-14 days
1.00 oz Simcoe 12-14 days
.25 oz Columbus Dry Hops 7 days
.33 oz Chinook 7 days
.25 oz Simcoe 7 days
2 Wyeast 1056 American Ale packs
Full wort boil. Grains will steep for 30 min at 165 F in 2.5 quarts water.
Plan on going whole fermentation in glass carboy (no secondary), using loose pellet hops. My last batch was pretty similar, but it felt really thin, so I cutback on the dextrose (from .75 oz) and added DME accordingly and some maltodextrin.
The 1 tsp of gypsum added because it’s an IPA, and not sure of my tap water’s sulfate (past city reports show 17-26 mg/l). I have softener, and I’m not sure at all if I go strictly off the city report or what on that.
Thanks for any input on this!