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Sunny Dog IPA

A discussion yesterday about using up a bunch of hops got me thinking about this IPA that I haven’t brewed in a year or so. During the mash last time I brewed it, our 15year old cat Sunny showed up after going missing a couple days. He was in rough shape and we ended up euthanizing him so I named the beer Sunny Jack because it was a Union Jack clone. Well I’ve modified it a bit with FWH and late hop bursting instead of the whirlpool hops the recipe called for and renamed it Sunny Dog since that’s what I called the cat because he was such a badazz he was more like a dog than a cat. Here’s the modified recipe. Sorry @brewcat it is a butt load o’ hops. FYI this is for 11 gallons in the fermenters.

15 lbs 12.0 oz Briess 2 Row (1.8 SRM) Grain 1 68.5 %
5 lbs 4.0 oz Munich Dark (15.0 SRM) Grain 2 22.8 %
2 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 3 8.7 %
0.50 oz Amarillo [8.00 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 4 7.3 IBUs
0.50 oz Cascade [6.90 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 5 6.3 IBUs
0.50 oz Centennial [7.80 %] - First Wort 60.0 mi Hop 6 7.1 IBUs
0.50 oz Chinook [11.20 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 7 10.3 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [13.00 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 8 11.9 IBUs
0.50 oz Simcoe [12.90 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 9 11.8 IBUs
1.00 oz German Magnum [14.40 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 10 24.0 IBUs
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 11 -
1.30 oz Cascade [6.90 %] - Boil 4.0 min Hop 12 2.4 IBUs
1.30 oz Cascade [6.90 %] - Boil 4.0 min Hop 13 2.4 IBUs
1.30 oz Centennial [7.80 %] - Boil 2.0 min Hop 14 1.4 IBUs
1.30 oz Centennial [7.80 %] - Boil 2.0 min Hop 15 1.4 IBUs
2.1 pkg American Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1272) [124 Yeast 16 -
1.00 oz Amarillo [8.00 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days Hop 17 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [6.90 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days Hop 18 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Centennial [7.80 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days Hop 19 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Chinook [11.20 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days Hop 20 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Citra [13.00 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days Hop 21 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Simcoe [12.90 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days Hop 22 0.0 IBUs

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Just dropped in the FWH. Man this beer smells soooooo gooooooddd!!!

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Looks like a tasty recipe. Of course I would drop the Briess and go with a real malt like Rahr. :japanese_goblin: But I have to ask. Your cascade and centennial additions at 4mins and 2 mins… why two additions of 1.3oz vs one addition at 2.6oz?

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Breaking the addition up across a couple of minutes masks some of the graininess of the malt.

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Geez, I heard Rahr is laying off, and shuttering some of its satellite malt facilities… More searching is needed… Maybe more grainy brews in your futures! Sneezles61

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You know my nickname is “grainyboy”. :stuck_out_tongue:

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And we’re back… LOL

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Hey Danny, since you’re brew in a bag, you don’t have a “your favorite color” cooler to mash in… What was your shirt color then ?? Sneezles61

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yesterday it was grey but I have a blue “cheap n easy” cooler in the storage room.

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