Editor’s note: This is not a clone recipe of Pliny the Elder. The commercial beer was simply the inspiration in making a deliciously hoppy session IPA that can be brewed in a short amount of time. Cheers!
Ever drink Pliny the Elder and wish you could have five more? Now you can, with this week's session IPA version: Pliny the Toddler. Session strength with all the hoppy deliciousness. Recipe taken from Drew Beechum’s article “Express Brewing: From Grain to Glass in 6 Days” the November/December 2011 Zymurgy magazine.
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Pliny the Toddler | India Pale Ale
- 3.5 lb Maris Otter
- 3.5 lb Domestic 2-Row
- 1.0 lb Cara-Pils malt
- 0.5 lb Table Sugar
- 0.75 oz Warrior hops, 15.5% a.a. (60 mins)
- 0.75 oz Columbus hops, 11.4% a.a. (10 mins)
- 0.75 oz Centennial, 8.5% a.a. (10 mins)
- 0.75 oz Cascade hops, 8.5% a.a. (0 min)
- 5 g Gypsum
- White Labs WLP 001 California Ale Yeast
- Original Gravity: 1.048
- ABV: 4.7%
- IBU: 56
- SRM: 3.7
- Boil Time: 90 minutes
Single Infusion Mash at 152°F (67°C) for 60 minutes. 90 minute boil. Ferment at 65°F.
Substitute 5.6 lb (2.5 kg) pale liquid malt extract for first two grains. Steep the Carapils in 158°F (70°C) water for 30 minutes, strain, add malt extract and sugar, bring to a boil, and proceed with recipe as written.