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Tsunami IPA

Aloha beer lovers. This IPA received the gold medal at the 2011 National Homebrew Competition. Of the 462 entries in the India Pale Ale category, Thor McCmmon took the gold medal back to his home island of Maui, Hawaii.

Thor combines Columbus, Simcoe, Citra, Amarillo and Cascade hops to create the perfect island-style American IPA. Enjoy this IPA on your own beach, wherever that may be!

Tsunami IPA | India Pale Ale

Ingredients

  • For 6.11 gallons (23.13 L)
    • 14.0 lb (6.35 kg) pale ale malt
    • 1.0 lb (0.45 kg) dextrin malt
    • 12.0 oz (340 g) 45? L crystal malt
    • 0.5 lb (227 g) Maui brand sugar
    • 1.25 oz (35 g) Columbus hops, 14.4% alpha acid (90 min)
    • 0.75 oz (21 g) Citra whole hops, 14.2% alpha acid (45 min)
    • 0.75 oz (21 g) Simcoe hops, 12.2% alpha acid (30 min)
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Amarillo hops, 10.3% alpha acid (0 min)
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Simcoe hops, 12.2% alpha acid (0 min)
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Columbus whole hops, 17.1% alpha acid (dry)
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Cascade whole hops, 6.5% alpha acid (dry)
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Simcoe pellet hops, 12.2% alpha acid (dry)
    • Wyeast No. 1764 Pacman ale yeast, 3L starter
    • Forced CO2 to carbonate (2.4 vol)
    • 0.25 tsp Super Moss HB (10 min) to clarify
    • 1 tsp Wyeast nutrient (10 min)

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.076
    • Final Gravity: 1.014
    • ABV: 8.1%
    • IBU: n/a
    • SRM: n/a
    • Boil Time: 90 minutes
    • Efficiency: n/a
    • Pre-boil Volume: n/a
    • Pre-boil Gravity: n/a

    Directions

    • Mash in at 155°F (68°C) and hold for 60 minutes. Mash out at 170°F (77°C).
    • Primary fermentation: 8 days at 65° F (18° C).
    • Secondary fermentation: 14 days at 70° F (21° C).
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