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Tsunami IPA

Thor McCammon of Makawao, HI, member of the Brew Maui, won a gold medal in Category #14: India Pale Ale (IPA) during the 2011 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in San Diego, CA. McCammon’s India Pale Ale (IPA) was chosen as the best among 462 final round entries in the category.

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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% a.a. (90 min)
    • 0.75 oz (21 g) Citra whole hops, 14.2% a.a. (45 min)
    • 0.75 oz (21 g) Simcoe hops, 12.2% a.a. (30 min)
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Amarillo hops, 10.3% a.a. (0 min)
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Simcoe hops, 12.2% a.a. (0 min)
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Columbus whole hops, 17.1% a.a. (dry)
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Cascade whole hops, 6.5% a.a. (dry)
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Simcoe pellet hops, 12.2% a.a. (dry)
    • Wyeast No. 1764 Pacman ale yeast, 3L starter
    • 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: 8.14%

    Directions

    1. Mash in at 155° F (68° C) and hold for 60 minutes. Mash out at 170° F (77° C).
    2. Primary fermentation for 8 days at 65° F (18° C).
    3. Secondary fermentation for 14 days ay 70° F (21° C).
    4. Forced CO2 to carbonate (2.4 vol).