Well guys, I brewed this batch as planned, using the Pale Ale profile. It's finally carbed up and I have to say that this is by far the best IPA I've brewed to date. This was batch #159. I think the mineral profile has finally given me the IPA I've been looking for - that sharp, resinous, bold character.
The recipe is below. Mighty fine.Mr. Wizard's Nippletwister IPA
13 lb Maris Otter. Mash @ 152. I built my water from RO to the Pale Ale Profile on Bru'nWater.
0.8 oz Magnum, 14.7% aa, 60 min
0.5 oz Nugget, 13.5% aa, 60 min
3 oz Mosaic, 12.3% aa, (whirlpool 30 min)
1.5 oz Citra, 13.4% aa, (whirlpool 30 min)
3 oz Mosaic (dry hop)
1.5 oz Citra (dry hop)
Ferment @ 64 with US-05.
I cold crash for at least two days to drop the yeast. Then I rack to a keg with the dry hops in a sanitized nylon stocking. I keg hop for one week at cellar temps, then move the keg into the fridge to carbonate.