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Narvin's Juiciest IPA
« on: June 06, 2016, 09:04:34 PM »


Just in time for HomeBrewCON!  I decided to go for it and do my take on the "Fruit Juicy" IPA that's so popular these days, with a few compromises. It's not gritty or overly yeasty.  Yes, there are bittering hops.  I also crash cooled to remove a lot of yeast.  But because of the time constraints, it was dry hopped in the primary as fermentation finished.  And I used raw wheat berries, which I keep around for traditional lambics but enjoy in everything from Saisons to IPAs.  Note that IBU does not take into account the massive whirlpool additions.

Edit: This will be at the conference but not at club night... I made some beers for the Maryland Homebrew Expo booth.  I'm hoping it will be on Friday when the AHA meetup is going on.

Narvin's Juciest IPA

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal):        12.00    Wort Size (Gal):   12.00
Total Grain (Lbs):       29.81
OG:          1.067    Plato:             16.31
Anticipated SRM:           5.0
Anticipated IBU:          45.1
Brewhouse Efficiency:       74 %
Wort Boil Time:             75    Minutes
Measured FG: 1.011
ABV: 7.4%


Grain/Extract/Sugar

   %     Amount     Name             
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 62.1    18.50 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row)           
 23.5     7.00 lbs. Pilsener                   
 10.1     3.00 lbs. Soft White Wheat Berries 
  3.4     1.00 lbs. Cane Sugar             
  1.0     0.31 lbs. Crystal 40L         

Hops

   Amount     Name                              Form    Alpha  IBU  Boil Time
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  2.00 oz.    Chinook                           Pellet  11.10  34.5  75 min.
  4.00 oz.    Amarillo                          Pellet  10.00   2.7  1 min.
  4.00 oz.    Centennial                        Pellet  10.90   2.9  1 min.
  4.00 oz.    Simcoe                            Pellet  12.20   3.3  1 min.
  4.00 oz.    Amarillo                          Pellet  10.00   0.0  0 min.
  4.00 oz.    Centennial                        Pellet  10.90   0.0  0 min.
  4.00 oz.    Simcoe                            Pellet  12.20   0.0  0 min.
  3.00 oz.    Amarillo                          Pellet  10.00   0.0  Dry Hop
  3.00 oz.    Citra                             Pellet  14.40   0.0  Dry Hop
  3.00 oz.    Simcoe                            Pellet  12.20   0.0  Dry Hop
  1.00 oz.    Azacca                            Pellet  10.00   0.0  Dry Hop
  1.00 oz.    Jarrylo                           Pellet  10.00   0.0  Dry Hop
  1.00 oz.    Mandarina Bavaria                 Pellet   7.00   0.0  Dry Hop

75 minute hop stand with recirculating whirlpool.  0 minute hops were added after 30 minutes of whirlpool when wort temp reached 180.


Yeast
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White Labs WLP001 California Ale

Ferment @68 for 10 days, raising to 70 at the end.  Dry hop @64 for 5 days.  Crash cool @ 32 for 4 days.

Water Profile (after additions)
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Calcium(Ca):          71.5 ppm
Magnesium(Mg):         8.0 ppm
Sodium(Na):           21.0 ppm
Sulfate(SO4):          59.2 ppm
Chloride(Cl):         90.2 ppm
biCarbonate(HCO3):    59.0 ppm

Mash, sparge liquor adjusted to pH 5.5 with phosphoric acid.  Kettle pH adjusted to 5.4.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2016, 09:07:12 PM by narvin »
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Re: Narvin's Juiciest IPA
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2016, 10:24:33 PM »
Looks awesome
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Re: Narvin's Juiciest IPA
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2016, 11:01:16 PM »
MAN!  That's a lot of hop variety.  I'll bet it tastes good though.
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Re: Narvin's Juiciest IPA
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2016, 11:10:19 PM »
Looks like one of my hop schedules.  ;D   I bet it's tasty.
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Re: Narvin's Juiciest IPA
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2016, 12:09:27 AM »
Yum!  Wish I could meet up with everyone there. 

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Re: Narvin's Juiciest IPA
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2016, 10:26:05 AM »
What is wheat berry and what does it add to the beer?

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Re: Narvin's Juiciest IPA
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2016, 10:31:14 AM »
What is wheat berry and what does it add to the beer?
It is raw, unmalted wheat. It gives a lot of protein, and leads to a fuller mouthfeel, head retention and possibly some haze when used in large quantities.
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Re: Narvin's Juiciest IPA
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2016, 04:37:53 PM »
I'm hoping it will be on Friday when the AHA meetup is going on.

Nice!  Hope to try some.
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Re: Narvin's Juiciest IPA
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2016, 03:34:57 PM »
FYI this is on tap at the Maryland Homebrew Expo booth today (to the right a few rows after walking in).
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Re: Narvin's Juiciest IPA
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2016, 04:12:04 PM »
My verdict is: it's hoppy but not juicy.  The yeast must be a big part of it.
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Re: Narvin's Juiciest IPA
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2016, 04:16:40 PM »
My verdict is: it's hoppy but not juicy.  The yeast must be a big part of it.


In the other NE IPA thread somebody linked a new article where a couple of the brewers of the style (Tired Hands being one IIRC) gave up their secrets. One of the tricks was using apple puree in secondary. So sounds like some of those beers are literally juicy. Regardless, your beer sounds (and looks) great. Probably better anyway.
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Re: Narvin's Juiciest IPA
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2016, 05:52:07 PM »
My verdict is: it's hoppy but not juicy.  The yeast must be a big part of it.


In the other NE IPA thread somebody linked a new article where a couple of the brewers of the style (Tired Hands being one IIRC) gave up their secrets. One of the tricks was using apple puree in secondary. So sounds like some of those beers are literally juicy. Regardless, your beer sounds (and looks) great. Probably better anyway.

That just does not sound good to me. I am sure that they make a great beer though, but I do not want an IPA with apples in it.

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Re: Narvin's Juiciest IPA
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2016, 05:55:21 PM »
My verdict is: it's hoppy but not juicy.  The yeast must be a big part of it.


In the other NE IPA thread somebody linked a new article where a couple of the brewers of the style (Tired Hands being one IIRC) gave up their secrets. One of the tricks was using apple puree in secondary. So sounds like some of those beers are literally juicy. Regardless, your beer sounds (and looks) great. Probably better anyway.

That just does not sound good to me. I am sure that they make a great beer though, but I do not want an IPA with apples in it.


Or milky, induced haze for that matter. My IPAs are no slouch and they don't need any of that. Not hating, to each his own by all means.
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