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Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine IPA Clone

This recipe appears in the July/August 2017 issue of Zymurgy magazine in the article Best Beers in America by Jill Redding and Amahl Turczyn.

Recipe by Amahl Turczyn

Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine IPA Clone | India Pale Ale

Ingredients

  • For 5.5 US gallons (20.82 L)
  • MALT
    • 9 lb. (4.08 kg) pale two-row malt
    • 2 lb. (0.9 kg) Vienna malt
    • 1 lb. (0.45 kg) flaked oats
    • 1 lb. (0.45 kg) dextrose @ 10 min
    • 12 oz. (340 g) dextrin malt
    • 4 oz. (113 g) CaraMunich malt
    • 4 oz. (113 g) CaraRed malt
    HOPS
    • 1 oz. (28 g) Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus, 14% a.a. @ 60 min
    • 1 oz. (28 g) Citra, 12% a.a. @ 20 min
    • 6 oz. (28 g) Citra, 12% a.a., whirlpool 20 min
    • 3 oz. (28 g) Citra, 12% a.a., dry hop 3–5 days
    WATER
    • 1 g/gal calcium chloride
    • 1 g/gal calcium sulfate
    YEAST
    • Chico ale yeast (American or California ale yeast) 2L starter

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.076 (18.5° P)
    • Final Gravity: 1.016 (4° P)
    • ABV: 8%
    • IBU: 100+
    • SRM: 5.2

    Directions

    Mash grains at 152° F (67° C) for 60 minutes. Sparge at 168° F (76° C). Add dextrose 10 minutes before the end of the boil. Chill wort to 65° F (18° C) and ferment for 4 days, then allow temperature to rise to 68° F (20° C) and ferment to completion. Dry hop for 3–5 days, then rack and package.

    Partial Mash Version

    Substitute 6.25 lb. (2.83 kg) pale malt extract for all but 1 lb. (0.45 kg) of the pale two-row malt, and decrease dextrin malt to 8 oz. (227 g). Mash Vienna, oats, dextrin malt, CaraMunich and CaraRed malts grains in 155° F (68° C) water for 60 minutes; drain, rinse grains, and dissolve