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Melvin Brewing Homebrewer’s Hop Bomb

Here’s your opportunity to brew an IPA very closely modeled after Melvin IPA, one of the most sought-after IPAs produced in the U.S. Described by the Alpine, Wyo. brewery as fruity and intense, but not bitter, this is sure to become a go-to recipe in your IPA repertoire.

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Melvin Brewing Homebrewer’s Hop Bomb | Imperial IPA


  • For 10 gallons
    • 27.5 lb 2-row malt
    • 1.7 lb Carapils malt
    • 1.7 lb honey malt (or Crystal 15L/20L)
    • 1.75 oz Mosaic/Simcoe hops (FWH)
    • 1.00 oz Columbus hops (20 min)
    • 0.4 oz Centennial hops (20 min)
    • 3.5 oz Mosaic hops (whirlpool)
    • 3.5 oz Centennial hops (whirlpool)
    • 3.5 oz Galaxy hops (whirlpool)
    • 13 oz Mosaic hops (dry)
    • 13 oz Centennial hops (dry)
    • 13 oz Galaxy hops (dry)
    • California Ale yeast


    • Original Gravity: 1.072


    Mash at 152-153° F until conversion is complete. Sparge at 168-170° F, collecting around 11.75-12 gallons and add the first wort hops. Conduct a vigorous 60 minute boil, following the additions as listed in the ingredients. Steep whirlpool hops until the hot break subsides. Chill, pitch yeast and ferment at 68-71° F.

    After primary fermentation is complete, add the dry hops and allow to warm up a few defrees for 2-4 days. Remove dry hops, chill for at at least 4 days. Keg or bottle to 2.5-2.6 volumes of CO2.

    And a warning from Melvin brewer Kirk, who provided the recipe: “There’s gonna be a boat load of trub!!!”

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