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Night Sky Black IPA

Pierce Wiegard and David Pigue, staffers of Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), teamed up in the 2018 Capitol Hill Staff Homebrew Competition to create this Black IPA. This dry, hop-forward dark IPA took first place in its category and earned the best of show award.

Learn more about the 2019 Capitol Hill Homebrew Competition.

Night Sky Black IPA | American IPA

Ingredients

  • For 5 Gallons (18.9 L)
    • 11 lb (5 kg) Maris Otter
    • 1 lb (0.45 kg) Munich malt
    • 1 lb (0.45 kg) rye malt
    • 1 lb (0.45 kg) flaked barley
    • 1 lb (0.45 kg) midnight wheat
    • 1 oz (28 g) Summit pellet hops, 17.5% a.a (45 min)
    • 1 oz (28 g) Columbus pellet hops, 14.5% a.a (10 min)
    • 1 oz (28 g) Chinook pellet hops, 12.8% a.a (10 min)
    • 1 oz (28 g) Simcoe pellet hops, 13.4% a.a (5 min)
    • 1 oz (28 g) Columbus pellet hops, 14.5% a.a. (5 min)
    • 1 oz (28 g) Denali pellet hops, 15.4% a.a. (5 min)
    • 1 oz (28 g) Simcoe pellet hops, 13.4% a.a. (dry hop)
    • Wyeast North West Ale

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.075
    • Final Gravity: 1.014
    • ABV: 8%

    Directions

    Mash at 153° F (67° C) for 75 minutes. Perform 60 minute boil and follow hop addition. Flame out, cool, and pitch yest. Dry hop 7 days after primary fermentation.

     
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