Pliny the Elder Clone

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Jay Schrade of Crossville, TN, member of the Tennessee Valley Homebrewers/Hillbilly Hoppers, won a gold medal in Category #14: India Pale Ale (IPA) during the 2008 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Cincinnati, OH. Schrade’s India Pale Ale (IPA) was chosen as the best among 332 final round entries in the category.

To see other winning homebrew recipes from the 2008 National Homebrew Competition, visit our archive of National Homebrew Competition winners.

Pliny the Elder Clone | Imperial IPA

Ingredients

  • For 24 Gallons (90.85)
    • 23.0 lb (10.43 kg) Maris Otter pale malt
    • 26.46 lb (12 kg) pale malt
    • 4.26 lb (1.93 kg) dextrose (in boil)
    • 3.5 lb (1.59 kg) dextrin malt
    • 1.2 lb (0.54 kg) 45° L crystal malt
    • 6.21 oz (176 g) Chinook whole hops, 9.46% a.a. (mash hop)
    • 6.21 oz (176 g) Columbus whole hops, 14.1% a.a. (90 min)
    • 3.25 oz (92 g) Chinook whole hops, 31% a.a. (90 min)
    • 3.17 oz (90 g) Warrior whole hops, 15.6% a.a. (90 min)
    • 2.13 oz (60 g) Simcoe whole hops, 12% a.a. (45 min)
    • 1.54 oz (44 g) Simcoe whole hops, 13.6% a.a. (45 min)
    • 3.87 oz (110 g) Columbus whole hops, 15.9% a.a. (30 min)
    • 8.71 oz (247 g) Centennial whole hops, 9.1% a.a. (0 min)
    • 3.87 oz (110 g) Simcoe whole hops, 12% a.a. (0 min)
    • 7.9 oz (224 g) Columbus whole hops, 14.3% a.a. (dry)
    • 4.23 oz (120 g) Centennial whole hops, 9.1% a.a. (dry)
    • 4.76 oz (135 g) Simcoe whole hops, 13.6% a.a. (dry)
    • Safale VS-05 dry ale yeast (1 packet per carboy)
    • 9.48 oz (269 g) corn sugar per 12.3 gallon carboy to prime
    • 12 Tbs (177 mL) gypsum in mash
    • 4 Whirlfloc tablets (15 min)

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.07
    • Final Gravity: 1.012
    • ABV: 7.61%

    Directions

    1. Mash grains at 152° F (67° C) for 60 minutes.
    2. Primary fermentation for 12 days at 64° F (18° C) in glass.
    3. Secondary fermentation for 7 days at 64° F (18° C) in glass.