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Dennis Decker of Pleasant Valley, NY, member of the Hudson Valley Homebrewers, won a gold medal in Category #23: Specialty Beer during the 2012 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Seattle, WA. Decker’s Specialty Beer was chosen as the best among 383 final round entries in the category.

To see other winning homebrew recipes from the 2012 National Homebrew Competition, visit our archive of National Homebrew Competition winners.

Urban UFO | Specialty Beer

Ingredients

  • For 10 Gallons (37.85 L)
    • 21.5 lb (9.7 kg) Maris Otter pale malt
    • 1.75 lb (0.79 kg) Weyermann Carafa® III malt
    • 2.5 lb (1.13 kg) 20° L crystal malt
    • 18.0 oz (510 g) table sugar
    • 13.0 oz (369 g) 80° L crystal malt
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Warrior hops, 16.7% a.a. (60 min)
    • 0.75 oz (21 g) Amarillo hops, 9.3% a.a. (30 min)
    • 0.5 oz (14 g) Simcoe hops, 12.2% a.a. (30 min)
    • 1.75 oz (49 g) Amarillo hops, 9.3% a.a. (15 min)
    • 1.75 oz (49 g) Simcoe hops, 12.2% a.a. (15 min)
    • 1.25 oz (35 g) Amarillo hops, 9.3% a.a. (5 min)
    • 1.25 oz (35 g) Simcoe hops, 12.2% a.a. (5 min)
    • 1.25 oz (35 g) Amarillo hops, 9.3% a.a. (0 min)
    • 1.25 oz (35 g) Simcoe hops, 12.2% a.a. (0 min)
    • 3.25 oz (92 g) Cascade hops, 6.4% a.a. (dry)
    • 1 tablet Whirlfloc (15 min)
    • 1 tsp Irish moss
    • 2 tsp gypsum
    • 1 tsp calcium chloride
    • Wyeast 1056 Chico ale yeast (3 L starter)

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.072
    • Final Gravity: 1.015
    • ABV: 7.48%
    • IBU: 78.5
    • SRM: 35.1

    Directions

    1. Mash at 155° F (68° C) and hold for 75 minutes.  Pitch at 65° F (18° C).
    2. Primary fermentation for 5 days at 68° F (20° C).
    3. Secondary fermentation for 3 weeks at 68° F (20° C).
    4. Forced CO2 to carbonate (2.4 vol).