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Spring Cleaning IPA

From the BrewBlog of Stoopsitters Brewing – Hastings, Minnesota USA
Printed November 22, 2017

Specifics
Style: American IPA
Brewer: Dustin Zastera
Brew Date: March 21, 2015
Yield: 5 gallons
Color (SRM/EBC): 15.1/29.8
Bitterness (Calc): 62.4 IBU (Tinseth)
BU/GU: 0.92
Calories: 224 (12 ounces)
ABV: 7.1%
ABW: 5.5%
Batch No: 123
OG: 1.068
OG (Plato): 16.6° P
Target OG: 1.074
Reading 1: 1.032  (7 days)
Reading 2: 1.015  (13 days)
FG: 1.015
FG (Plato): 3.82° P
Target FG: 1.015
Real Extract: 6.13° P
App. Atten.: 77%
Real Atten.: 63%
BJCP Style Info: American IPA
O.G.: 1.056 - 1.075
F.G.: 1.010 - 1.018
ABV: 5.5 - 7.5%
Bitterness: 40 - 70 IBUs
Color: 6 - 15 SRM
Info: A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale.

Commercial Examples: Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale, AleSmith IPA, Russian River Blind Pig IPA, Stone IPA, Three Floyds Alpha King, Great Divide Titan IPA, Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA, Victory Hop Devil, Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, Anderson Valley Hop Ottin’, Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, Founder’s Centennial IPA, Anchor Liberty Ale, Harpoon IPA, Avery IPA.

General Information
Method: All Grain

Cleaning out some randoms from stock.  The crystal is from a 3:2 blend of organic crystal 60 and crystal 20.  British malt is Fawcett Pearl.  Grains crushed at NB.  Hops are 2014 chinook (CG) and 2010 cascade (RW) which are just taking up space in the freezer.

Comments

3/22/15 - No real activity, but some positive pressure in the airlock.

3/23/15 - Fermentation has finally started and appears to be moving nicely.  Temperature at an indicated 64F.

3/28/15 - Krausen falling, but not gone.

4/3/15 - Transfer to secondary.

4/7/15 - Added dry hops.

Malts and Grains
11.00 pounds British Pale Ale Malt 79.7% of grist
1.70 pounds Crystal Malt 60L 12.3% of grist
1.10 pounds Crystal Malt 20L 8% of grist
13.80 pounds Total Grain Weight 100% of grist
Hops
1.50 ounces Chinook (Homegrown) 11% Leaf @ 90 minutes
Type: Bittering
Use: First Wort
16.5 AAUs
1.00 ounces Cascade (Homegrown) 9% Leaf @ 20 minutes
Type: Flavor
Use: Boil
9 AAUs
1.00 ounces Cascade (Homegrown) 9% Leaf @ 2 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Aroma
9 AAUs
1.00 ounces Cascade (Homegrown) 9% Leaf @ 0 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Dry Hop
9 AAUs
4.50 ounces Total Hop Weight 43.5 AAUs
Boil
Total Boil Time: 60 minutes
Yeast
Name: American Ale
Manufacturer: Wyeast
Product ID: 1056
Type: Ale
Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 75%
Temperature Range: 60–72°F
Amount: 125 ml
Water Profile

Hastings, Minnesota

Calicum: 55 ppm
Bicarbonate: 196 ppm
Sulfate: 7.9 ppm
Chloride: 8.9 ppm
Sodium: 3 ppm
Magnesium: 24 ppm
PH: 7.4%
Notes:

Taken from:
"Ground Water Quality in Cottage Grove, MN, June 2000"

Prepared by GWMAP

Spring Cleaning IPA
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  Target Actual
Strike Water Amount: 4.6  
Strike Water Temperature:    
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Sparge Water Amount: 4.8  
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Pre-Boil Gravity:    
Pre-Boil Amount: 6  
Post-Boil Amount: 5  
Boil Time: 60  
Original Gravity: 1.068 / 16.6° P  
     
     
     
     
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