Zippy IPA
by Highwoods Brewing

 

Brew Date: 11-16-2017

Malts:

1.5 lb.  Golden Light DME

4.0 oz.  Munich 10L

2.0 oz.  White Wheat

2.0 oz.  Caramel 20L

PPG

43 / 64.5

35 / 6.6

37 / 3.5

35 / 3.3

DP

0

40

160

0

Deg L

4

10

3

20

Bill%

83.3

8.3

4.2

4.2

Adjuncts: 3g Habaneros in vodka tincture, add 2nd week of fermentation.

Calc OG: 1.078                BE: 75%                DP: 60                SRM: 8                IBUs: 61                TGW: 3.0 lbs.

Hops:

Amount

4.0g

4.0g

4.0g

4.0g

Time

60

30

20

10

%Alpha Acid

13.9

9.9

11.0

6.3

Calc IBUs

28

15

13

5

Yeast: Safale US-05

Procedure:

Bring 1.5 gal water to 152F. Steep specialty grains for 30 min, then remove. Bring to boil, then turn off heat, add malt extract, and bring back to boil, stirring frequently. Add 4g Nugget and 3.5g Fuggle, boil for 30 min. Add 4g Centennial, boil for 10 min. Add 4g Chinook, boil for 10 min. Add 4 Cascade and flocculant, boil 10 min. Turn off heat. Chill pot to 72 degrees. Rack wort to secondary pot with 2 drops Fermcap-S. Rack wort to carboy. Aerate.

Hydrometer reading (Original Gravity) = 1.075

Top off volume to one gallon. Pitch yeast. Fit air-lock.

Fermentation:

Fermenter is at 72 F and started bubbling within a few hours--still very strong at 24 hrs. Bubbling has slowed dramatically after 36 hrs. After 1 week add habanero/vodka tincture. Allow 1 more week.

Bottling:

After 2 weeks fermentation, rack to bottling pot.

Hydrometer reading (Final Gravity) = 1.012                                                                 ABV = (1.075 - 1.012) x 131.25 = 8.3%

Add priming sugar. Filled 9 - 12oz bottles. Allow 2 weeks, then refrigerate.

Notes:

Excellent IPA, but little to no evidence of the habaneros.