Doug’s IPA

Pretty imaginative name, huh?  While it’s a decent enough beer I guess I just don’t like enough to give it a more appropriate name.  I built this recipe around the two types of hops I have growing in the backyard, Cascade and Nugget.  Cascade was an easy choice, but I only chose Nugget because I really didn’t have a preference for anything else.  The Nugget isn’t growing well though so maybe it’ll be replaced by something I like better next year.

Tasting notes: big strong hoppy flavor from the nugget dry hop.  It’s not unpleasant but it’s not really ‘wow’ either.  Given time to age, I think I might actually prefer Chinook to Nugget.

Color
Stats
OG 1.052
FG 1.013
IBU 78
ABV 5.0 %
SRM 7
Specifics
Boil Volume 6 gallons
Batch Size 5 gallons
Yeast 75% AA
Style Comparison
Low High
OG 1.040 1.052 1.050
FG 1.008 1.013 1.014
IBU 20 78 30
SRM 20 7 35
ABV 3.8 5.0 5.2
Fermentables
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Gravity Points Color
77.8 % 7.00 Light Malt Extract Syrup 47.6 2.8
5.6 % 0.50 CaraPils 1.1 0.2
5.6 % 0.50 Crystal 60L 1.0 6.0
11.1 % 1.00 Honey 2.3 0.3
9.00 52.0
Hops
% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
25.0 % 1.00 Nugget Whole/Plug 13.0 13.0 60 0.245 47.7
25.0 % 1.00 Cascade Whole/Plug 6.6 6.6 40 0.215 21.2
25.0 % 1.00 Cascade Whole/Plug 6.6 6.6 10 0.089 8.8
25.0 % 1.00 Cascade Whole/Plug 6.6 6.6 0 0.000 0.0
4.00 77.7

Yeast: Safale US-05

Steep grains at 150 for half an hour.  Sparge with a gallon at 175.  Dry hop with 1oz Nugget.

Recipe calculation courtesy of TastyBrew.