Monday, May 26, 2008

For the Rogue in all of us.

I bought a cooler. My next batch will be all-grain. In the meantime...

Apparently, John Maier of Rogue is in cahoots with MoreBeer. He gave them the recipe for the I²PA. They claim he uses one of their brew sculptures (must resist...) for playing around with his own stuff, including this variant on one of Rogue's best, the Brutal Bitter.

Batch #14
Blackened Brutal Bitter (extract)
White Labs California Ale Yeast
--7 lbs Ultralight (LME)
--4 oz Maltodextrin
--2.5lbs Munich
--1.25lbs Crystal 60L
--11 oz Carafa Special II
--1.5 oz Newport 9.3%AA (90min)
--1 oz Newport 9.3%AA (60min)
--2 oz Amarillo 8.9%AA (1min)
--2 oz Amarillo 8.9%AA (1min at flame out)
--1 oz Amarillo (dry-hop in secondary)
--1 Whirlfloc tab (20min)
OG: 1.057
FG: 1.015
ABV: 5.5%
Calc. IBUs: ~90

Grains steeped for 30 minutes at 160F. My OG came out low for the recipe, so the alcohol will probably be around 5.5-6% instead of 7-8%. The low IBU rating is a result of weak bittering hops (tastybrew.com gives a typical Newport as 15.5%AA for 140IBU in this recipe).

1 comment:

Morna said...

Interesting to know.