Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Another hoppy red rye

2/25 - and bottled. Small batch, but looking forward to it. Big citrus and candied strawberry aroma after 6 days dry hopping. Still not as red as I want...

This one was good, but not quite the right color, so I brought out an old recipe with a deep red malt bill. Mixed some good base malt (MO) with mediocre (CA 2-row), subbed in some rye, and turned up the hops.

Batch #97
Red Rye IPA
5 gallons (nominally, transfer losses and hop absorption = small batch)
6 lbs Crisp Maris Otter
4 lbs California 2-row malt
1 lb Munich
1 lb Rye Malt
1 lb Flaked Rye
1 lb Crystal 40L
0.5 lb Crystal 120L
0.5 lb Victory
0.25 lb Pale Chocolate Malt

1 oz Citra 12.7%aa (60 min)
1 oz Citra 12.7%aa (10 min)
1 oz Cascade 6.9%aa (5 min)
0.7 oz Citra 12.7%aa (1 min)
1 oz Mosaic 11.2%aa (1 min)
1 oz Mosaic (dry)
1 oz Cascade (dry)
2 oz Citra (dry)

Water: RO with (about) 8g gypsum, 3g epsom, 12g chalk, 7g salt, 2g calcium chloride.
Yeast: ~1L starter WLP041 Pacific Ale Yeast

OG: 1.075 (might have read high)
FG:  1.020 **
ABV: 7.2-7.5%, depending on how much you believe the OG.
IBU: ~70

Single infusion mash at 154F for 1 hour. Fly sparge to collect 7 gallons wort. Boil 1 hour, chill. 

**which makes me really nervous, but running the numbers it seems okay. Next time I'll run a test batch in parallel for target FG. The original goal was 1.066 -> 1.016, so I'm only a slightly under-attenuated if at all based on the high OG. Right? No grenades.