Kitchen Sink IPA

Everything but the kitchen sink went into this beer. Whatever I had leftover from other batches made it in. What came out is a fruity and complex IPA that's a little darker than normal thanks to the Special B.

Batch Size

6 Gallons

Method

All-Grain

Awards

None

Recipe

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
5.5 gal 60 min 44.3 IBUs 13.7 SRM 1.050 1.014 4.7 %
Actuals 1.046 1.01 4.7 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
American Pale Ale 18 B 1.045 - 1.06 1.01 - 1.015 30 - 50 5 - 10 2.3 - 3 4.5 - 6.2 %

Fermentables

Name Amount %
Wheat Malt, Ger 6.75 lbs 67.5
Munich Malt 1 lbs 10
Pale Malt (2 Row) US 1 lbs 10
Caramunich Malt 12 oz 7.5
Special B Malt 8 oz 5

Hops

Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Citra 0.5 oz 60 min Boil Pellet 12
Citra 1 oz 20 min Aroma Pellet 12
Mosaic (HBC 369) 1 oz 20 min Aroma Pellet 12.3
Citra 1 oz 7 days Dry Hop Pellet 12
El Dorado 1 oz 7 days Dry Hop Pellet 15
Mosaic (HBC 369) 1 oz 7 days Dry Hop Pellet 12.3
Citra 1 oz 3 days Dry Hop Pellet 12
El Dorado 1 oz 3 days Dry Hop Pellet 15
Mosaic (HBC 369) 1 oz 3 days Dry Hop Pellet 12.3

Mash

Step Temperature Time
Mash In 154°F 75 min

Notes

Whatever was left over made it into this beer. I mashed at 158 to avoid a dry IPA and instead bring some more sweetness into the mix.

No water additions based on the crystal malt and special b which went into the grist. 

This is one of my wife’s favorite beers I’ve made, so it will be happening again (next time on purpose).