Indulge in the bold and refreshing flavors of our American IPA recipe. Crafted with precision, this brew embodies the essence of a classic American IPA, boasting a delightful hoppy bitterness, a well-balanced high alcohol content, and a captivating citrus aroma. Whether you’re a seasoned homebrewer or embarking on your first brewing adventure, this recipe will guide you through the process of creating a truly remarkable beer that will impress even the most discerning palates.
- 1 Brew kettle
- 1 Fermentation vessel (carboy or fermenter)
- 1 Airlock
- 1 Mash tun or large pot for mashing
- 1 Wort chiller
- 1 Brewing spoon or paddle
- 1 Hydrometer
- 1 Thermometer
- 1 Auto-siphon or racking cane
- 1 Tubing for siphoning
- 1 Bottles or kegs for packaging
- 1 Bottle capper or kegging system
- 1 Sanitizing solution or cleaner
- 1 Airlock brush
- 1 Brewing gloves
- 1 Measuring cups and spoons
- 1 Scale for weighing ingredients
- 1 Timer or stopwatch
- 1 pH meter or pH test strips (optional)
- 1 Brewing software or calculators (optional)
For the Mash – Liquor 15 Litres (26 Pints) – Mash Time 1 hr – Temperature 65°c/149 °F
- 13.4 lb Pale malt Quantity 6kg
For the Boil – 27 Litres (47½ Pints) – Boil Time 1 hr – 10 mins
- 1 oz (Hops) Citra 13.8% When to add – At start of boil (IBU 40.9)
- ½ oz (Hops) Citra 13.8% When to add – For last 10 mins of boil (IBU 7.2)
- ½ oz (Hops) Simcoe 13% When to add – For last 10 mins of boil (IBU 6.8)
- 1½ oz (Hops) Citra 13.8% When to add – At turn off (IBU 0.0)
- 1½ oz (Hops) Simcoe 13% When to add – At turn off (IBU 0.0)
- 1 tsp Protofloc Other – When to add – For last 15 mins of boil
To Ferment – 18°C (64°F) – Conditioning 6 weeks at 12°C (54°F)
- 1 White Labs WLP060 American Ale Yeast Blend
- 1¾ oz (Hops) Citra 13.8% (Hops) – When to add – Dry hop after fermentation
- 1¾ oz (Hops) Simcoe 13% (Hops) – When to add – Dry hop after fermentation
- Heat 15 liters (26 pints) of water to a temperature of 65°C (149°F).
- Add 13.4 lb (6 kg) of pale malt to the water and stir well.
- Maintain the mash temperature at 65°C (149°F) for 1 hour.
- Transfer the mash to a boil kettle with 27 liters (47.5 pints) of water.
- Bring the mixture to a boil and start the timer for 1 hour.
- At the beginning of the boil, add 1 oz of Citra hops (13.8%) to achieve an IBU of 40.9.
- After 50 minutes of boiling, add 1/2 oz of Citra hops (13.8%) and 1/2 oz of Simcoe hops (13%) for the last 10 minutes of the boil. This will contribute to the hop aroma with IBUs of 7.2 and 6.8, respectively.
- Add 1 tsp of Protofloc during the last 15 minutes of the boil to aid in clarifying the beer.
- At turn off, add 1 1/2 oz of Citra hops (13.8%) and 1 1/2 oz of Simcoe hops (13%) for additional hop aroma. These additions will not contribute to bitterness (IBU 0.0).
- Cool the wort to a temperature of 18°C (64°F).
- Transfer the cooled wort to a fermentation vessel.
- Pitch the American Ale Yeast Blend (White Labs WLP060) into the vessel.
- Seal the vessel with an airlock and ferment the beer at 18°C (64°F) for approximately 28 days.
- After fermentation is complete, add 1 3/4 oz of Citra hops (13.8%) and 1 3/4 oz of Simcoe hops (13%) to the fermentation vessel.
- Allow the beer to sit on the dry hops for a few days to infuse the flavors and aromas.
- After dry hopping, transfer the beer to bottles or kegs for carbonation and conditioning.
- Condition the beer at a temperature of 12°C (54°F) for 6 weeks.
- The beer will be ready to drink after this conditioning period.
- Serve the American IPA chilled and savor the hoppy bitterness, citrus aroma, and balanced flavors of this classic beer.
|Makes 🍻||Ready to Drink 🍺||Estimated ABV||Bitterness Rating||Color Rating|
|23 Litres (40 Pints)||7 Weeks||6.2%||55 IBU||10.6 EBC|
Classic American IPA Experience
Experience the essence of a classic American IPA with its hallmark characteristics of hoppy bitterness, balanced alcohol content, and invigorating citrus aroma.
Crafted with Precision
This recipe has been meticulously crafted to ensure a well-balanced and flavorful beer that will impress both seasoned homebrewers and those new to the brewing adventure.
Refreshing Sensory Experience
Immerse your senses in the burst of hop flavors and aromas, creating a truly refreshing and enjoyable drinking experience with each sip.
Perfect for Hop Lovers
If you appreciate bold and hop-forward beers, this American IPA recipe will satisfy your hop cravings with its carefully selected hop varieties and strategic hopping techniques.
Embark on an exciting homebrewing journey with this recipe, following step-by-step instructions to create your own exceptional batch of American IPA and expand your brewing skills.
Impress Your Palates
Whether you’re hosting a gathering, sharing with friends, or simply enjoying a well-crafted beer, this American IPA recipe is sure to impress even the most discerning beer enthusiasts.
FAQ on Making this American IPA Recipe
What is the estimated ABV of this American IPA?
The estimated ABV of this American IPA is 6.2%.
How long does the fermentation process take for this recipe?
The fermentation process typically takes approximately 28 days.
What are the hop varieties used in this American IPA?
The hop varieties used in this American IPA recipe include Citra (13.8%) and Simcoe (13%).
What is the recommended temperature for fermentation?
The recommended fermentation temperature is 18°C (64°F).
How long should the beer condition after fermentation?
It is recommended to condition the beer for six weeks after fermentation.
What is the serving size and yield of this recipe?
The recipe yields approximately 40 pints (23 liters) of American IPA.
What is the bitterness rating (IBU) of this American IPA?
The bitterness rating (IBU) of this American IPA is 55.
Can I substitute the recommended yeast blend with another type of yeast?
While the recipe suggests using the White Labs WLP060 American Ale Yeast Blend, you may explore substituting it with another suitable yeast strain.
What is the recommended mash temperature for this American IPA?
The recommended mash temperature for this American IPA is 65°C (149°F).
How many ounces of hops are used for dry hopping after fermentation?
After fermentation, you will need approximately 1 3/4 oz of both Citra hops (13.8%) and Simcoe hops (13%) for dry hopping.