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American IPA Brewed with All Simpsons Malt • Bayou Beer

American IPA Brewed with All Simpsons Malt

June 19th, 2017

So I have all this Simpson’s pale malt now.   I will brew this IPA and then I will brew a third run at the Fuller’s Golden pride in which I’ll reduce the Crystal by half again.

Used Brewer’s Friend to try and further rehabilitate my water since I got my report back from Ward labs.    My IPAs are always hit and miss.   They’re always pretty good but sometimes they’re phenomenal and win awards at Dixie Cup or Clash of the Carboys.   Generally the same recipe but now I’m paying closer attention to total oil content on hops as well as trying to remove water as a somewhat unknown.   The hop additions will be all whirlpool.   All that being said this beer is very much a new approach.

In addition to the recipe below I will be adding an ounce or two of Ariana hops which are said to add a big fruity note as a dry hop.

Update 6/22/2017

So I’m not going to trust my memory for hop inventory anymore.  Ended up having to sub out hops.   All whirlpool.  2 ounces each of Centennial, Mosaic and Citra.    Still going to stick with my dry hop plan.   Brew day went well overall.

Update 8/5/2017

This beer got overall “meh” marks at the Clash of the Carboys.   33 isn’t terrible.  I would agree with that to a degree.   Don’t care for Arianna.   Wish I’d added some Simcoe.  But the beer was nice and the keg did float.    It did score better as a New England IPA which is what I would call it based on how it tasted compared to other NEIPA I’ve had.   That wasn’t intentional here and likely had to do with the hopping schedule which will be noted if I want to brew that in the future.   I am interested to see the judging notes.

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
5.5 gal 60 min 40.1 IBUs 7.2 SRM 1.058 1.011 6.1 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
American IPA 21 A 1.056 - 1.07 1.008 - 1.014 40 - 70 6 - 14 2.4 - 2.9 5.5 - 7.5 %


Name Amount %
Pale Malt, Best (Simpsons) 12 lbs 96
Crystal, Light (Simpsons) 8 oz 4


Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Galaxy 2 oz 10 min Aroma Pellet 14
Centennial 1 oz 60 min Aroma Pellet 10
Mosaic (HBC 369) 1 oz 10 min Aroma Pellet 12.3
Citra 2 oz 0 min Dry Hop Pellet 12


Name Amount Time Use Type
Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) 9.00 g 60 min Mash Water Agent
Lactic Acid 6.00 ml 60 min Mash Water Agent


Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
Safale American (US-05) DCL/Fermentis 77% 59°F - 75°F


Step Temperature Time
Mash In 150°F 75 min


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