Black Imperial Indian Pale Ale (AG)
  • jlwjlw
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    Yeah, I know this is probably a Cascadian Black Ale so sue me.

    BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
    Recipe: Heavenly Scourge Black IIPA
    Brewer:
    Asst Brewer:
    Style: Imperial IPA
    TYPE: All Grain
    Taste: (35.0)

    Recipe Specifications
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    Boil Size: 6.35 gal
    Post Boil Volume: 5.72 gal
    Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal
    Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
    Estimated OG: 1.094 SG
    Estimated Color: 38.0 SRM
    Estimated IBU: 110.6 IBUs
    Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
    Est Mash Efficiency: 82.5 %
    Boil Time: 60 Minutes

    Ingredients:
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    Amt Name Type # %/IBU
    15 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 88.6 %
    1 lbs Carafa III (525.0 SRM) Grain 2 5.7 %
    1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 3 5.7 %
    2.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Day Hop 8 0.0 IBUs
    3.00 oz Magnum [14.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 4 108.7 IBUs
    2.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days Hop 9 0.0 IBUs
    2.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 1.0 min Hop 5 1.9 IBUs
    0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 6 0.0 IBUs
    2.0 pkg California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [35. Yeast 7 -


    Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
    Total Grain Weight: 17 lbs 8.0 oz
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    Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
    Mash In Add 21.88 qt of water at 163.7 F 152.0 F 60 min

    Sparge: Drain mash tun, Batch sparge with 1 steps (3.23gal) of 168.0 F water
    Notes:

    You could also use US05 for a dry yeast
  • jlwjlw
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    I think I am going to brew this beer this weekend.
  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    Seems a little dark to call it pail, and a too much hopping for a Russian imperia.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    so many ibus.... :-SS
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  • jlwjlw
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    Seems a little dark to call it pail, and a too much hopping for a Russian imperia.
    .



    You are correct on both accounts. There is no good category to stick this in.
  • jlwjlw
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    so many ibus.... :-SS



    WRONG!

    :-q
  • ThymThym
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    jlw said:

    I think I am going to brew this beer this weekend.



    Sweet. It only took 3.5. Years for you to get around to it. Not bad.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • jlwjlw
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    Lakewood said:

    jlw said:

    I think I am going to brew this beer this weekend.



    Sweet. It only took 3.5. Years for you to get around to it. Not bad.


    Pffft. Oh yeah well, I dare you to brew it.
  • jlwjlw
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    Starter going. Brewing tomorrow. Trying a new yeast lab. RVA yeast lab.
  • ThymThym
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    jlw said:

    Starter going. Brewing tomorrow. Trying a new yeast lab. RVA yeast lab.



    Never heard of them. Liquid?
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • jlwjlw
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    Lakewood said:

    jlw said:

    Starter going. Brewing tomorrow. Trying a new yeast lab. RVA yeast lab.



    Never heard of them. Liquid?


    Yes. They are in a Richmond, VA. RVA is the abbreviation people use for Richmond, VA. You know people like soccer moms and hipsters.
  • jlwjlw
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    my starter is very flocculant. I went to give it a good swirl and it foamed up and out of the erlenmyer. Never had that happen before.
  • ThymThym
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    jlw said:

    my starter is very flocculant. I went to give it a good swirl and it foamed up and out of the erlenmyer. Never had that happen before.



    Huh... that's definitely unexpected.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • jlwjlw
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    Sparge #2
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  • ThymThym
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    jlw said:

    Sparge #2



    Mmmmmmmmm
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  • jlwjlw
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    Pre-boil
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  • jlwjlw
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    Look away malt heads. Lest ye eyes be burned out.
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  • jlwjlw
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    I think I can boil
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  • ThymThym
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    jlw said:

    Look away malt heads. Lest ye eyes be burned out.



    Mmmmmmmmm
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • jlwjlw
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    Yeast pitched.
  • jlwjlw
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    Cooking brats now
  • ThymThym
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    jlw said:

    Cooking brats now



    Nice. Im sewing.
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  • jlwjlw
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    Lakewood said:

    jlw said:

    Cooking brats now



    Nice. Im sewing.


    What?
  • ThymThym
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    jlw said:

    Lakewood said:

    jlw said:

    Cooking brats now



    Nice. Im sewing.


    What?


    a big canvas boat camper cover.
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  • ThymThym
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    This
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  • jlwjlw
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    The RVA yeast is pretty awesome. That beer had started building pressure in the fermenter in about 2 hours time. Now is chugging a long crazy.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    jlw said:

    The RVA yeast is pretty awesome. That beer had started building pressure in the fermenter in about 2 hours time. Now is chugging a long crazy.



    too fast!!! cool it down.
    The pinnacle of lame and awesome in one singular moment. -Lake
  • C_BC_B
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    jlw said:

    Look away malt heads. Lest ye eyes be burned out.



    that's enough hops for me to brew like 40 gallons. Or 2.5 years.
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  • C_BC_B
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    jlw said:

    The RVA yeast is pretty awesome. That beer had started building pressure in the fermenter in about 2 hours time. Now is chugging a long crazy.



    What ambient temp???
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  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    He might be fine. Go to the RVA website and give them a look. They ship something like 400 quadrillion cells. The cells won't bother with replication at that pitch rate.
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  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    Or I guess they will replicate, but the gross number of cells will burn up the FAN and dissolved O2 super fast and stop replication.
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  • C_BC_B
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    He might be fine. Go to the RVA website and give them a look. They ship something like 400 quadrillion cells. The cells won't bother with replication at that pitch rate.



    good lord.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • jlwjlw
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    C_B said:

    jlw said:

    The RVA yeast is pretty awesome. That beer had started building pressure in the fermenter in about 2 hours time. Now is chugging a long crazy.



    What ambient temp???


    I have no idea. There's not much I can do about it anyway since my ferm chamber is out of commission.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    jlw said:

    C_B said:

    jlw said:

    The RVA yeast is pretty awesome. That beer had started building pressure in the fermenter in about 2 hours time. Now is chugging a long crazy.



    What ambient temp???


    I have no idea. There's not much I can do about it anyway since my ferm chamber is out of commission.


    well in that case, just roll with it.
    The pinnacle of lame and awesome in one singular moment. -Lake
  • ThymThym
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    jlw said:

    C_B said:

    jlw said:

    The RVA yeast is pretty awesome. That beer had started building pressure in the fermenter in about 2 hours time. Now is chugging a long crazy.



    What ambient temp???


    I have no idea. There's not much I can do about it anyway since my ferm chamber is out of commission.


    well in that case, just roll with it.


    I'd say something trite like RDWHAHB but I'll leave that bs for another forum.

    Fix your ferm chamber.

    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • jlwjlw
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    I'm sure it's fine. It was just an aggressive fermentation. Oh and I just checked it and it's all done fermenting.
  • jlwjlw
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    I'll let it sit in primary for a few weeks, rack it and dry hop it.
  • C_BC_B
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    Lakewood said:

    jlw said:

    C_B said:

    jlw said:

    The RVA yeast is pretty awesome. That beer had started building pressure in the fermenter in about 2 hours time. Now is chugging a long crazy.



    What ambient temp???


    I have no idea. There's not much I can do about it anyway since my ferm chamber is out of commission.


    well in that case, just roll with it.


    I'd say something trite like RDWHAHB but I'll leave that bs for another forum.

    Fix your ferm chamber.



    I love you.
    jlw said:

    I'll let it sit in primary for a few weeks, rack it and dry hop it.



    This seems like a solid plan.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    is it ready to drink yet?
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  • jlwjlw
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    is it ready to drink yet?



    I'm drinking it straight out of the fermenter. I'm using a really long straw.
  • jlwjlw
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    Brewed this a few weeks Ago. This is one of my favorites. Here is the finished product.
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    C_BThym