|Shutdown Haze - NEIPA
|Home Brewing Recipes
Brooks Brewery Associate Brewer
the crossroads of the beer world
|Here at Brooks Brewery things are going well as our outdoor beer
garden has proven quite popular. I hope you stop by to try some of our
great beer. When you do be sure you ask for me or our head Brewer
Artie Hannema. We both really enjoy meeting the readers of
BeeerNexus. As always if you have any questions just write me here at
BeerNexus and I'll be happy to answer them along with input from our
award winning head brewer Art Hanneman.
As this Covid19 headache continues it might be the right time for a new
version of my NEIPA. At a modest 7% it's quite drinkable and tasty. Last
time I featured an extract recipe so how about all grain this time.
10 lb (4.5 kg) Pilsner
1.25 lb (567 g) wheat
1.25 lb (567 g) flaked oats
1 lb (454 g) Carapils
6 oz (170 g) Crystal 15
0.25 oz (7 g) Mosaic at FWH
Yeast nutrient and kettle finings at 15 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Motueka at flame-out
3 oz (85 g) Mosaic at flame-out 4 oz (113 g) Citra at dry hop (see below)
4 oz (113 g) Amarillo at dry hop
2 oz (57 g) Galaxy at dry hop
Imperial Organic Yeast A04 Barbarian or something similar, such
Vermont Ale (aka Conan).
Mash in with 4.25 gallons (16 l) of water (166°F/74°C) and mash at 152°
F (67°C). Sparge with 5 gallons (19 l) of 168°F (76°C) water. Boil for 90
minutes. Do at least a 30-minute hop stand with the flame-out hops
before chilling. You will pick up most of your IBUs during this step, but
don’t be tempted to put them in during the boil or to shorten the stand.
Pitch the proper amount of yeast, and ferment for roughly a week at 67°
F (19°C). Allow the temperature to rise to 70°F (21°C) after vigorous
fermentation is done (usually on day 3 or 4).
Dry hop for 7 days. Make sure to blanket your fermentor with CO2 while
you dry hop to minimize oxygen pickup. Consider adding the dry hops in
two different additions, 3 days apart. Gently swirling the fermentor every
couple of days is also helpful.
What properties and characteristics does a brewer want from water?
What kind of water should be used to make stouts? IPAs? These are the
kinds of questions I am frequently asked. Here are the answers.
Brewing water affects the beer in three ways: It affects the pH of the
beer, which affects how the beer flavors are expressed to your palate; it
provides “seasoning” from the sulfate-to-chloride ratio; and it can cause
off-flavors from chlorine or contaminants.
In general, brewing water should be clean and free of any odors, such
as chlorine or pond smells. Usually, good brewing water for conducting
the mash and creating the wort should be moderately hard and have low-
to-moderate alkalinity. But it depends (doesn’t it always?) on the type of
beer you want to brew and the mineral character of your water.Good
beer can be brewed with almost any water. However, water adjustment
can make the difference between a good beer and a great beer
Historically, many famous beer styles were developed in conjunction with
the water from the region, but you need to understand that brewers
have been adjusting their water for hundreds of years. So don’t assume
that you have to use the exact water profile that you find on the Internet
for Dublin, Ireland, if you want to brew a good stout. The water profile for
a famous brewing city may be a step in the right direction, but do your
research and find out how the brewers of that region/style actually used
the water to brew their beer.
How do you know your water’s alkalinity and hardness? Often that
information is contained in your city water report. For hoppier beer styles
such as American Pale Ale or American IPA, you can add calcium sulfate
(gypsum) to the water to make the beer taste drier and have a crisper,
more assertive bitterness. For maltier styles, such as Oktoberfest or
Brown Ale, you can add calcium chloride to the water to make the beer
taste fuller and sweeter.
Generally, you don’t want to exceed 400 ppm for sulfate or 150 ppm for
chloride. Sulfate and chloride are the seasoning for your beer, and their
ratio will affect the flavor balance to a large degree. A hoppy beer will
generally have a sulfate-to-chloride ratio of 3:1 or higher, and you don’t
want both of them to be at their maximum because that will just make the
beer taste like mineral water.
That's it for this month.
Hope to see you next time!
Good Brewing and Cheers!
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