#174FEBRUARY 2015

RESTORATIVE BEVERAGE FOR INVALIDS AND CONVALESCENTS Download BeerXML

AN EXTRACT TAKEN FROM "A TREATISE ON FOOD AND DIET" BY DR JONATHAN PEREIRA, 1843. Imperial IPA

  • ABV
    8.5%
  • IBU
    100.0
  • OG
    1068.0

THIS BEER IS

Brewed to 8.5%, light as a mass market Pilsner in colour, fermented to be as dry as a Lambic, but as bitter as any double IPA and loaded with as much hop aroma as we can get into a beer. The fermentables in this beer were Marris Otter Extra Pale along with plenty of sugar as we mashed at a very low temperature to ensure maximum fermentability and attenuation. This beer is fermented within an inch of its life making it dry, sheer and bright. Citra, Amarillo & Centennial were all used in abundance in the kettle and also fired extremely liberally at this beer with our high tech hop cannon.

BASICS

VOLUME 20L 5.3gal
BOIL VOLUME 25L 6.6gal
ABV 8.5%
Target FG 1003.0
Target OG 1068.0
EBC 15.0
SRM 7.5
PH 4.4
ATTENUATION LEVEL 95.59%

METHOD/TIMINGS

Mash IconMASH TEMP
63°C 145.4°F 90mins
Fermentation IconFERMENTATION
21°C 70°F
Twist IconTWIST
White Cane Sugar 880.0g End

INGREDIENTS

Malt IconMALT
Extra Pale Maris Otter 5.25kg 11.6lbs
Hops IconHOPS
(g) Add Attribute
Columbus Extract 10.0g Start Bitter
Citra 37.5g End Flavour
Amarillo 37.5g End Flavour
Centennial 37.5g End Flavour
Citra 100.0g Dry Hop Aroma
Amarillo 100.0g Dry Hop Aroma
Centennial 100.0g Dry Hop Aroma
Yeast IconYEAST
  • Wyeast 1272 - American Ale II

FOOD Pairing

Food Pairing Icon
  • Habanero spicy chicken wings with ranch sauce
  • Jalapeño chilli and chicken quesadillas
  • New York style cheesecake

BREWER'S TIP

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Allow the mash to sit at lower temperatures for an extended period to convert the maximum amount of starch to fermetable sugars. This will give the beer a higher ABV and dry it out.

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