Citronella

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: Bigringking (Shared)
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Brewer: Ed Messer
Batch Size: 11.00 galStyle: American IPA (14B)
Boil Size: 13.48 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 5.5 SRMEquipment: Ed's All Grain - 11 Gal
Bitterness: 64.1 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.058 (14.4° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Light Body
Est FG: 1.010 SG (2.6° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 6.3%Taste Rating: 30.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
25 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
4.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 2
0.70 oz Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus (CTZ) [17.5%] - Boil 60 min Hops 3
1.00 oz Azacca [8.2%] - Steep 30 min Hops 4
1.00 oz Mandarina Bavaria [7.2%] - Steep 30 min Hops 5
0.80 oz Cascade [7.1%] - Steep 30 min Hops 6
0.80 oz Centennial [11.6%] - Steep 30 min Hops 7
0.80 oz Chinook [12.0%] - Steep 30 min Hops 8
0.80 oz Citra [13.4%] - Steep 30 min Hops 9
0.80 oz Galaxy [14.0%] - Steep 30 min Hops 10
0.80 oz Hallertauer [4.1%] - Steep 30 min Hops 11
0.80 oz Simcoe [13.2%] - Steep 30 min Hops 12
1 pkgs Thames Valley Ale (Wyeast Labs #1275) Yeast 13
3.00 oz Orange Peel, Sweet (Primary 5 days) Misc 14

Notes

Fairly smooth brew day today. Changed up a few hops at the last moment to what is now in the reicpe, due to availability. First of all, no C120 in the next batch. I just don't think it is necessary. 6 oz in 25# of 2-row even is too much. Tightened up the crush a little bit this time and got a little better efficiency. Also, started the vourlauf a little slower. I got two batch sparges (which were a little thick) but think that helped the efficiency as well. Boiled 15 mins extra to gain a little bit of the lost gravity. Boiled over 2x. Whirlpooled the batch at 170 for 30 mins. Then split the batch into two kettles. In one, I added 1.5 oz of orange zest. The other none, but will add 1.5oz of zest soaked in vodka. We'll see if there is a difference is taste with that. One potential taste note: I chilled the non-zest beer to 60 (not on purpose) and fermentation started a lot slower in that. The zest beer chilled only to 70 and fermentation took off quicker. I hope that doesn't impart a flavor difference.