Black As Your Soul (5 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: KevT (Shared)
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Brewer: Kevin
Batch Size: 6.00 galStyle: American Black IPA (14B)
Boil Size: 9.28 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 48.0 SRMEquipment: Nine Inch Ales Equipment
Bitterness: 136.2 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.076 (18.4° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Full Body, No Mash Out
Est FG: 1.019 SG (4.9° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 7.5%Taste Rating: 48.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
12.04 gal San Jose, CA Water 1
8.00 oz Rice Hulls (0.0 SRM) Adjunct 2
12 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 3
2 lbs 8.00 oz Rye Malt (4.7 SRM) Grain 4
1 lbs 8.00 oz Rye, Flaked (2.0 SRM) Grain 5
1 lbs 8.00 oz Wheat, Roasted (425.0 SRM) Grain 6
12.00 oz Carafa II (412.0 SRM) Grain 7
12.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 8
12.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 9
12.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 10
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.7%] - Boil 60 min Hops 11
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.7%] - Boil 50 min Hops 12
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [10.6%] - Boil 40 min Hops 13
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [10.6%] - Boil 30 min Hops 14
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [9.9%] - Boil 20 min Hops 15
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [9.9%] - Boil 10 min Hops 16
1.00 oz Cascade [6.7%] - Steep 5 min Hops 17
1.00 oz Cascade [6.7%] - Steep 0 min Hops 18
1 pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) Yeast 19
1.00 oz Cascade [6.7%] - Dry Hop 14 days Hops 20
1.00 oz Centennial [9.2%] - Dry Hop 14 days Hops 21
1.30 Tequila Soaked Oak Spirals (Secondary 7 days) Misc 22

Taste Notes

Held the tequila oak out and experimented with just adding it to a couple of bottles. After 21 days, In the bottle we put the most wood (3 ~ 0.5 inch pieces), the wood started to add some interesting additional layers of flavor. In the couple of bottles we opened sooner than 21 days, the flavor contribution was negligable. Next time we brew this beer, the tequila oak is going into the secondary or keg. Without the tequila oak this is a beautiful beer. The hop bitterness and the roasted malt flavors are in perfect harmony. There is a hint of hop aroma, in a future batch in which the tequila oak is not used, I will increase the aroma additions.

Notes

Held the tequila oak out and experimented with just adding it to a couple of bottles. After 21 days, In the bottle we put the most wood (3 ~ 0.5 inch pieces), the wood started to add some interesting additional layers of flavor. In the couple of bottles we opened sooner than 21 days, the flavor contribution was negligable. Next time we brew this beer, the tequila oak is going into the secondary or keg. Without the tequila oak this is a beautiful beer. The hop bitterness and the roasted malt flavors are in perfect harmony. There is a hint of hop aroma, in a future batch in which the tequila oak is not used, I will increase the aroma additions.

Ratings

by KevT

by mhaugo

Absolutely brilliant black IPA. I am generally not a fan of the sytle, but this is an incredible example. Kudos to the homebrewer who assembled it.

by magzbee

Made minor changes to the original recipe due to the unavailable hops but it turned out fantastic! Well done!

by goes2eleven

Scaled down to 1 gallon and left out the Tequila chips. Very tasty!

Nice beer

by catta12

Scaled to 5 gallon, used American Medium Oak spiral in secondary. Will make again.