Epic Failure IPA

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: lelmore (Shared)
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Brewer: Link Elmore
Batch Size: 5.00 galStyle: American IPA (14B)
Boil Size: 6.45 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 12.5 SRMEquipment: Greg's 15gal kettle and Link's Igloo 54
Bitterness: 24.8 IBUsBoil Time: 75 min
Est OG: 1.066 (16.1° P)Mash Profile: February 2012 Epic IPA
Est FG: 1.015 SG (3.9° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 6.7%Taste Rating: 30.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
4.58 gal Abingdon, VA Water 1
1.10 tbsp PH 5.2 Stabilizer (Mash 60 min) Misc 2
8 lbs 12.86 oz Golden Promise (Simpsons) (2.0 SRM) Grain 3
1 lbs 1.73 oz Caramel Malt - 60L (Briess) (60.0 SRM) Grain 4
11.80 oz Caramalt (Simpsons) (35.0 SRM) Grain 5
5.81 oz Carapils (Briess) (1.5 SRM) Grain 6
4.00 oz Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 7
0.25 oz Cascade [6.8%] - Boil 75 min Hops 8
0.50 oz Cascade [6.8%] - Boil 30 min Hops 9
1.00 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min) Misc 10
1.21 oz Cascade [6.8%] - Boil 10 min Hops 11
1.51 oz Cascade [6.8%] - Steep 20 min Hops 12
1.51 oz Cascade [6.8%] - Boil 0 min Hops 13
0 pkgs American Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1272) Yeast 14
2.04 oz Cascade [6.8%] - Dry Hop 5 days Hops 15
2.04 oz Cascade [6.8%] - Dry Hop 5 days Hops 16

Notes

Brewed at Wolf Hills with Overmountain Brewers as part of AHA Big Brew 2012. Used Greg's new 15 gal kettle but forgot to adjust recipe for evaporation rate. Missed step infusion temps and ended up doing "protein rest" at 128 for 25 min and mashing at 142 for 45 min. Not surprisingly, missed the pre-boil gravity (I hit 1.044). Must have screwed up the sparge volume or didn't account for grain soaking up so much because I also missed my volume; only about 5 gal pre-boil. Greg's kettle is an evaporation machine compared to my turkey cooker and post-boil volume was about 4 gal (so disgusted with myself that I didn't measure). Post-boil gravity was 1.066 so this is now an IPA. I saw what was happening with the evaporation and so I cut down the boil time from 90 minutes to 75 so it wouldn't be overly hopped for style (whatever that is). It's very doubtful that this symphony of errors will turn out anything like what I intended but rather than add water to add volume and lower gravity, I just decided to cool, pitch and let it go as is and see what I get. Maybe this will be a new discovery.