Chinook IPA

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Submitted By: travisdazell (Shared)
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Brewer: Travis
Batch Size: 5.00 galStyle: American IPA (14B)
Boil Size: 3.50 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 9.3 SRMEquipment: My Equipment
Bitterness: 53.6 IBUsBoil Time: 45 min
Est OG: 1.062 (15.1° P)
Est FG: 1.014 SG (3.7° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 6.2%Taste Rating: 30.0

Amount Name Type #
12.00 oz Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (6.0 SRM) Grain 1
4.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 2
2 lbs Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 3
5 lbs Pilsner Liquid Extract (3.5 SRM) Extract 4
1.50 oz Chinook [13.0%] - Boil 45 min Hops 5
0.50 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 5 min) Misc 6
0.50 oz Chinook [13.0%] - Boil 1 min Hops 7
1.0 pkgs Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) Yeast 8
1 lbs Pilsner Liquid Extract (3.5 SRM) Extract 9
1.00 oz Chinook [13.0%] - Dry Hop 14 days Hops 10

Taste Notes

This IPA turned out great. The bitterness ratio looks high in BeerSmith, but it's very well balanced, in my opinion. The color is really nice, too. This is a very good beer. I'll brew it again and I don't plan to change a thing.


After brewing, I noticed my bitterness ratio was high. I didn't notice that before I brewed. I was blindly looking at just the IBUs, and not the ratio to gravity. As I write this, it's just starting to bubble in the primary, so I'll have to wait and see how it turns out. On day 8, I racked it to a secondary and dry hopped an ounce of chinook. My first mistake was racking it and then sprinkling the hops onto the top of the beer. Afterwards, I realized I should have poured the hops into the secondary and then racked on top of the hops. I also realized that since I broke my hydrometer, I wasn't able to make sure that primary fermentation was winding down or done. It had certainly slowed down bubbling in the airlock, but the krausen hadn't fallen back much, so maybe I should have waited to rack into the secondary. We'll see what happens.

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