Working Title IPA II

My last batch turned out so good that I decided to make more of the same, but of course I had to make a few tweaks. Hop profile is modified a bit, I scaled back on the Citra a bit to allow some of the other hops to come through more. I also upped the Rye malt to see if I can notice what it does. And I took the extra step of rehydrating the yeast instead of sprinkling it dry.

Style Information

Name: American IPA
Recipe Type: Partial Mash

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Pilsner 4 kg
Pre-hopped LME (Coopers Lager) 1.7 kg
Rye Malt 0.3 kg
Crystal, Bairds Pale 0.2 kg
Cane Sugar (for priming) 0.15 kg
Carapils (Dextrine) 0.1 kg
Carafa II malt 0.05 kg


Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
Equiv IBU contribution from pre-hopped LME 0.018 kg 13.7% 0.2466 60
Motueaka 0.024 kg 7% 0.168 20
NZ Cascade 0.05 kg 7% 0.35 10
Citra 0.02 kg 11.1% 0.222 5
Nelson Sauvin 0.037 kg 11.5% 0.4255 5
NZ Cascade 0.05 kg 7% 0.35 5
Citra 0.05 kg 11.1% 0.555 0
Nelson Sauvin 0.05 kg 11.5% 0.575 0


Name Amount Notes
Safale US-05 10g Rehydrated

Mash Steps

Name Step Type Step Time Temperature
Saccharification Rest Infusion 60 66 C


Amount: 15L
Water Description: Nelson
Time: 60 minutes
Target Batch Size: 23 liters


Estimated OG: 1.063
Estimated FG: 1.015
Estimated ABV: 6.31%
Actual OG: 1.060
Actual FG: 1.012
Actual ABV: 6.30%
Bitterness: 70 IBU
Estimated Color: 10.5 SRM

Tasting notes

29/1/14: Tasted at botteling - tastes pretty good but not 'wow' like the previous batch - not as hop forward, bit more hop bitterness. Colour also looks darker - brown. 13/4/14: Not a bad drop but not nearly as good as Working Title IPA I. I noticed a slight hint of something a bit off - just a very slight hint of what was off with my Amarillo Ale (batch 19) - but still pretty good.

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