I apologize for the letting my posts go this month, March Madness has me going a little crazy because there are still TWO CNY teams in the tourney, SU and the Cinderella story of the year, the Cornell Big Red. With all that said, I am still going to find some time to brew this weekend.
The last time I brewed an IPA it was November so I figured I am due for another one. It’s always great to have an IPA on tap. So Bryan and I will be brewing a 20gal batch. Here is the plan as it stands:
- 44lbs American 2 row
- 2lbs Cyrstal 20L
- 1.5lbs Crystal 60L
- 1.3lbs Cara-Pils/Dex
Simple enough base recipe that has worked for me the past few times, it’s a target OG of 1.056 so I am trying to keep this one on the lower scale of alcohol for the style. Here is what I have for the hops schedule:
- 4oz Magnum 60min
- 2oz Centennial 60min
- 2oz Cascade 30min
- 2oz Cascade 20min
- 2oz Cascade 1min (cool down)
- 4oz Cascade dry hopping
Keep in mind that there are two 10 gallon kettles and four 5 gallon fermentation vessels so it will only be 1oz per vessel on the dry hopps. I am going to get a fresh pack of 1056 American Ale yeast to use and we’re on our way.
So, tonight I will be up at the Carrier Dome watching the Cornell Big Red try to upset the Kentucky Wildcats in the
Sweet 16 after the Syracuse Orange put another team to bed. It’s a great time to be in CNY with a basetball jones!