Monday, February 17, 2014

Black IPA Take 2 Espresso Shots and Call Me in the Middle of the Night

Yeah all right; the last thing this beer needs is to get more complicated.  But I was bored, so I chucked a couple ounces of coffee in, just for giggles.

Grain Bill:

10 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US Grain
2 lbs Rye Malt Grain
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L
10 oz Special Roast
5 oz Blackprinz
5 oz Carafa I

(Half-and-half on the Carafa and Blackprinz - mostly because that's how much Blackprinz I had left.)

5 gallons at 170, iced to 152.  Dropped a bit again it was 148 with 20 minutes left, so I topped it up with boiling to get it back to 150.  Batch sparged at 168.  Used a siphon to get it into the brew kettle (normally I just drop-pour from countertop-height.  Makes less mess, and probably preserves temperature better, but it makes it hard to tell when its running down and needs a new batch.

60 min .75 oz Warrior [15.4 %]
45 min .25 oz Warrior [15.4 %]
10 min 1.0 oz Cascade [6.4% AA 5.9% BA]
10 min 1 tsp Irish Moss
5 min 1.0 oz Citra [14.1% AA 5.9%]

2.5 oz. fresh-ground coffee, as it went in the cooling bath.

Initial SG: Totally forgot to take it.

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