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SumoCitrusV – American IPA

SumoCitrusV American IPA
12lbs Pale Malt
.5 lbs Carapils
.15 lbs Caramel Malt (30L)

1 oz Centennial Leaf 10% AA (60 minutes)
1 oz Cascade Leaf 5.50% AA (45 minutes)
1 oz Centennial Leaf 10% AA (30 minutes)
1 oz Cascade Leaf 5.50% AA (15 minutes)
2 oz Simcoe 13% AA (0 Minutes)
2 oz Citra Leaf (Dry Hop 5 Days)

Yeast: Wyeast American Ale II yeast 1272 – one smack pack initially, added another on day 5 in the primary.

1 tab Whirlfloc (10 Minutes)
1 tsp Yeast Nutrient (10 Minutes)
10g Gypsum in the water pre-mash

Fermentation Temperature: 66 F

All my big IPAs have had a soapiness to them that I have not been able to get rid of. A couple of homebrewer frieds recommended adding Gypsum to my water and it worked. The soapiness is gone – but I should have added more bittering hops (or just added them earlier in the boil). This beer turned out fine and has a great nose, but it’s a little too malty and sweet for me.

I didn’t have time to make a starter and fermentation got off to a really slow start.  90 Minute Boil. 60 Minute Mash at 151 degrees. Brewed 5 Gallons.

Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.061
Original Gravity: 1.072
Gravity at Rack: 1.022
Final Gravity:1.021
Final ABV:7.8%
IBUS (est): 69

SumoCitrysV American IPA pre-pitch

Whirfloc doing its thing.

SumoCitrusV American IPA - Pre-rack

Primary complete – pre-rack.

SumoCitrusV American IPA, Racked and Dry-hopped with 2oz Citra leaf

Racked and Dry-hopped with 2oz Citra leaf


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