American IPA Recipe - Spellbinder IPA

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Spellbinder IPA

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All Grain
19 Liter(s)
25 Liter(s)
70 min
75%
Here is a homebrew-scale recipe for Wren House’s best-selling beer—the same that won gold in the most competitive category of the 2020 Great American Beer Festival awards: Juicy/Hazy IPA. “A soft, drinkable beer meant to highlight pure American hops,” the brewers say of Spellbinder. “Make sure to use quality hops.” Mill the grains and mash at 152?F (67?C) for 45 minutes, targeting a mash pH of 5.2 (see Brewer’s Notes, below). Vorlauf until the runnings are clear of grain material, then run off into the kettle. Sparge and top up as necessary to get about 6.5 gallons (25 liters) of wort—or more, depending on your evaporation rate. Boil for 70 minutes, then conduct a whirlpool—chilling the wort to 170?F (77?C), if possible. Add whirlpool hops and steep for 20 minutes. Then chill to 62?F (17?C) and pitch the yeast, avoiding excessive aeration (which could inhibit the yeast’s production of fruity esters). Ferment at 64?F (18?C). When the beer is about 60 percent attenuated—i.e., at about SG 1.025—add all the dry hops and leave for 5 days. When gravity has stabilized, cold crash, package, carbonate—and drink it fresh. BREWER’S NOTES Before mashing, we adjust the water to elevate calcium chloride—targeting a 3:1 chlorides-to-sulfates ratio, with about 125 ppm of calcium—which lends a softer, rounder mouthfeel to the finished beer.

Fermentables

73% - Pilsner - DE
3.7
38
1
Mash
13% - White Wheat - US
0.68
40
2
Mash
7% - Unmalted Wheat - BE
0.34
35
2
Mash
7% - Flaked Oats - US
0.34
37
1
Mash

Hops

Cascade
85
Pellet
FlameOut
0 min(s)
5.8
0.0
Citra
113
Pellet
DryHop
5 day(s)
12
0.0
Mosaic
113
Pellet
DryHop
5 day(s)
12.7
0.0

Yeast

Wyeast London Ale III 1318
73%

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Mash Steps

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Special Instructions

1.
Mash at 67C for 45 minutes - mash PH 5.2
2.
Vorlauf until clear, sparge to get to 25 liters.
3.
Boil for 70 minutes
4.
Chill wort to 77C, add flameout hops and steep for 20 minutes
5.
Chill to 18C and pitch yeast.
6.
At about SG 1.025 add all dry hops and leave for 5 days
7.
Cold crash, keg and carbonate.

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Recipe Facts

Spellbinder IPA
American IPA
  • 19.00 Gallons Liters Batch Size
  • 25.00 Gallons Liters Boil Size
  • 70  min Boil Time
  • 1.063 OG
  • 1.017 FG
  • 0.0 IBU (tinseth) Bitterness
  • 0.00 BG:GU
  • 2.9° SRM Color
  • 75% Efficiency
  • 6.0% ABV Alcohol
  • 215 per 12oz Calories
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