Ravenwood IPA

From the BrewBlog of BorealBrewers – Grand Rapdis, Minnesota USA
Printed April 23, 2018

Style: American IPA
Brewer: Chad Haatvedt
Brew Date: March 3, 2013
Yield: 5.5 gallons
Bitterness (Calc): 67.3 IBU (Tinseth)
Batch No: 2013-03-03
OG: 1.057
Target OG: 1.055
Status: Primary
BJCP Style Info: American IPA
O.G.: 1.056 - 1.075
F.G.: 1.010 - 1.018
ABV: 5.5 - 7.5%
Bitterness: 40 - 70 IBUs
Color: 6 - 15 SRM
Info: A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale.

Commercial Examples: Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale, AleSmith IPA, Russian River Blind Pig IPA, Stone IPA, Three Floyds Alpha King, Great Divide Titan IPA, Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA, Victory Hop Devil, Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, Anderson Valley Hop Ottin’, Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, Founder’s Centennial IPA, Anchor Liberty Ale, Harpoon IPA, Avery IPA.

General Information
Method: All Grain

Trying to perfect an IPA that I like

Malts and Grains
12.00 pounds American Pale Malt (2-Row) 92.3% of grist
0.50 pounds Crystal Malt 40L 3.8% of grist
0.50 pounds British Dextrin (Cara-Pils) Malt 3.8% of grist
13.00 pounds Total Grain Weight 100% of grist
1 tblsp 5.2 Stabilizer @ mash minutes  
1 tablet Whirlfloc @ 1 minutes  
1.00 ounces Centennial 9.7% Pellets @ 40 minutes
Type: Bittering
Use: Boil
9.7 AAUs
1.00 ounces Centennial 9.7% Pellets @ 20 minutes
Type: Bittering
Use: Boil
9.7 AAUs
2.00 ounces Amarillo 9.3% Pellets @ 5 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Boil
18.6 AAUs
4.00 ounces Total Hop Weight 38 AAUs
Total Boil Time: 60 minutes
Name: American Ale
Manufacturer: Wyeast
Product ID: 1056
Type: Ale
Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 75%
Temperature Range: 60–72°F
Amount: 250 ml
Mash Profile

Single Infusion Mash, Medium Bodied Beer, No Mash Out

Grain Temperature: 72°F Tun Temperature: 72°F
Sparge Temperature: 168°F PH: 5.4
PPG: 27.6 Efficiency: 82.1%

Mash profile for most well-modified malts.


# Name Type Time Temp. Description
1 Mash In Infusion 60 min. 154°F

Add 100% of mash water at 166° F / 74° C


Mashed at 152 for 60 minutes.  Tried to mash out at 168, but could only hit 165.

Fly sparged slowly (40 minutes) and collected 7.8 gallons.

Rapid boil for one hour.  Added 5 tsp of yeast energizer at 15 minutes.

Special Procedures

Water Amounts

Boil Amount: 7.5
Mash Volume: 4.75
Sparge Water: 5.5
My water amounts were right on.  The fermenter was at the exact level it should be when I racket from the boil kettle.


Brew House Efficiency  74.51%





Ravenwood IPA
Date Brewed:  
Brew Day Data
  Target Actual
Strike Water Amount: 4.3  
Strike Water Temperature:    
Mash Temperature:    
Mash Time:    
Sparge Water Amount: 6.7  
Sparge Water Temperature:    
Pre-Boil Gravity:    
Pre-Boil Amount: 7.2  
Post-Boil Amount: 5.5  
Boil Time: 60  
Original Gravity: 1.057 / 14° P  
Brew Day Notes

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