From the BrewBlog of BorealBrewers – Grand Rapdis, Minnesota USA
Printed April 21, 2018
|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.
This beer is dedicated to my dog Bolt who passed away recently. He was my duck hunting partner and will be missed. To quote Neil Young - "we found things to do in stormy weather, long may you run".
Over the past year I've taken the Northern Brewer Tongue Splitter recipe and modified the hop schedule to a single hop variety - Simcoe - my personal favorite hop. I've also tried to imitate Surly brewing Furious a time or two and used Amarillo hops in the process. I've also made the NB Three Hearted Ale which has a higher malt bill than the Tongue Splitter or the Furious.
This beer is a blend of all three. A malt bill similar to the Three Hearted and a blend of the hops that are used in all three. I used fresh hop cones ordered on-line from Freshops.com. They smell so good you can taste them!
I design my beers using BeerSmith software. According to the beer style, this one's a bit higher on the IBU's than the style guide but I'm OK with that!
11/29/09 - Day 8 and I've racked this brew into a glass carbouy for a week to let it settle prior to putting into the keg with the dry hops. It smelled good and looks good. Did not taste or measure specific gravity.
12/13/2009 - put in the fridge and applied CO2. It smells so dang good!
|12.00 pounds||American Pale Malt (2-Row)||92.3% of grist|
|0.50 pounds||Crystal Malt 30L||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|
Magnum Leaf @ 60 minutes
Amarillo Leaf @ 20 minutes
|2.00 ounces|| Simcoe Leaf @ 5 minutes
|1.00 ounces|| Simcoe Leaf @ 0 minutes
Use: Dry Hop
|5.50 ounces||Total Hop Weight|
|Total Boil Time:||60 minutes|
Single Infusion Mash, Medium Bodied Beer
|Grain Temperature:||72°F||Tun Temperature:||72°F|
Mash profile for most well-modified malts.
|1||Mash In||Infusion||60 min.||154°F||
Add 70% of mash water at 166° F / 74° C
|2||Mash Out||Infusion||10 min.||168°F||
Add 30% of mash water at 197° F / 92° C
Mash in 13 qts water at 168
Hold mash at 154 for 60 minutes
Mash out - 7.8 quarts water at 196
Holt mash at 168 for 10 minutes
Vorlauf and Drain Mash Tun
Batch Sparge 3.33 gallons water at 168. Stir well and then let sit for 15 minutes. Vorlauf and Drain Mash Tun.
Add water to achieve 6.4 gals boil volume
1.5 oz magnum - 60 minutes
1 oz Amarillo - 20 minutes
2 oz Simcoe - 5 minutes
1 oz Simcoe - dry hop in keg.
Batch Sparge is the only thing
|Strike Water Amount:||4.3|
|Strike Water Temperature:|
|Sparge Water Amount:||4.7|
|Sparge Water Temperature:|
|Original Gravity:||1.068 / 16.6° P|