Dial it in

I attempted a clone of the Houblon Chouffe IPA Tripel last week.

image

Here’s the recipe:

Mash
26 lb 2 Row pale
2 lb Munich
1 lb Crystal 80
1 lb Belgian Biscuit
2 lb Sucrose

Mash at 145 F for 20 minutes and 155 Friday for 40 minutes

11 gallon boil volume, 10 gallon final volume

Hops
1 oz Columbus, 60 min
3 oz Saaz, 10 min
1 oz Columbus, 10 min

Yeast
WLP500

OG 1.064
FG 1.008
ABV 7.4%

As you might guess from the gravity after the boil, my efficiency was a terrible 50%. This was my second attempt at fly sparging, and it has also failed miserably. I’m ready to switch exclusively to batch sparging. This beer will not be much of a clone, but I hope it will be a respectable IPA anyway. Just look at how full this hop sack is!

image

At least, a few leaks aside, the RIMS and exchanger are working great.
image
Cheers!

Advertisement

2 thoughts on “Dial it in

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s