First Impression of Super Gamma IPA

April 1, 2008

The fruity, slightly citrusy nose from the dry hopping really hits you hard after pouring this. The color is, well you can see for yourself to the left. This is my second attempt at this IPA, with a few small changes. I traded up more of the extract for grain, altered the hop schedule a bit by adding some late addition palisades, and used a different yeast. I have to say the first attempt may have been more balanced. I had been having trouble with low attenuation and a lot of residual sugars, so this time I mashed at 63C and put a space heater a few feet from the fermenter to keep the proper temp (never controlled this before). I also pitched a packet of Safale US05 instead of a Wyeast slap pack of Rogue’s Pacman like the first attempt, though word on the street is that Pacman is just a US05 mutant. Let’s just say that did the trick.

I got the just about the same ABV from both (5.8 and 5.9) but the gravity of first attempt started and stopped a few points higher than this time. Next time I’ll do it all grain, mash at 65C, and pitch a starter of WLP001 or just use the US05 again. I may cut out the palisades too, for cost’s sake.
Here’s the recipe:

Super Gamma ray IPA

Super Gamma ray IPA
Recipe Super Gamma ray IPA Style American IPA
Brewer Chemical Craig Batch 5.00 gal
Partial Mash

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity 1.060 OG Estimated FG 1.015 FG
Recipe Bitterness 66 IBU Alcohol by Volume 5.8%
Recipe Color 14° SRM Alcohol by Weight 4.5%

Ingredients

Quantity Grain Type Use
5.00 lb American two-row Other Mashed
4.13 lb Light malt extract Other Extract
1.00 lb Crystal 80L Other Mashed
0.75 lb Light D.M.E. Other Extract
0.50 lb Belgian Aromatic Other Mashed
0.25 lb Amber D.M.E. Other Extract
0.25 lb American wheat Other Mashed
Quantity Hop Type Time
1.00 oz Cascade whole 60 minutes
0.50 oz Simcoe whole 40 minutes
0.50 oz Simcoe whole 20 minutes
1.00 oz Amarillo whole 7 minutes
0.50 oz Palisades whole 7 minutes
0.50 oz Cascade whole 0 minutes
1.50 oz Palisades whole 0 minutes
Quantity Misc Notes
1.00 unit Brewing Salts Other tsp.
1.00 unit Irish Moss Other clarifying
1.00 unit Safale US05 Other package

Recipe Notes

Mash at 63C for 60 min.

Batch Notes

Dry hop with 1 oz. Palisades and 1 oz. glacier
OG: 1.060
FG: 1.014

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