Hop Stuffing Black IPA

Continuing the xGiving Series of brews, I explore flavor infusions in black ipas. Imagine a beer that has the piney hop of a christmas ipa and the savory spice of turkey dressing. I had a hankerin' for a hoppy brew with the flavors of classic stuffing, so I conjured up a new black ipa recipe with black peppercorns, toasted celery seed and apple extract. The all-grain recipe below will make 5 gallons.

Hop Stuffing - Black IPA Recipe

5 gallons
All Grain
1.074~OG → 1.018~FG → 7.2%ABV 72 IBU 41.0°L SRM
Yeasts
1 Pack
1056 - American Ale
  Wyeast (Ale)
1 Pack

Fermentables
13.84 pounds
Maris Otter
  38ppg, 4°L
10.75 pounds
78%
Crystal 20L
  35ppg, 20°L
1.25 pounds
9%
Carafa III
  30ppg, 600°L
14 ounces
6%
Sucanat Sugar
  41ppg, 0°L
9 ounces
4%
Crystal 80L
  34ppg, 80°L
6.5 ounces
3%

Hops
8.62 ounces
7 C's
  10%, Pellet
2.5 ounces
29%
Falconers Flight
  11%, Pellet
2.37 ounces
28%
Cascade
  6%, Pellet
1.63 ounces
19%
HBC 342
  11%, Pellet
1.63 ounces
19%
Sorachi Ace
  13%, Pellet
0.5 ounces
6%

Miscellaneous
2.5 ounces
Gypsum
  Water Agent
1 ounce
40%
Calcium Chloride
  Water Agent
0.5 ounces
20%
Irish moss
  Fining
0.5 ounces
20%
Whirlfloc
  Fining
0.5 ounces
20%

Infusion Mash
75 minutes, 7.75 gallons
Strike
  Target 155°F
4.98 gallons
166°F
75 minutes
Sparge 2.77 gallons
170°F

Boil
1 hour, 5.78 gallons
Sorachi Ace hops
  13%, Pellet
0.5 ounces
60 minutes (+0)
Gypsum
  Water Agent
1 ounce
60 minutes (+0)
Calcium Chloride
  Water Agent
0.5 ounces
60 minutes (+0)
7 C's hops
  10%, Pellet
0.37 ounces
30 minutes (+30)
Falconers Flight hops
  11%, Pellet
0.25 ounces
30 minutes (+30)
7 C's hops
  10%, Pellet
0.88 ounces
15 minutes (+45)
Falconers Flight hops
  11%, Pellet
0.88 ounces
15 minutes (+45)
Irish moss
  Fining
0.5 ounces
15 minutes (+45)
Whirlfloc
  Fining
0.5 ounces
15 minutes (+45)
Celery seed
Spice
0.10 ounces
10 minutes (+50)
Black Peppercorn
Spice
0.25 ounces
10 minutes (+50)
7 C's hops
  10%, Pellet
0.62 ounces
5 minutes (+55)
Falconers Flight hops
  11%, Pellet
0.62 ounces
5 minutes (+55)
7 C's hops
  10%, Pellet
0.62 ounces
0 minutes (+60)
Falconers Flight hops
  11%, Pellet
0.62 ounces
0 minutes (+60)

Ferment
5 days @ 68°F, 21 days @ 68°F
Cascade hops
  6%, Pellet
1.63 ounces
21 days (+5 days)
HBC 342 hops
  11%, Pellet
1.63 ounces
21 days (+5 days)
Rack to secondary (68°F) 21 days (+5 days)


Directions
Add your brewing salts in your water source. Mash the grains at 155° F (68° C) for 75 minutes or until starch conversion is finished. Mash out at 170° F (77° C) and sparge. Collect 5.78 gallons (22 L) of runoff and bring everything to a rolling boil. Add 10 drops of defoamer. Drop in your hops as directed in the recipe. After a 60 minute boil, chill the wort down to 67° F (19° C) and transfer to your primary fermenter. Pitch your yeast, whether it be a yeast starter, liquid or dry yeast and aerate well. Ferment at 68° F (20° C) for 7 days or until fermentation activity subsides, then rack to secondary and add the dry hops.for 16 more days. Add 2 oz. apple extract or an amount to your desired taste during bottling/kegging.
Christian Lavender Christian Lavender is a homebrewer in Austin, TX.

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