My own recipe for a Red IPA creation, that smells fresh and fruity, with hints of lemon and mango, but comes with a lot of bitterness.
Original Wort: 17,5° Plato
Bitterness: 85 IBU
Color: 33 EBC
Alcohol: 7,2 %
Amount: 26,4 l
|Pale Ale Malt||81 %||5,5 kg|
|Carahell||8 %||0,54 kg|
|Caramünch Type II||8 %||0,54 kg|
|Acidulated Malt||3 %||0,2 kg|
main: 21.7 l
sparging: 15.8 l
Mashing In @ 63 °C
13 min. @ 58 °C
45 min. @ 63 °C
30 min. @ 71 °C
Mash Out @ 78 °C
|Mangum||14 % alpha||28 g||before boiling|
|Magnum||14 % alpha||37,3 g||70 min|
|Cascade||7,7 % alpha||18,6 g||30 min|
|Cascade||7,7 % alpha||9,32 g||10 min|
After boiling I got about 25.2 l to which I added American Ale Yeast.
While cooling down the wort, I brought 1 l of water to boil and added another 28g of Cascade (7,7% alpha) in nylon tights to the hot water, and let it soak for about 30 min. Then I added the water and the tights to the fermenter and only took it out before bottling (26.4 l).
Turned out as my best beer so far: It has a beautiful copper-red color, the foam is fine and stays on the glass. It smells fresh and fruity, reminding on lemons with a gentle mango aroma. It tastes rich and a bit sweet, which goes fine along with the strong bitterness. I perceive it as a very strong but fresh beer.
I will add some images later …