This Double IPA with 'expressive yeast' is one of Alvarado Street Brewery’s most popular beers.
J.C. Hill 5 months ago
Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
8.25 lb (3.75 kg) American 2-Row Malt
4 lb (1.8 kg) Golden Promise
1.25 lb (.57 kg) Flaked Barley
4 oz (113g) Simpson’s Crystal Light
0.33 oz (9.4 g) Mosaic at 60 minutes
2 oz (56.7 g) Amarillo at flameout, steep for 20 minutes
1.5 oz (42.5 g) Simcoe at flameout, steep for 20 minutes
1 oz Citra (28.3 g) dry hop in primary for 7 days
2 oz Mosaic (56.7 g) dry hop in primary for 7 days
1 oz Amarillo (28.3 g) dry hop in primary for 7 days
1 oz Galaxy (28.3 g) dry hop in primary for 7 days
Omega Tropical IPA. Ferment at 75 degrees for 5 days, then let free rise to 78 degrees to finish fermentation.
Mash at 150°F (65.5°C). Using lactic acid, adjust mash to achieve 5.1–5.3 pH. Dry hop when gravity falls below 1.020, but take caution as nucleation sites may cause a geyser. Start with a few pellets, let the CO2 settle, then finish the dry hop under positive pressure. Do not remove yeast. After 7 days on hops, crash beer to 32°F (0°C) and hold for 4-5 days before racking to keg or bottling.
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