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Defiance IPA Recipe

This American IPA placed third in the 2013 NHC first round in Atlanta and advanced to the NHC Finals. Don’t blink or you’ll miss a hops addition.

Geoff Coleman June 21, 2016

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PARTIAL-MASH

OG: 1.062
FG: 1.011
IBUs: 64
ABV: 6.5%

MALT/GRAIN BILL

5 lb (2.27 kg) 2-Row Pale Malt
8 oz (227 g) Caramel 40°L
12 oz (340 g) Corn Sugar at 60 minutes
4 lb (1.8 kg) Briess Golden Light DME at 15 minutes

HOPS ADDITIONS

1 oz (28 g) Centennial at 60 minutes
0.25 oz (7.1 g) Nelson Sauvin at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7.1 g) Ella at 15 minutes
0.25 oz (7.1 g) Mosaic at 15 minutes
0.25 oz (7.1 g) Nelson Sauvin at 15 minutes
0.25 oz (7.1 g) Ella at 5 minutes
0.25 oz (7.1 g) Mosaic at 5 minutes
0.25 oz (7.1 g) Nelson Sauvin at 5 minutes
0.25 oz (7.1 g) Ella at 0 minutes
0.25 oz (7.1 g) Mosaic at 0 minutes
0.25 oz (7.1 g) Nelson Sauvin at 0 minutes
2 oz (57 g) Mosaic at dry hop
1 oz (28 g) Centennial at dry hop
1 oz (28 g) Ella at dry hop
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe at dry hop

DIRECTIONS

Mash for 60 minutes at 152°F (67°C). Boil for 60 minutes. Ferment at 66°F (19°C). Dry hop for 5 days.

YEAST

Wyeast American Ale Yeast (#1056)

BREWER’S NOTES

Add 1 Whilrfloc tablet to the boil at 15 minutes.

Geoff Coleman has been homebrewing since 2010 and mainly focuses on sours, saisons, and IPAs. He currently has two sours aging in fermentors along with a Chardonnay Oak-Aged Brett Saison and a classic Saison getting ready for bottles. He lives in Fort Collins.

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