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Hoppy Thing Recipe

Tree House Brewing Company Cofounder and Head Brewer Nate Lanier provided this IPA recipe.

Nate Lanier June 04, 2016

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Tree House Brewing Company in Monson, Massachusetts, is known for its fantastic lineup of India pale ales. Cofounder and Head Brewer Nate Lanier provided this IPA recipe.

ALL-GRAIN

OG: 1.065
FG: 1.014
IBUs: 75 (varies based on process and gear)
ABV: 6.7%
COLOR: 7 SRM (“glowing orange”)

MALT/GRAIN BILL

11.75 lb (5.3 kg) 2-Row malt
6 oz (170 g) Caramel 60 malt
4 oz (113 g) Honey malt

HOPS SCHEDULE

4 ml HopShot hops extract at 60 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo at 20 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Centennial at 20 minutes
1.5 oz (43 g) Simcoe at 0 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo at 0 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Centennial at 0 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo at dry hop (4–6 days)
1 oz (28 g) Centennial at dry hop (4–6 days)
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe at dry hop (4–6 days)

DIRECTIONS

Add gypsum (calcium sulfate) to taste depending on your local water source. Mash 50 minutes at 150°F (66°C). Vorlauf (collect first runnings) until the wort runs clear. Collect 6.5 gallons (24.6 liters) and boil for 60 minutes. Add yeast nutrient at 10 minutes. Target 1.065 specific gravity. Chill to 70°F (21°C). Pitch healthy American ale yeast. Ferment at 66°F (19°C) and turn off the temperature control as fermentation vigor slows. Once desired gravity is reached, rest for a few days and dry hop for 4–6 days. Rack to a corny keg and force carbonate at 38°F (3°C) for two weeks.

YEAST OPTIONS

Wyeast 1056 American Ale
White Labs WLP001 California Ale
Safale US-05

BREWER’S NOTES

Every brewery is different, depending on process, locality, equipment, etc. This should be a citric delight. Tweak and refine to taste! Have fun!

Recipe is built to yield a batch size of 5 gallons (19 liters) and assumes 72 percent brewhouse efficiency.

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Have you brewed this recipe? What did you think?