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Recipe: Firestone Walker Hopnosis

With thanks to Bradley Miles, head of R&D and innovation brewing at Firestone Walker, here is a homebrew-scale recipe for their modern take on West Coast IPA. Lager yeast and light malts create a “blank canvas” on which the hops can shine.

Bradley Miles Dec 12, 2022 - 3 min read

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For much more on the development and thinking behind this recipe, see brewmaster Matt Brynildson’s Hopnotized: Exploring the Future of West Coast IPA.


Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.061
FG: 1.010
IBUs: 45
ABV: 6.7%

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