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.
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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%