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Recipe: Single Hill Skyfinder Fresh Hop Hazy IPA

Zach Turner, cofounder and general manager of Single Hill Brewing in Yakima, Washington, shares this recipe for a “a soft and lively fresh hop IPA designed to showcase our favorite early season hops,” he says. “Strata and Centennial are picked about a week before Simcoe, which is picked just in time for the dry hop.”

Zach Turner Jun 2, 2024 - 5 min read

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This recipe hails from a brewery that’s nurtured a strong focus on fresh-hopped beers, taking full advantage of its location: Yakima, Washington. While few breweries enjoy that proximity to the Yakima Valley, the good news is that fresh hops are increasingly available year-round in various ways and forms. (For more on that, see “Fresher, Further, Faster: Wet Hops Beyond the Harvest,” in our Summer 2024 issue.)

This recipe offers a glimpse of Single Hill’s wet-hopping process, using the mash tun as a hopback to manage a voluminous load of fresh-picked wet hops (Centennial and Strata, in this case). For much more on how Single Hill assembles their award-winning fresh-hopped beers, check out Turner’s video course, Fresh Approaches to Fresh-Hopped Beers with Single Hill—just one of more than 90 in-depth brewing courses included with your All Access subscription.


Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.061 (15°P)
FG: 1.016 (4°P)
ABV: 5.9%

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