Kevin Selvy, founder and CEO of Crazy Mountain Brewing Company in Vail, Colorado, shared this recipe for a tasty wet-hops harvest ale.
10.75 lb (4.88 kg) Pale malt
0.5 lb (227 g) Crystal 20
0.5 lb (227 g) Crystal 40
0.5 lb (227 g) Crystal 60
1 oz (28 g) Chinook pellets at 60 minutes
0.75 oz (21g) Chinook pellets at 21 minutes
8 oz (227 g) Chinook wet hops at 7 minutes
8 oz (227 g) Cascade wet hops at 7 minutes
5 oz (142 g) Chinook wet hops at knockout
5 oz (142 g) Cascade wet hops at knockout
Mash at 152°F (67°C) for 60 minutes. Boil for 60 minutes following the hops schedule.
Wyeast 1056 American Ale, White Labs WLP001 California Ale, or Fermentis US-05
Vail Valley water is very hard. Here’s the water profile we use (it’s a pretty typical Burton-style water profile) if you want to match it:
Calcium 223 parts per million (ppm)
Magnesium 10 ppm
Sodium 44 ppm
Sulfate 490 ppm
Bicarbonate 51 ppm
Chloride 69 ppm
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