White IPA?

white-ipaTime for something different for summer. I am basing this recipe around the beer Conflux 2 by Deschutes brewery which is meant to be a white IPA a sort of cross between a IPA and a belgian white beer I gather. They have quite a bit of information available on there site so that was good to get started.

The brew day when really smoothly I have found that pre warming my mash tun with boiling water really helps me hit my strike temperature dead on. As I wasnt 100% sure on what sweet orange peel is (is it the dry stuff?) I ended up using 10g of fresh orange zest and also decided to switch out the cascade for simcoe as I have a fair bit. Also had to use a mix of hops for bittering as I didnt have enough bravo, dont think this will matter.

The cool wort in was the best tasting wort I think I have ever made sweet and spicy with just a hint of orange, this could be a cracker! Going to be adding 200g of bashed up lemon grass to the fermenter plus 20g of fresh sage.

White IPA
Stats
Final Volume: 23 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.070
Final Gravity: 1.014
Alcohol Content: 7% ABV
Bitterness: 55 IBU
Colour: 4 SRM

Malts
Pilsner 5.000kg
Wheat 1.200g
Flaked wheat 800g
Flaked oats 200g
Clear Candi Sugar 150g

Hops
Bravo 20g 60 Min
Columbus 15g 60 Min
Citra 40g 0 Min Steeped for 25mins
Simcoe 30g 0 Min Steeped for 25mins
Centennial 30g 0 Min Steeped for 25mins

Other
10g fresh orange zest 5mins
4g corriander seeds 5mins
5ml Latic Acid in Mash

Yeast
Wyeast 3463-Forbidden Fruit

Update
12/05/2013 Brewed
15/05/2013 Fermenting Nicely at 18c will let it come up to 20/21c
21/05/2013 Down to 1.014

lemon-grass
23/05/2013 – Added 200g of bashed up lemon grass, 5g of sage and also 20g of Simcoe for good measures

8/7/2013 – Bring drinking this for a while now down to the last few bottles, Overall its a pretty solid beer, if i brewed it again I would bash then chop up the lemon grass rather than just bashing it as it very subtle and would add a few more flameout hops! I

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1 comment
  1. You did it right! Sweet orange peel = navel, clementine, tangerine oranges. Bitter orange peel = blood oranges. *The more you know* 😀

    P.S. holey sheet, that’s a Double IPA! 7% ain’t makin’ no mistakes.

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