This is a super duper hopped up Imperial IPA with a nice mix of Piney, and Fruity hops. This just may be the beginning of my Super Dank series of beers. Or it may be a total bomb and a bummer, or I may do a bunch of Session beers after this. No restraints, no restrictions...just straight up fun! A few things are for sure on this one, it'll be really strong, and it'll be really hoppy!
I'm hoping that the Honey helps this to be not as syrupy as many DIPA out there, with the Honey Malt helping to get a little honey like sweetness left in the finished brew. I'm also hoping that I get really good head retention because you get so much of the hop aroma from that. I'm planning on a fairly low mash temp (150 degrees) for a longer period (75-90min), first wort hops to get a nice smooth hop bitterness, and if I have enough wort, a nice long boil to really get all of the bitterness out of the hops!
I'll be brewing this tomorrow morning so more updates shall come soon on how the brew day goes. I know you'll all be sitting at the edge of your seats because that kinda stuff is soooo interesting.
Fermentables - 23lbs
9 lbs Golden Promise
8 lbs American Two-row
.5 lb Honey Malt
2 lbs Flaked Oats
.5 lb Cara-foam/Dextrine
3 lbs Honey
Hops - 9oz
First Wort Hop (1 oz each)
Magnum and Nugget
20, 15, 10, 5 minute additions (1 oz each combined and split into 4 additions)
Chinook, Columbus, Cascade, Simcoe
Dry Hop (1 oz each)
Centennial, Palisade, Amarillo
Mashed in at 150 degrees and held for 90 minutes. Sparged at 165 degrees for 30. Collected 7 1/2 gallons and boiled down to 5.5 gallons. Gravity reading at 77 degrees was 1.095.
ABV - 11.3%
Cheers. Smoke em if you got em!