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Near-Sighted Swine IPA (archive)

This is a page of previous recipes of Near-Sighted Swine IPA. For the most up-to-date recipe see Near-Sighted Swine IPA.

Surprisingly, I don't brew a lot of real hoppy IPA's. My only IPA up until late August 2014 was TommyHawk, and that isn't really a huge hop-bomb.

On #IPADay 2014, I came up with my own "west-coast" IPA recipe, calling it Near-Sighted Swine. The name "Near-Sighted Swine" is a tribute to Russian River's Blind Pig. Zymurgy Magazine posted a clone recipe in July/August of 2012 that I always thought would be fun to try. For this recipe, I looked at the Zymurgy clone and then pretty much ignored it.

For more information on this beer, you can look at: Sheppy's Blog: Near-Sighted Swine.

Near-Sighted Swine IPA ---Batch 1

American IPA
Batch Size
5.50 gal
All Grain
Boil Size 7.76 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency 70.00 Boil Time 90 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity
1.059 SG
Estimated FG
1.011 SG
Recipe Bitterness
58.3 IBUs (Rager)
Alcohol by Volume
6.4 %
BU : GU 0.982    
Recipe Color
5.5 SRM
Measured OG: 1.062 
 Measured FG:  1.012
ADF:  80.1 Measured ABV:  6.6


12.00 gGypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 mins)Water Agent1-
1.00 gEpsom Salt (MgSO4) (Mash 60.0 mins)Water Agent2-
11 lbsPale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)Grain385.4 %
1 lbs 8.0 ozVienna Malt (3.5 SRM)Grain411.7 %
6.0 ozCaramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)Grain52.9 %
0.250 ozColumbus (Tomahawk) [16.00 %] - First Wort 60.0 minHop617.2 IBUs
1.00 ItemsWhirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins)Fining7-
1.000 ozAmarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 10.0 minHop86.6 IBUs
1.000 ozCitra [12.50 %] - Boil 10.0 minHop99.8 IBUs
1.000 ozAmarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 30.0 minHop1010.0 IBUs
1.000 ozCitra [12.50 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 30.0 minHop1114.7 IBUs
1.0 pkgSan Diego Super Yeast (White Labs #WLP090) [35.49 ml]Yeast12-
1.00 tspYeast Nutrient (Primary 3.0 days)Other13-
1.000 ozAmarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 DaysHop140.0 IBUs
1.000 ozCitra [12.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 DaysHop150.0 IBUs

Mash Profile

Mash Steps
NameDescriptionStep TemperatureStep Time
Mash InAdd 16.09 qt of water at 163.7 F152.0 F60 min

Batch sparge with 2 steps (1.40gal, 3.88gal) of 168.0 F waterRecipe Notes 
Water salt additions to target "Hoppy Bitter" in Beer Smith based on starting with the Denver water profile.

Final: Ca=114,Mg=11,Na=21,SO4=259,Cl=23,HCO3=104

For "whirl pool", simply turn off the burner, stir and let the hops steep for 30 minutes before the chill.

Pitch at about 60F. Ferment with ice blocks to keep below 65 for 1st few days, then remove and let it rise to room temp as long as it is less than 72. After the fermentation activity slows down (4 or 5 days), dry hop and leave in fermenter two weeks total.

Brewing Record

Brew Date:
Strike Temp: 164
Mash Temps:
 152 throughout
Pre-boil OG 1.050 (1.048 SG) Pre-boil Vol 8 (7.76 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency
Pitch Temp  66
Day 1: Kraussen overnight 64
Day 2: Going strong 65  
Day 5: Bubbling but slowing 68  

Brewing Notes:
08/25/2014 esheppy
Brewed yesterday. Everything went fine. OG a bit high, but that is ok. Fermentation started overnight and is currently bubbling away. I added a blow-off tube just in case. 
08/26/2014 esheppy
Still bubbling strong, but it does not look like blow off tube was needed. Put back in air lock. Smells very hoppy. 65. 
09/03/2014 esheppy
Put in secondary with dry hops. Sample really great. Lots of citrus hop flavor. Gravity at 1.012 which makes this a 6.6 abv beer so far. 
09/07/2014 esheppy
Kegged today. Exceptionally clear. Great hop character. I nailed this one. So good. Pressurized and put into beer fridge. FG officially at 1.012. 
09/11/2014 esheppy
Had a couple pints. Needs more carbonation. First pour was cloudy with seetled hop matter and tasted a bit harsh. 2nd was much better. Great hop aroma. 
09/18/2014 esheppy
Harshness is gone. Now it is just a nice hoppy IPA. Took the photo for beer page today. Yum.
10/12/2014 esheppy
Killed the keg last night which makes me a little sad. Still lots of hip aroma coming out of the empty keg as I rinse it out. 

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