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Dudocs Red IPA

Brewed: 11/05/2022   Kegged: 11/19/2022

DuDocsRedIPA.jpgOn learn to homebrew day 2022, my friend "Doc" invited me and our brewing friend "Du" to his house to brew.

I had some harvested Voss yeast I wanted to use up before the weather got too terribly cold, and I had a bunch of Talus hops that I wanted to use.

Seemed like an IPA would be perfect.

I had been looking at blog posts of Pompously Illegitimate Red Ale, which I had brewed years ago as a tribute to Stone's Arrogant Bastard, and I got it in my head that I would enjoy a Red IPA on tap.

So that is what I brewed.

The brew day went great. Lots of fun. See Sheppy's Blog: 2022 Learn to Homebrew Day for how it went.

And ... I could not expect anything more from the resulting beer. It turned out awesome. Great tropical hop flavor with just enough malt flavor to make it more than a "typical" IPA.

It was a little higher in ABV than I hoped for, but I can't complain about that.

Great hoppy beer.

For more about the "Dudocs" series of beers see: Sheppy's Blog: Dudocs

For more about Learn to Homebrew day, see Sheppy's Blog: Learn to Homebrew Day

Dudocs Red IPA --- Batch 1 (324)

Style Red IPA Batch Size 5.50 gal
Type All Grain Boil Size   7.33 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency   70.00   Boil Time   40 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity 1.061 SG Estimated FG 1.011 SG
Recipe Bitterness 53.4 IBUs (Rager) Alcohol by Volume 6.7 %
BU : GU   0.874        
Recipe Color 14.3 SRM
Measured OG:   1.065    Measured FG:   1.009 
ADF:   85    Measured ABV:   7.4% 


Amt Name Type # %/IBU Volume
8.92 gal Denver, Colorado Water 1 - -
11.00 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash) Water Agent 2 - -
1.00 tsp Lactic Acid (Mash) Water Agent 3 - -
11 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 4 86.8 % 0.90 gal
1 lbs 8.0 oz CO Vienna Malt (6.0 SRM) Grain 5 11.3 % 0.12 gal
4.0 oz Midnight Wheat Malt (550.0 SRM) Grain 6 1.9 % 0.02 gal
1.000 oz Galena [10.30 %] - First Wort 40.0 min Hop 7 33.2 IBUs -
1.000 oz Cascade [8.90 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 8 6.9 IBUs -
1.000 oz Mosaic (HBC 369) [11.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 9 8.5 IBUs -
1.000 oz Talus (HBC 692) [6.20 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 10 4.8 IBUs -
1.000 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - 0.0 Days Into Primary for 5.0 Days Hop 11 0.0 IBUs -
1.000 oz Mosaic (HBC 369) [12.25 %] - 0.0 Days Into Primary for 5.0 Days Hop 12 0.0 IBUs -
1.000 oz Talus (HBC 692) [6.20 %] - 0.0 Days Into Primary for 5.0 Days Hop 13 0.0 IBUs -
1.0 pkg Voss Kveik Ale Yeast (Lallemand #- ) [50.28 ml] Yeast 14 - -

Mash Profile

Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 16.56 qt of water at 159.1 F 148.0 F 75 min

Batch sparge with 1 steps (4.78gal) of 168.0 F water

Recipe Notes
Brew on Learn to Homebrew day at Doc's Brewery.
If harvesting yeast, make a 6 cup starter a few days before brew day.
Brewing salts in the mash water.
Acid addition to bring calculated pH around 5.4
Brew as directed from recipe.
Cool wort to below 90 degrees and rack into fermentor.
Ferment as warm as possible for 5 days.
Add dry hops to beer as soon as signs of fermentation start.
Keg. Force carbonate.

Brewing Record

Brew Date:   Strike Temp:  
Mash Temps:  
Pre-boil OG   (1.053 SG)   Pre-boil Vol   (7.33 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency   Pitch Temp    
Day 1: 
Day ... 
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Brewing Notes:
11/05/2022 esheppy
Brew day today at Doc's Brewery. Not sure the exact og. But I think it was 1.065ish.
11/06/2022 esheppy
Fermentation took off strong overnight. Put in blow-off tube this morning.
11/07/2022 esheppy
Still going strong, but the kraussen is already starting to fall. I guess I didn't actually need the blowoff tube but better safe than sorry.
11/16/2022 esheppy
Beer looks and smells awesome. Need to clear out a keg for this beer.
11/19/2022 esheppy
Kegged. Fruity hops. Added an ounce of dry hop talus into keg. 1.009 fg makes this a 7.4% beer. Also got almost a gallon extra in a growler.
11/24/2022 esheppy
Yummy. Nice beer while cooking the turkey. Starting to look more red than brown.
12/10/2022 esheppy
Nice and hoppy. Great malt backbone. Great head. Beautiful dark red. Clear. Wonderful beer.
12/16/2022 esheppy
Really nice hoppy beer.
12/31/2022 esheppy
Yummy NYE beer. Nice and hoppy with nice malt base. 😋
01/06/2023 esheppy
Still going. Still fantastic at 1.5 months old. I might try to finish this up so I can defrost the kegerator.
01/11/2023 esheppy
Killed the keg yesterday, which means I can defrost the kegerator. Yummy beer while it lasted. Might brew it again someday.
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