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Stone Soup IDA (archive)

  The closest I have to a black IPA.  It is not quite black.  I call it my IDA (Indian Dark Ale).

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Stone Soup IDA batch 1 --- cost $23.46
Style   Specialty Beer   Batch Size   2.40 gal
Type   Extract   Boil Size   2.72 gal

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity   1.081 SG   Estimated FG   1.021 SG
Recipe Bitterness   79.2 IBU (Rager)   Alcohol by Volume   7.92 %
BU : GU   0.976        
Recipe Color   21.6 SRM  
Measured OG:   1.077   Measured FG:    1.016
ADF:    79%   Measured ABV:    8.11%


Amount Item Type % or IBU
4 lbs Briess Pilsen Light LME (2.0 SRM) Extract 74.42 %
8.0 oz Briess Wheat LME (3.0 SRM) Extract 9.30 %
2.0 oz Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 2.33 %
2.0 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 2.33 %
0.75oz Cascade [7.80 %] (Dry Hop 4 days) Hops -
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (Dry Hop 4 days) Hops -
0.25 oz Nugget [12.20 %] (65 min) Hops 25.0 IBU
0.25 oz Columbus [14.20 %] (65 min) Hops 29.1 IBU
0.50 oz Columbus [14.20 %] (15 min) Hops 15.5 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (5 min) Hops 6.8 IBU
0.25 oz Cascade [7.80 %] (5 min) Hops 2.7 IBU
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 min) Misc  
0.25 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 min) Misc  
0.50 tsp Cinnamon (Boil 5.0 min) Misc  
4.0 oz Brown Sugar, Light (8.0 SRM) Sugar 4.65 %
4.0 oz Sugar, Table (Sucrose) (1.0 SRM) Sugar 4.65 %
2.0 oz Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 2.33 %
1 Pkgs SafeAle American Ale (Fermentis #US-05) Yeast-Ale  

Mash Profile
Steep grains as desired (30-60 minutes)

Remove grains, and prepare to boil wort

Recipe Notes
Steep grains in 1 gallon water at 160 degrees for 30 minutes. Add all other sugars for 90 minute boil, making additions as instructed.
Start fermentation in conditioning cooler at 60 for 24 hours. Then, let it naturally rise for 3 days. Take out of conditioning cooler on day 4 and add dry hopping in a weighted hop sack for 10 days.
Batch prime with 2.25oz sugar in 1.5 cups water. Carbonate 3 weeks. Condition as long as I can stay patient.
Date Note
02/28/2010 Sun Went to Brew at Home to get ingredients (first time I've gotten all ingredients there).  Mixed brew up.  Did the 90 minute boil.  Don't think I'll do that again unless (until?) I get a new new pot because that makes the pot disturbingly full.  My OG measured at 1.077 ... pretty low compared to the expected 1.081, but I'm ok with it.
03/03/2010 Wed I am fermenting colder than I expected.  It appears that my digital thermometer taped to the side reads lower than the stick-on thermo strip.  Might mean my lager was fermenting warmer than I expected.  Might not.  @LBHS today, bought a longer stick-on.  Fermentation activity was still going on, but I moved Rutt into the spare room.  Put a warm water bottle next to it.  Got heat up to 65.
03/05/2010 Fri Added the dry hopping to the fermenter.  Note, my new hop ball is not big enough for 1.75oz of hops!  Had to put the centennial in a hop bag.

Comments 03/16/2010
Tasted a bit from Rutt. The intense hoppy flavor is wonderful. I think tis will be a favorite.
03/20/2010 Bottled Sheppy
I bottled this up with 2.25oz sugar in 1 cup water. FG was 1.016 when adjusted for temperature, which makes this the best attenuated beer I have ever made, probably the high percentage of simple sugars is the main reason for how well the yeast did. The sample was really good if you like IPAs. The dry hopping really did its job. Sure can't pick out the brown sugar or cinnamon. REALLY looking forward to trying this for real. 
04/03/2010 esheppy
Carb phase it over, but I am leaving the cooler open for Tommy Hawk APA. Placed the LB in the beer fridge.
04/04/2010 esheppy
Had myself one yesterday. Liked it so much, I had another. The dry hopping really worked well to give it an intense hop flavor. Really an interesting taste in a black beer. Moved most into beer fridge and the rest into the cooler.
04/27/2010 esheppy
This beer gets better every time I drink it. The dry hopping is still there, but the dark chocolate is starting to come through just a bit more.
05/22/2010 esheppy
Have to be honest... I love this beer. The dry hopping still comes through nicely, but a bit more restrained than when it was young. I have to brew this again (and again and again).

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