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Near-Sighted Swine IPA

Brewed: 07/29/2018   Kegged: 08/12/2018

swine.JPGSurprisingly, 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.

This recipe uses lots of Citra hops, because I had a bunch and because I liked them the only other time I used them (see Pompously Illegitimate). For this recipe, I decided I wanted more than one hop and thought Amarillo was as good as any to throw in there.

It isn't really very big in alcohol at 6 or 6.5%. This is where I think IPAs should be. It will hopefully finish pretty dry with not much malt sweetness at all. It is very light in color (much lighter than Blind Pig I think).

Anyway, it is a typical west-coast IPA. It uses most of its hops late in the boil or in the "whirlpool", so hop flavor and aroma should dominate the beer more than hop bitterness.

For Batch 2, I switched up the hops the bit, adding El Dorado.

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


Near-Sighted Swine IPA --- Batch 2

Style American IPA Batch Size 5.50 gal
Type All Grain Boil Size   7.71 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency   70.00   Boil Time   60 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity 1.059 SG Estimated FG 1.011 SG
Recipe Bitterness 62.0 IBUs (Rager) Alcohol by Volume 6.4 %
BU : GU   1.045        
Recipe Color 5.5 SRM
Measured OG:   1.055    Measured FG:    1.012
ADF:   78    Measured ABV:    5.6


Amt Name Type # %/IBU
12.00 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 1 -
1.00 g Epsom Salt (MgSO4) (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 2 -
11 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 3 85.4 %
1 lbs 8.0 oz Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 4 11.7 %
6.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 5 2.9 %
0.250 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.20 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 6 15.3 IBUs
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 7 -
1.000 oz Amarillo Gold [7.80 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 8 6.1 IBUs
1.000 oz Citra [13.10 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 9 10.2 IBUs
0.500 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.20 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 10 5.6 IBUs
1.000 oz El Dorado [14.10 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 11 9.2 IBUs
1.000 oz Citra [13.10 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 20.0 min Hop 12 12.1 IBUs
0.500 oz Amarillo Gold [7.80 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 20.0 min Hop 13 3.6 IBUs
1.0 pkg San Diego Super Yeast (White Labs #WLP090) [35.49 ml] Yeast 14 -
1.00 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Primary 3.0 days) Other 15 -
1.000 oz Citra [12.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 16 0.0 IBUs
0.500 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 17 0.0 IBUs
1.000 oz El Dorado [14.10 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 18 0.0 IBUs

Mash Profile

Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 16.09 qt of water at 163.7 F 152.0 F 60 min

Batch sparge with 2 steps (1.38gal, 3.86gal) of 168.0 F water

Recipe 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:  
Mash Temps:  
Pre-boil OG   (1.048 SG)   Pre-boil Vol   (7.71 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency   Pitch Temp    
Day 1: 
Day ... 
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Brewing Notes:
07/29/2018 esheppy
Bought ingredients and made a starter yesterday. Brew day today.
08/06/2018 esheppy
Added dry hops into primary fermentor.
08/12/2018 esheppy
Kegged. 1.012 fg. Sample was great. Very fruity. Not real bitter.
08/17/2018 esheppy
Tasting great.
09/07/2018 esheppy
Keg blew tonight. That is too bad, but it was a great beer while it lasted.
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