Sunday, February 22, 2009

2009 Batch #2: 15 Mile IPA (AND bonus riddle!)

I'm excited about this beer. I crafted the recipe by comparing several online and then building it from what I had on hand. But, lets start with the riddle... Answer me this: Where did I get the name 15 Mile IPA? Comment with Yes or No questions only. This is your only hint:

Grain and Hop Bill:
Note: my original intent was to have 92% 2-row 8% Crystal ratio. The 92% base is the same, but I decided to use up a bunch of miscellaneous bits of malt I had to make up the rest. Also, I didn't quite have enough base malt for a 6 gallon batch so that's why is 5.3 gallons.

  • 12.5 lbs 2-row brewers (or pale if you perfer)
  • 7 oz 20L crystal malt
  • 5 oz Vienna malt
  • 7 oz Carapils
  • 3 oz Cascade hops (7.8% AA)
  • 1.5 oz Amarillo (8.2% AA)
The Mash:

Heat 4.5 gallons mash waster to 162º and start your 5.25 gallons of sparge water as well. This is an infusion mash, so when your water is up to temperature add your grain. Keep mash below 155º; below 152º is better. Mash until complete (mine took 75 minutes). Sparge and keep 6.4 gallons of run-off.

The Boil:

Add 1 oz of Cascade at 60 minute and at 40 minutes. Add 0.5 oz of Cascade at 20 and 10 minutes. Add 1 oz of Amarillo at flame-out. Pitched with dry Safale US-05 when cool. When transferring to your secondary (I did at 5 days) add 0.5 oz of Amarillo. OG= 1.068; FG=1.012.


William "Papa" Meloney said...

Max's Deli?

MICHmash said...


Keith M said...

Is the hint a satellite image?

MICHmash said...


Eric said...

Is is a reference to the last glaciation?

MICHmash said...

No, but interesting question.

jjhuffo said...

OK, so, 15 miles to what>?

MattO said...

Just found your blog Chris...I'm guessing it's the UP (I think I can make out the Mosquitoes in the sat photo) so it's probably 15mile creek or watershed...

I have a bunch of buddies out here in Boulder into brewing (beer, cider, mead, and wine - ok so you don't brew wine...) Let me know if you're ever out this way.