Great Fermentations has a number of great Recipe Kit Offerings. Included in the bunch is their continuously hopped “1 Hour IPA”. I was excited to see that as I am a huge fan of Dogfish Head’s 60 Minute IPA and generally cannot get that beer where I live. The recipe features Simpsons Crystal Malt, Carapils, Amber Malt and Warrior, Amarillo and Simcoe Hops. It’s available in both all grain and extract versions. Here’s a overview of the beer from grain to glass.
Here we are at the end of the mash. If you take a look at the thermometer on my BoilerMaker G1 kettle (GF has a great deal on some slight cosmetic damage G1s right now) you’ll notice I’m up in the 170 deg F range doing a direct fired mash out. That’s one of the dandy parts about BIAB. Easy step mashes and mash outs.
This recipe features 5 total kettle hop editions. A 60 minute Warrior bittering addition starts it off followed by 4 Amarillo/Simcoe blend additions. Those start at 15 minutes and happen every 5 minutes up until and including knock out. There is one dry hop addition of the hop blend.
The finished product. Of course, in a Spiegelau IPA Glass.
I wish that I could have done a side by side comparison of 60 minute vs 1 hour. I did some searching, even out of state, and didn’t come up with any.
This beer, much like 60 minute, is a tasty and drinkable IPA. IBU and alcohol-wise it’s on the lighter end of the scale for current push-the-limit American IPAs (that I also enjoy). The keg went quickly, I almost did not get the finished in-the-glass picture at the end. I think this was the second to last pint. I enjoyed it very much and the speed at which the keg was depleted is a testament to that.
The taste that I walk away with, from 60 minute, more than hops is the great nutty, roasty flavor of the British Amber Malts. I do get that in 1 Hr IPA. As I said, I like that flavor, so, next time I would add another quarter lb or so. Not that this beer needs it to be more like 60 minute. It’s been a while since I’ve had one of those, so I can’t tell you that for certain. I just like the flavors that that malt adds.
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