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Brewing “1 Hour” IPA – from grain to glass

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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.

cln_img_2660Taking the temperature of the recently crushed malt bill.

cln_img_2770I brewed this beer BIAB style.  Here’s a look at the mash.

cln_img_2778Stirring to get everything mixed up well.

cln_img_2785The mash is settling in at around 152 deg F.

cln_img_2827Here 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.

cln_img_3050Hey that’s wort!!

cln_img_3061This 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.

cln_img_3102After an early hop addition

cln_img_3143After a late hop addition

cln_img_4323It’s kegging time.  Beautiful clear beer going into one of my kegs.

cln_img_5312The 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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Citra Pellet Hops – $18.49/lb

824328 – Citra Pellet Hops – 1lb. – LIMIT 2 – $18.49

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Super Styrian Pellet Hops – Cold Stored 2011 Crop – $6/lb

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Like some amazing time capsule, Warehouse Enforcer Scott has recently found a small cache of Super Styrian hops.  Also known as Styrian Aurora, Super Styrian is a Northern Brewer cross originating in eastern Europe.  Our crop comes from Slovenia on a small, 25-acre family farm. 

Our hops are flushed with nitrogen and stored at a frosty 5 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure their stability and freshness.   This crop is the last remnants of our 2011 shipment, and has consistently been one of our more well-received hops ever.  We package and store these hops in the most ideal condition, preserving the oils and limiting their breakdown.  In a recent “sniff test” conducted on-site, these hops still smell fantastic, and are ideal to brew with!  

Help us get rid of these great hops so we can bring in more direct from the grower to you!

Pick up ONE POUND of this great hop for only $6, or get yourself TWO OUNCES for only $1.40

Also Consider: Centennial lbs - $14 – Cascade lbs – $13.75 – All HopsHand Turned Tap Handles

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Amarillo, 1lb Pellets – $19.99 – Limit 2

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Amarillo pellet lbs for $19.99.  There is a limit of 2 lbs.  Packaged in Nitrogen flushed, oxygen barrier bags and stored in freezers.  Also available in 1 oz increments at $2.19 ($35.04/lb).

824068 – Amarillo Pellet Hops – 1lb. – LIMIT 2 – $19.99

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Reader Tip – Great Deal: FoodSaver V3880 – Save $94 + Recent Hop Finds

Thanks to Google+ Friend Jason for this tip!  Connect with HBF on Google+ - Here

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This sale gets you a V3880 FoodSaver + a good selection of bags, rolls and accessories (a $239.99 value) for $139.99.  Shipping is free.  Compare at $194.88 (for just the unit).  This is a great deal.

Why would you want a FoodSaver for homebrewing?
Vacuum sealers are indispensable for storing hops.  You can save money by getting in on bulk hop buys.  Use your vacuum sealer to break these up and to preserve freshness.  You can also store specialty grains in vacuum bags or using the mason jar attachment.  Other uses include: storing base grains, partial dry yeast packs and storing and preserving other beer ingredients.

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Bulk Hop Sale for HBF Readers – Amarillo, Galaxy, Citra and Mosaic!

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Love2Brew is discounting four hard to find (and expensive) hops for Homebrew Finds Readers!  Australian Galaxy, Amarillo, Citra and Mosaic.  These are 2013 crop hops.  You can get as many of each hop as you would like (while supplies are available) however, you can only apply one promo/coupon code per order.  You need to place multiple orders to get more than one of these hops at the discounted price.  Put together a $75 order and these hops ship for free.

Galaxy$38.00 $24.99 – Use Code HBF046

Citra$35.99 $20.99 – Use Code HBF045

Amarillo$35.99 $21.99 – Use Code HBF002

Mosaic$29.99 $19.99 – Use Code HBF058

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Great Deal: 1 lb Mosaic Hops – $19.99, Save $10

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Mosaic Hops are in short supply.  A lot of retailers aren’t allowing full lb purchases.  For those that have Mosaic in stock, the price is steep.  Around $30 per lb is common.

Love2Brew is has Mosaic for $29.99 per lb.  They are offering Homebrew Finds Readers $10 off.  That brings full pounds of Mosaic down to $19.99/lb.  This is a great deal on a hard to get hop.  Put together a $75 order and these also ship for free.

Check it out – Here – use promo/coupon code HBF058 to get the discount.

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