The Accidental Amarillo IPA is one of my favourite brews, and I make this one a lot. A Homebrew Hedonist original, it is a full bodied, hoppy American East Coast IPA. It has a bold tropical fruit aroma, high IBU and the high gravity of this beer really rounds out the flavours. The high alcohol content is well masked and the hop character dominates this beer. It’s highly enjoyable and I would recommend it to any West Coast IPA lover.
Style: American IPA
Est. Abv: 6.73%
Est. SRM: 24ºL
Batch Size: 20 L or 5.5 gal.
Mash Temp: 67.7ºC or 154ºF
Sacch. Rest: 90 mins
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.060
Brew Length: 18.7L or 5 gal
2-Row: 5.1 kg or 11.3 lbs (81%)
Light Munich (Type I): 400 g or 13.9 oz (6.3%)
Crystal 110: 400 g or 13.9 oz (6.3%)
CaraRed: 400 g or 13.9 oz (6.3%)
Perle: 32g or 1.1 oz @ 60 mins. (You can sub this for Centennial or almost any other bittering hop)
Galaxy: 32g or 1.1 oz @ 30 mins.
Amarillo: 32g or 1.1 oz @ 15 mins.
Citra: 32g or 1.1 oz @ 15 mins.
Galaxy: 32g or 1.1 oz @ 5 mins.
Sorachi Ace: 32g or 1.1 oz @ 5 mins.
Galaxy: 28g or 1 oz in primary for 4 days.
Cascade: 28g or 1 oz in primary for 4 days.
Citra: 28g or 1 oz in primary for 4 days.
Note: I dry hop this beer at the 8th day of fermentation because you want the yeast to be active to eat-up any lingering oxygen that may get into the beer with dry hopping. I feel that this is crucial for IPAs. After the 4 days of dry hopping, rack the beer to a secondary and let the beer settle for about 2 weeks.
Bicarbonate (HCO3): 38
Chloride to Sulfate Ratio: 1.8
Calcium (Ca): 100
Magnesium (Mg): 13
Sodium (Na): 16
Chloride (Cl): 93
Sulfate (SO4): 170
Note: The slighly high chloride to sulfate ratio will accentuate the hop bitterness a bit to offset the maltiness of this beer.
Safale US-05 – Balanced pitch rate