Road to Columbus | Double Dry Hopped IPA 5%
My last few batches were a stretch in new directions and I wanted to get back to making an IPA. Rather than trying to improve on a past brew I decided to go for a new recipe.
20lbs Pale 2 row malt
2lbs Cara Pils / Dextrine malt
2lbs White Wheat malt
1lb Caramel 20L malt
1oz each Columbus & Galaxy hops @ 30mins
1oz each Columbus & Galaxy hops @ 10mins
3oz each Columbus & Galaxy dry hopped @ 2 days into fermentation
3oz each Columbus & Galaxy dry hopped @ secondary (I do not switch tanks as I use SS Unitanks)
I took my lead from the Trillium Congress Street IPA.
Brew day went very well. I lowered my brewhouse efficiency from 72% to 68% in my recipe software and hit the OG numbers right on target. When I planned the recipe I was only going to do a single dry hop but after getting it in the fermentor I had a feeling there really wasn’t enough hop so I decided to add a secondary dry hop as well.
Late Saturday night when I checked on the temp I noticed it was much lower than I had my set point. After a little fussing about I realized I forgot to plug the heater into my controller.
Add first dry hop of 3ozs each Columbus and Galaxy today. Specific gravity was at 1.032 so I suspect about 2 days left in fermentation.
Been fermenting now for 4-5 days and SG is at 1.04 which is slow compared to my past batches. The color is very nice. I plan to add second dry hop when it hit 1.01 so maybe another day or so.