Sometimes life can feel like we are going around in Circles. Stay inside your Circles of Control and Influence and outside your Circle of Concern and it will all turn out OK. Like this IPA. Based on an old school classic with classic C hops Amarillo and Simcoe sitting on top of a simple clean balanced Malt Bill. What could go wrong? Nothing, Relax, Don't Worry, Increase your Circle of Influence with this sure to please crowd pleaser - Circle - IPA - Enjoy Responsibly - Cheers!
Circles - IPA
an All Grain American IPA by Dermott Dowling (July 2020)
Mash – the brewer should do normal mash regime, mashing in approx. 14L of water or a 3:1 Liquor to Grist ratio at 67 C for at least 65 mins
Sparge – once again the brewer should do normal regime at around 76C of approx. 17L to get a pre boil wort volume of approx. 25L (allowing for a 2L / hour boil off)
Boil – vigorous boil for 90 mins.
Hops: Add first bittering addition of 20g of Chinook at start of boil 90 mins from end of boil. Add second addition of 15g of Amarillo at 30 mins from end of boil. Add third addition of 30g of Simcoe and 15g of Amarillo at 10 mins from end of boil. Add fourth addition of 30g of Cascade and 15g each of Amarillo, Chinook and Simcoe at 0 mins or flameout!
Chill to Pitch Yeast & Fermentation – Aerate well and ferment at 18C until FG is reached or terminal gravity is table for two days.
Yeast off and dry hop after primary for 72 hours with 15g of each hop.
Crash chill and bottle or keg as normal carbonating to 2.3 volumes of C02.