Thursday, October 28, 2010

Blackfoot River Single Malt IPA

I am going to try my hand at brewing a single malt IPA. Honestly this sounds a lot harder to do than it really is....As a homebrewer we tend to throw malt of different types into the grain bill. The more I read about not using Crystal malts the more interested in single malt styles I become. Here is the breakdown recipe:

#11.5 Maris Otter Malt
1.0 oz Simcoe 90 min ***Cascade
1.0 oz cascade 60 min
.5 oz Simcoe 30 mins ***Dropped this hop addition
1.0 oz cascade Flameout
2.0 oz cascade dry
1.0 oz cascade dry whole (I will dry hop this with pellets)

***When Brewing this changed a little because I did not have any Simcoe :(

Scottish White Lab's ale yeast

Mash 60 mins @ 152. Boil 90 mins ferment at 68

6 days primary, then 2 days, mover to fridge for 2 weeks.

I'll keep you posted on how it turns out.


  1. This is one of my favorite beers. How did it turn out and how did you time the dry hops?

  2. Man, this was 2 years ago but from what I remember the beer was a little overly bitter at the start. At about 3 weeks on the tap the beer really started to shine. The dry hops are all added at day 3 (of real fermentation) and then the beer is rousted with co2 or a quick shake to resupend the yeast.


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