Red’s IPA

My mate Andrew & I have brewed this beer several times. Back when we used to brew together a lot, it was our first really hoppy “craft beer” style brew. It’s an American style IPA but made with Kiwi ingredients. It has a good malt body supporting loads of aromatic hops. A crowd-pleaser that is worth the odd revisit (even if it is a bit of a hop monster). The recipe apparently came from a bloke called “Red”.

Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.055 SG
Original Gravity: 1.059 SG
Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
ABV: 6.5 %
Colour: 17 EBC
BU:GU Ratio: 0.9

Mash water: 22L
Sparge water: 11L

Grain (total: 7kg):
Pilsner Malt 6.2 kg (88.2%)
Medium Crystal Malt 400g (5.9%)
Wheat Malt 200g (2.9%)
CaraMunich I 200g (2.9%)

23g Green Bullet 12.6% (30 IBU) @ 60 min
11g Nelson Sauvin 11.8% (15 IBU) @ 40 min
10g Nelson Sauvin @ 20 min
10g Motueka @ 5 min
40g Motueka @ 1 min
10g Nelson Sauvin at flame out
50g Motueka dry-hopped

Mash at 67°C for 60 mins

Sparge and boil for 60 mins

Ferment at 19°C with US-05 or Mangrove Jack’s M44 (US West Coast).

You could vary the hops varieties and keep the same proportions to get a different beer each time. NZ Cascade, Wai-iti, Kohatu and Riwaka would all play very nicely here.

One Response to “Red’s IPA”

  1. Ralph Wesseling

    I love this recipe. It was a big success during the summer holiday when had friends over.


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