Doctor Duvel

I'm like a sommelier, but for beer.

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Location: Upstate New York, United States

Favorite Beers: Orval, Samuel Smith, Duvel, Hennepin, Oude Gueze, Chimay, Dogfish Head, Anchor Steam, and anything made by Trappist monks.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

DIPA Brew-day

Had been trying to work up the energy to brew for a good week and I finally found it, more or less. The result is an un-named DIPA. It's very loosely based on the kit recipe that is a Cilurzo-authorized Pliny the Elder copy. OG 1075; theoretical 217 IBU; should be a good 8% a.b.v. The grain bill is like the Pliny recipe, only subbing half pilsner and half Maris Otter for two-row and replacing 5 oz of Crystal 40 with 4 oz of Crystal 60. So it'll be a little nuttier and toastier than the traditional Pliny. So be it; that was what was around. Hops were more or less done ad libitum, using as many varieties as possible, keeping half an eye on the Pliny quantities and timing. First wort hopping with Chinook; bittered with Chinook, Cascade, Centennial, Summit, and Amarillo; flavor addition of Cascade and Centennial; crushed at shut-off with Chinook, homegrown Cascade, Amarillo, and Centennial. Absurdly large dry hop in fermentor and keg with most or all of those hops to be determined. Oughta be pretty damned tasty, I would think. Go yeast! Go! Fly, my pretties!


Blogger MAC said...

So, let's see... About 8 oz hops in the brew and 20 in the dry hop. Hopefully you have some beer to drink once it's finished aging!

8:38 PM  

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