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Wilkieís easy IIPA
By wilkie

This is an extract based imper
10 lbs of light malt extract
2 cups 40 or 60 Lovibond Caramel malt
1/2 cup clover honey (optional)
5 oz hop blend (see following list for suggestions)
Wyeast American Ale yeast # 1056
Heaping 1/2 Cup of corn sugar (for bottling)

Hop list:
1 oz Chinook hops (12.0 IBU)
1 oz Centennial hops (11.5 IBU)
1 oz Cascade hops (6.0 IBU)
1 oz Fuggles hops (5.0 IBU)
1 oz English Kent Goldings (4.5 IBU)

Hop substitutes: Pick your favorite substitutes
based on IBU or flavor or bitterness etc...
1. Activate yeast in pouch.

2. Bring 1/2 quart of water to boil in small pot and add caramel malt. Steep for ~30 minutes).

3. Strain small pot through collander into 20 qt brew pot. Add malt extract honey, and 3 oz of most bitter hops, and hot water up to 3 gallons. Stir well.

4. Bring to a boil. Be careful not to let the pot boil over--it wonít ruin the beer, it just makes an awful mess.

5. Reduce heat and simmer for around 45-60 minutes while occaisionally stirring. Helps to have the lid on for simmering. Add 1 oz of the next hops (most bitter remaining) about 5 minutes before the end of the boil.

5. I do a starter culture of yeast and then add to the wort, but you donít necessarily have to.

6. Pour wort into fermenter and add about 1 or 1.5 gallons of water. Add remaining hops. If you filter your beer after several days, you can add some hops now and some after filtering.

7. Rack at ~ 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and wait ~2 weeks to bottle. Drinkable after one week, but I strongly recommmend waiting for about 3 weeks before consuming.


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