IBU’s: 95-100 (despite the IBU calculator results)
SRM: about 7-8
The following grain amounts are based on collecting a pre-boil wort size of 8.0 gal. The corresponding Promash batch size is 6.2 gal and assumes 75% efficiency. With a vigorous 90 min. boil, losses due to evaporation, hop absorption, and transfers, the final amount should be close to 5 gal.
13.3 lbs. Pale North American 2-row
1.1 lbs. Dextrose (aka corn sugar)
.94 lb. Carapils (aka dextrin)
.32 lb. Crystal 45L
Note: Can substitute Crisp Maris Otter for the North American 2-row for a more noticeable malt character. The beer will also be a bit darker. However, the actual Pliny uses a North American 2-row, very little crystal, and is very pale.
(Use all whole flowers; only exception is Simcoe if can’t find them whole)
1.50 oz. Chinook 13.0% Mash Hops
2.75 oz. Warrior 15.6% 90 min.
.50 oz. Chinook 13.0% 90 min.
1.00 oz. Simcoe 12.0% 45 min.
1.00 oz. Columbus 14.3% 30 min.
2.25 oz. Centennial 9.1% 0 min.
1.00 oz. Simcoe 12.0% 0 min.
3.25 oz. Columbus 14.5% (Dryhop 2 weeks)
1.75 oz. Centennial 9.1% (Dryhop 2 weeks)
1.75 oz. Simcoe 12.0% (Dryhop 2 weeks)
1.Mash grains with Chinook Mash Hops at 150-152 for 60 min.
2. Collect 8 gal. of wort.
3. Boil 90 min., adding hops at times indicated.
4. Chill to 68F and transfer to fermenting vessel.
5. Oxygenate with two separate 20-30 sec. bursts of O2.
6. Pitch large starter (2L or more) of WLP001 CA ale yeast.