Hop Smack IPA

Add hop pale 11.75 oz of hops!!

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Style Information

Name: Hop Smack IPA
Recipe Type: All Grain
Category: Imperial Pale Ale

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Pale 2 Row 13 lb A great base malt for all beer styles, especially American ales and lagers. With moderate protein and enzyme levels and a very clean, smooth finish,
Crystal 40L 1 lb Crystal 40L is used in some Pale Ales and most Amber Ales. It can also be used in darker beers, as well, when you are looking for the benefit of Crystal malt and some color contribution, but not the caramel notes that the higher colored Crystal malts have.


Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
Magnum 1.25 oz 14% 17.5 60 min Known for bittering value and quality.
CTZ 3.0 oz 15% 45 15 min Dual purpose hop with intense earthy and faint citrus character. Use in American ales.
Cascade 2.0 oz 6% 12 15 min Pleasant, flowery, spicy, and citrusy. Can have a grapefruit flavor.
Centennial 2.5 oz 9.5% 23.75 10 min Medium with floral and citrus tones.
Simcoe 2.0 oz 13% 26 10 min Simcoe is a high alpha bittering and aroma hop with what is best described as a "fresh cut pine" aroma. It is used most commonly in American pale ales.
summit 2.0 oz 18% 36 160* It has a low cohumulone content with a with funky, earthy, tangerine character. Early and late additions in hoppy ales.


Name Type Use Amount Time Notes
Whirlfloc Fining Boil 1 tab 15 min Add at last 15 min for clarifying
Brew VInt Other Boil 1tsp 15 min Yeast Fuel
Malto Dextrine Other Boil 6 oz 15 min Add at last 15 min for Yeast Fuel
Corn Sugar Other Boil 1 lb 15 min Add at last 15 min of boil for yeast Fuel


Name Amount Notes
WLP090 1 vial Add to a starter of 1800 ml. Place on stir plate for 48 hrs to multiply yeast

Mash Steps

Name Step Type Step Time Temperature
140 degrees for 40 min. Then 148 for 60 min Infusion 40 148


Amount: 7.5
Water Description: Filtered
Time: 60 minutes
Target Batch Size: 5 g


Step Time Temperature Container Additions
Name: Amount
2 wks 64-66 5 gal carboy


Estimated OG: 1.082
Estimated FG: 1.012
Estimated ABV: 9.25%
Actual OG: 1.084
Estimated Color: 7.6 SRM

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