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Straight UP IPA, cost effective

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Straight UP IPA, cost effective

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Beer Style: American IPA  (14B)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons

American IPA


I started homebrewing again with an effort to keep my costs in line and make the brewing as effortless and enjoyable as possible. I switched to kegging, set up a 5 gallon infusion mash system with water coolers, and bought 55 lbs of cracked grain and hops by the pound. I switched to dry yeast, the safale S-04, which ferments out this IPA in about a week. This beer is a beautiful gold red, with nice head retention from the caramunich malt. The bitterness is pleasant and the Simcoe provides a nice finish as a dual purpose hop.


  • 10 lbs Briess 2 row Ale malt
  • 2 lbs Caramunich malt
  • 1 oz Simcoe hop 12.2 AA @60 min
  • 1/2 oz Amarillo hop 8 AA @30 min
  • 1/2 oz Amarillo hop 8 AA @10 min
  • 2 oz Simcoe gradually added from 5 min to zero min

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 1 week, primary only

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.065
Final Gravity: 1.010
Alcohol by Vol: 7.2%
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Mash in at 155, hold 155 to 150 for 60 min.
Sparge with 170 water, collect 6 gallons. Start hop additions 5 minutes after protein break. Force cool in ice bath, strain through mesh bucket-topping bag. I find the large qty pellet hops are mostly hanging out in the bottom of the brew kettle, I pour these into the mesh bag and force strain like tea. You could use all one variety hop for this recipe, but adjust for AA for the 30 and 10 minute additions. Cost per beer including ice and propane is 48 cents.