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Beer Style: American IPA
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons
I just finished my third IPA. All three have been wonderful, and I've never used oak chips. For my money, the hop selection is key. May I recommend the following.
Crack grains and steep in two quarts 150-155 degree water for 45 minutes. Collect runoff and sparge with additional 1.5 gallons water at 170 degrees. Add malt extract & gypsum and bring to boil. Add Northern Brew hops. After 30 minutes, add Cascades. After another 15 minutes, turn off the heat, let cool and then strain into enough cold water to make 5 gallons. Pitch yeast once the wort's at 75 degrees. Ferment for one week. Rack to secondary, adding 1.5 oz. Cascade at this time. Bottle after another week. Serve very cold.
Source: P.J. Maloney