Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Batch #48 - Littly Jimmy Session IPA

Little Jimmy Session IPA

Brewed - March 10, 2012

Style - Mild Ale / Low-Alcohol / IPA

  • 0.60 oz. Centennial (60)
  • 0.10 oz. Centennial (10)
  • 0.15 oz. Centennial (0)
  • 1.00 oz. Centennial (Dry for 3 days)
  • Wyeast #1056 American Ale (slurry from Schooner)

OG - 1.030
Primary – 9 days
Secondary - 0 days

Kegged -March 19, 2012

FG - 1.005
Attenuation - 83%
ABV - 3.3%


  • Session IPA hopped with Centennial
  • Part 2 of a Parti-Gyle batch; not quite the traditional method where I designed one overall beer and mash to get two beers (one strong and one weak), but this was more about designing the barleywine that I wanted and then using the 2nd runnings to make a low-ABV Session IPA
  • First time trying the whole 2nd runnings process and while a little hectic (long sparging time, keeping hot water temp up, boiling two beers simultaneously, scrambling to cool, etc.), it was a learning process in terms of efficiencies, calculating evaporation, runoffs, ending gravities, etc....I hope to do more of these in the future    
  • Only brewed a 5-gallon batch specifically to be my first cask-conditioned beer for the upcoming Yard City Cask Festival in Bermerton (more on that later) 
  • Original Mash of the Barleywine was at 149° for 90 minutes; after the long 1st sparge, some acidulated malt was added to the top of the mash tun to help with the PH
  • Runoff for the IPA was 7.5 gallons
  • 60 min boil
  • Estimated IBU's ~ 30
  • Ferment in the low 70's for hopefully 1 weeks, then a brief dry hop before transferring into the keg and prepping for the cask fest
  • Dry hopped for 3 days
  • Transferred into the the keg after 9 days; added 2.1 oz. of corn sugar to build ~ 1.8 volumes of CO2 of natural carbonation; condition for 3 days and then cold crash before the festival to get the CO2 in solution 

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