Brew of the month – January 2017

Brew of the month!!!

The January Brew of the month voting was a very tight affair with such a good selection of high quality beers being showcased at the meeting. Just able to sneak ahead (by 1 vote) to clinch the top award this month was… Ed’s Black Double IPA! Congratulations!

Ed is a two time winner, and this Double IPA is another cracker! Weighing in at 7.9% the roasted Chocolate and malt undertones are well balanced out by a big American hop bill. Belgian Candi Sugar helps bump up the fermentable sugars and two packs of White Labs WLP007 Dry English Ale yeast do the hard work before nearly another pack of hops goes in as a Dry Hop!

Ed’s Black Double IPA

Ed’s recipe for the Black Double IPA is:

  • 7kg Pale malt
  • 0.3kg Crystal malt (60L)
  • 0.3kg Carafa III malt
  • 0.3kg Chocolate malt
  • 0.45kg Dark Candi Sugar
  • 50g Columbus Hops @ 60 mins
  • 57g Citra Hops @ 15 mins
  • 85g Citra Hops @ flame out
  • 57g Pacific Jade Hops @ flame out
  • 2 vials White Labs 007 yeast
  • 71g Nelson Sauvin Hops @ 7day Dry Hop

The brew length for this was 25l and Ed reports an OG of 1.084 and a FG of 1.024. All in all this was another quality IPA from Ed following on from his Blood Orange IPA which won Octobers Brew of the Month! Well done Ed, and long may you continue to bring down award winning IPA’s for us to sample in the future!