Monday, March 12, 2007

Simcoe IPA

I currently have two Leener's Kit Ale's on tap. I got both of these for Christmas. They're an IPA (which I dryhopped with Amarillo plugs) and the other is Dortmunder. My first homebrewing ever was also from Leener kits and I can only recommend them. These kits are unbeatable for good, easy and inexpensive beermaking.

But this weekend, i went back to working on finding my ideal IPA. I started with the Ruination clone recipe from before and started swapping things out to get more of a Alpine Duet flavor profile.

Here's what I brewed:


  • 6.5# light malt extract syrup
  • 1.5# DME


  • 1# 10L Crystal Malt
  • 1# Dark Munich Malt


  • 2oz. Simcoe


  • 1oz. Simcoe
  • 2oz. Amarillo


  • White Labs California Ale Yeast


  • 1oz. Simcoe
  • 2oz. Amarillo

I pitched the yeast at 71 degrees at which time it had an OG of 1.056.