Friday, June 6, 2008

Sandy Jaywalker IPA

Here is another batch of beer, brewed with friends for them to enjoy when they return home from touring the Western states. It wasn't difficult for them to come up with a favorite style...IPA. And right into the mashing of this one, they came up with a fun name for it...Sandy Jaywalker IPA.

Very recently our LHBS got in some new British crystal malts by Faucett. They have a wonderful rounder shape, deep copper color, and a sheen on the husks that is really quite attractive compared to American crystal malts by Briess. Originally, a full pound of 40 & 60 Lovibond crystals were going into this beer, but after smelling and tasting the Faucett, I decided to go with half Briess and half Faucett. The Faucett kernel has a more dry, toasted and almost roasted scent and tastes sharp with slight chocolate notes, so balancing that with some sweet American crystal will be nice.

As for hops, well, there's a generous portion of hops throughout. Warrior for a nice bitter kick, and some Mount hood to soften the flavor and enhance some of the floral notes. The bright citrus notes of Cascade hops are the showcase here, and a healthy 1 ounce is reserved for dry hopping.

This beer should be pleasantly bitter with ample hop flavor and aroma. A malt base thats clean and sweet, will balance the 74 units of bitterness nicely, with a deep golden color to compliment the glorious gloaming sun beaming down on friends enjoying an early evening, home-cooked, summer meal.

By the look of things in these photos, you can probably tell they had a great time spending the day brewing their own batch of delicious India Pale Ale!

Sandy Jaywalker IPA

8.75 lbs. Organic 2-Row Pale Malt
0.50 lbs. Faucett Crystal 42-48L
0.50 lbs. Briess Crystal 40L
0.40 lbs. Belgian Wheat Malt
0.25 lbs. Belgian Biscuit

.75 oz. Warrior, 16.9%, pellet, 60min
.50 oz. Cascade, 7.8%, whole, 60min
.25 oz. Mount Hood, 5.2%, pellet, 15min
.75 oz. Cascade, 7.8%, whole, 15min
.25 oz. Mount Hood, 5.2%, pellet, 5min
.75 oz. Cascade, 7.8%, whole, 5min
.25 oz. Warrior, 16.9%, pellet, KO
1.0 oz. Cascade, 5.1%, pellet, KO
1.0 oz. Cascade, 5.1%, pellet, Dry

Wyeast 1056: American Ale (decanted, 2 step, .5qt starter)

Brew Day Stats

Brewed: 6/5/08
Racked: 6/13/08
Bottled: 6/24/08

Water Adjustment:
Strike: .75 tsp acid blend, 1 tsp gypsum
Mashout: distilled
2nd Sparge: 1 tsp gypsum

H2O/Grain Ratio: 1.25
Mash Ph: 5.3
Sacch. Rest Temp/Time: 152°F/1 hour
Mash Out Temp/Time: 166°F/
1st Batch SG: 1.061

2nd Batch Sparge Vol/H2OTemp/MashTemp: 3gal/184°F/171°F
2nd Batch SG: 1.032

Pre-Boil Vol: 6.93 gal
Pre-Boil SG: approx 1.045
Boil Time: 75min
Post-Boil Vol: 5.5 gal
Mash Efficiency: 80%

OG: 1.055
IBU: 74
Color/SRM: Deep Gold/9-10
Ferment Temp: 70->75°F

FG: 1.010
ABW: 4.73%
ABV: 5.9%


Anonymous said...

Not to pry, but is your LHBS the brew and grow or BevArt? and if its neither, do please let me know where you shop. Salud.


Ted Danyluk said...


I live on the far North side, so Brew & Grow is where I go. By chance, I've been to BevArt once, and wasn't all that impressed. Brew & Grow can be frustratingly understocked at times, but I suppose it helps to knwo there delivery schedule. I special order on occasion, especially for a the 50lb sack of Organic 2-Row.

When I order, it's usually Northern Brewer, but have found Midwest Supplies to have better pricing on things like hops, and has a larger selection of kegging equipment.

Where are you, and where do you get your goods?

Kevin LaVoy said...

I'm on to you Ted! That picture was totally staged! Brew days are filled with screaming and wailing and gnashing of teeth! Missed mash temps! Boil overs! Hop shortages! Stuck sparges! AHHHHHHHH!

LIES! Propaganda!

Actually, no. I think Ted knows what he's doing. This beer sounds really good. All of his beers that I've had so far have been home runs, so hopefully I'll get a taste of this one too!

Ted Danyluk said...

Kevin, I swear, these guys were all over this wort. Crushing grains, checking temperatures, smelling and tasting freshly pulled wort, measuring gravities, wiping kettle lids, chilling, straining hops, aerating...the whole shebang! Well, I did tell them to say cheese, but they seemed perfectly willing to cooperate.

I'm able to ride a more vigorous boil, and when I took over the reigns of lid wiping (while eating), I came close to a couple boil-overs. Other than that, a pretty smooth brewday, hitting all targets again!

Sorry Kevin, this one ain't mine, but I will be brewing a couple IPA's to share with you mid-Summer.