Firefly Belgian IPA

Anothert attempt at one of my favorite new beer styles. Insane hop amounts balanced with sweet Belgian yeast.  Yum.

Brew Recipe

5 Gallons  -  All Grain

OG: 1.072         FG: 1.005

Alcohol by Volume: 8.79 %

Color:

21.3 (HCU)

15 (SRM)

Specialty Grains
  • Munich - American   (1 pounds)
  • Crystal 60L Briess - American   (0.75 pounds)
  • Victory Briess - American   (0.75 pounds)
  • Wheat - German   (0.75 pounds)
Fermentables
  • Pale 2-row Briess - American   (10 pounds)  
  • Candi Sugar - Clear - Belgian   (2 pounds)  60 min
Mash Schedule

152 degrees for 60min
170 degree batch sparge for 30 minutes

Strike Water: 4.97 gallons (19.88 quarts)
Sparge Water: 2.76 gallons (11.05 quarts)
Total Water: 7.73 gallons (30.93 quarts)

Efficiency: 72%

Hop Additions
  • Columbus Pellet  (1.5oz.- 14.5% AA)  90 min
  • Amarillo Pellet  (0.5oz.- 6% AA)  15 min
  • Centennial Pellet  (0.5oz.- 8.8% AA)  15 min
  • Amarillo Pellet  (1.75oz.- 6% AA)  0 min
  • Centennial Pellet  (1.75oz.- 8.8% AA)  0 min
  • Admiral Pellet  (0.75oz.- 6% AA)  Dry Hop
  • Centennial Pellet  (0.75oz.- 8.8% AA)  Dry Hop

IBUs: 111.3

Boil Additions
  • Irish Moss  (1 tsp)  15 min
Yeast
  • White Labs WLP530 - Abbey Ale (Liquid)
Priming Solution
  • Corn Sugar  (5 ounces)
Firefly  Belgian IPA

Primary Fermentation: 7 days
Secondary Fermentation: 1.1 months (44 days)
Bottle Conditioning: 1.5 months (46 days)
Total Aging Time: 3.2 months (97 days)

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