Sunspots (India Pale Lager)

This recipe comes courtesy of Young Henrys brewer Jesse Searls and can be found in the HPA Beer Recipe Book.
Let’s get acquainted with this underrated gem of an Aussie hop…

CAUTION: Super crisp orange peel and grapefruit flavours that will give you the unbearable urge to mow the lawn on a scorching Saturday arvo.

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🍺 Recipe Details 🍺

OG: 1.051 |  IBU: 30 |  ABV: 5.9%
MASH: 30min @ 66°C, 30min @ 72°C
BOIL: 60min

– 4.7kg Barrett Burston Extra Pale Malt (2.6 EBC)
– 570g Voyager Dexter (6 EBC)
– 570g Malted Oats (6 EBC)
– 240g Gladfield Sour Grapes (4.5 EBC)

5g Topaz (20% AA) @ First Wort Hop (add after sparge)
55g Topaz

DRY HOP (Day 6) *
90g Topaz
50g Galaxy

FERMENT @ 16°C. Diacetyl rest at 18°C
DRY (2 packs recommended)
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TARGET FG: 1.007
FERMENT: 11 days**

* dry hop in a hop sock or cold crash for best results
** fermentation time will vary depending on yeast strain, fermentation temperature and process. Package when specific gravity is stable over two days and when there is no noticeable diacetyl black hops



🍺 Water Profile / Notes 🍺

Target Water Profile: LIGHT and HOPPY

Calcium (Ca2+): 65
Magnesium (Mg2+): 5
Sodium (Na+): 2
Chloride (Cl-:): 50
Sulphate (SO42-): 100
Bicarbonate (HCO3): 0

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🍺 Important Info 🍺

Our Recipe Packs come with all necessary grain, hops and yeast for your brew, and hops are rounded up to the nearest 50g. In very rare cases where an ingredient is unavailable, we will provide a suitable substitute to an equal or greater value. A Single Batch is 23L and a Double Batch is 46L

Additional information

Beer Style

IPA, Lager

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