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Home » Recipes » Mutant Double Down DIPA (Cask)
Mutant Double Down DIPA (Cask)
Since Kent and Drew always like to have a good cask beer for our festivals (and MB loaned us a firkin), they also threw together a mutant batch of the Double Down. Originally Drew calculated this to be a 13 gallon batch, but the gear was sized too small for that. So Drew mistakenly resized for 12, still just a little too large. A mucked up sparge yielding a initial boil volume of 15 gallons. A long boil and a slow evaporation forced the decision to go towards Tom Nickel and Vinnie Cilurzo's philosophy of adding sugar to boost the gravity.
Pictures of the brew here
Style:    Double IPA
Brewed by:    Kent Fletcher
Brewed at:    The Shop (Kent's Mobile Frankenstein System)
Batch Size:    14.0 Gallons
Boil Time:    120 Minutes
Estimated OG:    1.080
Est IBU:    79.6
Est SRM:    7.6
Efficency:    72%
Recipe Index | Promash File
Grains, Extracts, Sugars
Malt Name Maltster Amount Percentage
Marris Otter Crisp 17.5 lbs 43.7%
Domestic 2-Row Great Western 16.75 lbs 41.9%
Corn Sugar 3.0 lbs 7.5%
Crystal 55-60L Bairds 1.0 lbs 2.5%
Wheat Malt Gambrinus 1.0 lbs 2.5%
Munich Malt Weyermann 0.5 lbs 1.25%
Biscuit Malt Dingemans 0.25 lbs 0.6%
Name Form Alpha Amount Time
Centennial Pellet 9.1% 1.60 oz FWH
Cascade Pellet 5.9% 1.80 oz FWH
Warrior Pellet 15.6% 1.00 oz 60
Chinook Pellet 12.1% 0.25 oz 60
Amarillo Pellet 8.9% 1.40 oz 30
Cascade Pellet 5.9% 1.50 oz 30
Simcoe Pellet 13.7% 1.0 oz 15
Cascade Pellet 5.9% 1.50 oz 0
Cascade Whole 5.9% 2.0 oz Dry Hop
Man. Code Name Type Amount (Starter)
White Labs WLP001 California Ale Ale 1/4 gallon slurry from BJ's
Mash Schedule
Step Rest Temp Rest Time Heat Water
Saccharification 151°F 60
1 Tbsp Gypsum
2 Tablets of Whirlfloc

So here's what happened. Drew initially formulated for 14 gallons to be sure that we'd have enough fodder for the firkin. Unfortunately, that's a few more gallons that Kent's mash tun would accept. So Drew went and reformulated for 12. Sadly, Drew's ears were clogged with wax or there were dancing visions of DIPA twinkling around, but Kent apparently said that was too big as well. *grumble* So, part of the beer was mashed into the tun; another part in a pot. The theory was to sparge the batch and sub in the portion in the pot for sparging after a bit.

Combining that bit of fun with a bit of confusion and management of many things at once, the sparge went a little too fast and before we knew it we'd actually collected 15.5 gallons of wort! Lots of boiling later (and we had issues keeping a good boil going), we were beyond sun down and no where close to target volume. So Kent made the call, in with the sugar. Let's get this puppy sent home! So now she sits, waiting for her firkin and a tapping at the SCHF in Temecula.


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