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June 3, 2020

All Together IPA Homebrew Recipe

all together IPA homebrew recipe for Clawhammer brewing systemDue to the recent pandemic, many of us have been stuck at home. A fortunate few have still been able to work, but many in the hospitality industry, whose income relies on social gatherings, have not been so fortunate. To support hospitality professionals, we’re taking part in a worldwide beer collaboration called All Together, maybe you’re local brewery is taking part as well. If you buy an All Together IPA, a portion of proceeds is donated to hospitality professionals and the rest goes to the brewery that sold it to you.

All together beer collaboration logo

Click here to learn more about All Together

This is a recipe for the All Together IPA and it’s been customized for our 10 gallon 240 volt brewing system. All the ad money we make from this brew day video on YouTube will be donated to an organization of your choosing. Leave a comment on the YouTube video if you want to weigh in!

Full Brew Day Video

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Water

We started with 7.46 gallons (28.24 liters) of water in our brewing kettle and adjusted water chemistry using Calcium Chloride, Gypsum, and Epsom Salt.

7.46 gallons of water in kettle

water chemistry adjustment using calcium chloride, gypsum, and epsom salt

This is the exact water chemistry we used, but yours will be different

Water chemistry is different for everyone, so we recommend you use software like Bru’n Water to get yours just right. This is free software you can use alongside other brewing software like BeerSmith so you can hit all your numbers during a brew day

Grains

The grain bill for this beer is as follows:

Pale Malt - 10 lb 1.2 oz (4.6 kg)

Flaked Oats - 1 lb 14 oz (.85 kg)

Cara-Pils (Dextrine) - 7.5 oz (212.6 grams)

adding grains to grinder

Mash

We poured our crushed grain into our grain basket and mashed at 154° F (67.8° C) for 75 minutes. 

mashing in

Mashing in

After mashing for 75 minutes we removed our grain basket. If you’re brewing alone, we suggest you pull your grains slightly to release some water, then pull them all the way out. If you pull your grains suddenly and all at once, there will be more water weighing you down.

grain basket pulled

Pulled grains

Boil

Once our grain basket was pulled, we cranked the heat on our controller up to start a boil as soon as possible. This recipe calls for a 60-minute boil.

boiling wort

Boiling wort

At the beginning of our 60-minute boil, we added .25 ounces (7.1 grams) of Columbus hops.

Columbus hop addition at the beginning of the boil

We had a special guest during our brew day, watch the video to see who this mysterious arm belongs to

Before our boil ended, we started hooking up our recirculation hoses to prepare for a whirlpool addition.

 connecting the wort plate chiller

Hooking our plate chiller up

At the very end of our boil, we added 1.53 ounces (43.4 grams) of Mosaic hops and 1.50 ounces (42.5 grams) of Cascade hops as a whirlpool addition. We did a whirlpool for 15 minutes and then started chilling our wort down to a yeast pitching temp of around 70° F (21.1° C)

Adding mosaic hops for a whirlpool addition

Adding cascade hops to the hop basket

These are the hops we added as whirlpool additions

Yeast & Fermentation

Once our wort was chilled, we transferred it to a fermentation bucket and pitched our yeast. We used California Ale yeast from White Labs for this beer. We fermented this at 70° F (21.1° C) for two weeks.

pitching California Ale Yeast

Pitching yeast

aerating fermenter after pitching yeast

Aerating the fermenter

Tasting

This beer ended with an ABV of 6% and it tasted great. You should definitely brew this beer yourself, but more importantly, you should buy it from a local brewery. When you buy an All Together IPA, a portion of the money goes to the hospitality industry and the rest will help keep your local brewery open. All the ad money we receive from this YouTube video will be donated to an organization of your choosing. Make sure to comment on YouTube and let us know where our money should go!

tasting beer

Kyle said, "This stuff is delicious." 

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