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February 6, 2019

El Dorado Single Hop IPA Recipe - A Juicy, Hazy NEIPA

Recipe

We're back with another juicy / hazy IPA. This one is quite bitter with a lot of fresh tropical fruity flavor. Make sure to pay attention to the recommended changes if you're going to brew this beer. It was a very balanced beer for the first week in the keg but once hop aroma faded, the bitterness was a bit over the top. So we'd do something to even it out if we brew this beer again. Here's a video. Full details below.

Water

Add 7.9 gallons of water into the kettle. If you're not sure how to do this, here's an article on brewing water chemistry to get you started.

Grains

This grain bill is pretty simple and is much like the rest of our hazy IPA recipes. One note, we used a pound of corn because we were out of rye. So, you may want to consider swapping the two.

  • Pale malt (2 row) - 6 lbs, 8.0 oz.
  • Flaked oats - 1 lb.
  • Flaked wheat - 1 lb.
  • Flaked corn - 1 lb.

Mash

We did a single step mash at 152 degrees Fahrenheit and did not sparge. Yes, you read that right. No sparge. It's how we do. Don't knock it until you try it. Also, if you do try it, put a fine crush on your grains to boost efficiency.

Hops, etc

We used the following hops at the amounts and times listed.

  • El Dorado - 1 oz at 75 minutes
  • El Dorado - 2 oz at flame out

Suggested modifications to the hop schedule: You may want to dry hop with an additional ounce a few days into fermentation. The aroma faded pretty fast on this beer. El Dorado is billed as a "dual purpose" hop, meaning that it can be used for aroma and bittering, but it's better at bittering in our opinion.

Yeast and Fermentation

This beer was fermented with 200 billion cells (1 package) of Imperial Yeast's "Dry Hop" blend. It this yeast produces a juicy, fruity taste and also accentuates the hops that are added. We kept this one at a steady 65F for the entire fermentation period.

Benchamarks

  • Post boil water volume was 5.3 (add water to match if you're low)
  • Starting gravity was 1.052
  • Ending Gravity was 1.010
  • ABV is 5.5%
  • Estimated IBUs: 58

Tasting

The first week, this beer was a solid 10 of 10. The beer had a fresh tropical fruit juice flavor with plenty of bitterness to match. The most dominant characteristics were pineapple and mango. However, the hop aroma faded after that and so did the "juicy" flavor. After that, it dropped to a 7 or so. We'd suggest dry hopping if you want to keep this a single hop, or adding some aroma hops of a different varietal if not. 

 

  • Hi made this beer it looks great no only problem I have the FG it stuck at 1.020 it’s been in fermentation for 10 day any thing I can do??thanks

    Posted by Giovanni on February 26, 2019
  • Whats the science behind the water profile control? What was the profile before adding the salts to water and what was the target ? How do you measure the additives for 5 gallons?

    Posted by Matti on February 26, 2019
  • Rye? Yes / no?

    Posted by Wally on February 22, 2019
  • hey Guys,
    I had a similar question. Is this grain bill accurate? 5.5 abv seems high for that grain bill.
    Thanks!

    Posted by Patrick on February 12, 2019
  • What kind dry hopps you guys racomment thanks

    Posted by Giovanni on February 08, 2019
  • Hey guys,

    I’m looking to brew this beer in the next couple days. I just had one question. In the video you mentioned Rye being part of the Grist, but in the recipe rye isn’t listed. I’m assuming the recipe above is correct, but I thought I would double check. You know what they say about assuming.

    Keep up the great videos guys.

    Cheers!

    Posted by Ian on February 08, 2019

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