Big Benny's DryPA – single hop (Centennial) IPA

I brewed again this weekend trying to build up my stock after the three year hiatus. I started with the Dead Ringer IPA recipe from Northern Brewer, but went a bit higher on malt color and extract amount. The name is from the single hop that I used with a bit of a stretch (Centennial = 100, Benjamin Franklin on $100) and I’m dry hopping as well as using a well attenuating yeast (Safale US-05), of which I pitched two packets.
I’m fermenting in a 7.5gal carboy and will rack after a week into a 5gal carboy for a two or three week secondary before bottling.
The recipe I used is:

  • 9 lbs 8 oz Pale Liquid Extract (Breiss bulk)
  • 1 lb Crystal Malt (60°L) for 30 minutes at 160
  • 1 oz Centennial (9%) for 1 hour
  • 1 oz Centennial (8.7%) for 20 minutes
  • 2 oz Centennial (8.7% for 5 minutes
  • 22 g Safale US-05 (two packets)

I will dry hop with:

  • 1 oz Centennial (8.7%) after racking to secondary

My OG was 1.062 (down from an expected 1.067 which may be because I was a bit over 5 galons to the primary).

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  1. Update – I racked this after 7 days in primary. SG at racking was 1.013 which was a bit lower than expected. I let the gas escape for another 4 days before tossing the pellets in to dry hop which will sit for two weeks before I bottle.

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