Brew it Yourself: White Labs Black IPA

Need some inspiration for your next brew day? Our latest "brew it yourself" blog post features a 5-gallon-sized recipe for White Labs Black IPA, created by Brewing Manager Joe Kurowski on our 24-hectoliter brewhouse in San Diego. For this recipe, the Brewing Team used two very different strains for fermentation--WLP013 London Ale Yeast and WLP862 Cry Havoc Lager Yeast. Check it out below, and if you like what you see, sign up for our Customer Club newsletter at whitelabs.com/customerclub to get more content like this straight to your inbox! 

White Labs Black IPA, fermented with WLP013 London Ale Yeast OR WLP862 Cry Havoc Lager Yeast
Original Gravity: 1.066
Final Gravity: 1.0010
Estimated ABV: ~6.3%
IBU: 55

Grain (single infusion mash at 149°F):
79.8% 2-Row Barley Malt (10lbs, 3.8oz)
6% Flaked Rye (21.4oz)
3.8% Briess Caramel 60L Malt (7.7oz)
3.8% Briess Caramel 120L Malt (7.7oz)
3.8% Roasted Wheat Malt (7.7oz) 
2.8% Weyermann Dehusked Carafa III Malt (5.8oz)

Hops:
.3oz Columbus CTZ (14.5 IBU)
[60 minutes]
.6oz Chinook (18.7 IBU)
[30 minutes]
.6oz Chinook (12.1 IBU)
[15 minutes]
.6oz Cascade (2.1 IBU)
[05 minutes]
.6oz Cascade (2.6 IBUs)
.6oz Citra (5.6 IBUs)
[Whirlpool]

Yeast & Tasting Notes:
"We wanted to highlight how two very different strains--WLP013 London Ale Yeast and WLP862 Cry Havoc Lager Yeast--played in a black IPA recipe. For this beer, WLP013 London Ale Yeast contributed more esters and traditional English-style characters, which resulted in a bigger mouthfeel along with accentuated fruity hop notes. On the other hand, WLP862 Cry Havoc Lager Yeast was a great option for this beer style if you're wanting to create a cleaner, crisp lager-like traits and sharp hop bitterness. This lager strain produces fewer esters and is, ultimately, very neutral." --The White Labs Brewing Team

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