The Pitch: Homebrewing Hangups

White Labs TV Presents Episode 3 of The Pitch: Homebrewing Hangup

In this episode, Erik homebrews what is supposed to be a high ABV Black IPA but instead gets a hoppy moderate gravity brown wort. Join us as we visit the White Labs analytical lab to discover the root cause of this homebrew gone awry. We’ll sit down with Kara Taylor, White Labs head of laboratory operations to discuss the lab results.

Black IPA Recipe

6.5 Gallons Mash Temp 150°F

Estimated: OG: 1.060 FG: 1.012 ABV: 6.3%

Actual: FG: 1.010 ABV: 5.2%

Grain Bill

12lbs - Maris Otter

12oz - C-80

12oz - Flaked Rye

8oz - Carafa III

8oz - Chocolate Malt

Hop Additions

(60 min) Chinook 1oz

(10 min) Centennial 1oz

(10 min) Chinook 1oz

(5 min) Chinook 1oz

(5 min) Centennial 1oz


WLP518 Opshaug Kveik Ale Yeast

Knock out at 90°F and pitch yeast. Set fermentation temp at 80° for the remainder of fermentation.

Other Additions

Clarity Ferm (add with pitching yeast)

Analytical Results


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