Brew It Yourself: White Labs Red 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 Red IPA.

For this recipe, the Brewing Team used WLP007 Dry English Ale Yeast. Follow this recipe step-by-step or use it as creative inspiration your next brew day! 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! 

Yeast: WLP007 Dry English Ale Yeast
Original Gravity: 1.067
Final Gravity: 1.014
Estimated ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 62

Grain (single infusion mash at 148°F):
63.5% Pale Malt - 2 Row (8lbs)
14.6% Crystal Malt 60L (1lbs 13oz)
14.6% Crystal Malt 120L (1lbs 13oz)
5.5% Amber Malt (11oz)
3.7% Roasted Wheat (3.7oz)        

Hops:
2oz Simcoe (49 IBUs)
[60 minutes]
1oz Simcoe (8.8 IBUs)
[10 minutes]
1oz Mosaic (4.5 IBUs)
[5 minutes]
.5oz Mosaic (0 IBUs)
[0 minutes]

Dry Hop:
.5oz Mosaic (0 IBUs)
.5oz Simcoe (0 IBUs)
[dry-hop]

Tasting Notes: 
When did caramel malt become such a polarizing malt? We still think it’s great when used properly in hoppy styles—like the Red India Pale Ale. Let’s be honest, this beer killed it in our tasting rooms. Awesome notes of pear, bread crust and lemongrass from a combination of malt, hops and yeast produced esters. Medium body from the crystal malts creates a drinkable backbone for hop aroma and flavor to shine through. If you prefer high-intensity hop aroma we’d suggest doubling the dry hopping amounts. - Erik Fowler, White Labs Education & Engagement Curator 

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