An original take on the Northeastern IPA craze, this Crazy Hazy IPA has a strong citrus aroma with notes of grapefruit, mandarin orange and tangerine and just a hint of blueberry. This quaffable IPA is very light in color, cloudy, and delightfully hoppy in the aroma and flavor. The hops dominate with a strong flavor/aroma punch that is complemented by a soft silky mouthfeel.
The last hop addition is a whirlpool addition. Add the hops to the hot wort after the flame goes out, chill to 170-180ºF if possible, and hold (steep) the hops for 20 minutes, ideally in the 180ºF degree range, then thoroughly chill the wort as usual. Because of the huge amount of hops, this recipe is designed to make 5.5 gallons of finished wort at the end of the boil. Increase your boil volume as needed to allow for these trub losses. You may wish to strain the wort before adding to the fermenter by pouring through a sanitized strainer or line a bucket fermenter with a sanitized paint strainer bag and then lift out after transferring the wort to remove many of the solids.
If starting with distilled/Reverse-Osmosis water or other soft water, we recommend adding calcium chloride and gypsum to the water to get that distinctive “soft” mouthfeel while accentuating the hops. This can be left out if you do not know the make up of your starting water.
One factor that can help make your beer appear perfectly hazy is something called Biotransformation. This is where dry hops normally added a few days before packaging are added a few days into active fermentation (2-3 days after pitching, or when the Krauzen starts to drop down). The available proteins from the yeast at this early stage of fermentation permanently bind with the polyphenols from the hops. causing a permanent haze.
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A 2L yeast starter or two packages of yeast is highly recommended
Crazy Hazy IPA - All-Grain Instructions
- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 150ºF for 75 minutes
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.067 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1.010-1.012 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 7.3-7.5%
- Bitterness: 69.9 IBUs
- Estimated Color: 4.6 SRM
Malts and Adjuncts:
- Pale Malt
- Flaked Oats
- Flaked Barley
- Flaked Wheat
- Honey Malt
- All-Purpose Flour is an optional addition and is NOT included
- Mosaic Hop Pellets
- Citra Hop Pellets
- Mandarina Bavaria Hop Pellets
My best brew yet! Did biab I couldn’t be happier
Easy to follow directions with quality ingredients. Very pleased, tasty NE IPA!