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Black as the Devil’s Soul

Black as the Devils Soul

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
6 gal 60 min 137.9 IBUs 48.0 SRM 1.076 1.020 7.4 %
Actuals 1.07 1.014 7.4 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
American Black IPA 14 B 1.056 - 1.075 1.01 - 1.018 40 - 70 20 - 40 2.2 - 2.7 5.5 - 7.5 %

Fermentables

Name Amount %
Rice Hulls 8 oz 2.38
Pale Malt (2 Row) US 12 lbs 57.14
Rye Malt 2.5 lbs 11.9
Rye, Flaked 1.5 lbs 7.14
Wheat, Roasted 1.5 lbs 7.14
Carafa II 12 oz 3.57
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L 12 oz 3.57
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L 12 oz 3.57
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L 12 oz 3.57

Hops

Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Simcoe 1 oz 60 min Boil Pellet 13.7
Simcoe 1 oz 50 min Boil Pellet 13.7
Northern Brewer 1 oz 40 min Boil Pellet 10.6
Northern Brewer 1 oz 30 min Boil Pellet 10.6
Amarillo Gold 1 oz 20 min Boil Pellet 9.9
Amarillo Gold 1 oz 10 min Boil Pellet 9.9
Cascade 1 oz 5 min Aroma Pellet 6.7
Cascade 1 oz 0 min Aroma Pellet 6.7
Cascade 1 oz 14 days Dry Hop Pellet 6.7
Centennial 1 oz 14 days Dry Hop Pellet 9.2

Miscs

Name Amount Time Use Type
Tequila Soaked Oak Spirals 1.30 Items 7 days Secondary Other

Yeast

Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
California Ale (WLP001) White Labs 77% 68°F - 73°F

Mash

Step Temperature Time
Mash In 156°F 45 min

Fermentation

Step Time Temperature
Primary 4 days 67°F
Secondary 10 days 67°F
Aging 30 days 65°F

Notes

Held the tequila oak out and experimented with just adding it to a couple of bottles. After 21 days, In the bottle we put the most wood (3 ~ 0.5 inch pieces), the wood started to add some interesting additional layers of flavor. In the couple of bottles we opened sooner than 21 days, the flavor contribution was negligable. Next time we brew this beer, the tequila oak is going into the secondary or keg.

Without the tequila oak this is a beautiful beer. The hop bitterness and the roasted malt flavors are in perfect harmony. There is a hint of hop aroma, in a future batch in which the tequila oak is not used, I will increase the aroma additions.

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