Ranger (ish) IPA

Monday, March 7th, 2011

This is the third batch (in 3 weeks) to be dumped on the same yeast. First we had the Cream Ale, then an Evil Red.

Ranger Recipe

This awesome IPA is one of the few New Belgium beers that I really like. It is crisp and clean and very hoppy.

Here is the original recipe. And below is my creation:

This is for a full 12gallon batch:

  • 20.5 lb – Pale 2 row
  • .3 lb – Caramel 80
  • .3 lb – Caramunich
  • .1 lb – Caramel 120
  • 4.6 lb – sugar!
  • 3.2 oz – Nugget @ 45 min
  • 1.7 oz – Nugget @ 20 min
  • 3 oz – Cascade @ 10 min
  • 2 oz – Cascade @ 0 min
  • 2.5 oz – Cascade @ 0 min
  • WLP001 California Ale Yeast

The use of 80,120 and Caramunich was just because that is what I had on hand.

Mashed at 150° F for 60+ minutes. Gather a pre-boil volume  of  about 14 gallons. Boil for 60 minutes. Sugar was added the last 10 minutes of the boil. My, counterflow system seemed to clog up. It took over 45min to get the cooled wort in the carboys. This probably over-converted the hops… Oh, well – it’s an IPA!

OG was a little high at 1.067

I may even have to dry hop it.

Fermentation took off within hours. The WLP 001 should give up a +7ABV

3 Responses to “Ranger (ish) IPA”

  1. gabriel nagmay (dot com) | Archive » Sunday Parkways Says:

    […] Between the cider, barbecue and free beer – the crowds quickly gathered. I didn’t keep count, but would guess that at least a few hundred people stopped by. In fact, there were so many people that we drained off 4 kegs by the end of the day – including a full 5 gallons of my homemade Ranger IPA clone. […]

  2. gabriel nagmay (dot com) | Archive » Ebenezer IPA Says:

    […] love the Ranger(ish) clone that we brewed last time. It is simple to brew and delicious. However, I remember thinking that it […]

  3. gabriel nagmay (dot com) | Archive » Ebenezer IPA 2.0 Says:

    […] trying to perfect an IPA recipe.  The Ranger(ish) clone was great, but lacked hop character. The Ebenezer IPA and Loop de Loop, on the other hand, took […]

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