Ebenezer IPA

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Time for another IPA.

I love the Ranger(ish) clone that we brewed last time. It is simple to brew and delicious. However, I remember thinking that it could use some more Pine/Citrus hop flavor. Lucky for me, I have a glut of Chinook right now.

I'd rather have an IPA to keep me warm!

So, the following recipe is based on the Ranger with a hop bill closer to an Arrogant Bastard clone. What should we call this: Arrogant Ranger? Ranger Bastard? Bastardized Ranger?

Well… You know who was the biggest bastard ever? That old miser, Ebenezer Scrooge!

Recipe Specifics

  • Style: 14-B American IPA
  • Batch Size (Gal): 12.00 (for 10 bottled)
  • Anticipated OG: 1.062
  • Anticipated ABV: 6.4%
  • Anticipated SRM: 5 (very light)
  • Anticipated IBU: 69 Rager (56 Tinseth)
  • Brewhouse Efficiency:  80%
  • Wort Boil Time: 60Minutes


The basic recipe is 2-row, Crystal, Cara-pils, Sugar. Choose a crystal L to adjust your color. I had a tiny amount of 120 and 60 left over from a previous batch. The Cara helps with head retention.

  • 19 lbs. Pale 2-row (US)
  • 0.3lb Crystal 90L  (120/60 mix)
  • 0.25lb Cara-pils
  • 4 lbs. Sugar


Originally, I had 2.5 at 60 and .75 at 0 – but, decided to simplify and move the hops to add more flavor/aroma.

  • 1.5 oz. Chinook 12.5% @ 60 min
  • 1.5 oz. Chinook 12.5% @ 30 min
  • 1.5 oz. Chinook 12.5% @ 15 min
  • 1.5 oz. Chinook 12.5% @ 0 min
  • 2 oz. Chinook 12.5% @ dry hop


  • Burton-on-Trent profile: per 5 gallons
  • — 3.5g Baking Soda
  • — 5g Chalk
  • — 8.5g Epsom salt
  • — 15g Gypsum
  • Strike 23 quarts at 168°F
  • Mash at 150°F
  • Boil for 60+ minutes.


  • Pacman (could also use WLP001)
  • 1 week @ 60F
  • Rack and dry hop
  • 1 week up to 70F

Brew Day Notes

With everything set up the night before, I only had to wake up at 6am to turn on the burners. At that time it was 27F and still pitch-black outside. Getting up this early to brew may seem extreme, but it has advantages. By 10am the boil was complete. By 10:30 the yeast was pitched,  everything was cleaned up and I had the rest of the day to do other things.

My mash started off a bit high (155), but I quickly cooled it back down. For the sparge, I set up a bucket to do a simple fly method which seemed to work well. The OG came out to 1.062-63, which means the setup once again hit 80% efficiency.

Amber waves of grain

The simple fly sparge

Till the wort runs clear

And into the kettle

I <3 early morning brewing

Perfect OG and cold break.


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One Response to “Ebenezer IPA”

  1. 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 things a bit too far. So, it’s time to go back to […]

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