What comes to mind when someone says “everything but the kitchen sink”? (Hopefully not crap)
For some time now I have been planning this brew. I have a refrigerator full of opened hops bags that have been used for previous beers and a few I bought but never got around to use. I figured what a great way to utilize leftover hops – experiment, and if it sucks….well then I won't do it again.
Well here is your chance to to help me clean out my refrigerator of leftover hops. I'm working on the malt bill for my…But the Kitchen Sink IPA and I need your help to provide the hop schedule.
Here are the hops I have to use:
- 2 oz Amarillo 8.2% Pellet
- 1 1/2 oz Cascade 7.5% Whole
- 1 1/2 oz Chinook 12.7% Whole
- 1 oz Columbus 14.4% Pellet
- 1 1/2 oz Galena 14.0% Pellet
- 1 oz Magnum 10.0% Pellet
- 1 1/2 oz Mt. Hood 5.2% Pellet
- 2 oz Sorachi 10.9% Pellet
- 3/4 oz Styrian Goldings 4.0% Pellet
- 1 oz Willamette 4.8% Pellet
Here are the guidelines:
- The style is an IPA
- All Grain
- The batch will be 5-gallons
- 60 minute mash
- 60 minute sparge
- 90 minute boil
Now this where I need your help. I want you to prepare a hop schedule for me, using my leftover hops. Use as much or little as you want. Use all the varieties or just a few, it's your call.
Here is an example of a my Hop Schedule from my Yam-Tacu-Ale. It's pretty basic but it gives you an idea of what I'm looking for.
@ 60 minute 1oz of Fuggle Hops, pellet
@ 15 minute .50 oz Willamette Hops, pellet
This is what I need from you and what you get if your Hop Schedule is chosen:
- Post your Hop Schedule on the blog
- Be sure to be specific
- The Homebrew Academy bloggers will pick the winner (me excluded) on 4/4/11 <—Deadline is midnight PST 4/3/11
- I will brew the IPA using the chosen Hop Schedule
- And you (the chosen one) will get a 6-pack of …But The Kitchen Sink IPA shipped to you.
One thing to keep in mind, if it sucks….it's not all my fault!!!