Nights Watch (Black IPA)

This was a black IPA I brewed towards the end of 2020. It was a bit of use up what’s in the freezer for the hops but turned out to be a very nice example of the style.

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
22 L 60 min 56.5 IBUs 35.4023694 1.063 1.014 6.6 %
Actuals 1.066 1.016 6.6 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
Black IPA 21 B 1.05 - 1.085 1.01 - 1.018 50 - 90 49.3 - 78.8 2.3 - 2.7 5.5 - 9 %

Fermentables

Name Amount %
Pale Malt, Maris Otter 4.5 kg 65.69
Barley, Flaked 500 g 7.3
Munich Malt 500 g 7.3
Rye Malt 500 g 7.3
Carafa III 300 g 4.38
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L 300 g 4.38
Wheat, Roasted 250 g 3.65

Hops

Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
BRU-1 23 g 60 min Boil Pellet 15
Citra 45 g 5 min Boil Pellet 12
Amarillo 45 g 0 min Boil Pellet 9.2
Mandarina Bavaria 40 g 0 min Boil Pellet 8.5
Amarillo 60 g 4 days Dry Hop Pellet 9.2

Miscs

Name Amount Time Use Type
Lactic Acid 7.00 ml 60 min Mash Water Agent
Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) 3.00 g 60 min Mash Water Agent
Epsom Salt (MgSO4) 2.13 g 60 min Mash Water Agent
Salt 1.25 g 60 min Mash Water Agent
Epsom Salt (MgSO4) 1.76 g 60 min Water Agent
Salt 1.03 g 60 min Water Agent

Yeast

Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
Safale American (US-05) DCL/Fermentis 77% 15°C - 23.89°C

Mash

Step Temperature Time
Mash In 66.67°C 60 min

Fermentation

Step Time Temperature
Primary 4 days 19.44°C
Secondary 10 days 19.44°C
Aging 30 days 18.33°C