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  • Black IPA

    Midnight Wheat Malt is used to create a black IPA with minimal roast character which allows the hop aromas to shine.

    Type: Ale

    Style: Black IPA

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: Extract with grain

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    6.6 lbs CBW® Sparkling Amber LME 60 minute boil Extract, LME
    1.5 lbs CBW® Pilsen Light DME 60 minute boil Extract, DME
    .5 lbs Midnight Wheat Malt Steep Bitterless Black
    1 lb Cane Sugar 60 minute boil
    1 oz Magnum Hops (14% AA) 60 minute boil
    1 oz Amarillo Hops 20 minute boil
    1 oz Amarillo Hops 5 minute boil
    1 oz Amarillo Hops 1 minute boil
    1 oz Cascade Hops 1 minute boil
    1 oz Cascade Hops Dry Hop
    2 vials WLP001 California Ale Yeast Fermenter


    1. Steep crushed Midnight Wheat in water at 150-158ºF for 30 minutes
    2. Remove grain and then dissolve extract in warm water
    3. Bring to boil
    4. Add 1 oz Magnum Hops and boil for 60 minutes
    5. Add 1 oz Amarillo Hops during each of the final 20, 5, and 1 minutes of boil
    6. Add 1 oz Cascasde hops during the final 1 minute of boil
    7. Turn off heat and cool wort to 68ºF
    8. Transfer to fermenter
    9. Pitch 2 packs of WLP001 California Ale yeast

    Primary Fermentation: 1-2 weeks at 66-68ºF

    Secondary Fermentation: Add 1 oz Cascade Hops for 4 days and then cool to 36ºF for 1-2 weeks

    Fermentation Notes: Force carbonate, or bottle condition with dissolved priming sugar and 0.25 packs of WLP001 California Ale Yeast for 2-3 weeks

    Original Gravity: 1.070

    Final Gravity: 1.015

    Alcohol by Weight:

    Alcohol by Volume: 7.1%

    IBU: 64

    Color: 60 SRM