Samm I Am

I was over at Ron’s place a few months back and he had some 10 Barrel “Joe” IPA.  I’ve always liked brews from 10 Barrel in Bend Oregon, and decided to see if I could clone it.  I’m not one to reinvent the wheel, so the first place I started was the internet and a search with Google.

A clone of “Joe” turned up pretty quickly, but I had to make it mine.  “Joe” uses Simcoe, Amarillo, and Mosaic hops.  The kettle hops are fairly tame and at 70 IBU’s it’s not a super bitter IPA but the hop schedule is crazy, lots of flavor hops and dry hops.

I just happened to have a bunch of Magnum hops that are from last year that I need to get rid of.  I also tend to like the clean bittering of the Magnum hop.  What better way to make this recipe my own than to replace the bittering hops with Magnums!

All Grain
11 Gallon Batch Size
OG 1.073
67.1 IBU
6.2 SRM
60 minute boil time
Mash @ 154f

28 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row), Great Western Malting (2.0 SRM) Grain
1 lbs Munich Malt – 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain
1 lbs Wheat Malt, Gambrinus (2.0 SRM) Grain
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain
1.50 oz Magnum [11.90 %] – First Wort 60.0 min
1.50 oz Magnum [11.90 %] – Boil 60.0 min
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] – Boil 30.0 min
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] – Boil 15.0 min
1 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins)
1.00 oz Mosaic Hop [12.50 %] – Boil 5.0 min
1.00 oz Mosaic Hop [12.50 %] – Steep/Whirlpool
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] – Dry Hop 7.0 Days
4.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] – Dry Hop 7.0 Days
3.00 oz Mosaic Hop [12.50 %] – Dry Hop 7.0 Days
California Ale V – WLP051 Yeast

“SAMM I Am” was born….

The brew tasted incredible while it was fermenting.  Not super bitter but explosive in hop flavor!  Dry hopping this was the biggest issue because there were seven ounces of hops involved!  I’ve got one stainless dry hop cylinder, and I had to put the rest in a hop bag.  I’ve ordered another cylinder.

The brew is bottle conditioning currently so I don’t know what the final product will taste like, but if it’s anything like it was while fermenting, it’ll be awesome!  Many thanks to Ron for naming this beast and my daughter for making a label.

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