BRU-1 West Coast IPA (American IPA | 21A)

BRU-1 West Coast IPA (American IPA 21A)

Name: BRU-1 West Coast IPA
Style: American IPA (21A)
Type: All Grain

Recipe Specifications

Boil Size: 7.51 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.50 gal
Estimated OG: 1.072 SG
Estimated Color: 5.2412519
Estimated IBU: 77.5 IBUs (Tinseth)
Estima.ed ABV: 7.3 %
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0%
Boil Time: 60 minutes


Amount Name Type %
8 lbs 4.0 oz Pelton Pilsner-style Malt Grain 55.9%
6 lbs 4.0 oz Pale Malt, Maris Otter Grain 42.4%
4.0 oz Honey Malt Grain 1.7%
1.00 oz BRU-1 [14.0%] - Boil 60.0 min Hop -
2.00 oz BRU-1 [14.0%] - Boil 5.0 min Hop -
2.00 oz BRU-1 [14.0%] - Steep/Whirlpool. 20.0 min Hop -
2.00 oz BRU-1 [14.0%] - Dry Hop 60.0 min Hop -
1 pkg House (Imperial#A01) Yeast -


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge

Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 5.11 gal of water at 162.5 F 152.0 F 60.0 mins



  • First runnings 3.6g 1st batch 2g 2nd batch 2g ` Put 7.75 g in the kettle
  • I think the reason I am missing my numbers is that the thermometer I am using is off (or the thermomter on the kettle). The difference is about 10F where the kettle showed 190 and the thermomter showed 180F. I did verify that boil started at the expected temp on the kettle, and the thermometer was about 12F lower. Time to get a new one!
  • Going to boil for 75 min since I have extra volume.
  • pre-boil was 1.053
  • Ended up with ~5.5G @ 1.067 in the fermenter. Pitched yeast around 3pm.


  • Took gravity reading and was at 1.010.


  • Chilled to 57F the night before.
  • Still finished at 1.010
  • Racked on top of dry hops. Got about 5G.
  • Added 1 tsp of gelatin to 1/4 cup of cold water. Stirred and heated in 10s increments until the temp was about 145F.
  • Added to keg then pured with co2 3 times.
  • Did burst carbonation, setting it to ~30PSI around 2pm. Will let sit for 24 hours then dial it back down to ~12psi.