Trip Wire (WC IPA) (American IPA | 21A)

Trip Wire (WC IPA) (American IPA 21A)

A west coast IPA with AU Galaxy and Vic Secret hops.

Name: Trip Wire (WC IPA)
Style: American IPA (21A)
Type: All Grain

Recipe Specifications

Boil Size: 7.0 gal (26.5L)
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.5 gal (20.8L)
Estimated OG: 1.065
Estimated Color: 4.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 90 (tinseth)
Estima.ed ABV: 6.4%
Brewhouse Efficiency: 66%
Boil Time: 60 minutes


Amount Name Type %
11.0 lbs (5 kgs) Pelton Pilsner-style Malt Grain 73.33%
4.0 lbs (2 kgs) Lamonta : Pale American Barley Malt (Mecca Grade) Grain 26.67%
0.5 oz (14 grams) Ekuanot [13.8%] - Boil 60 min Hop -
1.0 oz (28 grams) Galaxy [17%] - Boil 10 min Hop -
1.0 oz (28 grams) Vic Secret [16.5%] - Boil 10 min Hop -
2.0 oz (57 grams) Galaxy [17%] - Aroma 20 days Hop -
2.0 oz (57 grams) Vic Secret [16.5%] - Aroma 20 days Hop -
1.0 oz (28 grams) Galaxy [17%] - Dry Hop 3 days Hop -
1.0 oz (28 grams) Vic Secret [16.5%] - Dry Hop 3 days Hop -
1 ml Flagship (Imperial #A07) Yeast -
1 tbsp PH 5.2 Stabilizer (Mash) Water Agent -
0.5 items Whirlfloc (Boil 10) Fining -


Mash Schedule: High fermentability

Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 8.1 gal (31 L) of water at 156.2°F (69°C) 149.0°F (65°C) 60 mins
Sparge Add 0.0 gal (0L) water at 169°F (75°C) - -


  • Started boil at 100% then dialed it down to 80% to get a good rolling boil. Extended boil to 75 minutes due to lower gravity. (2023-12-22)
  • At 10 minutes left in the boil I tripped over the wire for the controller and it ripped the cord out and I could no longer control the unit. I quickly transfered the wort to my old kettle and brought it back up to a boil and added the 10 minute addition and restarted the timer. (2023-12-22)
  • Took a gravity reading and it was around 1.011. Probably waited too long for spunding, but shut the blow-off valve anyway. (2023-12-25)
  • With the blowoff valve closed, the pressure in the tank is now around 3PSI. (2023-12-26)
  • Took another gravity reading and it’s still sitting at ~1.011. The pressure inside has built up to ~5PSI.

I just realized I never dumped the trub within the first 48 hours, so it may be a little messy.

I also forgot to turn the racking valve in an upward position prior to spunding. (2023-12-27)

  • Unitank now at 6psi. Will start cold crashing tomorrow (2023-12-28)
  • Began cold crashing (2023-12-29)
  • After just over 48 hours of cold crashing, I kegged the beer. I added the dry hops directly to the sanitized keg, then purged the head space. I then did a closed transfer from the unitank to the keg. The PSI in the unitank had gone done to ~1PSI during cold crashing. The transferred beer did not appear to be carbonated, so doing the slow carb method of keeping it connected at 12PSI for a week. (2024-01-01)