Happy Father’s Day: Imperial Walker IPA!

Today for Father’s day I was able to do two of the things I love.  I got in a nice Mountain Bike ride … and I brewed an IPA!  Because I’m a geek, I named it “Imperial Walker IPA.” Ha!  See the recipe below …)

What is special about this beer is that I used the hops from my garden — so the Nugget and Cascade hops that are in this beer came from my backyard.  Oh, and the Kent Golding hops came from the Hop Farm in Belgium I visited last November.  Here’s hoping that it turns out well.  I’m also including some pictures of the brew day today.  If Star Wars decides to sue me over the name, I can always change it to “Imperial Stumbler IPA” to match my other nickname … stumblingpiper.  Ha ha!

From the initial specific gravity measurement, I think I pegged my 1.079 OG.  Here’s hoping it starts bubbling tonight …

Beer Mentor

Imperial Walker IPA

                    Category: India Pale Ale (IPA)
                 Subcategory: American IPA
                 Recipe Type: All Grain
                  Batch Size: 5 gal.
               Volume Boiled: 6 gal.
             Mash Efficiency: 75.0 %
         Total Grain/Extract: 15.00 lbs.
                  Total Hops: 3.6 oz.
       Calories (12 fl. oz.): 313.6
                Cost to Brew: $51.55 (USD)
Cost per Bottle (12 fl. oz.): $0.97 (USD)

           13 lbs. 2-Row Brewers Malt
            1 lbs. Munich Malt
            1 lbs. American Caramel 60°L
          1.25 oz. Nugget (Whole, 13 %AA) boiled 60 minutes.
             1 oz. Goldings (Pellets, 5 %AA) boiled 15 minutes.
           0.5 oz. Goldings (Pellets, 5 %AA) boiled 3 minutes.
          0.35 oz. Cascade (Whole, 5.5 %AA) boiled 3 minutes.
           0.5 oz. Simcoe (Pellets, 11.9 %AA) boiled 60 minutes.
             1 oz. Cascade (Whole, 5.50 %AA) added to Secondary.
            Yeast: WYeast 1056 American Ale


Vital Statistics
  Original Gravity: 1.079
  Terminal Gravity: 1.016
             Color: 13.72 SRM
        Bitterness: 100.8 IBU
 Alcohol (%volume): 8.3 %

Results prepared by BeerTools.com

2 thoughts on “Happy Father’s Day: Imperial Walker IPA!

  1. Way to go! Is this an East Coast IPA or West Coast???? I hope I get to try it. I have an IPA on tap that will knock your socks off! I need to bring some out your way!

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