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Half Nelson IPA HomeBrew Recipe

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Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Session-Style IPA
Target ABV: 5.0%
Target IBUs: 47
Recipe Type:
4.5/ 5

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Posted July 21, 2013 by


All Grain Single-Hopped Session Style IPA Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a low ABV IPA, packed with the hop flavors of Nelson Sauvin hops, from New Zealand. Medium-light bodied with aromas and flavors of fresh crushed gooseberries, white wine grapes, and mild spice. The malt bill uses a portion of Rye Malt which adds a touch of malty spice. Bitterness is moderate, but hop flavor is very high. The beer is also dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin.



9 lbs Pale 2-row Malt

1 lb Rye Malt

8 oz. Crystal 80

6 oz. CaraPils

Hops (Pellets)

1/2 oz. Nelson Sauvin 12%a, 60 minutes – First Wort Hopped

1/2 oz. Nelson Sauvin 12%a, 20 minutes

1/2 oz. Nelson Sauvin 12%a. at 15 minutes

1/2 oz. Nelson Sauvin 12%a. at 5 minutes

YeastWyeast 1318 London Ale III or White Labs WLP007 Dry English Ale

Dry-Hop: 1  oz. Nelson Sauvin


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 152 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Ferment at 63-68 degrees.

Rack to keg or secondary and age for 3 weeks. Add dry hops for the last 7 days.


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