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Surly, Real Ale, & Three Floyds Blakkr Clone HomeBrew Recipe

Surly Blakkr Clone
Surly Blakkr Clone
Surly Blakkr Clone


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Imperial Black IPA
Target ABV: 9.99%
Target IBUs: 99
Recipe Type:
4.5/ 5

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Posted March 13, 2014 by


All Grain Imperial Black IPA Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for an Imperial Black IPA, similar to Blakkr. Dark IPA packed with citrus, resiny pine, and light fruity aromas & flavors. Balanced with notes of dark caramel, black licorice, and mild sweet malt. Dry finish with high hop bitterness.



19 lbs Pale 2-row

12 oz. Crystal 80

12 oz Flaked Oats

4 oz Carafa II

4 oz Carafa III

Hops (Pellets)

2 oz. Warrior 16%a, 60 minutes

1 oz. Simcoe 13%a, 20 minutes

1 oz. Centennial 11%a, 15 minutes

1 oz Simcoe 6%a, 5 minutes

YeastWLP007 Dry English Ale

Dry Hops: 1 oz Simcoe, 1/2 oz Centennial


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 7 weeks. Add dry hops for the last 7 days.


    Mark P

    Psyched to brew this. Just had it at SXSW and it was fantastic.


    • Avatar of Stephane Pirotte

      Hi Mark, What was your amount of water for mashing? And what was your amount of sparge water? What was your amount of Yeast you have used? All this resulting in 5 Gallons of beer, am I right?


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