Brewday 36: Jasmine IPA

Brewed 01/07/2016

The restocking mission completes with another re-brew. The Jasmine IPA from Brewday 30 went down so well that this time around the plan is for this beer to also be one of my competition beers for 2016. There were a couple of minor alterations to the recipe for this version, the biggest being different bittering hops and a new yeast, but hopefully the results will be just as spectacular.

The recipe for the Jasmine IPA is:

  • 5.5kg Maris Otter
  • 0.25kg Munich Malt
  • 0.15kg CaraPils Malt
  • 0.15kg Crystal Malt (100EBC)
  • 50g Northern Brewer Hops @ 60 mins
  • 45g Dried Jasmine Flowers @ 10 minutes
  • 45g Amarillo hops @ 5 minutes
  • 15g Dried Jasmine Flowers @ 0 minutes
  • 15g Amarillo hops @ 0 minutes
  • 1tsp Irish Moss @ 10 minutes
  • 1packet Mangrove Jacks M44 US West Coast Yeast
Mash underway!

Mash underway!

Hop/Jasmine schedule ready to go...

Hop/Jasmine schedule ready to go…

Dried Jasmine flowers

Dried Jasmine flowers

Oddly it appears I chose not to take any photos of the boil or the end of the process, probably because I was watched Wales vs Belgium on the TV in between boil additions and cooling! Either way, somewhere in the mental arithmetic of measuring the strike water for the mash I made a simple counting mistake and ended up with way too much volume in the boil. This time I can only blame myself and not my Beersmith settings though! Fortunately another vigorous boil helped to partly rectify the error but I still ended up with 25 litres in the fermentor. If the yeast works it’s magic as it should then the final ABV should be around 6.0%, just slightly down from the target ABV of 6.3%. Not the end of the world (plus I have an extra 2 litres of it!)

One thought on “Brewday 36: Jasmine IPA

  1. almost there...
    Still a little under-conditioned in the keg but almost there. Taste is quiet different from the first version, the Jasmine isn’t as pronounced and the caramel from the malts comes through a touch more. Still a very tasty pint though! V. Happy with v.2

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