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Fall For Fresh Hop Beers

Fall For Fresh Hop Beers

Smooth Hoperator. Hops are the crux of the craft beer industry, as exhibited by the bevy of brews sporting pun-tastic names. Want to taste these brews close to the source? Head to the Yakima Valley, America’s hop heartland.

Two hours east of Seattle, this verdant valley grows almost 75% of U.S. hops. These bright green beauties are geographically desirable for nearby brewers; while other states are forced to ship, Washington benefits from having fresh hops in their agricultural backyard. Locavorism in a glass, Washington serves up the freshest of fresh hop ales.

What makes a fresh hop beer so special? First, let’s talk taste. Hops, specifically the flower (or seed cones) of the female hop plant, give beer bitterness. The spectrum of bitter, from piney to citrusy, plays a big part in beer’s flavor profile. In fresh hop ales, the fresh, green cones impart bright, vegetal aromas. The result is a less bitter, more vibrant quaff. Just as garden-grown tomatoes zing compared to their bland, store-bought counterparts, the fresh hop ales burst with verdant gusto.

The speed and short window of fresh hop beer production also adds to its appeal. The Beajoulais Nouveau of the beer world, fresh hop beers are brewed quickly — sometimes within 24 hours after the hops are picked. From field to pint glass in just a few weeks, the fresh hop ales are only available for a limited time.

To get the most fresh hop brews for your buck, head to Yakima’s Fresh Hop Ale Festival on October 3. Voted one of the Top Ten Beer Festivals by Thrillist, this beer-soaked bacchanalia features forty Pac NW breweries, like Yakima’s Bale Breaker, Leavenworth’s Icicle Brewing, and Seattle’s Fremont Brewing. A beer bike cruises around the festival pouring rare sips. There’s also a competition to crown this year’s tastiest beer. Bites from local restaurants — like BBQ ribs from Kim’s Got Smoke — plus live music round out the festivities. $35 general admission includes 3 half-pints while the $65 VIP tickets include a catered buffet and beer garden.


Comrade Fresh Hops Superpower IPA Recipe

This 2014 GABF silver medal winner has huge pine and grapefruit hops aromas, with flavors of citrus and balanced bitterness.

Denver Colorado’s Comrade Brewing’s wet-hops American IPA won a 2014 GABF silver medal. With loads of Pacific Northwest hops, it has huge pine and grapefruit hops aromas, with flavors of citrus and balanced bitterness with a light malt character.

ALL-GRAIN

OG: 1.066
FG: 1.011
IBUs: 100+
ABV: 7.5%

MALT/GRAIN BILL

12 lb (5.4 kg) Pale malt (2-row)
8 oz (227 g) Crystal 15 malt
7 oz (198 g) Munich type II malt
6 oz (170 g) Wheat malt

HOPS SCHEDULE

0.25 oz (7 g) Citra [12% AA] at FWH
0.25 oz (7 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at FWH
0.50 oz (14 g) Chinook [13% AA] at 60 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Citra [12% AA] at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at 30 -minutes
0.50 oz (14 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at 10 minutes
0.50 oz (14 g) Citra [12% AA] at 10 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Citra [12% AA] at 5 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at 5 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at knockout
1 oz (28 g) Citra [12% AA] at knockout
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at knockout
5 lb (2.27 kg) blend of fresh (wet) hops, whatever is available (Cascade and Chinook recommended) at whirlpool/hopback

First dry-hop addition: Add after primary fermentation and leave for 7 days total

1 oz (28 g) Citra
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo

Second dry-hop addition: Add two days after first dry-hop addition and leave for 5 days total

1 oz (28 g) Citra
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo

DIRECTIONS

Mash the grains for 60 minutes at 154°F (68°C). Boil for 60 minutes following the hops schedule. Whirlpool and chill. Ferment at 68°F (20°C) and dry hop in two stages after fermentation. Fine for clarity, carbonate to 2.6 volumes of carbon dioxide, and serve fresh.

YEAST

Wyeast 1056 American Ale, White Labs WLP001 California Ale, or Fermentis US-05

BREWER’S NOTE

The 5 pounds (2.27 kg) of wet hops added post-boil occupy about 5 gallons (19 liters). Therefore, you either need to devise a 5-gallon hopback or make sure there’s enough extra space in your brew kettle to accommodate the wet hops as the wort chills. A 10-gallon (37.8 l) kettle for a 5-gallon batch should work well.


Comrade Fresh Hops Superpower IPA Recipe

This 2014 GABF silver medal winner has huge pine and grapefruit hops aromas, with flavors of citrus and balanced bitterness.

Denver Colorado’s Comrade Brewing’s wet-hops American IPA won a 2014 GABF silver medal. With loads of Pacific Northwest hops, it has huge pine and grapefruit hops aromas, with flavors of citrus and balanced bitterness with a light malt character.

ALL-GRAIN

OG: 1.066
FG: 1.011
IBUs: 100+
ABV: 7.5%

MALT/GRAIN BILL

12 lb (5.4 kg) Pale malt (2-row)
8 oz (227 g) Crystal 15 malt
7 oz (198 g) Munich type II malt
6 oz (170 g) Wheat malt

HOPS SCHEDULE

0.25 oz (7 g) Citra [12% AA] at FWH
0.25 oz (7 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at FWH
0.50 oz (14 g) Chinook [13% AA] at 60 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Citra [12% AA] at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at 30 -minutes
0.50 oz (14 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at 10 minutes
0.50 oz (14 g) Citra [12% AA] at 10 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Citra [12% AA] at 5 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at 5 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at knockout
1 oz (28 g) Citra [12% AA] at knockout
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at knockout
5 lb (2.27 kg) blend of fresh (wet) hops, whatever is available (Cascade and Chinook recommended) at whirlpool/hopback

First dry-hop addition: Add after primary fermentation and leave for 7 days total

1 oz (28 g) Citra
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo

Second dry-hop addition: Add two days after first dry-hop addition and leave for 5 days total

1 oz (28 g) Citra
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo

DIRECTIONS

Mash the grains for 60 minutes at 154°F (68°C). Boil for 60 minutes following the hops schedule. Whirlpool and chill. Ferment at 68°F (20°C) and dry hop in two stages after fermentation. Fine for clarity, carbonate to 2.6 volumes of carbon dioxide, and serve fresh.

YEAST

Wyeast 1056 American Ale, White Labs WLP001 California Ale, or Fermentis US-05

BREWER’S NOTE

The 5 pounds (2.27 kg) of wet hops added post-boil occupy about 5 gallons (19 liters). Therefore, you either need to devise a 5-gallon hopback or make sure there’s enough extra space in your brew kettle to accommodate the wet hops as the wort chills. A 10-gallon (37.8 l) kettle for a 5-gallon batch should work well.


Comrade Fresh Hops Superpower IPA Recipe

This 2014 GABF silver medal winner has huge pine and grapefruit hops aromas, with flavors of citrus and balanced bitterness.

Denver Colorado’s Comrade Brewing’s wet-hops American IPA won a 2014 GABF silver medal. With loads of Pacific Northwest hops, it has huge pine and grapefruit hops aromas, with flavors of citrus and balanced bitterness with a light malt character.

ALL-GRAIN

OG: 1.066
FG: 1.011
IBUs: 100+
ABV: 7.5%

MALT/GRAIN BILL

12 lb (5.4 kg) Pale malt (2-row)
8 oz (227 g) Crystal 15 malt
7 oz (198 g) Munich type II malt
6 oz (170 g) Wheat malt

HOPS SCHEDULE

0.25 oz (7 g) Citra [12% AA] at FWH
0.25 oz (7 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at FWH
0.50 oz (14 g) Chinook [13% AA] at 60 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Citra [12% AA] at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at 30 -minutes
0.50 oz (14 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at 10 minutes
0.50 oz (14 g) Citra [12% AA] at 10 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Citra [12% AA] at 5 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at 5 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at knockout
1 oz (28 g) Citra [12% AA] at knockout
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at knockout
5 lb (2.27 kg) blend of fresh (wet) hops, whatever is available (Cascade and Chinook recommended) at whirlpool/hopback

First dry-hop addition: Add after primary fermentation and leave for 7 days total

1 oz (28 g) Citra
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo

Second dry-hop addition: Add two days after first dry-hop addition and leave for 5 days total

1 oz (28 g) Citra
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo

DIRECTIONS

Mash the grains for 60 minutes at 154°F (68°C). Boil for 60 minutes following the hops schedule. Whirlpool and chill. Ferment at 68°F (20°C) and dry hop in two stages after fermentation. Fine for clarity, carbonate to 2.6 volumes of carbon dioxide, and serve fresh.

YEAST

Wyeast 1056 American Ale, White Labs WLP001 California Ale, or Fermentis US-05

BREWER’S NOTE

The 5 pounds (2.27 kg) of wet hops added post-boil occupy about 5 gallons (19 liters). Therefore, you either need to devise a 5-gallon hopback or make sure there’s enough extra space in your brew kettle to accommodate the wet hops as the wort chills. A 10-gallon (37.8 l) kettle for a 5-gallon batch should work well.


Comrade Fresh Hops Superpower IPA Recipe

This 2014 GABF silver medal winner has huge pine and grapefruit hops aromas, with flavors of citrus and balanced bitterness.

Denver Colorado’s Comrade Brewing’s wet-hops American IPA won a 2014 GABF silver medal. With loads of Pacific Northwest hops, it has huge pine and grapefruit hops aromas, with flavors of citrus and balanced bitterness with a light malt character.

ALL-GRAIN

OG: 1.066
FG: 1.011
IBUs: 100+
ABV: 7.5%

MALT/GRAIN BILL

12 lb (5.4 kg) Pale malt (2-row)
8 oz (227 g) Crystal 15 malt
7 oz (198 g) Munich type II malt
6 oz (170 g) Wheat malt

HOPS SCHEDULE

0.25 oz (7 g) Citra [12% AA] at FWH
0.25 oz (7 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at FWH
0.50 oz (14 g) Chinook [13% AA] at 60 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Citra [12% AA] at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at 30 -minutes
0.50 oz (14 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at 10 minutes
0.50 oz (14 g) Citra [12% AA] at 10 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Citra [12% AA] at 5 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at 5 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at knockout
1 oz (28 g) Citra [12% AA] at knockout
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at knockout
5 lb (2.27 kg) blend of fresh (wet) hops, whatever is available (Cascade and Chinook recommended) at whirlpool/hopback

First dry-hop addition: Add after primary fermentation and leave for 7 days total

1 oz (28 g) Citra
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo

Second dry-hop addition: Add two days after first dry-hop addition and leave for 5 days total

1 oz (28 g) Citra
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo

DIRECTIONS

Mash the grains for 60 minutes at 154°F (68°C). Boil for 60 minutes following the hops schedule. Whirlpool and chill. Ferment at 68°F (20°C) and dry hop in two stages after fermentation. Fine for clarity, carbonate to 2.6 volumes of carbon dioxide, and serve fresh.

YEAST

Wyeast 1056 American Ale, White Labs WLP001 California Ale, or Fermentis US-05

BREWER’S NOTE

The 5 pounds (2.27 kg) of wet hops added post-boil occupy about 5 gallons (19 liters). Therefore, you either need to devise a 5-gallon hopback or make sure there’s enough extra space in your brew kettle to accommodate the wet hops as the wort chills. A 10-gallon (37.8 l) kettle for a 5-gallon batch should work well.


Comrade Fresh Hops Superpower IPA Recipe

This 2014 GABF silver medal winner has huge pine and grapefruit hops aromas, with flavors of citrus and balanced bitterness.

Denver Colorado’s Comrade Brewing’s wet-hops American IPA won a 2014 GABF silver medal. With loads of Pacific Northwest hops, it has huge pine and grapefruit hops aromas, with flavors of citrus and balanced bitterness with a light malt character.

ALL-GRAIN

OG: 1.066
FG: 1.011
IBUs: 100+
ABV: 7.5%

MALT/GRAIN BILL

12 lb (5.4 kg) Pale malt (2-row)
8 oz (227 g) Crystal 15 malt
7 oz (198 g) Munich type II malt
6 oz (170 g) Wheat malt

HOPS SCHEDULE

0.25 oz (7 g) Citra [12% AA] at FWH
0.25 oz (7 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at FWH
0.50 oz (14 g) Chinook [13% AA] at 60 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Citra [12% AA] at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at 30 -minutes
0.50 oz (14 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at 10 minutes
0.50 oz (14 g) Citra [12% AA] at 10 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Citra [12% AA] at 5 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at 5 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at knockout
1 oz (28 g) Citra [12% AA] at knockout
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at knockout
5 lb (2.27 kg) blend of fresh (wet) hops, whatever is available (Cascade and Chinook recommended) at whirlpool/hopback

First dry-hop addition: Add after primary fermentation and leave for 7 days total

1 oz (28 g) Citra
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo

Second dry-hop addition: Add two days after first dry-hop addition and leave for 5 days total

1 oz (28 g) Citra
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo

DIRECTIONS

Mash the grains for 60 minutes at 154°F (68°C). Boil for 60 minutes following the hops schedule. Whirlpool and chill. Ferment at 68°F (20°C) and dry hop in two stages after fermentation. Fine for clarity, carbonate to 2.6 volumes of carbon dioxide, and serve fresh.

YEAST

Wyeast 1056 American Ale, White Labs WLP001 California Ale, or Fermentis US-05

BREWER’S NOTE

The 5 pounds (2.27 kg) of wet hops added post-boil occupy about 5 gallons (19 liters). Therefore, you either need to devise a 5-gallon hopback or make sure there’s enough extra space in your brew kettle to accommodate the wet hops as the wort chills. A 10-gallon (37.8 l) kettle for a 5-gallon batch should work well.


Comrade Fresh Hops Superpower IPA Recipe

This 2014 GABF silver medal winner has huge pine and grapefruit hops aromas, with flavors of citrus and balanced bitterness.

Denver Colorado’s Comrade Brewing’s wet-hops American IPA won a 2014 GABF silver medal. With loads of Pacific Northwest hops, it has huge pine and grapefruit hops aromas, with flavors of citrus and balanced bitterness with a light malt character.

ALL-GRAIN

OG: 1.066
FG: 1.011
IBUs: 100+
ABV: 7.5%

MALT/GRAIN BILL

12 lb (5.4 kg) Pale malt (2-row)
8 oz (227 g) Crystal 15 malt
7 oz (198 g) Munich type II malt
6 oz (170 g) Wheat malt

HOPS SCHEDULE

0.25 oz (7 g) Citra [12% AA] at FWH
0.25 oz (7 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at FWH
0.50 oz (14 g) Chinook [13% AA] at 60 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Citra [12% AA] at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at 30 -minutes
0.50 oz (14 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at 10 minutes
0.50 oz (14 g) Citra [12% AA] at 10 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Citra [12% AA] at 5 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at 5 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at knockout
1 oz (28 g) Citra [12% AA] at knockout
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at knockout
5 lb (2.27 kg) blend of fresh (wet) hops, whatever is available (Cascade and Chinook recommended) at whirlpool/hopback

First dry-hop addition: Add after primary fermentation and leave for 7 days total

1 oz (28 g) Citra
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo

Second dry-hop addition: Add two days after first dry-hop addition and leave for 5 days total

1 oz (28 g) Citra
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo

DIRECTIONS

Mash the grains for 60 minutes at 154°F (68°C). Boil for 60 minutes following the hops schedule. Whirlpool and chill. Ferment at 68°F (20°C) and dry hop in two stages after fermentation. Fine for clarity, carbonate to 2.6 volumes of carbon dioxide, and serve fresh.

YEAST

Wyeast 1056 American Ale, White Labs WLP001 California Ale, or Fermentis US-05

BREWER’S NOTE

The 5 pounds (2.27 kg) of wet hops added post-boil occupy about 5 gallons (19 liters). Therefore, you either need to devise a 5-gallon hopback or make sure there’s enough extra space in your brew kettle to accommodate the wet hops as the wort chills. A 10-gallon (37.8 l) kettle for a 5-gallon batch should work well.


Comrade Fresh Hops Superpower IPA Recipe

This 2014 GABF silver medal winner has huge pine and grapefruit hops aromas, with flavors of citrus and balanced bitterness.

Denver Colorado’s Comrade Brewing’s wet-hops American IPA won a 2014 GABF silver medal. With loads of Pacific Northwest hops, it has huge pine and grapefruit hops aromas, with flavors of citrus and balanced bitterness with a light malt character.

ALL-GRAIN

OG: 1.066
FG: 1.011
IBUs: 100+
ABV: 7.5%

MALT/GRAIN BILL

12 lb (5.4 kg) Pale malt (2-row)
8 oz (227 g) Crystal 15 malt
7 oz (198 g) Munich type II malt
6 oz (170 g) Wheat malt

HOPS SCHEDULE

0.25 oz (7 g) Citra [12% AA] at FWH
0.25 oz (7 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at FWH
0.50 oz (14 g) Chinook [13% AA] at 60 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Citra [12% AA] at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at 30 -minutes
0.50 oz (14 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at 10 minutes
0.50 oz (14 g) Citra [12% AA] at 10 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Citra [12% AA] at 5 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at 5 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at knockout
1 oz (28 g) Citra [12% AA] at knockout
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at knockout
5 lb (2.27 kg) blend of fresh (wet) hops, whatever is available (Cascade and Chinook recommended) at whirlpool/hopback

First dry-hop addition: Add after primary fermentation and leave for 7 days total

1 oz (28 g) Citra
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo

Second dry-hop addition: Add two days after first dry-hop addition and leave for 5 days total

1 oz (28 g) Citra
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo

DIRECTIONS

Mash the grains for 60 minutes at 154°F (68°C). Boil for 60 minutes following the hops schedule. Whirlpool and chill. Ferment at 68°F (20°C) and dry hop in two stages after fermentation. Fine for clarity, carbonate to 2.6 volumes of carbon dioxide, and serve fresh.

YEAST

Wyeast 1056 American Ale, White Labs WLP001 California Ale, or Fermentis US-05

BREWER’S NOTE

The 5 pounds (2.27 kg) of wet hops added post-boil occupy about 5 gallons (19 liters). Therefore, you either need to devise a 5-gallon hopback or make sure there’s enough extra space in your brew kettle to accommodate the wet hops as the wort chills. A 10-gallon (37.8 l) kettle for a 5-gallon batch should work well.


Comrade Fresh Hops Superpower IPA Recipe

This 2014 GABF silver medal winner has huge pine and grapefruit hops aromas, with flavors of citrus and balanced bitterness.

Denver Colorado’s Comrade Brewing’s wet-hops American IPA won a 2014 GABF silver medal. With loads of Pacific Northwest hops, it has huge pine and grapefruit hops aromas, with flavors of citrus and balanced bitterness with a light malt character.

ALL-GRAIN

OG: 1.066
FG: 1.011
IBUs: 100+
ABV: 7.5%

MALT/GRAIN BILL

12 lb (5.4 kg) Pale malt (2-row)
8 oz (227 g) Crystal 15 malt
7 oz (198 g) Munich type II malt
6 oz (170 g) Wheat malt

HOPS SCHEDULE

0.25 oz (7 g) Citra [12% AA] at FWH
0.25 oz (7 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at FWH
0.50 oz (14 g) Chinook [13% AA] at 60 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Citra [12% AA] at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at 30 -minutes
0.50 oz (14 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at 10 minutes
0.50 oz (14 g) Citra [12% AA] at 10 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Citra [12% AA] at 5 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at 5 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at knockout
1 oz (28 g) Citra [12% AA] at knockout
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at knockout
5 lb (2.27 kg) blend of fresh (wet) hops, whatever is available (Cascade and Chinook recommended) at whirlpool/hopback

First dry-hop addition: Add after primary fermentation and leave for 7 days total

1 oz (28 g) Citra
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo

Second dry-hop addition: Add two days after first dry-hop addition and leave for 5 days total

1 oz (28 g) Citra
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo

DIRECTIONS

Mash the grains for 60 minutes at 154°F (68°C). Boil for 60 minutes following the hops schedule. Whirlpool and chill. Ferment at 68°F (20°C) and dry hop in two stages after fermentation. Fine for clarity, carbonate to 2.6 volumes of carbon dioxide, and serve fresh.

YEAST

Wyeast 1056 American Ale, White Labs WLP001 California Ale, or Fermentis US-05

BREWER’S NOTE

The 5 pounds (2.27 kg) of wet hops added post-boil occupy about 5 gallons (19 liters). Therefore, you either need to devise a 5-gallon hopback or make sure there’s enough extra space in your brew kettle to accommodate the wet hops as the wort chills. A 10-gallon (37.8 l) kettle for a 5-gallon batch should work well.


Comrade Fresh Hops Superpower IPA Recipe

This 2014 GABF silver medal winner has huge pine and grapefruit hops aromas, with flavors of citrus and balanced bitterness.

Denver Colorado’s Comrade Brewing’s wet-hops American IPA won a 2014 GABF silver medal. With loads of Pacific Northwest hops, it has huge pine and grapefruit hops aromas, with flavors of citrus and balanced bitterness with a light malt character.

ALL-GRAIN

OG: 1.066
FG: 1.011
IBUs: 100+
ABV: 7.5%

MALT/GRAIN BILL

12 lb (5.4 kg) Pale malt (2-row)
8 oz (227 g) Crystal 15 malt
7 oz (198 g) Munich type II malt
6 oz (170 g) Wheat malt

HOPS SCHEDULE

0.25 oz (7 g) Citra [12% AA] at FWH
0.25 oz (7 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at FWH
0.50 oz (14 g) Chinook [13% AA] at 60 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Citra [12% AA] at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at 30 -minutes
0.50 oz (14 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at 10 minutes
0.50 oz (14 g) Citra [12% AA] at 10 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Citra [12% AA] at 5 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at 5 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at knockout
1 oz (28 g) Citra [12% AA] at knockout
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at knockout
5 lb (2.27 kg) blend of fresh (wet) hops, whatever is available (Cascade and Chinook recommended) at whirlpool/hopback

First dry-hop addition: Add after primary fermentation and leave for 7 days total

1 oz (28 g) Citra
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo

Second dry-hop addition: Add two days after first dry-hop addition and leave for 5 days total

1 oz (28 g) Citra
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo

DIRECTIONS

Mash the grains for 60 minutes at 154°F (68°C). Boil for 60 minutes following the hops schedule. Whirlpool and chill. Ferment at 68°F (20°C) and dry hop in two stages after fermentation. Fine for clarity, carbonate to 2.6 volumes of carbon dioxide, and serve fresh.

YEAST

Wyeast 1056 American Ale, White Labs WLP001 California Ale, or Fermentis US-05

BREWER’S NOTE

The 5 pounds (2.27 kg) of wet hops added post-boil occupy about 5 gallons (19 liters). Therefore, you either need to devise a 5-gallon hopback or make sure there’s enough extra space in your brew kettle to accommodate the wet hops as the wort chills. A 10-gallon (37.8 l) kettle for a 5-gallon batch should work well.


Comrade Fresh Hops Superpower IPA Recipe

This 2014 GABF silver medal winner has huge pine and grapefruit hops aromas, with flavors of citrus and balanced bitterness.

Denver Colorado’s Comrade Brewing’s wet-hops American IPA won a 2014 GABF silver medal. With loads of Pacific Northwest hops, it has huge pine and grapefruit hops aromas, with flavors of citrus and balanced bitterness with a light malt character.

ALL-GRAIN

OG: 1.066
FG: 1.011
IBUs: 100+
ABV: 7.5%

MALT/GRAIN BILL

12 lb (5.4 kg) Pale malt (2-row)
8 oz (227 g) Crystal 15 malt
7 oz (198 g) Munich type II malt
6 oz (170 g) Wheat malt

HOPS SCHEDULE

0.25 oz (7 g) Citra [12% AA] at FWH
0.25 oz (7 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at FWH
0.50 oz (14 g) Chinook [13% AA] at 60 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Citra [12% AA] at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at 30 -minutes
0.50 oz (14 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at 10 minutes
0.50 oz (14 g) Citra [12% AA] at 10 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Citra [12% AA] at 5 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at 5 minutes
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo [9.2% AA] at knockout
1 oz (28 g) Citra [12% AA] at knockout
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe [13% AA] at knockout
5 lb (2.27 kg) blend of fresh (wet) hops, whatever is available (Cascade and Chinook recommended) at whirlpool/hopback

First dry-hop addition: Add after primary fermentation and leave for 7 days total

1 oz (28 g) Citra
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo

Second dry-hop addition: Add two days after first dry-hop addition and leave for 5 days total

1 oz (28 g) Citra
1 oz (28 g) Simcoe
1 oz (28 g) Amarillo

DIRECTIONS

Mash the grains for 60 minutes at 154°F (68°C). Boil for 60 minutes following the hops schedule. Whirlpool and chill. Ferment at 68°F (20°C) and dry hop in two stages after fermentation. Fine for clarity, carbonate to 2.6 volumes of carbon dioxide, and serve fresh.

YEAST

Wyeast 1056 American Ale, White Labs WLP001 California Ale, or Fermentis US-05

BREWER’S NOTE

The 5 pounds (2.27 kg) of wet hops added post-boil occupy about 5 gallons (19 liters). Therefore, you either need to devise a 5-gallon hopback or make sure there’s enough extra space in your brew kettle to accommodate the wet hops as the wort chills. A 10-gallon (37.8 l) kettle for a 5-gallon batch should work well.


Watch the video: How to Homebrew with Fresh Hops (December 2021).