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Road Brewer IPA
This beer will be served at New Holland's brewpub:
66 East 8th Street, Holland, Michigan.

Brewed on July 24, 2007 by Teri and Ben Fris
On tap on about August 14, 2007 (Call first: 616-355-6422)

For 7 Barrels:

67% Rahr 2-row malt
20% Briess Munich 10L
13% Briess Vienna 4L
<1% Briess Roasted Barley

Brewing Salts:

7 oz. CaSO4 in mash tun
Mash Temp:151 F
Mash for 1 hour.

Hops Schedule:

IBU: 65 (Calculated - see notes below.)
Hops in 3 additions:
Chinook for 90 minutes (at beginning of boil).
Centennial at 20 minutes from end of boil.
Crystal at End of Boil/Whirlpool.
Crystal dry hop on day 3.

We used my IBU Calculations with 6.5 as our Factor. If Ben can find a willing brewery with an IBU tester, I will repost the actual IBU. At day 18, chill to 32 F. Filter and put on tap on day 21.

Ben sent this follow up on July 31, 2007:

Everything looked good. I pitched at a 16.5 plato and it's down to a 4 right now. That's going to give us a 6.5%ABV. We fermented at 68F and I dry hopped on day 3 and I haven't yet found anyone to test our IBU's, but i do have a couple options that i still have to look into. I'm thinking Road Brewer IPA as a name unless you have something that's a little more creative...??? I hope you had a blast at the brewers guild festival! Let me know if you need anymore info! Stop by anytime if you're in the area, it's always a pleasure.



Ben Fris
Brewer & Distiller
New Holland Brewing Company

Road Trip Blog: www.roadbrewer.com
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