Pliny the Elder

A Hop Lover's Dream / A Bud Drinker's Nightmare

Pliny the Elder (from Russian River Brewing Co.) is a big, big, big-assed double IPA. It has hops on top of hops, more hops, and then some hops. The malt bill is pretty simple, producing a nice ever-so-slightly-burnt orange color.
The aroma ... well, words do not do it justice. If you love hops, you must brew this - the recipe below uses over a pound of hops.



All Grain Recipe - Pliny the Elder ::: 1.074/1.012 (6 Gal)

Grain Bill

12 lbs. - 2 Row Pale Malt (American)
1 lb. - Corn Sugar
1/3 lb. - Crystal Malt (45L)
1 lb. - CaraPils Malt

Hop Schedule

1.5 oz - Chinook (First Wort or Mash Hop)
2.75 oz - Warrior (90 Min.)
.5 oz - Chinook (90 Min.)
1 oz - Simcoe (45 Min.)
1 oz - Columbus (30 Min.)
2.25 oz - Centennial (Flameout)
1 oz - Simcoe (Flameout)
3.25 oz - Columbus (Dry Hop)
1.75 oz - Centennial (Dry Hop)
1.75 oz - Simcoe (Dry Hop)

Yeast

White Labs California Ale Yeast (WLP001) - 1800 ml starter

Mash/Sparge/Boil

Mash at 150° to 152° for 60 min.
Sparge as usual
Boil for 90 minutes (remember to compensate your water if you normally do 60 min boils)
Cool and ferment at 66° to 68°

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