So there have been a lot of discussions around the boards lately about how many of us wish the beers we wanted to buy and drink simply aren't available on our local shelves. This is exactly the reason why I got into homebrewing in the first place. And it seems like exactly the kind of reason for me to dust off my brewing equipment and take a couple runs at it, once the weather thaws out a bit of course. For me, one of those big styles is a juicy IPA from the likes of Trillium or Tree House.
I'll throw together a quick rough draft recipe here.
Water profile: IPA
12.5 lbs Pearl malt
2 lbs white wheat
Mash @148F for 90 minutes
60 mins: 0.5 oz Magnum
20 mins: 1 oz Citra
5 mins: 2 oz Citra, 2 oz Mosaic
Hopstand/whirlpool: 2 oz Citra, 2 oz Mosaic
Gigayeast Vermont IPA strain
Dry Hop: 1oz Citra, 1 oz Mosaic for 5 days
Thoughts? Has anyone accomplished a finished product that's similar to the aforementioned breweries?