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A Simple Pliny the Elder Clone

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Ever wanted to make a Pliny the Elder clone?  To some, Pliny is the holy grail of IPAs and this recipe is apparently the real deal.  The recipe listed below is rumored to have come from Russian River (Vinnie).  Is that true?  Maybe or Maybe not.  Good luck affording the hop bill on this one.  

Pliny the Elder Clone

 5 gallon batch
Pre Boil:  5.5-6 gallons

Mash the grains at 150-152 degrees
Boil for 90 minutes
Add hops at the correct hop schedule

OG = 1.074
FG = 1.014
IBU = 100+
SRM = 8
ABV = 8-8.5%

Ingredients:

12.2 lbs – 2-row malt
.28 lbs – Crystal malt (45L)
.86 lbs – CaraPils malt
1.0 lb – Dextrose (corn sugar)

19.5 AAU Chinook whole hops (mash hops)
(1.5 oz of 13% alpha acid)
42.9 AAU Warrior hops (90 minutes)
(2.75 oz of 15.6% alpha acid)
6.1 AAU Chinook hops (90 minutes)
(0.5 oz of 12.2% alpha acid)
12 AAU Simcoe hops (45 minutes)
(1.0 oz of 12% alpha acid)
14.3 AAU Columbus hops (30 minutes)
(1.0 oz of 14.3% alpha acid)
20.5 AAU Centennial hops (0 min)
(2.25 oz of 9.1% alpha acid)
12 AAU Simcoe hops (0 min)
(1.0 oz of 12% alpha acid)
3.25 oz Columbus hop (dry hop)
1.75 oz Centennial hop (dry hop)
1.75 oz Simcoe hop (dry hop)
1 tsp Irish moss
Wyeast 1056 (California Ale) yeast
.75 cup of corn sugar (for priming)

Ferment at 68 degrees.  Dry hop two weeks and not any longer.


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