Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ode to Centennial Hops

As a young brewer I messed around quite a bit. Non-stop brewing around with all sorts of pretty and fanciful hops. Citra, chinook, cascade, summit, amarillo, blah, blah, blah. The list goes on and on, and I fear that I may have even forgotten some of their names. I've come to find that there is just one hop for me and Centennial is her name. For the folks that know me this probably isn't a surprise. She shares the same name as the High School I graduated from. The year she was first released to the public, 1990, was a remarkable year for the young HolzBrew. Grunge music starting to set in and all sorts of alt rock bands hitting the airwaves. It was a match made in Heaven. But seriously folks is there a better hop varietal for an american IPA? Look at some of the bests, Stone IPA, Bells two hearted, and Founders Centennial Ipa, the perfect blend of citrus and floral. Need I say more?

Centennial Millennial
Style: American IPA           
OG: 1.070                                                                                 
Type: All Grain
FG: 1.018
Rating: 0.0
ABV: 6.81 %
Calories: 229
IBU's: 92.88
Efficiency: 70 %

11.00 lbs 83.02 % Pale Malt (2 Row) US 60 mins 1.036
10.00 ozs. 4.72 % Cara-Pils/Dextrine 60 mins 1.033
10.00 ozs 4.72 % Briess 2-Row Caramel 20L 60 mins 1.034
1.00 lbs 7.55 % Turbinado 60 mins 1.044

Hops Amount IBU's Name Time AA %
1.00 ozs 31.62 Centennial 60 mins 10.00
2.00 ozs 38.31 Centennial 20 mins 10.00
2.00 ozs 22.94 Centennial 10 mins 10.00
2.00 ozs 0.00 Centennial 0 mins 10.00
1.00 ozs Centennial 21 days 10.00

Yeasts Amount Name Laboratory / ID
2.00 pkg Safale us-05 (null) Additions

Amount Name Time Stage
1.00 oz Whirlfloc Tablet 15 mins Boil

Mash Profile
Medium Body Infusion In 60 min @ 154.0°F Add 15.31 qt ( 1.25 qt/lb ) water @ 166.0°F
Sparge Sparge 16.47 qt of 175.0°F water over 45 mins
Carbonation Amount Type Beer Temp CO2 Vols 3.7 psi Force Carbonation 35.0°F 1.90

Get hoppy centennial style,


1 comment:

holzspeaks said...

I was also born in 1990!