Alternate Reality

I haven’t made a DIPA in a long time. So in this batch applied all the tips & tricks I’ve learned overtime to make an 8% DIPA. This is for a 6.08 gallon batch brewed with the my Grainfather G30.


  • Golden Promise Pale Malt – 91%
  • Flaked Oats – 6%
  • Caramel Malt 40L – 3%


  • Bravo @ T-160 – 66 IBU
  • Simcoe @ T-20 – 20 IBU
  • 2 oz Amarillo dry hop 3 days
  • 2 oz Citra dry hop 3 days

Dry hop’d after primary fermentation under pressure.

I fermented this batch with Verdant IPA from Lallemand.

Waiting till fermentation is nearly complete to dry hop has become standard practice for me. When I do this I cap off the fermenter and use a spunding valve. Unfortunately my Grainfather conicals can only hold about 2 PSI max. But even at this low of a PSI it seems to make a difference.

The aroma, appearance, and flavor of this brew is pretty much what I was shooting for. It took a couple weeks of cold storage to clear it up.