Sister Star of the Sun (1993)
pale ale, IPA, all-grain
Source: David Brockington (firstname.lastname@example.org),
This beer won Best of Show at the 1993 CAMRA/Victoria homebrew competition.
Of all the beers in my repertoire, the IPA is the one I have brewed the most,
and make certain that I always have some around. I like an IPA to have an
assertive hop profile, and this beer certainly fits that bill. You will find,
however, that it also has a nice balancing maltiness.
Ingredients for Five Gallons:
- 13# Munton & Fison English Pale malted barley
- 3 oz Chinook hops (60 minutes)
- 2 oz East Kent Golding hops (15 minutes)
- 1 oz imported Fuggle hops (1 minute)
- 1 tsp. Irish Moss (@30 minute mark)
- Wyeast 1028 (London Ale)
Mash in a single infusion at 155F for 60 minutes. The hops were, and always
are, whole flower. Fermented in a controlled environment at 65F for two weeks.
This batch did not use a starter for the yeast, although
I highly recommend using a one-pint starter for ales. My system is somewhat
inefficient, so your extraction may be higher than my reported gravities. As
I generally realize 26 points/pound, you should adjust the grain bill
This batch of beer resulted in some very nice comments from judges.
Several likened it to Anchor Liberty; in fact two judges at the 1993 Dixie
Cup initially believed it to be a ringer for Liberty. In 1994 I incorporated
several suggestions from better judging sheets, resulting in
Sister Star of the Sun, which has remained
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