This week my guest is Mitch Steele from Stone Brewery. Mitch is the author of a new book called IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale. Mitch tells us how to brew the perfect India Pale Ale.
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Topics in This Week’s Episode (43:26)
- Mitch Steele is my guest this week. Mitch is the author of the new book IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale (Amazon affilliate link). He’s also the brewmaster at Stone Brewing Company and has a degree in Fermentation Science from the University of California at Davis.
- Mitch starts by talking about the history of India Pale Ales in the 1700s
- We talk about how the style has evolved with the Burton IPA style in the 1800’s and also how it has enjoyed a huge resurgence through microbreweries here in the US over the last 30 years
- Mitch talks about the popular IPA substyles and variations
- We discuss the grain bill for a modern English IPA
- Mitch explains the hop varieties and hop schedules he prefers for brewing an IPA including dry hopping
- We talk about brewing water and its role in creating a classic IPA
- Mitch recommends some yeasts to use for IPA
- We talk about fermenting, mashing and finishing an IPA
- We spend a few minutes talking about what is needed to brew popular variations like the Double IPA, Imperial IPA and dark IPA
- Mitch talks about his new IPA book and what it includes
Thanks to Mitch Steele for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!
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