…But the Kitchen Sink IPA

What comes to mind when someone says “everything but the kitchen sink”? (Hopefully not crap)


For some time now I have been planning this brew.  I have a refrigerator full of opened hops bags that have been used for previous beers and I few I bought but never got around to use. I figured what a great way to utilize leftover hops, experiment and if it sucks….well then I won’t do it again.  

Well here is your chance to to help me clean out my refrigerator of leftover hops. I’m working on the malt bill for my …But the Kitchen Sink IPA and I need your help to provide the hop schedule.


Here are the hops I have to use:

  • 2 oz Amarillo 8.2% Pellet
  • 1 1/2 oz Cascade 7.5% Whole
  • 1 1/2 oz Chinook 12.7% Whole
  • 1 oz Columbus 14.4% Pellet
  • 1 1/2 oz Galena 14.0% Pellet
  • 1 oz Magnum 10.0% Pellet
  • 1 1/2 oz Mt. Hood 5.2% Pellet
  • 2 oz Sorachi 10.9% Pellet
  • 3/4 oz Styrian Goldings 4.0% Pellet
  • 1 oz Willamette 4.8% Pellet


    Here are the guidelines:

    • The style IPA
    • All Grain
    • The batch will be 5-gallons
    • 60 minute mash
    • 60 minute sparge
    • 90 minute boil

    Now this where I need your help. I want you to prepare a hop schedule for me, using my leftover hops.  Use as much or little as you want. Use all the varieties or just a few, it’s your call.  

    Here is an example of a my Hop Schedule from my Yam-Tacu-Ale. It’s pretty basic but it gives you an idea of what I’m looking for.

    Hop Schedule

     @ 60 minute 1oz of Fuggle Hops, pellet

     @ 15 minute .50 oz Willamette Hops, pellet

    This is what I need from you and what you get if your Hop Schedule is chosen:

    • Post your Hop Schedule on the blog
    • Be sure to be specific
    • The Homebrew Academy bloggers will pick the winner (me excluded) on 4/9/11 <—Deadline is midnight PST 4/8/11
    • I will brew the IPA using the chosen Hop Schedule
    • And you (the chosen one) will get a 6-pack of …But The Kitchen Sink IPA shipped to you.

    One thing to keep in mind, if it sucks….it’s not all my fault!!!



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