With a boil time of 15 minutes, you’re getting a lot done. This recipe is designed mostly to test varieties of hops in a somewhat controlled environment. I add a small bag of specialty grains, in my version, to add just a hint of malt flavor behind the hops–I think it provides a better backboard for tasting the hops.
First, the recipe for a 1 gallon batch and then the process:
15 Minutes IPA
Grains, Yeast and Hops:
- 1 oz hops, your choice. (I’ve used Citra, Mosaic and Chinook)
- 1.5 lbs Light Dry Malt Extract [DME] (keeping it simple)
- 4.8 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt 60L
- SafAle English Ale #S-04 (1/2 packet)