Homebrewing Crisis Response III

Crisis Response is pseudo-NEIPA recipe that I plan on iterating on over time in order to try and perfect it. How did it turn out this time?

Beer Specifications

Beer Name:Crisis Response
Beer Style:IPA
Recipe Type:All Grain
Pre-Boil Volume:6 gallons / 27.3 litres
Batch Size:5 gallons / 22.7 litres
Estimated SRM:
Estimated IBU:32
Estimated OG:1.059
Estimated FG:1.004
Estimated ABV:6.8%

Grain Bill/Fermentables

1Wheat Malt
1Flaked Oats
6 ozHoney Malt
4 ozAcidulated Malt


260 minTetnang
1.5Dry Hop (5-7 Days)Azacca
0.25Dry Hop (5-7 Days)Citra


1OYL-200 Tropical IPA

Fermentation Schedule

11 daysPrimary
14 daysBottle Conditioning


Mash Temperature:152°F / 66.7°C
Mash Time:60 min
Boil Duration:60 min

This being only the third version of the beer I’m still playing around with the variables and seeing where it takes me. I feel like the grain bill is mostly locked in at this point so with this iteration I simply mixed up the hop schedule based on which hops I had on hand.

Brew day was uneventful other than completely forgetting to take an Original Gravity (OG) reading *sigh* :(. The water chemistry was as follows:

118 Ca+2
13 Mg+2
76 SO4-2
0 Na+
191 Cl-
0 HCO3-

The beer fermented out fine and I primed it with 2.3 volumes of CO2. Alas like failing to take an OG reading I also forgot to take any pictures of this beer.

Tasting Notes

SmellWhile nice I think this was a slight step back from version II and lost some of it’s fruity and floral aroma.
AppearanceVery similar in appearance to all other Crisis Response versions. I really like how this beer manages to nail that rocky head perfectly.
TasteDecent and mostly balanced although not as good as version II. I guess it really does pay to plan your hop schedule a bit more rather than just throwing in what you have on hand haha.
YieldThis brew cost $35.03 in ingredients to make and yielded 43x355ml bottles ($0.81/bottle)

So as you can tell from above this wasn’t the next best version of the recipe. I think I need to go back to basics a bit more on the hop schedule and really nail that down with the next one!

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