06 January 2014

Ranger Creek OPA Clone Attempt

For my last first brew of the year, I brewed Ranger Creek OPA. I've been a fan of this beer since we took the tour of the brewery in 2010. Whenever I stop at the Flying Saucer in San Antonio, I always ask if there is OPA on tap. If there is, I just order three pints, served back to back, and add, "You had me at OPA." Now that it's in bottles, I can make my nephew mule some here every time he comes to visit.

I sent a bottle to a BNArmy brother in the 2013 Secret Santa, and he loved it!

I got the basic recipe from the Ranger Creek website and adjusted it for my system and process. The hop schedule was a little vague, so I used what meager knowledge I have about IPAs and came up with this recipe.

American Pale Ale


Type: All Grain Date: 12/29/2013
Batch Size: 6.00 gal Brewer: Jeff Holt
Boil Size: 7.97 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Jeff's Equipment
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 60.00
Taste Notes:
Amount Item Type % or IBU
12.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 77.54 %
2.50 lb Oats, Malted (1.0 SRM) Grain 15.51 %
1.12 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 6.95 %
0.50 oz Citra [13.00 %] (Dry Hop 4 days) Hops -
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (60 min) Hops 14.2 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (Dry Hop 4 days) Hops -
0.50 oz Citra [13.00 %] (15 min) Hops 9.1 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (15 min) Hops 7.0 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (1 min) Hops 1.2 IBU
1.00 oz Citra [13.00 %] (1 min) Hops 1.6 IBU
1 Pkgs English Ale (White Labs #WLP002) Yeast-Ale
Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.058 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.019 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.17 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.65 %
Bitterness: 33.2 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 9.9 SRM Color:
Mash Profile
Mash Name: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 16.12 lb
Sparge Water: 4.87 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH
Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
75 min Mash In Add 20.15 qt of water at 161.4 F 150.0 F
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).
Carbonation and Storage
Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2) Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 21.6 PSI Carbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 F Age for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F
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