It’s a New Day!

So in case you didn’t know, I’m a big fan of THE Ohio State University Buckeyes. This is probably for two reasons:

  1. I’m from Columbus
  2. I’m an alumni of said school.

And also, in case you didn’t know, the legend Urban Meyer retired last year. The new coach of The Ohio State University Buckeyes is Ryan Day.

And so, in honor of him and to have something to enjoy during football season, I brewed the New Day IPA.

Look at this beautiful thing!


But here is where things get interesting. A while back, while sourcing ingredients for an IPA for football season, I came across Exclusion Gluten Free Beer Kits. They have some great recipes, and clearly understanding GF extract brewing and their prices….can’t be beat. I tried. When I was halfway towards pricing the ingredients for my next brew and had already passed the cost of the IPA kit I knew I needed a course correction.

So here is a link to the original recipe. Me being me, I had to change a few things based on my years of experience. One of the big things I had to do was change the amount of sorghum. 6lbs of sorghum will ruin anything. I give you

New Day IPA

Malt Base:

  • 3lbs Sorghum (flame out)
  • 1lb D-45 Candi Syrup (flame out
  • 1lb Candi Simplicity Syrup (flame out)
  • 1lb Honey (flame out)
  • 1lb maltodextrine

Hop Schedule:

  • 1oz Cascade 60 minutes
  • 1oz Summit 60 minutes
  • 1oz mosaic 15 minutes
  • .5oz cascade 15 minutes
  • .5oz cascade dry hop for 1 week


  • .5oz bitter lemon peel 15 minutes
  • 1oz bitter orange peel 15 minutes

In one week I’ll rack it to the bottling bucket and lose the leftover peels that remained as well as the .5oz cascade.

Then in another week bottle it in about 2 weeks, maybe 3, when Big Ten play is picking up…I’ll start enjoying it. Can’t wait!

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