Orange Ales – Spring TX
Homebrew Recipe Inspired by LUX from Bissell Brothers
The first time I had LUX was walking the streets of New Orleans. I was handed a ziplock bag with 3 cans. 1 LUX, 1 Reciprocal, and 1 Substance. The LUX and Recip blew me away even though Substance is Bissell’s flagship beer. It’s still fantastic, don’t get me wrong…it just didn’t quite resonate like the other 2 did.
Ever since then I’ve tried as many rye IPAs as I could get my hands on, but nothing ever tasted like LUX. Here’s what I put together in order to get my fix when trades were slow. (To be honest I don’t even have a trader in Maine so I don’t get Bissell ever. If you’d like to help me correct that, post a comment below or hit me on Insta.)
- ABV – 5.1%
- IBU – 60
- SRM – 5.2
Sulfates – 120PPM
Chloride – 120PPM
Starting pH – 5.29
Cloning this beer wasn’t as hard as the Treehouse stuff. The guys at Bissell aren’t afraid to show their ingredients. I’m guessing because they’ve embraced the fact that their beer is their beer and even if someone gets close, it still won’t be a can of Bissell Brothers beer.
The head brewer at Bissell just confirmed what yeast he uses and it’s not available to homebrewers. BSI A72 – but I’d suggest using anything you want within reason – BSI suggested Wyeast 1272. The beauty of this beer isn’t the yeast. I’ll be using S04 and testing with Mangrove Jack’s M36 Liberty Bell yeast. Likely subs are also WLP051 and even S05.
Mouthfeel is soft and full typical of northeastern IPAs.
This beer pairs well with just about anything.
Fresh fish and seafood goes nicely to compliment the citrus flavors that dominate this IPA.
|Batch Size||Boil Time||IBU||SRM||Est. OG||Est. FG||ABV|
|5.5 gal||60 min||60.0 IBUs||5.1 SRM||1.053||1.013||5.2 %|
|Name||Cat.||OG Range||FG Range||IBU||SRM||Carb||ABV|
|American IPA||14 B||1.056 - 1.075||1.01 - 1.018||40 - 70||6 - 15||2.2 - 2.7||5.5 - 7.5 %|
|Pale Malt (2 Row) US||7.75 lbs||69.2|
|Rye Malt (Briess)||3.25 lbs||29.02|
|Crystal 60, 2-Row, (Great Western)||3.2 oz||1.79|
|Centennial||0.5 oz||60 min||Boil||Pellet||10|
|Mosaic||0.5 oz||20 min||Boil||Pellet||12|
|Mosaic||0.2 oz||15 min||Boil||Pellet||12|
|Centennial||1 oz||10 min||Boil||Pellet||10|
|Mosaic (HBC 369)||1 oz||10 min||Boil||Pellet||12.3|
|Mosaic (HBC 369)||4 oz||1 min||Aroma||Pellet||12.3|
|Centennial||2 oz||1 min||Aroma||Pellet||10|
|Mosaic (HBC 369)||6 oz||0 min||Dry Hop||Pellet||12.3|
|Centennial||2 oz||0 min||Dry Hop||Pellet||10|
|Mash In||152°F||60 min|
|Mash Out||160°F||10 min|