Designed to emulate the upfront and dominant hop profile of the famed west coast style, the Double IPA recipe kit pops with the aromas of citrus and slight pine in the finished beer. With a recipe formulated to produce high gravity beer, the complex hop flavors are perfectly presented on a medium-light body background while a golden hue and white frothy head round out the style.
Contents of this kit include: ingredients, bottle caps, priming sugar, and brewing procedures.
Fermentables: 9.9 lbs of Light Liquid Malt Extract (LME) and1 lb. of Corn Sugar.
Specialty grains: 4 oz. of Carapils and 8 ounces 40L Caramel Malt.
Hops: 2 packs of 2 oz Columbus hops, 2 oz Cascades hops
Yeast: 1 sachet.
- International Bittering Units (IBU): 100+
- Original Gravity (OG): 1.078 - 1.081
- Final Gravity (FG): 1.015 - 1.019
- Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 7.8 – 8.3%
- Difficulty: Easy
- Color: Deep Gold
- Category: Year Round
To upgrade the yeast to a liquid culture, purchase the Wyeast 1272 All American Ale yeast separately. Providing an appealing tart fruitiness, the strain ferments soft, dry and crisp, allowing the hops to really pop. (Additional yeast sold separately.)
To further add hop character to the Double IPA, dry hop the beer for 3 days with perhaps 1 oz. Amarillo or Simcoe or Citra or Centennial or Ahtanum or.... Or, simply add in another 1 – 2 oz. of American style IPA hop. Following the finish of fermentation, add the hops to the primary for 3 days before siphoning to secondary.
Alternatively, siphon the fermented beer to the secondary fermentor and add the hops to the beer 3 days prior to packaging. (Additional hops sold separately.)