Brewers Best - India Pale Ale
To accentuate the hop flavor and aroma of the popular style, Brewers Best supplies generous amounts of hops to complement the caramel and victory malts. Beginning with a huge dose of bittering hops and followed by strategic additions of flavoring and aroma hops, the recipe kit strikes a perfect balance of malt and hop, culminating in a clean, crisp IPA.
Contents of this kit include: ingredients, bottle caps, priming sugar, and brewing procedures.
Fermentables: 6.6 pounds of Light Liquid Malt Extract (LME) and 1 pound of Golden Dried Malt Extract (DME).
Specialty grains: 1 pound of Caramel 40L and 8 ounces Victory.
Hops: 2 ounces of Columbus hops, a 1 1/2 ounce pack of Cascade and a 1 ounce pack of Cascade (hops may vary due to availability).
Yeast: 1 sachet.
- International Bittering Units (IBU): 60 - 65
- Original Gravity (OG): 1.061 - 1.065
- Final Gravity (FG): 1.014 - 1.017
- Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 5.75 - 6.25%
- Difficulty: Easy
- Color: Medium Amber
- Category: Classic
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 India Pale Ale, 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 Cascade. 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.)