This isn't your Grandfather's IPA. This fruity, "juicy", hazy ale looks, smells, and tastes like straight up fruit juice. Bountiful citrus aroma & flavor cascade in every pint you pour. What are you waiting for? It's time to join the Haze Craze!
We combine the best of classic American hops from the West Coast IPA style with the new "Juicy" style of the New England IPA to bring you a truly unique beer. Fruity esters from English yeast strains compliment the fruity flavors and aromas from the hops. The large amount of flaked wheat causes a thick, bright white, creamy head that's packed with all kinds of awesome tropical citrus hop aromas.
Due to the amount of hops in this beer, we have calculated this recipe for a 6 gallon batch (in the fermenter), and you should adjust your water needs as necessary. If using RO or distilled water, add 3 g of Gypsum & 8 g of Calcium Chloride Pellets to your mash & 2.5 g of Gypsum & 5.5 g of Calcium Chloride to your sparge water. This will accentuate the "juicy", tropical aromas from the hops and give you a pleasantly soft mouthfeel.
One factor that can help make your beer appear perfectly hazy is something called Biotransformation. This is where dry hops normally added a few days before packaging are added a few days into active fermentation (2-3 days after pitching, or when the Krauzen starts to drop down). The available proteins from the yeast at this early stage of fermentation permanently bind with the polyphenols from the hops. causing a permanent haze.
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Juicy Sundrops NEIPA - Extract Recipe Kit Instructions
- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 152ºF
- Fermentation Temp: 68-72 ºF
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.075 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1.017 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 7.6%
- Bitterness: 44.04 IBUs
- Estimated Color: 5.66 SRM
Malts and Adjuncts:
- Light Dry Malt Extract
- Flaked Wheat
- Flaked Oats
- Corn Sugar
- Columbus Hop Pellets
- Simcoe Hop Pellets
- Amarillo Hop Pellets
- Centennial Hop Pellets
I messed it up a little bit, but it tasted good, and it looked the part. I'd certainly give it another try.
So I have been home brewing for about 6 years or so and my go-to when I brew is usually an IPA or a porter/stout. Ive made over 35 IPAs and I've done mostly partial grain or extract. This kit was exceptional. The Wyeast 1318 is highly recommended and didnt disappoint The whirlpool and late hop additions as well as dry hopping during active fermentation were all spot-on to produce a very bright, light, crisp and fruity IPA that was certainly hazy and juicy. I got rave reviews from family and friends - even those not known to enjoy IPAs. I restrained myself from ordering this same kit again only because I want to try "haze craze" from homebrewsupply as my next batch. Overall, very happy with this kit
The smell and taste is the best I've made yet!
I brewed this kit last saturday with a few modifications. I started with 3 gallons of strike water to accomodate for loss during the boil. Im using London Ale III yeast along with citra and mosaic lupulin powder for my dry hop additions. My OG number was spot on. The muslin bag provided is too small for the specialty grains, oats and wheat so do yourself a favor and grab another to split them up. You will absolutely want a minimum 6 gallon (id recommend 6.5 gallon) fermenter as within 8 hours of pitching I had violent fermentation, so much so that I immediately needed a blowoff tube. I used a 5 gallon carboy that I usually use for secondary fermentation needless to say a lesson was learned here.
I gave this kit 4 stars because the muslin bag was too small for the grains, and id like to see the option to select different hop varieties. I havent had a chance to taste this yet but based on look and aroma im confident Ill be brewing this kit again soon! Hopefully next time they will add the option to sub out the standard hops for Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy or reduce the cost of the kit by offering an option to not include hops.
Brewed this with the juiced yeast from Omega. This was by far my favorite brew I've done in the past few years. I added a little bit of lactose to give it a bit more of a creamy mouth feel. Will def brew this again!