This beer is a monster- a hop monster of Abominable Snowman proportions. With over 150+ calculated IBUs, over 10% ABV, and a whole pound of hops this beer is a specialty beer all in its own category.
Due to the sheer volume of the hops in the kettle and fermenter for dryhopping, this brew is scaled up to make a 6 gallon volume in the kettle, so that 5.5 gallons can be transferred to the fermenter and provide a finished batch of +/- 5 gallons. We suggest starting with a higher boil volume to compensate for this loss in the kettle to break material and hops debris. A hops bag can help, but make sure to have several bags so that the hops are quite loose in the bag if using them.
For a 1 gallon batch, the batch size is listed as 1.5 gallons (so it won't fit in a 1 gallon jug- please use a larger fermenter!) and an ideal boil volume to start with would be 3 gallons due to the losses mentioned.
Because of the huge OG of this beer, 3 packages of liquid yeast are recommended, or an appropriately sized starter for a 5 gallon batch. Aerate the wort thoroughly before pitching yeast.
For the “whirlpool hops”, add those hops to the kettle when the wort is 180-200 degrees after flame out, and hold for 20 minutes at that temperature before chilling the wort the rest of the way. Stir with a sanitized spoon, to move the wort through the hops.
Krampus IIIPA - All-Grain Recipe Kit Instructions
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- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 149 degrees
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.090 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1.012-1.016 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 10.4%
- Bitterness: 150+ IBUs
- Est. Color: 7.5 SRM
- Ferment at 65 Degrees
- Pale Malt
- Crystal 40L
- Corn Sugar