Join the New England IPA Haze Craze by brewing one of our best recipes! This Imperial version of the newest fad in the homebrewing and craft brewing worlds features bright, tropical flavors and aromas from some of the most exciting hops that we can get our hands on.
Bursts of mango, pineapple, and other tropical citrus flavors are found in a bright, white, creamy head that persists throughout the entire pint, followed by a symphony of tropical, fruity flavors. Truly Imperial at over 8% ABV, this beer has a seemingly sweet profile from the yeast, hops, and malts used that make it quite dangerous! With no caramel malts and over 3 pounds of flaked grains, this beer comes out bright and hazy. If you didn't know better, you would say you were looking at a glass of orange juice!
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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Tropic Haze NEDIPA - All-Grain Recipe Kit Instructions
- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 149ºF
- Fermentation Temp: 68-72 ºF
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.083 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1.021 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 8.15%
- Bitterness: 38.8 IBUs
- Estimated Color: 5.87 SRM
Malts and Adjuncts:
- Golden Promise Pale Ale Malt
- 2-Row Malt
- Flaked Wheat
- Flaked Oats
- Honey Malt
- Acidulated Malt
- Corn Sugar
- El Dorado Hop Pellets
- Citra Hop Pellets
- Mosaic Hop Pellets
I've brewed about a dozen NEIPAs this past year and this is my favorite. I brewed Tropic Haze twice and both times it came out excellent. The mouth feel and hop flavor is outstanding! Its so good it will haunt you!
Prior to brewing this kit, I was concerned about the lactose and what effect it would have on the taste. Its a non-issue! It adds a little bit of sweetness to the beer which balances the hops. You'll be happy with the results so don't leave it out.
The only modification I made to this recipe was to leave out the corn sugar to keep the ABV down around 7%. I did so since I was brewing it for a Christmas party and didn't want to send my guests home in a wheel barrel :-).
Details: Used the Imperial Juice yeast; added first dry hops on day 2; added second dry hops to secondary for 4 days; mash temp = 149F; water mods: added 13.5 gm calcium chloride and 5.5 gm gypsum to mash water (split between mash and sparge water)
I got so many rave reviews on this beer at the Christmas party that the host was jealous :-). Seriously, this is a kit you've got to try if your into the NEIPAs. You won't regret it!
This was my second NEIPA kit from Home Brew and both kits were delivered on time and had no issues. The beers turned out great and tasted just like they were described.
Easy brew day. Just finished up. Smells wonderful hope it turns out good!
This year I wanted to try making something new for holidays. My buddies have been asking me to try a NEIPA so I gave it a shot. This recipe did not disappoint. With a starter the yeast took off. On day 3 I added the first dry hop and day 8 the second. With that much hops I was worried that I would lose a lot but the 6 gallon batch size was just enough to fill my keg. The only other thing I'll note, I did use distilled water and made the recommended adjustments for water chemistry.
Right now I am sitting at 5 weeks since pitched and it's still hazy! The aroma is very strong and balances the beer nicely. They guys at my local homebrew club had nothing but compliments and my friends are asking when I will make it again.