Probably the best tasting yet strangest sounding of the new style of New England IPAs, the "Milkshake" IPA is making a huge splash in the brewing community. By adding lactose (milk sugar) and vanilla bean to the beer, this style of IPA takes on even more depth to it's already soft, juicy descriptors. Try out this tropical, citrusy version of one of our new favorite styles!
Coming in at over 9% ABV, this fruity milkshake IPA recipe extract packs a punch! The sweetness from the hops, yeast, lactose, and vanilla make the perceived alcohol content seem lower than it is, so be careful! There are zero hops added during the boil; only First Wort Hops (FWH), Whirlpool, and dry hop additions, so the hop flavor and aroma has been turned up to 11! 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 creamsicle IPA recipe, 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 a pleasantly soft mouthfeel to your vanilla milkshake IPA recipe.
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 Creamsicle NEDIPA - Extract Recipe Kit Instructions
- Batch Size: 5 Gallons
- Mash at 149ºF
- Fermentation Temp: 68-72 ºF
- Est. Original Gravity: 1.096 SG
- Est. Final Gravity: 1.025 SG
- Est. Alcohol by Volume: 9.33%
- Bitterness: 52.35 IBUs
- Estimated Color: 6.89 SRM
Malts and Adjuncts:
- Extra Light Dry Malt Extract (DME)
- Flaked Wheat
- Flaked Oats
- Honey Malt
- Corn Sugar
- Vanilla Bean (NOT Included)
- Galaxy Hop Pellets
- Citra Hop Pellets
- Mosaic Hop Pellets
I brewed this a few weeks ago and it came out well. Hazy and juicy , but a bit too “pine-y” for my taste but that’s subjective.
I have been assured that the directions are being re-written, but they left a lot to be desired.
I was really nervous about this kit as I am fairly new to brewing. This kit has a lot of ingredients and can appear to be intimidating. Brewing went fine, fermentation went ok, had to add some yeast after a few days as it had stalled. But once I cold crashed it and saw the appearance when racking to keg, I knew it was a winning. This brew is dangerously strong! It hides the high ABV really, really well! Very smooth, a bit creamy, and lots of fruity flavors. An absolute must for NEIPA lovers. I'm definitely brewing this kit again!
Really tasty beer. Very smooth, clean, hoppy not bitter. Good mouthfeel. Added orange to my batch. Next time I'll double how much orange I added, and I'll double the amount of vanilla. Just bottled it, will enjoy in a few weeks when carbed!
Everything came but the recipe itself was not. Can you please provide?