Category Archives: Hops

1 Hour IPA Kit – All Grain and Extract

Looking through Great Fermentations Recipe Kit Offerings last week, I was happy to see their continuously hopped “1 Hour IPA” as I am a huge fan of Dogfish Head’s 60 Minute IPA.  The recipe features Simpsons Crystal Malt, Carapils, Crisp Amber Malt and Warrior, Amarillo and Simcoe Hops.  It’s available in both all grain and extract versions.  I placed an order via GF’s Flat Rate Shipping last Friday and it was at my door on Saturday.  It’s on the schedule to be brewed this coming weekend.

Check it out – All Grain and Extract

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Valuebrew Hops Sale – from 99 cents per Ounce



Valuebrew has their lineup of hops on sale.  Prices start at 99 cents per ounce.


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Tip: Consider maximizing Flat Rate Shipping by picking up multiple kits.  Qualifying orders over $60 and under $300 ship the same flat rate.



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    Patagonia Malts – with Patagonia IPA Recipe from NHC


    One of the homebrews that stood out to me while attending the recent National Homebrewer’s Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan was an IPA that was served by Brewer’s Supply Group (BSG) at their booth at the Conference.  It was… delicious.  Roasty, great hop character and easy to drink.  I swung by for two samples and shortly returned… for a third and it was gone.  After the conference, I got a hold of BSG to ask about the beer.  I learned that it was formulated and brewed by Juno Choi.  Juno kindly shared the recipe with me and I’d like to share it with you.  Thank you Juno!


    The recipe features 100% Patagonia Malts from Chile.  Those were new to me and I think relatively new to the homebrew market here in the US, because… I had a very difficult time sourcing the grain for this recipe.  After looking around a bit, I contacted Bryan at Great Fermentations.  They already carried Patagonia, just not not all three varieties that this recipe calls for.  Bryan kindly sourced the remaining grains and has stocked them at Great Fermentations.  Thank you so much Bryan!  My order is… on the way.  I’m also going to try GF’s “1 Hour IPA” Kit.  


    On to the recipe…


    All Grain:


    Fermentables:

    10.8 lbs Patagonia Extra Pale Malt
    .6 lb Patagonia Caramel 90L
    .6 lb Patagonia Caramel 190L

    Hops:

    60 Minutes – 2 OZ Motueka
    10 Minutes – 2 OZ Pacifica
    1 Minute – 2 OZ Nelson Sauvin

    Mash for 60 Minutes at 152 deg F


    Ferment with Safale US-05 at 68 deg F


    About The Beer, Estimates:

    OG: 1.061 at 70% Efficiency
    FG: 1.017
    ABV: 5.76%
    IBU 73.31
    SRM 17.78

    Extract:

    The all grain recipe features Patagonia Malts from beginning to end.  Extract Patagonia Extra Pale Malt doesn’t exist.  You could still get the same idea by substituting 8 lbs of Liquid Malt Extract for the Extra Pale and steep the caramel malts.  That gets you the same gravity and pretty well everything else, although the SRM does go up to 18.74.  Again, not the exact same beer, but you will get a lot of the great roasty flavors from the Patagonia Caramel Malts and all of the hop character.

    Weigh Masters ProDigital 100 Gram, 1/100th Gram Scale – $6.99, Record Low


    This highly rated 100 gram capacity Digital Scale from Weigh Masters has fallen to a record low Amazon price of $6.99.  This has scale has a resolution of .01 or 1/100th of a gram.  That makes it a great scale for accurately weighing hops and water salts.

    Weigh Masters Precision+ ProDigital Pocket Scale 100g x 0.01g (Silver) – $6.99 + Free Shipping with $35 order


    Also ConsiderThermapen Open Box Sale - Citra Pellet Hops - $18.49/lb

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    Back in Stock: Citra Pellet Hops – $18.49/lb

    EDIT: Stock is running low again.


    Citra Pellets have been hard to find.  When they are available by the full lb, they have been expensive.  This offering from RiteBrew is selling for $18.49.  This a great price for Citra.  There is a limit of 2 lbs per customer.

    The last time we posted these, they sold out in relatively short order.  We posted on 6/28 and by July 2, they were gone.  They are available again as of this posting.


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    Save $40 on FoodSaver V3431 with Fresh Starter Kit + Recent Hop Finds


    FoodSaver has the V3431 with Fresh Starter Kit marked down $40.  It’s retailing for $129.99.  When you add it to your cart it will drop to $89.99.  Shipping is free.

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    Why would you want a FoodSaver for homebrewing?
    Vacuum sealers are indispensable for storing hops.  You can save money by getting in on bulk hop buys.  Use your vacuum sealer to break these up and to preserve freshness.  You can also store specialty grains in vacuum bags or using the mason jar attachment.  Other uses include: storing base grains, partial dry yeast packs (see the tips page) and storing and preserving other beer ingredients.

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    1 lb Cascade Pellets – $10.59


    1 LB of Cascade Hop Pellets for $10.59.  Ritebrew shows a relatively low quantity of these in stock.  I’m guessing, that these constitute the remainder of their 2012 stock.  I’m not sure about that, only a guess.

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    RelatedRiteBrew’s Bargain Bin

    CTZ and German Polaris Hops on Sale

    Nikobrew’s New Hop Bags.  They flush these 4 mil thick bags with Nitrogen before sealing in a commercial chamber vacuum sealer.  Hops are stored cold at -5 deg F.


    Nikobrew has discounted CTZ – Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus and German Polaris


    CTZ is available in 2 ounce and 1 lbs packs.  1 lb is just $8.50.


    Nikobrew’s supply of Polaris was grown specifically for them at a small, family farm in Germany


    Polaris is a newer hop, released on 2012.  Germany’s answer to American “C” hops. It offers major bittering and a slight citrus scent with a unique, minty note. It’s alpha acid content range is 18-25%. Try it in a big IPA, porter or stout.  It is available in both 2 ounce and 1 lb packs.


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    Great Deal: Rival Seal a Meal FSSMSL0160 – $28.94, New Record Low + Hop Finds

    Rival’s highly rated FSSMSL0160 vacuum sealer has dropped to $28.94. That’s a new record low Amazon price.  Shipping is free with Prime or with a qualifying $35 order.

    Seal-a-Meal FSSMSL0160-000 Vacuum Sealer - $28.94 + Free Shipping with $35 order - Filler Items


    Why would you want a Vacuum Sealer for homebrewing?
    Vacuum sealers are indispensable for storing hops.  You can save money by getting in on bulk hop buys.  Use your vacuum sealer to break these up and to preserve freshness.  You can also store specialty grains in vacuum bags.  Other uses include: storing base grains, partial dry yeast packs and storing and preserving other beer ingredients.

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    New Hop Variety: HBC 366 Equinox

    Equinox is a new hop variety from the breeders of Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe.  

    Description: Also known as HBC 366, Equinox was developed by the Hop Breeding Company, and is now available to you the homebrewer. A pronounced aroma profile with citrus, tropical fruit, floral and herbal characteristics, this hop is sure to be great for your next hoppy masterpiece.


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    A video about Equinox from Brooklyn Brewery’s Garrett Oliver

    From Hop Union: “A pronounced aroma profile with citrus, tropical fruit, floral and herbal characteristics. Specific descriptors include lemon, lime, papaya, apple, and green pepper.” and “The diversified and pronounced aroma characteristics combined with extremely high oil content and a tight cone structure make this hop variety very unique”

    AlsoHeady Nugs West Coast Imperial IPA

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