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Insert Hop Reference American Pale Ale Recipe Kits Available


Brew Link Beer and Wine Supply is a part of Brew Link Brewing Company.  Brew Link Brewing has made “Insert Hop Reference” American Pale Ale available as a homebrew kit.

About: Insert Hop Reference…pun intended, is a hoppy American Pale Ale bursting with Centennial and Citra Hops.  Includes grains, hops, and yeast

Batch Size: 5.5 Gallons
Anticipated OG: 1.054
Anticipated SRM: 5.9
Anticipated IBU: 52
Anticipated ABV: 5.8%

Insert Hop Reference Pale Ale is available as an all grain, partial mash and extract kit.

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Amarillo Single Hop Experiment Kit – $30.99 (Save $6)

amarillo single hop

Part of MoreBeer’s Single Hop Experiment Series of Recipes.  The recipe series features the same malt bill and Magnum for the bittering hop and then highlights a single hop for all other additions.  In this case Amarillo throughout.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day. Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section Here to see if this is still available.

The Amarillo Single Hop Experiment – Extract Beer Kit KIT988$36.99 $30.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

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New: Daredevil Pale Ale – 20 Minute Boil

Daredevil Pale Ale

Midwest Supplies has announced the availability of a their new Daredevil Pale Ale.  The recipe feature Summit, Cascade and Centennial hops and is set up to boil in just 20 minutes and be ready in 4 weeks.  The base kit is $35.

Check it out – Daredevil Pale Ale 20 Minute Boil Kit

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Citra Pale Ale Kit – $33.99 – Brew Day Post & Bundles with Kettle Sale

I’ve brewed the all grain version of this kit – see Brewing More Beer’s Citra Pale Ale – it’s a tasty beer!  The extract version is being offered as More Beer’s deal of the day.

Citra Pale Ale

Product Description – Here.  Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Citra Pale Ale – Extract Beer Kit KIT251 – $33.99 + Free Shipping with $59 Order

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day.  Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section – Here – to see if this is still available.

Bundles With: $25 Off Heavy Duty 32 Quart Stainless Kettles for HBF Readers

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Brewing Great Fermentation’s Brain Eater Pale Ale – modeled after Zombie Dust

Zombie Dust Clone

Great Fermentations “Brain Eater” Pale Ale (ExtractAll Grain) is modeled after 3 Floyds Zombie Dust.  It features Citra, Citra, Citra and more… Citra.  Most of those hops come at the end through hop-bursting and as dry hops.  In all Brain Eater uses nearly a half pound of Citra.

Brain Eater Pale Ale
A look at part of the grain bill.  I brewed the all grain version.  That grain bill features 2 row malt, Munich, Crystal 60, Melanoidin and Carapils.  In all it’s a 13.5 lb malt bill.Brain Eater Milled GrainHere’s a closer look at the milled grain.Brain Eater Pale Ale MashI brewed this BIAB style using The Brew Bag.  With that, I heat up the total volume of my strike and sparge water to nearly the mash temp I’m going for, add the grain bill and bring it up the last couple degrees with direct heat, while stirring.All Grain Brain EaterAfter thoroughly mixing the grainBrain Eater Zombie Dust Hop AdditionsHop additions measured out.  From top to bottom – Citra, Citra, Citra, Citra and CitraBoilerMaker G2 Brew KettleA took this kind of a hero-pose photo of the Blichmann G2 boil kettle while waiting for things to come to a boil.  The G2 is a great kettle – check out my review.  Grab one of these at GF when you pick up a Brain Eater kit.  Great Fermentations offers same day shipping (vs longer drop ship from most sources) on most sizes of BoilerMaker kettles.  They also have a full line of Blichmann replacement parts.Brain Eater Zombie Dust Homebrew BoilThe boil is up and going with the first of 5 Citra additions.  A 6th (3 oz) portion of Citra is used for dry hopping.  In all nearly a half lb (7.5 ounces) of Citra is used to make Brain Eater.Chilling Brain Eater Zombie Dust HomebrewNear the end of the boil.  I have my 24″ whisk sitting in the boil kettle to sanitize.  I use this to stir while chilling and to whirlpool after chilling is complete.Kegging HomebrewI fermented Brain Eater Pale Ale for about two weeks including 6 or 7 days of dry hopping.  Here it is getting kegged.Zombie Dust CloneFinished beer

Of Citra, Hop Union says “Strong citrus and tropical tones of grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee”  I don’t know what gooseberry tastes like, but most of the rest of these flavors came through strongly.  After warming up a couple degrees out of my kegerator I get lots of tropical fruit, passion fruit and citrus flavors.  Mild bitterness, a firm malt backbone, but dry and drinkable.  The star of this beer is Citra.  If you like Citra, this recipe is for you.  If you haven’t tried Citra… I think you should.

I can’t get the commercial example, but if it’s close to Brain Eater, Zombie Dust is a delicious beer.

One great thing about Great Fermentations kits is that they offer a rundown of the recipe including step by step directions on the additional information tab of each recipe.

Brain Eater is available in both Extract and All Grain versions.  Both are eligible for GF’s $8.99 Flat Rate Shipping.

Brain Eater Pale Ale All-Grain Kit – $38.99

Brain Eater Pale Ale Extract Kit – $54.99

Related: Recipe Kits at Great Fermentations · Blichmann BoilerMaker Kettle

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Northern Brewer – Limited Availability – Azacca Single Hop Pale Ale

Azacca Pale Ale

Azacca Straw-Bodied Pale Ale

I noticed Northern Brewer announce this via Twitter (connect with me on Twitter) … “For your imbibing pleasure, announcing AZACCA! Painfully limited”.

Features the new Azacca hop from beginning to end.  Available in extract and all grain.

Check it out – Here

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All Grain BIAB Recipe Kits – from $28.01

Brewers Best Brew in a Bag Kits

Keg Connection has discounted their entire lineup of Brewer’s Best Brew in a Bag Recipe Kits by 15%.  Each kit comes with… fermentables, priming sugar, yeast, bottle caps, hops, specialty grains and grain bag(s) along with directions.  Shipping is a flat $7.95 for your entire order.

Choices include American IPA, American Pale Ale, Brown Porter, German Pilsner, German Wheat and Sweet Stout.

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