Category Archives: Pale Ales

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

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

Zombie Dust Clone

Brain Eater Pale Ale from Great Fermentations

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

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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.

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All Grain BIAB Recipe Kits – from $28.01

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.

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

Kits ship for a flat $7.95 or for a limited time free with a $100 order (use promo code HappyDad)

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Citra Pale Ale Kit – $33.99 – Save 15%

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.

About:

(Makes 5 Gallons) If you’re looking for a great session pale ale this is your beer. Featuring the incredibly famous Citra Hops, we’ve packed this recipe with a hop bomb of floral aromas and subtle grapefruit flavors.

This kit features 8 lbs of Malt Extract, Crystal 15, White Wheat, maltodextrin for added body, and of course plenty of Citra hops for the ultimate in drinking pleasure. Get your Citra on!

Estimated OG: 1.050-1.055
SRM: 5-7
Estimated IBU’s: 45-48
Estimated alcohol ABV%: 5-5.5% (keep reading)

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Last Call: Australian Platinum Ale Yeast & The Tasmanian Devil Pale Ale

Tasmanian Devil Australian Pale Ale Kit

via Northern Brewer.

LAST CALL! Limited quantities remaining.

Raging aromas of passion fruit, peach and citrus burst forth with disturbing ferocity, burrowing into a bright white head scarred with scents of bready malt.

The Tasmanian Devil screams with wild heritage, boasting the rare, robust Australian Galaxy hop. Long, vibrant claws of tropical fruit grip the palate, forceful and stunning, before relaxing into a creamy balance against sparkling, silky Maris Otter malt.

Turning sharply from tyrannical flavor to a tame, dry finish, Tasmanian Devil is a wild, unpredictable creature.

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Citra Pale Ale Kit – $33.99

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.

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