• Double IPA (Perishable) Home Brewing Beer Kit

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Item #: K62
Our Price: $49.99
Low Inventory - Only 2 In Stock, Will Ship On: 01/28/2020.

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After a year of test brewing, we have finally made a Double IPA good enough to release as a William’s Kit. After trying different malts and hop combinations, we settled on a light European pilsner malt base accented with American Cascade and Simcoe® hops, and fermented with perishable “Chico” style liquid ale yeast (also known as Wyeast 1056). The idea behind the light pilsner malt base was to produce a dry, non obtrusive background for the balanced citrus/pine hop load to come through without distraction from caramelized flavors. We leave it to you to judge the final outcome. Alcohol: 7.5%, IBU’s 75.

Includes 10 pounds of blended European pilsner malt and beet sugar, 3 hop additions, perishable ‘Chico’ ale yeast (this beer must be made within 12 days of receiving), and carbonating sugar. Makes 5 gallons with a starting gravity of at least 1.074. Ease of Brewing: Intermediate.

Note: Due to the instability of the liquid “Chico” ale yeast strain included (the pack will arrive swollen), you must brew this kit within 12 days of receiving. If you cannot brew this within 12 days of receiving, please delay ordering until you have time to brew. You can also make a yeast starter if you want to revive the yeast after 12 days.

Click to download the instructions in pdf format.


This is a photo of our American IPA when it was in the bottle for 11 days.


Average Rating:
(based on 15 reviews)

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by Ken Byington
on 12/15/2019
from Michigan
Classic IPA
I don't know whether I would call this a double IPA but it compares favorably with any of the commercial classic midwest IPAs like Bell's Two Hearted and Dark Horse Crooked Tree.  Nice balance between   the malt backbone and the hops.
by Mike
on 11/22/2019
from Tx
Happy wedding guests!
I bought the double ipa kit a few weeks ago and made a five-gallon keg of it for my daughter’s wedding reception. I can’t tell you how many compliments I got last Saturday night. Interestingly, I had some compare it to Blue Moon. Anyway, I had seven varieties of bought beet, but this is what most wanted until it was gone.  I will definitely be doing this one again.

by Michael
on 2/29/2016
from Hebron CT
Excellent IPA
This is a very good DIPA.  Follow the instructions and if you can, let it sit in the bottle or keg a month if you can as it will clear and smooth out.  I love this double IPA-be careful, it sneaks up on you.  Brew it, drink it, love it!
by Mike B.
on 3/26/2015
from Jamison, PA
Dissapointment of an IPA
I have brewed many Williams kits.  Most all very good.  This one was a disappointment. Followed directions to a tee, yet results were poor.  Either yeast was bad or ingredients expired. Everything I had was double sanitized and climate controlled.  Probably won't try this one again.
by David
on 9/15/2014
Good Hoppy IPA
This is a good IPA.  It is not as strong as most double IPAs, but still pleasantly hoppy.

The instructions were thorough and easy to follow.

Despite the warnings, I had no problem with the yeast.  The package was not swollen when it arrived.  Once activated, the package swelled quickly, and the yeast fermented vigorously once added to the wort.

I had to wait longer than the recommended time after bottling.  Bottles opened after 1-2 weeks were flat and sweet.  After 4-5 weeks, they were great, with normal carbonation.

William's instructions warn you to drink this quickly.  My bottles were fine for a few months, but one bottle sat around for about 9 months and lost its flavor.

Overall, a good kit, and a nice small step beyond a beginner recipe.
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11/20/2019 1:45:33 PM
Double IPA has been the secondary fermenter for 10 days & is very cloudy. Should I extend the Recommended time of 14 days or is it supposed To be on the cloudy side?
We would recommend leaving it in the secondary for around 20 days, and then bottling regardless of how it looks.
4/19/2018 11:35:02 AM
At 14 days, the finishing gravity is 1.012. This seems to be far off from your numbers. I should have take a starting one, but I relied on yours. My mistake. So I am trying to see if this is indicative of errors/problems on my end. Thanks for the help.
A lower number is actually more desirable.  The numbers on the instruction sheet are listed higher in case people do not have a very strong or long fermentation (many things can affect this).  1.012 is great and not indicative of anything done wrong by you, it just means you had a good, healthy ferment.  As long as it is not still dropping you can go ahead and bottle.
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