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 American liquid Ale yeast (Wyeast 1272). 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. This is not a hop bomb by any means; 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, American liquid Ale yeast, and carbonating sugar. Makes 5 gallons with a starting gravity of at least 1.074. Ease of Brewing: Intermediate.
This is a photo of our American IPA when it was in the bottle for 11 days.