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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.
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