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|We took this sample with our wine thief, you can get one|
at Northern Brewer.com
|Like our polycarbonate hydrometer, they|
are nearly unbreakable. You can get one by
following this link.
If you have never considered this kit check it out and check out the reviews on it. A truly fantastic tasting beer. it is based on Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin. As far as I can tell this beer is going to be nearly identical to the original. It is cold crashing right now, and we will bottle it up this weekend. Looking forward to this one, as Grapefruit Sculpin is collectively one of our favorite beers.
Batch 3 Was brewed by John. It was Northern Brewer's Karma Citra kit. They describe it as bridging the gap between American Pale ale and a West Coast IPA. And the hydrometer sample tasted fantastic. John brought the brew day gravity in at 1.049. With sugar additions the total calculated gravity was 1.052. Exactly where it should be. His beer dropped to 1.012. Again 77% attenuation. No hint of sickly or cloying sweetness. Just a delicious beer. This beer is currently cold crashing and will bottle up this weekend.
So, our goal was to show you how to make excellent home brew with malt extract. Our goal was to teach you techniques that create beers you would be proud to share with muggle friends and beer lovers. As you can clearly see, our techniques for extract work. I know they are a little different than what you are used to, but they work. Truth be told these techniques are not new. They are in fact, very old school. This is how we did things in the Regan and Bush 1 administrations. Well, yeah, but would you change anything? Well to be honest yes. When I make an extract IPA in the future, I will buy and add additional hops for flavor, and aroma. But I do that for all of my beers. The first time I make it I am almost never satisfied. I taste it and I modify it to my personal preference. And when it comes to hoppy IPAs , I admit it I am a hop head. I don't really care what the IBUs are, but I want and need the presence, bitterness, flavor, and aroma of the hops. Having said that, I truly feel that these kits are damned near spot on, for what they are trying to be. So...
If you are in a hurry and you need to produce beer quickly, or you just want to do an extract again for nostalgia sake. I strongly suggest that you consider these kits from Northern Brewer. And use our tricks for making excellent beer with malt extract.