"Rage, rage against the dying of the light." Let's be honest. When Doomsday truly approacheth, would you rather have a stockpile of batteries and Spam or a homebrewed imperial IPA? 200+ IBUs from 20 oz of hops create a powerful, hoppy aroma suitable to mask human scent from attacking zombie hordes and a hop bitterness that will melt their faces.
Specialty malts: Crystal 150L, Carapils®, acid malt
Featured hops: Columbus, Warrior, Nugget, Galena, Cluster, Willamette, Falconer's Flight
Other additives: French oak chips
O.G. = 1.073
F.G. = 1.012
Approximately 8.0% ABV
Approximately 247 Cal / 12 oz
Makes 5 US gallons
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Been looking at this kit for awhile and decided to give it a go. Was not disappointed!! Mashed at 67C for 75 minutes, boiled and added hops per instructions. Then through the plate chiller and into the fermenter. Primary 10 days at 20C, secondary at 20C for 10 days, ramped up to 22C for 3 days. then cold crashed at 4.5C for 12 days. Kegged and CO2 @ 10PSI. Came out AMAZING. Can pick up subtle oak hints from the oak chips. Not a cloying dipa like some are. Will definitely be brewing this again.
I am not sure if my last comment went through. What I was saying is I recommend making this beer with about a 5 1/2 - 6 gallons in the primary since you loose a lot of that beer when moving to a secondary. I will let everyone know the taste of it once I am finished. I did order another batch to boil a 6 gallon wort to see if that will help the transfer for a full 5 gallon
Third AHS kit I've brewed. Did the mini-mash version with DME, two vials of White Labs San Diego Super Yeast, and the alcohol boost. There are a LOT of hops in this kit...definitely keeps you engaged during the boil. I think there's going to be a couple of inches of sediment from the hop pellets. Read the reviews on AHS Double IPA regarding violent fermentation and need for a blowoff tube. I started primary in the basement (~60F), then moved it upstairs when I wasn't getting a whole lot of visible fermentation after 24 hours. Once the fermenter was in a warmer environment, it really got going for about 36-48 hours. Glad I ended up rigging the tube! Seven days in primary today and I'm going to transfer to secondary and dry hop.
Following up. I had the beer in secondary for 14 days before racking to a keg (This was my first try at kegging and it's purely wonderful). Because of the amount of hop sediment from dry-hopping, I decided to rack through some extra-fine cheesecloth. It worked like a charm; no sediment, even on the first pull. This beer is far and away the best I've brewed. Incredible hoppy-ness with a great bitterness that perfectly (for an IPA) outweighs the strong malt backbone. I ended up at ~7.5% ABV and find the beer dangerously drinkable. This is the first beer I've brewed that I'm eager to drink (as opposed to drinking it because I brewed it) and I couldn't be happier. Great kit, thank you.