Oak Aged IPA 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit
Vendor: Craft a Brew
A take back to the traditional India Pale Ale style that is highly hopped giving the beer a fresh, bitter bite. The beer shows hints of oak giving it that barrel aged taste, much like the original English Pale Ales that were sent to India in hand crafted barrels. WHAT'S...
A take back to the traditional India Pale Ale style that is highly hopped giving the beer a fresh, bitter bite. The beer shows hints of oak giving it that barrel aged taste, much like the original English Pale Ales that were sent to India in hand crafted barrels.
WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
This 5-gallon recipe kit includes all the ingredients to brew this traditional IPA:
- 7.5 lb Dry Malt Extract
- Cascade (Bittering) Hop Packet
- Willamette (Late Bittering) Hop Packet
- Goldings (Aroma) Hop Packet
- Steeping Grains
- Toasted Oak Chips
- Yeast Packet
- Grain Steeping Bag
Great IPA and the wood chips give it a unique Smokey / hoppy flavor. One of the best IPAs I’ve had
Everything came in the kit as advertised and in great shape! I can’t wait to try it.
The IPA oak was only my second recipe after a perfect American Ale. In this recipe after the fermentation was done I tasted the brew and tasted weak in terms of hoppiness. Instead of dumping the pellets into the wort I used a hop bag. Since I've been reading up on homebrewing, I think the strength of hops wasn't deep enough by being in the bag compared to using actual hop flowers and allowing the oil to get into the wort. I boiled the oak chips properly but only put in 1 week instead of 2 but should only do for a couple of days since it overpowered the whole batch despite any difference in hop infusion. At bottling - week later, thought it was a dumper but bottled anyway. After two weeks mellowed some with oak aftertaste. Leaving for 2 more weeks. All in all, I will drink it. I don't expect perfection all the time and I'm sure the recipe works fine for more experienced brewers. I'm still learning and unlike my great spaghetti sauce I've been making for 30 years, I've only been brewing since Christmas.
The instructions on how to brew were very clear, easy to follow. I bottled 10 days after adding the oak chips. We are very pleased with the flavor. It has a smooth subtle oak finish. Very tasty!