The perfect pale ale for wet hopping! Hops are harvested once a year, and this year we are lucky enough to get our hands on several pounds of fresh Cascade hop cones for brewing! We decided to develop a nice, simple pale ale recipe for use with these hops, and this is what we came up with. A simple grain bill with a little bit of Munich and Crystal 20 as specialty grains to give a little body, color, head retention and residual sweetness. We include some Columbus and Cascade hop pellets for bittering and aroma respectively in order to get some consistency in our IBU calculations, but use a whopping pound of fresh Cascade hops at the end of the boil for wonderful, citrusy flavor and aroma! If you have never used wet hops in a beer, now is your chance! All grain brewers can switch things up a bit and add a few ounces straight into the mash for an additional smooth bittering edge if desired. Give wet hops a chance!
PLEASE READ: IMPORTANT DATES AND PICKUP INFO
The fresh wet hops will be picked by Three Hammers Farms on the morning of September 10th, and MUST BE PICKED UP FROM OUR INDY OR AVON STORE THAT SAME DAY!!!! YOU NEED TO BREW WITH THEM WITHIN 24-48 HOURS OF PICKUP AS WELL, or they will start to quickly lose their potency. So, plan your brew day accordingly! We are unable to refund orders that are not picked up!
- A simple yet hoppy pale ale that uses fresh Cascade hop cones!
- Shows off the aromatics of fresh Cascade hops as late additions
- Gives you a rare opportunity to use wet hops in your brewing
Complete instructions are included with the beer kit. Our instructions include suggested mash temps, target gravity levels, hop addition times, and all the important brewing steps!
Our all-grain kits come with the necessary grains and hops for a 5 gallon batch. Grains come crushed, unless requested to be un-crushed in the order notes.Yeast is not included but we've provided a selection of recommended yeast (liquid and dry) that you can add to your order in the drop downs above. Clarifying agents (i.e. Irish moss) and priming sugar can be purchased separately.
|Kit Yield:||5 Gallons|
|Alcohol by Volume (ABV):||4.7-6.4%|
|Intl. Bittering Units (IBUs):||40-45|
|Standard Ref. Method (SRM - Color):||5-6|
|Original Gravity:||1.048 - 1.050|
|Final Gravity:||1.009 - 1.012|
|Yeast Starter Suggested?||No|
Available by Pre-Order Only
Pre-Order By: Wed. September 7th, 2016
Available for Pickup (no shipping): Sat. September 10th (NO EXCEPTIONS!)