De Belge Farmhouse IPA BIAB All Grain Kit

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Back before the world caught on to the brilliance of Wallonian saison, brewers were wont to over-hop as their hearts dictated. Here we attempt to capture their joie de houblon, and bring full circle the versatility of "old" hop varieties. De Belge Farmhouse IPA beer kit is unlike any Belgian ale you’ve had before - aggressively bitter, roundly Belgian, brilliantly aromatic.

All kits yield 3 gallons and include blended grain malts, hops, yeast, and complete instructions. All-grain kits use malted grain as the base for the finished beer; in addition to familiarity with basic brewing techniques and the equipment for fermenting, siphoning, and bottling, you will also need equipment for brew-in-a-bag all-grain brewing.

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De Belge Farmhouse IPA beer kit is unlike any Belgian ale you’ve had before - aggressively bitter, roundly Belgian, brilliantly aromatic. Reminiscent of Orval (pick up some Brett. B to add that special character) before they scrubbed the calcium deposits off the coppers. Built on a base of Belgian pils with a small percentage of torrefied wheat to fill out the body and add a suggestion of creaminess, then hopped to high levels with European gems (Brewer's Gold and Hallertau, anyone?) and rippling with rich yeast fruitiness. Back before the world caught on to the brilliance of Wallonian saison, brewers were wont to over-hop as their hearts dictated. Here we attempt to capture their joie de houblon, and bring full circle the versatility of "old" hop varieties.

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Beer Kit Yield3 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for De Belge Farmhouse IPA BIAB All Grain Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleBelgian
Original Gravity1060
Total Time to Make6 weeks
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November 9, 2015
absolutely superb
First allgrain. First review after ten northern brewer extract kits. Never had a bad batch, however this one stands out after the first sip. Slight old country hop aroma, Belgian wheat yeast really comes through, all balanced by the pilsner malt and a touch of wheat. Finishes with a delicious hop bitterness. Only problem it's a three gallon yield not five.
December 8, 2012
Very, very good
I was afraid this Belgian, hop-happy recipe would turn out aggressively bitter, but it didn't. It was delicious: fruity, with a solid backbone and a finish unlike any extract recipe I've brewed (I guess that's the grain talking). And it actually turned out the same pale Pilsner color as the product shot because I didn't have to use LME. BIAB is awesome!
December 29, 2012
Fantastic!
First all grain brew as well. Love the BIAB method! The combination of the hops and the Belgian wheat yeast gives a wonderful floral flavor that isn't overly bitter, and is easily the best tasting beer I've brewed to date. I somehow managed to under-carb the beer and it is still fantastic. I will most definitely be brewing this again, but I will probably buy two kits just to have more beer with the same amount of work. Do yourself a favor and brew this beer!
February 11, 2013
Great kit!
Tastes like a tripel with wheat in it. The hops are very floral and not in your face, so I wouldn't compare it to any IPA I've ever tasted. I'd add more hops if that's what you're looking for. I nailed the 1.060 OG and still ended up with an extra gallon, so I put that in a separate jug and pitched the dregs of a Seizoen Bretta. Can't wait to taste that one!This one attenuated all the way down to 1.002! It's delicious. I will most definitely be brewing this kit again.
September 18, 2013
Terrific Surprise
I went for this bc the Saison yeast can get up to 80 degrees and be OK--so an easy, no worries summer fermentation. Mine got up to 77 and was 74-76 on average. As for first all grain brew with this kit: I hit target OG 1.060 (awesome) and it fermented to under 1.010 in 1 week. I gave it a long wait after that anyway. I didn't know to worry about starch conversion, (lack of starch conversion) and then I thought I ruined the beer because fermentation and secondary was the cloudiest beer I'd ever made. Now it is on draft and very clear, a fine beer that is really surprising. It really is like a tripel --I was prepared for something only a horse would drink. My mash temp dipped a few degrees below target when I left it for 45 minutes (I should have added heat after 30 minutes) but again, no problem. The slightly lower mash temp (I know now) likely made this especially fermentable=> a low final gravity (higher than expected abv) This was my first all grain; I think BIAB is a smart way to get a feel and understanding for what you want to happen in mash and lauter. I used only the bag, but I did a kind of sparge when I heated to 170. I lifted the whole heavy, wet bag out, pressed it with big spoon, and did it again and again (thinking...careful if it breaks you're screwed) like with a teabag. With aluminum jug I grabbed wort from the (10 gallon) pot that I brewed it in (whilst holding the heavy bag) and dumped/rinsed it over the bag. Not very efficient, but I think it helped: with my 2nd BIAB I skipped this step and missed the OG by a lot. Wheat beers and Saison were the only names in beer that I could say I did not prefer. This one, with Wyeast's french saison yeast (and a starter, and oxygenated wort) changed my mind. Nothing but 5 *****
September 2, 2016
Solid beer!
Really not difficult at all to brew. Made a few mistakes here and there but the beer was forgiving. Great jump into AG brewing. Cannot go wrong with any NB product and customer service is amazing
December 24, 2015
Nice
Full of flavor. Reminds me of a Boulevard Wheat. After two weeks conditioning in the keg, it was delicious.
August 22, 2013
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What should the final gravity be?
Brad S on Mar 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hey Brad,

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! That beer should finish out around 1.010-1.015 depending on yeast used, and fermentation temperature. I hope that this helps, let me know if you have any further questions!

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