Jamil's Evil Twin® IPA Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

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Homebrew figurehead, author, multiple Ninkasi Award-winner, Brewing Network host, and all-around good dude Jamil Zainasheff's sinister doppelganger is mahogany-colored, lavishly hopped, and lives in a keg or bottle, and he's only too happy to help you find your own. JZ and NB have teamed up to bring you Jamil's Evil Twin® in kit format.

A strong, deep copper-red IPA that boasts a complex malt profile, but is really a showcase for hopbursting. Hopbursting forgoes the traditional additions of bittering hops early in the boil in favor of copious additions of aroma varieties late in the boil. For the brewer, the result is a significant IBU contribution as well as intense hop aroma and flavor from the late additions.

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If you don't already have an Evil Twin, you should definitely consider one: imagine the scapegoating possibilities! Homebrew figurehead, author, multiple Ninkasi Award-winner, Brewing Network host, and all-around good dude Jamil Zainasheff's sinister doppelganger is mahogany-colored, lavishly hopped, and lives in a keg or bottle, and he's only too happy to help you find your own. JZ and NB have teamed up to bring you Jamil's Evil Twin® in kit format.

A strong, deep copper-red IPA beer kit that boasts a complex malt profile but is really a showcase for hopbursting. Hopbursting forgoes the traditional additions of bittering hops early in the boil in favor of copious additions of aroma varieties late in the boil. For the brewer, the result is a significant IBU contribution as well as intense hop aroma and flavor from the late additions. For the drinker, the result is smooth bitterness in a pint suffused with a fragrant fog of hop flavor and aroma. Don't blame us if you can't stop brewing and drinking it – it was our Evil Twin.

Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.

 Note: When the brewing gets tough, the tough get brewing... Due to a severe shortage of Amarillo hops this year, Jamil Zainasheff has authorized a substitution to his usual recipe. The Amarillo hops called for in the original Evil Twin® will be replaced by Cascade hops until the next hop harvest. Brew on!
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Jamil's Evil Twin® IPA Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1064
Total Time to Make6 weeks
Reviews
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A Good Alternative If you need to get out of the iPA rut
A genius recipe from a home brew Einstein! After brewing back to back to back to back IPA's, i needed a break and chose this kit, and was pleasantly surprised. An amazing blend of hops, toast, and chocolate flavors. Definitely wish i could have made this one last longer. Will brew again!
June 9, 2011
Excellent beer
After reading other reviews, I decided to give JET a try. It quickly became a fan favorite and I have already purchased a second kit. You will not be disappointed!
October 22, 2013
Outstanding - Play With The Recipe
An outstanding hop-forward dark amber ale. I made a 2 liter starter with Safale 05 dry yeast, and then did a four gallon boil and prepared per the recipe. Before pitching, I oxygenated with an 02 bottle for 60 seconds and let it go in primary for a week. After a week in primary, I racked it on to 2 oz of Zythios hop pellets and dry hopped in secondary for two weeks. After a week in the bottle carbonating it is an excellent, piney and citrusy fresh hopped beer. No complaints whatsoever.
November 24, 2012
Brewing it again!
Brewed this just to get away from our addiction to IPA's. Wow what a wonderful change of pace. Great malt body with just enough hops to keep the resident hop heads happy. We rushed this beer, for no other reason than we were out of homebrew. 2 weeks in the primary, 3 in the secondary. Kegged it and let it sit for 5 days. We know it can only get better so am ordering another kit now. Whats in the keg now doesnt stand a chance of making it through the month.
April 7, 2011
Yum-o-licious
Everyone who likes beer loves this beer. It's complex and hoppy, but smooth with none of the typical hop-bite. The only real problem with the beer is that it's hard to keep it around!
July 17, 2011
Love it
Great hop aroma at the pour and the taste exceeds expectations. We will brew this frequently!
January 1, 2011
A great surprise
I expected this beer to be good, but it is excellent! Only two weeks in the primary then straight into the bottle, with first try at 2.5 weeks--directly up from the basement of my 1895 Victorian farmhouse. A malty IPA with a good balance of hop flavors that are not over-the-top hopbursted. Quite drinkable with a quality head that doesn't linger forever. ABV slightly over 6.0 so drinking two won't send you stumbling off incoherently to bed.
September 5, 2011
Very happy homebrewer
I haven't brewed in about 4 years, so I just ordered this extract kit to reacquaint myself. It is fantastic. If I had to compare it to a commercial brew, I would say similar to a Full Sail Amber except a little heavier and a little hoppier. I love it, and I will definitely be brewing again... Maybe with the all-grain kit next time. My OG was 1.060, and FG was 1.014 for an ABV of about 6.0. If I had it to do over again, I might toss in a Whirlfloc tablet to try to clear it up a little. Although the cloudiness may have something to do with the 40-minute ice bath (I should really invest in a chiller).
February 18, 2011
Great beer!
If you can wait 2 months after bottling you'll say it's the best beer you ever had. The hops make the beer great.
June 17, 2011
Awesome Beer
it's been bottled for two weeks and is great so far. I'm letting it sit another 2 weeks but this beer is more than expected and the hop taste is amazing. Don't stray from the recipe.
April 26, 2011
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If I get the yeast starter kit with this kit, that will be the yeast I'm using for this batch, so it doesn't matter what yeast option I select from the kit, correct?
Jeff M on Apr 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: That is not correct. The yeast starter kits only include the supplies to make starter wort and do not include yeast. You'll still need to select yeast with your kit.

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