Off the Topper Small Batch Recipe Kit

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SKU# 1G23

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Impossible to track down and destined to be drank from a can, this brew is a tribute to the infamous man with a head full of hops and the tenacious Alchemists that are its creators. Brew this elusive IIPA yourself with our recipe kit.

Intense hop aroma blows through with hurricane force, swirling up from a whirlwind of hazy liquid gold. Borne from a legendary Nor'easter, Off the Topper is a writhing tropical storm of fruity pineapple and dank piney-peach.
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Off the Topper Small Batch Recipe Kit

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Product Details
In a true work of sorcery, the Off the Topper IIPA beer kit creates synergy between yeast and an unprecedented flood of lupulin. Overcoming its intense origins, it is a rare, harmonious pint that is extreme only in its drinkability. Beneath the frothing, massive head lies a beacon of freshness and light in each pint. At the eye of the storm is a dry and crisp body. A complex and delicious Imperial IPA, Off the Topper balances bitterness with well-attenuated yeast that work together to weather the hurricane of hops.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield1 Gallon
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Off the Topper Small Batch Recipe Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1070
Total Time to Make6 weeks
Reviews
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Great taste
This was my first home brew. It smells amazing and has plenty of bitterness and sweetness. NBs instructions were pretty straight forward for a beginner. Would definitely recommend it.
July 27, 2016
A New Brewer with Only One Complaint
After spending months coordinating with family in Vermont, I finally got a hold of the elusive Heady Topper. I had at last harpooned my Moby Dick. After brewing one batch of beer with a one gallon kit that I got, I wanted to try something else and with Northern Brewer's Off the Topper, I would have my chance to "stick it" to the Alchemists for brewing such an unavailable beer. The kit came on time, undamaged, and with instructions. The help line was able to answer my very specific question about how much sugar for my kit in about five minutes. they really know their stuff here. The brewing and fermenting went pretty smoothly and the beer tastes very much like Heady Topper (at least from what I can remember it tasting like.) I only have one issue/complaint with the one gallon kit that I got. I got the one gallon kit because I am new to brewing (I have only made one batch before this one) which means I do not have scales or an eye for what a gram of hops looks like. With this kit there are a lot of hops packets and this can get confusing because you have to add different amounts at different times in the process, which wouldn't be a big deal, if every pack was already weighed out for the spec
May 20, 2016
Good Kit
Lots of ingredients first time doing a 1 gallon can’t wait to drink
March 1, 2016
Solid Clone
Just finished off drinking this batch along side the inspiration. Easy to follow instructions and it came out great. If you've never had Heady Topper or wish you could get some more...buy this kit and you'll get it.
March 10, 2016
Excellent Imperial IPA
Excellent Imperial IPA
October 23, 2015
Best Kit Ever!
Delivered ahead of schedule. Everything was perfect. Instructions were clear. Just waiting to try the final product now!
February 2, 2016
Off the topper
1st bottle tastes good after 2 weeks, I would like it to sit another week
January 25, 2016
well managed order
My order was delivered as expected, all items were in and in perfect condition.
October 21, 2015
Response from Northern Brewer
Glad to hear everything went smoothly! Good brewing!
November 21, 2016
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Not Bad
It tastes pretty good. My batch has a bit of a strange after taste but, all in all is pretty good. Full disclosure I am nit positive I brewed it exactly as it should have been brewed. Will try again for sure!!
March 2, 2016
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If I have a schedule that makes me leave to go out of town just before fermentation finishes and the beer would sit in the jug for another three weeks will it spoil or go bad if it's in the jug for 5 weeks. Wondering if I need to wait to brew till after my trip
M A on Oct 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I'm brewing a 1 gallon batch which is in fermenter now. I plan on leaving in the primary for 2 weeks and then bottle or transfer to secondary for 1 week. If it were me, I'd wait until you get back from your trip...but that's just one man's opinion!
Under "additional information" you state that it takes 6 weeks to make. I read the recipe and i only come up with 4 weeks. What am I missing?
M A on Mar 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: With these higher ABV double IPA (like Plinian Legacy as well) kits with a lot of priming sugar I've found better results letting fermentation going an additional week, so 3 total versus the instructed 2. Obviously many factors can affect this time but I found the final product cleaned up better given the extra time; compared to a previous batch I only fermented for 2 weeks. Additionally I've seen that bottles with an extra week to condition seem to also taste a bit better than the bottles I opened previously.
When fermenting how cloudy is it supposed to be? I fear I may have done something wrong...
C A on Feb 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello Steve,

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! Like most beers during fermentation, the beer will be quite cloudy due to all of the yeast going into suspension while consuming sugars. If you are still concerned about the cloudiness, you can send us a picture to info@northernbrewer.com and we will take a look!
How cloudy was the beer during fermentation?
C A on Feb 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Beers will often look VERY cloudy during the fermentation, it's from all the yeast in the mixture that remains in suspension. At a certain point, the vast majority of it will fall to the bottom of the fermenter, and it will look much clearer. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
When steeping the barley malt at the beginning the directions say to steep the malt while the water is heating up. Is there any desired temperature range that it'd be best to steep for 10 minutes? I would think this would be important...maybe not?
J O on Jan 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello Jon,

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! When I steep my grains, I will put them in right when I start heating my water, and let them steep until I hit 160 degrees. The most important thing would be to not let the grains reach over 170 degrees. This will result in astringent tannic flavors being extracted from the husk of the grain. I hope that this is helpful!
Is it any way to know what is the weight and content of steeping grains?
B A on Dec 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No weight or contents on bag of steeping grains. The bag was 4" x 6" and approximately little over half full by 1/2" thick. The only information on the label was "Small Batch Grains" with numbers "1G23M" above a bar code followed by #239206.
What should the final gravity be on this kit?
J U on Mar 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It depends on how fermentation goes, but an FG in the range of 1.008 - 1.018 would be appropriate.
I am ordering this as a gift. How long will it be good for? Do I have to worry about it expiring?
A shopper on Nov 29, 2016
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A shopper on Nov 29, 2016
Is each hops packet to be used for one addition? The packets are labeled in ounces, but the recipe calls for grams. Help?
Matthew Y on Nov 28, 2016
Is each hop packet used for one step? They are labeled in ounces, but the recipe gives the weight in grams. This is very confusing.
A shopper on Nov 28, 2016
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