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The key to an Australian Pale Ale is balancing a crisp body with delicate malt flavors. To achieve this balance, it is essential to add your extract in two stages. Add a little up front and the remainder at the end of the boil. This technique sets the stage to let the Galaxy hops shine, increasing hop utilization for improved bittering.
The White Labs Australian Ale Yeast Platinum Strain is the linchpin for defining this APA. Hold fermentation temperatures between 65 and 70°F to accentuate a bready malt backbone while maintaining focus on the rich hop profile. After fermentation and dry hopping is complete, a short period of cold conditioning will help the yeast to fall out of solution, resulting in a beautifully bright beer.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Tasmanian Devil Australian Pale Ale Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style British Original Gravity 1062 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 5.0 / 5.05 ReviewsThe TasI cannot give this kit a true rating yet, but have given the kit five stars because this is the first kit (of the 16 that I have brewed) to overflow through the 3 pc bubbler in a 6.5 gallon bucket. The Galaxy and Pride of Ringwood hops aroma are spectacular. I started fermentation at about 73 degrees and I think it got to 75 before I moved it to the basement. It is still bubbling, but not near as crazy. My OG was a litte bit higher than expected at 1.070. I did try to lower with the addition of a 1/2 gallon of water. Either way this brew is appropriately named... it looks to be a beast of a beer!!!May 6, 2015WOWPeachy ice tea best describes flavor. Great head peachy undertone with a little dirty flavor. Can't wait till next year will do 20 gals instead of 10. This from an all grain brewer.July 10, 2015A Great Limited ReleaseSince this is a limited release I guess this review is more directed to those who plan on buying it next year. When I decided on buying this kit I was on the verge of transitioning to all grain and was hesitant on buying another extract kit, but since it was only available in an extract version I bought it. Other than the fact that the beer came out a bit lighter than pictured, I can't say enough good things about this kit. It was an extremely easy brew day and the final product was one of the first extract beers that didn't have that distinct "extract flavor" that so many people complain about. A great aroma and flavor profile of juicy citrus and peach that is easy drinking even for the ABV being what it is. It is one of those beers that I want to be selfish about and keep it all for myself, but at the same time want to show it off to friends and family.With that being said I'm planning on making an all grain version with a more available yeast so this can be brewed again. Don't hesitate when this becomes available again because it won't last long!June 15, 2015Crikey! Now that's a beer!This beer did not last long at all, and for a very good reason. Everyone that had a taste, had to have another, and another, and maybe just a little bit more. That is a very good problem to have.We actually screwed up a little on this one and came in at 1.060. Didn't matter at all! The beer had such a perfectly balanced profile that we honestly didn't care. The Australian yeast did a great job fermenting out to 1.010 and cleaned up perfectly with no traces of diacetyl in the brew. There's only two words to describe the nose on this beer: Dead SEXY!. Those Galaxy hops threw off such great peach aromas that many who tried the beer spent almost as much time smelling their pints as they did drinking. The Pride of Ringwood hops did a great job of providing nice clean bitterness without going overboard. The malt profile was just as described, a little bready and dry on the finish.Overall this beer was sensory experience that got people talking, and they're still talking about it 2 months later. I can't think of a better compliment than that. Please bring this one back, cause we can't get enough of it down here!June 22, 2015This is going to be AWESOMEI like to change things up a bit even when I do the kits so I flipped the extract additions. I got a 1.068 og and then a 1.01 fg and the taste that I had from the thief when transferring to the bottling bucket is INSANELY good. It has strong tangerine and grapefruit undertones and then a bit of bitterness at the end. This is great...I am going to try an AG version...this will be a staple!April 26, 2015