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In true west coast style, this famously fragrant IIPA beer kit features an uncomplicated yet sturdy malt backbone to which outlandish amounts of hops are added. It has a fine balance of malt, hoppy bitterness, and warming alcohol, with a fresh hop aroma of floral citrus, and pine. Bittered with pure essence of hop, flavored with massive kettle additions, and featuring not one, but two dry hoppings, it is the first and last word when it comes to the ultimate hoppy homebrew. There is no need to stash this Imperial IPA away as it is intended to be enjoyed fresh, before the delicate hop aromas fade. Get ready to experience the ultimate lupulin threshold shift!
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for The Plinian Legacy Double IPA All Grain Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1070 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
4.6 / 5.032 ReviewsYep, best I've ever made....? Last step to find out.Wow. I had never tackled a big hoppy guy like this one before, so I was a bit apprehensive. I followed every instruction to the letter. I just bottled last night, and if a flat, room temperature beer can taste this good, I just can't imagine how it's going to be in a month or two. I used to brew a lot, but due to a fire taking all of my gear, I'm a bit out of the game. So, for those afraid this might be too much to take on? Don't be! If I can do it, ANYONE can do it! The only reason I really wanted to write a review was to pass along a tip someone gave me for siphoning your final beer out of the secondary. Maybe it is common practice, but I had not encountered it before. I placed a cleaned hop bag over the siphon, as opposed to trying to fish full hop bags out of the carboy. Some of the reviews I had read talked about bits of hop in their final product. Now, I suppose it is possible that I slurped up a bit, but let me tell you that the process was awesome. Upon finishing transfer to my bottling bucket, the mesh on the hop bag had captured a good amount of goop, and I wasted very little beer with the sludge. If that was too obvious a tip for the veterans, please accept my novice apology, but it was one heckuva a tip to help out this relative newbie! Happy brewing, all!August 27, 20152nd BatchSo, this is my second batch. Just as mind blowing as the first. But I had to give some props to NB:The freshness of the hops they provide for this kit are absolutely ridiculous. The hop freshness really set this kit off.If you haven't brewed this beer you are missing out. Even people who are not hop heads love the flavor and it is surprisingly balanced.BTW: If you are missing your OG, its not the kit's fault, you need to make adjustments to your water to get it in the right PH range and/or mash longer.May 21, 2014Pinion Legacy all grainWhat an amazing all grain beer. Tastes amazing. A true hop head lover’s dream!! I would like to keep this on tap at all times. The amount of hops added was amazing as well. My ending ABV was 9.19% and it does not taste like it at all.December 2, 2015Very good!I have never had the original but this was a very good IPA. Brewed on 2/23 and tasted the first one last night. great hop aroma but not to bitter. 0 alcohol flavor which shocked me for an 8% abv brew. Will definitely brew this one again.April 17, 2014I'm writing this before finishing my first, what does that tell you?It's amazing! First, let me preface this by saying I have never had an original Pliny. I am however fortunate enough to have had plenty of Heady Topper, which many people say are the two best DIPAs and very close in comparison. I am very happy with the outcome of this brew, the amount of hops in this kit are amazing. I would highly recommend using the big mouth bubbler (fantastic review to follow) or a bucket, rather than a traditional carboy. With two stages of dry hopping it would be a challenge to clean. That airlock was bubbling for a full three weeks!About the beer, it has an amazing nose on it, with a profound hop smell. Color, a nice orangy haze. To note, mine was a touch redder than what I have seen Pliny to be, but not a deal breaker for me. It is incredibly drinkable, which is scary when it produces a 9% tasty beverage...There is little taste of alcohol though. It's very smooth, with a little bit of a grapefruit note, very citrus and a slightly creamy finish that coats the palate . The head on it is nice a white, light head. I would recommend this to anybody that likes hoppy beers. I am truly surprised I am only the second reviewer of this and do not think anybody should hesitate if you are considering this brew. You will be happy with the outcome and with the buzz! Cheers!April 9, 2014Stellar IPA kitI made this thinking it would be OK; a tongue splitting hop bomb, nothing special. Boy, was I wrong. This is an excellent representation of a well balanced, hoppy, high ABV (but masked in flavor, so be careful!) IIPA. Absolutely fantastic. Will do this one again for sure. Don't hesitate to buy this kit. I am impressed to say the least.June 23, 2014Hop Head Heaven!!!This is the best beer I have made or had. I've been brewing for 12 years and made the jump to all grain about 6 batches ago. I struggled to get enough gravity and had to boil down my first batch to 5 gal to hit 1.07 Second time, I added 1 lb of light DME to my boil and hit 1.07 with 5.5 gallons in Primary. I need to get more scientific with the water chemistry. Don't let purity keep you from adding some DME to achieve Nirvana!I am saddened by the folks who don't do a secondary. What are they thinking when making the best beer in the world? Anyway, yeast starter is a MUST. So is a 6.5 gallon fermenter if you want 5+ to make it to the secondary. Finally, this is not a beer to age. Make it often and drink it more often. Save the aging for the bourbon barrel porter (I have a two year old case that I pull from for special occasions). Take it from a man who loves DIPAs, this is the best gift you can give yourself! Just don't let your friends drink it all.February 25, 2015grrat ipaUm I don't know what happened between the last two plinians I brewed and this third one, all have been all grain, i got one to 8.9 the other 9.2, this one 8.25. Abv. my last two tasted absolutely amazing!!, kicked the keg twice in under 45 min at a party of 10. They did however get rid of the simcoe and replaced with Brewers select hops. Probably a shortage. my hop flavor is either A lacking a lil bit or B im completely hopped out and cant taste as well as I used to. But still I give 5 stars because its still great and u can make a second beer reusing the grain. Maybe add an extra pound 2 row and half pound cara 20 to get a nice 4.7abv all day with any extra hops ya got. But I can definitely see a decrease in hop flavor from this one and the last that had Simcoe.March 23, 2015ExcitedFairly new homebrewer. This is my first attempt at an IPA. Got my gravity to about 1065 (and really excited about that!). Made a yeast starter 36 hours before brew day, and active (really active!) fermentation was happening within 8 hours. Currently bubbling away in primary, about a week away from racking to secondary and adding more hops (tons and tons of hops in this). Excited to try this in another 4-5 weeks!March 1, 2016
Browse 6 questions Browse 6 questions and 14 answersI know how to make a starter, yet this recipe calls for a 2-stage fermentation...what does that mean and how do you do that?BEST ANSWER: What it means is that once your beer has slowed down fermenting, and is close to your end gravity, transfer it to a secondary carboy to finish off and clear up. This is where you will be doing most of your dry-hopping. This beer is meant to be really dry (like 0.008 sg or lower) and VERY hoppy, so make sure you don't keg or bottle it too early, it's worth the wait. I've brewed this a few times and it is usually the best IPA I've ever tasted, because it comes right off the hops. Keep your temp at a consistent 68-70f also.To brew 15 gallons would you buy 3 individual kits or would the proportions need to be modified?BEST ANSWER: I would prefer a way to purchase ingredient in higher quantities. Maybe a recipe book is in order.Are there instructions that also indicate the optimal gravity to do each step? Sorry - new to this. I have a hydrometer and I'm not sure when/how to employ it. Thanks.BEST ANSWER: For the Plinian Legacy I check specific gravity four times. First, the last bit of sparge water as it goes into the boil kettle, shoot for 1.010. Then just before pitching the yeast 1.070 (OG). Then a week later after racking into the secondary fermenter, 1.040 (can vary some), then before bottling 1.010 again (FG). Be sure sample temperature is at calibration temperature of hydrometer. If not, use temperature conversion scale supplied with hydrometer. You may want to consider a refractometer, convenient 1-2 drop sample size and has sutomatic temperature control over a fairly wide range.What is the target final gravity for this kit ?BEST ANSWER: It depends on your brew house efficiency, which is highly dependent on your equipment. I have a square cooler that I'm using as my mash tun and I do a hybrid single infusion laughter. With my setup I got the final gravity to 1.012. It's also a good idea to add Dried malt extract to meet your ideal final gravity. After you get your set up tuned and predictable, if you need a little more fermentable sugars in your wort, just add a pound of DME. Hope that helped.Steve if you buy 3 kits and plan to make them all at once it wouldn't come out the same. Recipes arnt linear, the more grains you have the less efficient your mash is. If you do each kit individually you'll be ok.BEST ANSWER: Hi Victor,
Thanks for attempting to answer Steve's question. However, you have submitted this as a new question. You'll want to log into your NB account and then hit "reply" under Steve's question.What is the additional equipment needed?BEST ANSWER: The additional equipment needed would be a mash tun, hot liquor tank and a boil kettle that's at least 8 gallons. We also offer this as an extract kit.