- Product Details
- A timeless, perfected pale ale originally crafted by pioneering brewers in Southern California. Its dusty, lightly toasted malt backbone is marked with a headstone of citrusy hops and a grapefruit finish. While there’s nothing quite like an original, this resurrection draws many of the same nuances; mild stone fruit esters and caramel sweetness add balancing, earthy depth. Brew it in the spirit of sharing—with an ABV just under 6% you can’t have too many.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Tombstone Pale Ale Complete Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1057 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 4.6 / 5.014 ReviewsExcellent ale!A medium dark ale , hoppy, some bitter aftertaste but now over bearing, smooth and creamy after amonth of aging! You won't be dissapointed.August 6, 2016Cannot provide accurate review at this time.Still haven't gotten around to brewing the Tombstone Pale Ale due to technical difficulties and temperature control. Only remark I can make is, when packaging the yeast smack packs, to limit the number per chilled package to two. I recently ordered three kits and the chilled package wasn't able to seal because they had all been jammed in together. This left the starters warm, and they had started to expand as a resultJune 23, 2016Never a worry...As always - very satisfiedJanuary 21, 2016Awesome kit!This was a great kit! It had the fastest and most intense fermentation that I have seen as a homebrewer. It is now in regular rotation. Awesome job Norther Brewer!September 30, 2015Tombstone Pale AleThis turned out really nice. I will definitely do another batchDecember 6, 2015From Tap to HeavenJust got this into the keg on Saturday, after 48 hours of force carbing took the first pint Tuesday. My god this is a winner! I WIll be getting this kit again.February 17, 2016tastyjust bottled this brew today.i had a half left,tasted it and finished it. very good i will see if i can wait until it is carbed before having another.try it you will like it!February 18, 2016greatTombstone Pale Ale in secondary now, but early tasting indicates it will be a great brew.February 19, 2016AverageI've brewed dozens of kits, this one is quaff-able, but by no means outstanding. It's not very hoppy, and the grapefruit notes I was looking for was non-existent. It's an OK brew, but I feel there are better ones out there. The Chinook IPA is always a favorite easy brew.February 15, 2016Must've Done Something Wrong...Right from the get go I knew this one was going to be problems. I tore the muslin while it was steeping. I THINK maybe the StarSan "NO RINSE" might be a slight exaggeration. I put it in secondary and there were some StarSan bubbles in the carboy. Any who...final product has a really bitter finish. Almost undrinkable. I've given the wife full authority to use it to cook with. Very disappointed. I try to be super-sanitary, but I don't know... Something bad happened to it. I fermented for 10 days. Secondary for 14 days. Been bottled now a good month. I won't be buying this one again. Live and learn. BTW...I have zero problem with NB overall. They make good stuff!! Like I said...I probably ruined this one somehow. It was only me third batch so...I guess you can't win them all. I'll keep on plugging away.May 25, 2016Response from Northern BrewerBrett,
Thank you for your review. We do have a kit replacement guarantee that you could take advantage of. We only ask that you pay the $7.99 flat rate for replacement kits. We'd love to help you get this one right.
Cheers!November 21, 2016Northern Brewer N
- Browse 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 6 answersI was thinnking about adding .05 oz of citra as a dry hop maybe a little more any feedbackBEST ANSWER: We usually do not recommend editing our recipes, at least not the first time. Adding 1/2 to 1 ounce of hops should not change the beer too much and citra should add some nice flavor to the brew. Cheers!Is this a clone? If so what's the originalBEST ANSWER: Yes it is. Stone Pale Ale from Stone Brewing CO.Wow! I asked you guys a question 2 weeks ago and never got an answer. My son recommends morebeer.com. Think I'll try them the next time I order.BEST ANSWER: Hi Dan,
Sorry for the trouble. I am going to send you a separate email regarding your previous inquiry as it appears that you did not receive the answer that we sent.Oops! I just realized that I added the Malt Syrup at the 60 minute boil mark (which was as per the instructions for 2 other IPAs that I brewed) but the instructions for Tombstone called for the syrup extract to be added with 10 minute left in the boil. It looks and smells OK. Did I totally screw this up or is this salvagable?BEST ANSWER: Hi Dan,
Not a problem at all. Your sugar content from the LME will be exactly the same--sugar does not boil off in the steam. If there is a difference, it might be that the extra 50 minutes of boil time might caramelize the sugars. This would make the final beer *slightly* darker (but many experienced brewers say the difference is hardly noticeable). This might also add a slight caramel note to the flavor, but again, if you don't point it out, most people won't be able to notice.