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- This American IPA beer kit has a relatively modest gravity and an immodest hop character derived entirely from a single hop variety. Chinook hops have long been used by US brewers for bittering additions, but their intense aroma and flavor have caught on only recently. This kit is a bit lower in gravity and lighter in body than our other IPA recipe kits, which enhances the perceived bitterness and reduces the aging requirements. It shows up in the glass with a reddish-gold color and a thick, resinous Chinook aroma that lingers after the glass is emptied.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click here for Chinook IPA All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1053 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 4.7 / 5.060 ReviewsAll Grain Chinook IPAI really like this IPA. My all grain system got 95% efficiency so the OG was 1.066 at 6 gallons into the primary fermenter. The FG was 1.020 and the ABV was 6.0%. I used RO water and set the salts up CA=140PPM,MG=18PPM, NA=25ppm, CL=55ppm and Hc03 at 110ppm. 1 week primary then 2 weeks secondary. I dry hooped for 36 hours. Any more than 36 hours and the pellets leave behind flavors I do not want as I an just looking for aroma. The beer is outstanding. It tasted OK out of the secondary but after 3 weeks in the keg at 38 degrees F and c02 this beer is drop dead excellent. I also have the citra IPA which I like a little more. When I do this chinook IPA again I will do a 10 minute hop stand with the last hop addition. This beer is easily as good as any brewpub beer and the color is close to what you see on the web page for the recipe. I thought the chinook hop would be way forward in flavor but the crystal malt combo comes through but the grainy 2 row malt flavor stands out and competes with the bitterness of the chinook. I really like that with neither taking the show. There is complexity to this brew that really surprises me. This beer is ready to drink 3 weeks after pitching the yeast but you will be rewarded if you keg it for 3 weeks then try it. Also, I did not bother to filter the trub from the kettle. I just dumped it all into the fermenter after chilling to 68 degrees F. The trub did not impart anything evil in the 1 week primary stage. I think it may have added some hop flavor. I really like this technique and will try it with the dead ringer IPA next. I used white labs california yeast and that seemed to ferment 76% attenuation.The beer has a light body due to the high alcohol and it goes down easy. Too easy.April 9, 2017Purchased
1 year agoChinook IPA which we call Mansfield Pond IPA!Outstanding middle of the road IPA. I’am able to brew with a constant outcome. This batch will be ready in three more weeks.May 28, 2016Love The Chinook hopLove this Chinook hop. I will definitly brew this one againMay 28, 2016May 28, 2016May 29, 2016Have never been unhappy with anything from NBAs usual great prices great items and fast shipping. Cannot complainMay 17, 2016Nice easy drinkerNice brew for a hot summer day. I've even had non craft beer drinkers try this one and they like it. Really like the Chinook hops Will brew again.May 31, 2016Good Stuff!My advice is to follow the instructions. I've tried upping the bittering addition and it did not come out as well. Its a great recipe that is best IMO at 4-6 weeks after bottling. Chinook hops are great because they are piney, spicey, and end with grapefruity flavors.February 25, 2016really nice, balanced IPAAs the product description mentions, this IPA is a little lighter/lower gravity than many versions of the style, and this blends really nicely with the flavors and aromas of the Chinook hops to produce a smooth, crisp IPA that has plenty of flavor and a solid bitterness that stays well balanced because the recipe doesn't pushing the envelope in terms of hops or strength.April 18, 2010
- Browse 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 8 answersWhat are the grains in this?BEST ANSWER: Don't know. My question also. Hey NB, please tell us the composition of the specialty grains. We promise to continue to purchase ingredients from NB.Has anyone brewed this BIAB?BEST ANSWER: Yes. Here was my review: This is not a bad beer overall. I got OG of 1.055 and finished at 1.011. The recipe says OG 1.053 but I'm doing BIAB so it makes sense I guess. But this is just NOT an IPA. It's a pale ale and it hides it's ~5.8% ABV very well. But it's lacking enough hop character to move it into IPA range. And I love Chinook and was psyched to do an only Chinook brew. But it needs another .5 oz at least in the boil. Maybe even another full oz. And definitely needs a better dry hop charge. Overall, it's decent (and I got it on the 19.99 deal so it's hard to complain) but it still tastes a little watery. Lacks the malt AND hop character that would make it shine. It tastes like a very light session ale and that is really disappointing for all of the time invested in brewing an all-grain beer. If I would order this again, I would definitely order an extra couple ounces of Chinook and change it up to make it that amazing Chinook IPA I was hoping for.What is the correct water profile for this recipe?BEST ANSWER: I used the Pale Ale profile from the Brun' Water spreadsheet which is a free download online. You'll have to know what's in your own water unless you're using distilled water from the store.I'd like to use this kit in a 2.5 gallon - 2.5 gallon split batch. Is it possible to have the grains packaged in separate portions? I'd prefer crushed grains, is this something that can be done or all the kits pre-made? Thanks! -SteveBEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, we are not able to split the grains in our kits.
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