Jamil's Evil Twin® IPA Extract Beer Recipe Kit
A strong, deep copper-red IPA that boasts a complex malt profile, but is really a showcase for hopbursting. Hopbursting forgoes the traditional additions of bittering hops early in the boil in favor of copious additions of aroma varieties late in the boil. For the brewer, the result is a significant IBU contribution as well as intense hop aroma and flavor from the late additions.
If you don't already have an Evil Twin, you should definitely consider one: imagine the scapegoating possibilities! Homebrew figurehead, author, multiple Ninkasi Award-winner, Brewing Network host, and all-around good dude Jamil Zainasheff sinister doppelganger is mahogany-colored, lavishly hopped, and lives in a keg or bottle, and he only too happy to help you find your own. JZ and NB have teamed up to bring you Jamil Evil Twin® in kit format.
A strong, deep copper-red IPA beer kit that boasts a complex malt profile but is really a showcase for hopbursting. Hopbursting forgoes the traditional additions of bittering hops early in the boil in favor of copious additions of aroma varieties late in the boil. For the brewer, the result is a significant IBU contribution as well as intense hop aroma and flavor from the late additions. For the drinker, the result is smooth bitterness in a pint suffused with a fragrant fog of hop flavor and aroma. Don blame us if you can stop brewing and drinking it it was our Evil Twin.Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.
Note: When the brewing gets tough, the tough get brewing... Due to a severe shortage of Amarillo hops this year, Jamil Zainasheff has authorized a substitution to his usual recipe. The Amarillo hops called for in the original Evil Twin® will be replaced by Cascade hops until the next hop harvest. Brew on!
|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
I love this kit, I've brewed this kit probably 8 times the past few years.
It's great to recipe, very easy to drink with excellent balance of malt and hops.
The past several times I've experimented with different secondary dry hop additions to try to match the flavor I have in my head.
I've landed on doing a 10 min hop stand and adding 4 oz of Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, and Mosaic as the dry hop addition. This is my favorite Red IPA, and I prefer it to ANY commercial Red IPA I've found on the market.
Try this kit, first to recipe, then play with the hops to give it a bit more of a fruity floral burst!
Great kit! Absolute go-to over and over.
Jumped on it because of the name. Who wouldn’t ;)
Currently enjoying a glass of it. Kit was easy and love the taste. Definitely a keeper.
I've not brewed this yet. However, I used to live down the road from Heretic Brewing which is the birthplace of Evil Cousin and Evil Twin.
Those are two of my favorite beers, so I'm very excited to give this one a shot and see how it turns out.
Thanks, Jamil for making your brews available on the East Coast now that I'm too far away to step in to your establishment.
Jamil's Evil Twin has the great combination of hops and bitterness that I look for and continue to brew. My friends really like the beer type and it doesn't last lone once in the keg or bottle, as I do both. I am set to brew another Jamil's to get it ready for friends arriving in a couple months