Mosaic IPA Recipe Extract Beer Recipe Kit

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Mosaic is the icon of single-hop complexity. Its kaleidoscope of tantalizing citrus, pine, tropical fruit, and berry notes decorate each golden-copper hued glass, alluding to an IPA recipe kit with many more varieties of hops. Capped in a thick, ivory froth, a meticulous arrangement of malts lends subtle caramel sweetness to a modest, bready backbone. Mosaic hops burst up from the depths in a prismatic eruption; each wave of evergreen grapefruit overwhelmed by sweeping pineapple-mango herbals. This spectral motif quiets into abstract bitterness for a smooth, refreshing, hop-forward finish.

 

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SKU B10320
Beer Color Amber
Original Gravity

1070

Total Time to Make 6 weeks
Regional Style USA
Alcohol Content Medium
Yield 5 Gallons
Beer Style IPA
Fermentation Type Ale
Beer Recipe Kit Instructions Click here for recipe kit instructions

Customer Reviews

Based on 246 reviews
83%
(203)
13%
(32)
4%
(9)
0%
(1)
0%
(1)
T
TheDetailzGuy
Great Kit, Make Sure to Use a Blow Off Tube

Northern Brewer has always had me covered. This Mosaic kit is no different. The following review is more for my fellow newbs than the more learned brewers who already know more than I ever hope to. But, the TL;DR is that this kit has everything you need, except yeast, if kegging, or yeast and sugar, if bottling. I just boiled yesterday, was 2 thousandths shy of hitting 1.070 OG, and, at 1.5 days into fermenting, almost learned the hard way that this kit definitely needs a blow-off tube and/or extra fermenter head space. Right off the boil, the brew has an amazing aroma and, based on a pull from the hydrometer tube, a fantastic taste. I can't wait 'til it conditions to see how this brew matures. If you like hoppy IPAs, this one's for you.

For my fellow newbies, this kit has almost all the ingredients you need (yeast and, for bottling, sugar, sold separately). You get relatively easy-to-follow instructions (I only have 6 kits under my belt... each one, along with trips to my local home brew store (LHBS) and browsing online brew forums, gets easier and more intuitive), a half pound of grains, a whopping 6oz of deliciously-aromatic Mosaic hops (2 for the boil, 2 at flameout, and 2 for dry hopping), 6lbs of base extract, and, used toward the end of the boil to give those yeasties something more to feed on and produce that sweet elixir, an extra 3.5lbs worth of extract and 1lb of corn sugar (keep this latter part in mind... it'll come up again). I ordered extra corn sugar for bottling (although I just purchased kegs and won't need the sugar) and the tried and true dry SafAle S-04. OG, after chilling the wort and allowing it too cool and settle for about 30 minutes in the hydrometer tube, came out to 1.068. After getting my OG, I took a swig from the tube (actually downed the whole thing, sediment and all) and think this is going to be one tasty brew if all goes well.

In the basement of my '69 rancher, I typically ferment in a glass carboy (S-style airlock inserted in a drilled-out bung and duct tape holding the bung down so it doesn't pop out). The basement holds a steady mid- to low- sixties temp year-round (based on what I read so far, near perfect for fermenting many brews... especially IPAs, to which I'm partial). I read other reviews of this kit saying (due to all the grain and corn sugars, remember, remember) make sure to have a fermenter blow-off tube. In the past, I never needed one. But, I just recently purchased a carboy blow-off tube at my LHBS in case I ever needed it. Based on the reviews, while I started on day 1 with a cleaned and sanitized bung and s-airlock (cleaned and sanitized blow-off tube and a bucket of StarSan at the ready), I monitored airlock bubbling closely. By the end of day 1, bubbling kicked up faster than anything I saw in the past. At day 1.5, fermentation really took off. I've never seen such active bubbling like this happen that quick. Thank the beer gods I pulled back the carboy blanket and checked the krausen (the foam on the top of the beer caused by yeast activity) when I did. Holy smokes! I have a little under five gallons of brew in a 5 gallon carboy (I always lose some volume due to what's left in the trub in my transfer vessel... although I'm getting better). The brew typically sits about eight to ten inches below the bottom of the carboy neck. That headspace has historically been enough for primary fermentation, with the krausen never getting close to the bottom of the carboy's neck. This brew's krausen (at day 1.5) was touching the bottom of the bung and s-airlock, which was bubbling frantically. If I wouldn't have checked the brew when I did, I have zero doubt that the kruasen would've likely pushed out of the s-airlock, maybe popped the bung (if the duct tape failed, doubtful) or, if the krausen cut off the s-lock airflow and either the airlock and/or the bung didn't pop, a much worse situation. I quickly cut off the duct tape, removed the bung and s-airlock, washed and re-sanitized the blow-off tube, slipped one end of the blow-off tube in my bucket of StarSan and the other in the carboy... and let 'er bubble away, feeling an utter sense of relief.

Trust me... if you plan on brewing this kit at full 5-gallon capacity... listen to those wiser than I... whether bucket, carboy, keg, or what-have-you, use the blow-off tube setup from the get-go (JIC). This hop-forward Mosaic brew is a volcano of sugary, yeasty, hoppy goodness just waiting to burst. I have zero doubt that it's going to be fantastic! Happy brewing, all.

B
Butch W.
Mosaic IPA

Good beer. 3rd or 4th time brewing. Hoppy but not bitter. Will brew again. Very active in the fermenter. Definitely need blow off tube.

S
Stephen J.
Will be brewing Mosaic again

I'm a big fan of IPA. I've been trying different recipes and this one really hit the spot.

M
Mike A.
Stellar Mosaic Recipe

Clean, crisp - one of my favorites!

C
Calvin V.
Kama Citra extract trial run

All's good with me!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 246 reviews
83%
(203)
13%
(32)
4%
(9)
0%
(1)
0%
(1)
T
TheDetailzGuy
Great Kit, Make Sure to Use a Blow Off Tube

Northern Brewer has always had me covered. This Mosaic kit is no different. The following review is more for my fellow newbs than the more learned brewers who already know more than I ever hope to. But, the TL;DR is that this kit has everything you need, except yeast, if kegging, or yeast and sugar, if bottling. I just boiled yesterday, was 2 thousandths shy of hitting 1.070 OG, and, at 1.5 days into fermenting, almost learned the hard way that this kit definitely needs a blow-off tube and/or extra fermenter head space. Right off the boil, the brew has an amazing aroma and, based on a pull from the hydrometer tube, a fantastic taste. I can't wait 'til it conditions to see how this brew matures. If you like hoppy IPAs, this one's for you.

For my fellow newbies, this kit has almost all the ingredients you need (yeast and, for bottling, sugar, sold separately). You get relatively easy-to-follow instructions (I only have 6 kits under my belt... each one, along with trips to my local home brew store (LHBS) and browsing online brew forums, gets easier and more intuitive), a half pound of grains, a whopping 6oz of deliciously-aromatic Mosaic hops (2 for the boil, 2 at flameout, and 2 for dry hopping), 6lbs of base extract, and, used toward the end of the boil to give those yeasties something more to feed on and produce that sweet elixir, an extra 3.5lbs worth of extract and 1lb of corn sugar (keep this latter part in mind... it'll come up again). I ordered extra corn sugar for bottling (although I just purchased kegs and won't need the sugar) and the tried and true dry SafAle S-04. OG, after chilling the wort and allowing it too cool and settle for about 30 minutes in the hydrometer tube, came out to 1.068. After getting my OG, I took a swig from the tube (actually downed the whole thing, sediment and all) and think this is going to be one tasty brew if all goes well.

In the basement of my '69 rancher, I typically ferment in a glass carboy (S-style airlock inserted in a drilled-out bung and duct tape holding the bung down so it doesn't pop out). The basement holds a steady mid- to low- sixties temp year-round (based on what I read so far, near perfect for fermenting many brews... especially IPAs, to which I'm partial). I read other reviews of this kit saying (due to all the grain and corn sugars, remember, remember) make sure to have a fermenter blow-off tube. In the past, I never needed one. But, I just recently purchased a carboy blow-off tube at my LHBS in case I ever needed it. Based on the reviews, while I started on day 1 with a cleaned and sanitized bung and s-airlock (cleaned and sanitized blow-off tube and a bucket of StarSan at the ready), I monitored airlock bubbling closely. By the end of day 1, bubbling kicked up faster than anything I saw in the past. At day 1.5, fermentation really took off. I've never seen such active bubbling like this happen that quick. Thank the beer gods I pulled back the carboy blanket and checked the krausen (the foam on the top of the beer caused by yeast activity) when I did. Holy smokes! I have a little under five gallons of brew in a 5 gallon carboy (I always lose some volume due to what's left in the trub in my transfer vessel... although I'm getting better). The brew typically sits about eight to ten inches below the bottom of the carboy neck. That headspace has historically been enough for primary fermentation, with the krausen never getting close to the bottom of the carboy's neck. This brew's krausen (at day 1.5) was touching the bottom of the bung and s-airlock, which was bubbling frantically. If I wouldn't have checked the brew when I did, I have zero doubt that the kruasen would've likely pushed out of the s-airlock, maybe popped the bung (if the duct tape failed, doubtful) or, if the krausen cut off the s-lock airflow and either the airlock and/or the bung didn't pop, a much worse situation. I quickly cut off the duct tape, removed the bung and s-airlock, washed and re-sanitized the blow-off tube, slipped one end of the blow-off tube in my bucket of StarSan and the other in the carboy... and let 'er bubble away, feeling an utter sense of relief.

Trust me... if you plan on brewing this kit at full 5-gallon capacity... listen to those wiser than I... whether bucket, carboy, keg, or what-have-you, use the blow-off tube setup from the get-go (JIC). This hop-forward Mosaic brew is a volcano of sugary, yeasty, hoppy goodness just waiting to burst. I have zero doubt that it's going to be fantastic! Happy brewing, all.

B
Butch W.
Mosaic IPA

Good beer. 3rd or 4th time brewing. Hoppy but not bitter. Will brew again. Very active in the fermenter. Definitely need blow off tube.

S
Stephen J.
Will be brewing Mosaic again

I'm a big fan of IPA. I've been trying different recipes and this one really hit the spot.

M
Mike A.
Stellar Mosaic Recipe

Clean, crisp - one of my favorites!

C
Calvin V.
Kama Citra extract trial run

All's good with me!