The Plinian Legacy Double IPA Extract Beer Recipe Kit
Brewed with Columbus, Centennial, Amarillo® and Simcoe®, this quintessential double IPA is an homage to perhaps the most sought-after beer in America, a legendary IIPA ranked #1 by the AHA for nine years straight.
Now you can craft the legend yourself with one of our most popular Double IPA recipe kits -- The Plinian Legacy.
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 ingredients, producing 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!
Due to the high starting gravity of this kit, we recommend pitching multiple packs of yeast or preparing a yeast starter for best results.
Yield: 5 Gallons
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|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
This was my first try at a double-IPA and dry hopping. I upgraded to the Wyeast as well and had amazing results! This is just my 5th batch but hands down it's the best yet by far. I will be ordering this again soon.
Experience Level: Three Brews
Times Brewed: Twice with this Recipe
BLUF: This is a recipe which I will continue to come back to over and over again. It is a flexible brew which has a lot of room for creativity!
Adding Fruit: This recipe is excellent if you want to add fruit. Currently I'm drinking a raspberry version. I added about 5lbs of purred raspberries to the secondary fermenter for 3.5 days. What resulted was a pinkish beer with a definable Hoppy AND a light sour raspberry finish!
In order to increase the alcohol content (7ish% for base recipe) I added .25lbs of sugar, (1lb total) and 1.5lbs of DME (7.5lbs total) to the base recipe. I also added four yeast packets, Safel 05, (probably only needed three) to the primary. Right now at two weeks from brew day I am sitting at 10%.
Cloudy Beer: The first time I brewed this recipe it did result in a hazy product. Not that I mind, however adding Irish mosh to the end of the boil did lighten the beer a lot on the second go around. Note when adding the Irish Moss you will notice a unique smell, BUT it does NOT effect the final taste of the beer.
Adding Hops: I lost about ~.75 gallons of beer to the hops absorbing the beer. To combat this I started with about 6 gallons of un-fermented beer instead of 5 gallons. I was left with about 4.5 gallons to keg at the end of process. Yes, this math does not add up; I also lost some beer to the raspberries absorbing it as well!
I am currently drinking this great IPA and well certainly brew again. A phenomenal beer!
This was a fun recipe to brew. And, the result was a dank west-coast IPA with a nice malty body to compliment the outrageous hop additions. I will brew this again sometime, but I will be sure to use a hop spider in the boil and dry hop using a nylon mesh bag instead of a straight addition to the brew. The amount of hop trub generated can muck things up if not managed with some care.
This was my second brew attempt. Long in the making, great in the drinking! Went well and tastes great. It needed the full two weeks in the bottle to taste the best. Tried one after a week, but was too bitter and harsh. The added week mellowed the brew and it’s perfect!