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- We’re in the face of an epidemic where Citra is the only cure—but it’s been hidden under lock and key! We’ve hoarded every last bit we could get our hands on and thrown it into a limited quantity of Zombie Dirt kits—as many as we could make with dwindling stores of the harvest. Act now and save yourself! Brew as much Zombie Dirt as you can before it’s too late.
One whiff of the infectious aromatics is enough to reanimate the dead. Zombie Dirt is a ballad to the epicly hard-to-find pale ale of the Midwest, an epidemic centered just outside of Chicago. Loaded with 8 oz. of pure Citra hops, this pale ale is rarer than zombified-unicorn dust.
Staggering citrus, melon and passion fruit come alive in this pale, single-hop Citra showcase. Toasty malt limps in the background as the apocalyptic bite of grapefruit-honeydew hop character lurches forward. Zombie Dirt is the only defense against homebrew hunger, but a single pint is never enough protection.
- Brewed with 100% Citra hops.
- Moderate kettle additions and large dry hop additions push the aroma of this beer to the maximum.
- Flavors and aromas of tropical fruits and citrus dominate, but are well balanced by the slightly toasty malt character brought forth by the addition of Munich malt.
- This is a beer intended to be consumed very fresh - the hop character will fade quickly with age.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Complete Zombie Dirt Extract Kit Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1062 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 4.6 / 5.034 ReviewsGreat, bold flavor!I've made this recipe twice as it received rave reviews from family and friends. Even those who are not fans of hop heavy beers enjoyed this beer.January 28, 2018Purchased
2 months agosouredBeer soured after fermenting. I think it was a defective carboy, plastic with a non-penetrating yet suspicious crack in it. Ruined the beer completelyJune 5, 2017Purchased
11 months agoI added blood orange during the dry hopping phase. Turned out great.I added blood orange during the dry hopping phase. Turned out greatApril 17, 2017Purchased
1 year agoIncredible!!This is my 3rd brew kit, and I have to say it's the best I have brewed, and also one of the best beers i have ever had. The citra smell after the poor is outstanding, and it has a very smooth finish. I have never had the real zombie dust, but I can't imagine it is any better than this. I'm not one who usually writes reviews, but with this kit, I felt like I had to share. I will definitely brew again!!! I'm not sure it it can get any better. Thank you Northern Brewer! Did 2 weeks in primary, 3 in secondary, and 2 weeks in the bottle.April 3, 2017Purchased
1 year agoCitra Hops are greatI brewed this late Nov 2016, I even made a mistake and added only 1 lb of Golden Light DME, recipe calls for 2lb. Was a little worried but this Ale tastes great.
I just got another Kit the Sierra Madre Pale Ale. Northern Brewer does a nice job with ease of ordering and shipping to your door step.March 28, 2017I really enjoy this recipe. Tastes great. Highly recommend it! My favorite beer! I'm going for my 4th batch soon. I've tried many others. Some come close but this is still my top. Great blend of tons of citrus and balanced with a bold malty flavor.March 24, 2017Purchased
1 year agoreally good pale aleI made this recently and just started drinking it and really like it.
Will definitely brew again Good middle of the road brew.February 21, 2017Purchased
1 year agoone of my all time favoritesI really like this, great citra taste. Want to try again, and curious about using omega yeastJanuary 23, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoZombieComes out great. Very close to original product which I can not obtain easily on the west coast.December 30, 2016Purchased
over 2 years agoZombie DirtI bought it as a clone of Tropicalia by Creature Comfort. It's not quite fully carbonated yet but so far it seems to be quite close. I like it.October 12, 2016
- Browse 12 questions Browse 12 questions and 20 answersMy Zombie Dirt beer went from fairly clear to murky after 2 weeks of Dry Hopping. I assume this was from the hop pellets. I probably could have removed the bag holding the hop pellets after the 2 week dry hop step to see if the cloudiness cleared up after a few days but, I was in a hurry to bottle and drink it. Has anyone else have the same experience? I like the beer and would like to make it again and would like to see if I can make a cleaner clearer looking beer.BEST ANSWER: Irish moss will help this step as it causes a lot of the murky gunk to clump up and settle in the bottom of your container and it won't stir up as easily when you siphon it out into your bottles. We've had the best luck and clearest beer (no matter the variety) with a little patience and Irish moss.Is secondary fermentation necessary or can you go straight to bottling this beer after the 2 weeks?BEST ANSWER: I didn’t rack to a secondary fermenter for this kit and dry-hopped in the primary. After fermentation was complete, I cold-crashed to clarify the beer for a few days before racking into a corny keg and slow force-pressurizing with CO2. The beer turned out great and I cannot wait to make again.Has anyone found it necessary to do a Diacetyl Rest on the recipe using the wyeast suggested. Wyeast website recommends it, but wondering if anyone has?BEST ANSWER: Hi Mark,
A diacetyl rest would be a good idea; especially if wyeast recommends it. If you have the ability to do so, it's usually a good idea anyway. There sure wouldn't be any negative side effects from it.
CharlesWhat kind of ABV can I expect from this kit?BEST ANSWER: Hello Mike,
Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! That kit will get you to about 6% ABV.Any plans to offer it as an 1 gallon kit?BEST ANSWER: We don't have any plans for that at the moment but I will pass your request along to our product team.Can we substitute Superstructure malt extract for the original ingredients in any of the IPA kits?BEST ANSWER: Yes Enter an answer to this question.Curious what typical active fermentation time for this recipe using Safale Dry yeast? We took little too long to get the temperature down to 68 or so.BEST ANSWER: I used the liquid yeast, but no matter what I like to let the primary go 2 weeks then transfer to secondary for another 2 weeks. timing isnt critical as long as the air lock is kept full/tight it wont matter.What should the expected final gravity be for this kit?BEST ANSWER: Thanks for contacting Northern Brewer. It is roughly around 6% ABV, but is dependent also on the type of yeast used, the amount of cells pitched, and the temp it was fermented at. Cheers!Has anyone done a D-Rest on this recipe when using the recommended wyeast? Wyeast website recommends it, but wondering if anyone has found it necessary?BEST ANSWER: The 1968 strain does produce a decent amount of diacetyl, so it is a good idea. You can monitor the ferment to see if discetyl is present, or do one just in case. A good practice is to let the ferment temp free rise above 70 a few days after the ferment has begun...this will ensure you get good attenuation and the beer is not too sweet, since the 1968 does leave some residual sugar behind. I hope this helps! Cheers!What is the shelf life?BEST ANSWER: Can't remember bottle date, if you have my purchase date, bottling was 7-8 weeks after. Just drank last one, it may have fallen off a little, but was still excellent. I drink a lot of Zombie Dust, & this beer holds up very well to it. GREAT kit.What is the IBUs?BEST ANSWER: The approximate estimated IBUs for this kit is 62.So what would this be better classified as: IPA or Pale Ale?