Big Red One - ARCHIVED

Dark amber in color and rich in flavor, this "big brew" will give you a warming sensation all the way down. At around 8% ABV, it's the type of beer that we like to call a "stay-at-home" beer. Because it's so complex, give this brew about 6 months to...

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Dark amber in color and rich in flavor, this "big brew" will give you a warming sensation all the way down. At around 8% ABV, it's the type of beer that we like to call a "stay-at-home" beer. Because it's so complex, give this brew about 6 months to condition. It's worth the wait.

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Bewitched Amber Ale Brewing Extract
  • 1 Can Bavarian Weissbier Brewing Extract
  • 2 Packets Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extracts)
  • 1 Packet US-05 Safale Dry Ale Yeast
  • 1 1/2 oz. Packet Cascade Pellet Hops
  • 1 1/2 oz. Packet Willamette Pellet Hops
  • 1 Muslin Hop Sack
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

WARNING: Due to the large amount of malt, your keg may overflow or explode! Maintaining proper fermentation temperatures towards the lower end of the yeasts range is key to preventing this problem. (See brewing instructions for details).

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.082 (approx.) -- FG: 1.020 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Hoppy
  • ABV (alc/vol): 8.3%
  • SRM (Color): 18
  • IBU (Bitterness): 49
  • BJCP Style: 22. Strong American Ale - 22A. Double IPA

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew&shying Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 6 - 9 Months = 8 - 11 Months

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Big Red One Instructions

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Bewitched Amber Ale Brewing Extract
  • 1 Can Bavarian Weissbier Brewing Extract
  • 2 Packets Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extracts)
  • 1 Packet US-05 Safale Dry Ale Yeast
  • 1 1/2 oz. Packet Cascade Pellet Hops
  • 1 1/2 oz. Packet Willamette Pellet Hops
  • 1 Muslin Hop Sack
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

WARNING: Due to the large amount of malt, your keg may overflow or explode! Maintaining proper fermentation temperatures towards the lower end of the yeasts range is key to preventing this problem. (See brewing instructions for details).

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.082 (approx.) -- FG: 1.020 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Hoppy
  • ABV (alc/vol): 8.3%
  • SRM (Color): 18
  • IBU (Bitterness): 49
  • BJCP Style: 22. Strong American Ale - 22A. Double IPA

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew&shying Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 6 - 9 Months = 8 - 11 Months

 

STEP 1: SANITIZING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.)


NOTE: BE SURE TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING THAT WILL COME INTO CONTACT WITH YOUR BEER. 

 

STEP 2: BREWING

Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation. 

    1. Remove the yeast packets from under the lids of the cans of Brewing Extract, they're not needed for this recipe, then place the unopened cans in hot tap water.
    2. Place contents of both packets of the pellet hops into the hop sack tying it closed, then trim away excess material. 
    3. Using the measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot. Bring water to a boil, add in hop sack, then remove from heat
    4. Open the Brewing Extracts, pour the contents into the hot mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort. 
    5. Fill keg with cold tap water to the 4-quart mark on the back.
    6. Pour the wort, including the hop sack, into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the 8.5-quart mark by adding more cold water. You'll leave the hop sack in the wort for the duration of fermentation. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk. 
    7. Sprinkle ONLY the Safale US-05 yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir. 
    8. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 59° and 75° F (15°-24° C) and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 14 days.
    9. After approximately 24 hours, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the wort. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface. 

Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 2 to 5 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the wort, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2 weeks. 

After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. Your beer is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process. 

Step 3: BOTTLING AND CARBONATING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.)

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