Chewbeerca Belgian IPA

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Hailing from a tropical forested world in a galaxy far, far away, this Imperial Belgian-style IPA will definitely put some wooly hair on your chest. This beer is just as complex and exotic as the planet it hails from. At 8.3% ABV, this high octane beer emits strong spicy notes from the Belgian yeast, and dank earthy notes from the Columbus, Nugget and Warrior hop additions. These spicy and earthy characteristics are supported by a solid malt foundation created by our Diablo IPA and additional LME Softpacks.

The Force is strong with our similarly themed May the Schwarz Bier With You recipe!

To learn more about IPA's or to help you decide which IPA to brew next, check out our IPA Brewers Guide.

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RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Diablo IPA Craft Brewing Extract
  • 3 BrewMax LME Softpack – Pale
  • 1 Packet Warrior Hops (.5 oz.)
  • 1 Packet Nugget Hop Pellets (.5 oz.)
  • 1 Packet Columbus Hops (.5 oz.)
  • 3 Muslin Hop Sack (Small)
  • 1 Safbrew T-58 Yeast
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

 

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.086 (approx.) -- FG: 1.021 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Hoppy
  • ABV (alc/vol): 8.3
  • SRM (Color): 12
  • IBU (Bitterness): 92
  • BJCP Style: 21. IPA - 21B. Specialty IPA: Belgian IPA

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 2 - 4 Weeks = 2 - 3 Months

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Chewbeerca Belgian IPA Instructions

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Diablo IPA Craft Brewing Extract
  • 3 BrewMax LME Softpack – Pale
  • 1 Packet Warrior Hops (.5 oz.)
  • 1 Packet Nugget Hop Pellets (.5 oz.)
  • 1 Packet Columbus Hops (.5 oz.)
  • 3 Muslin Hop Sack (Small)
  • 1 Safbrew T-58 Yeast
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

 

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.086 (approx.) -- FG: 1.021 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Hoppy
  • ABV (alc/vol): 8.3
  • SRM (Color): 12
  • IBU (Bitterness): 92
  • BJCP Style: 21. IPA - 21B. Specialty IPA: Belgian IPA

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 2 - 4 Weeks = 2 - 3 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 packet (not needed for this recipe) from under the lid of the can of Brewing Extract, then place the unopened can and LME Softpacks in hot tap water.
    2. Using the sanitized measuring cup, pour 6 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot. Bring water to a low boil, then remove from heat and add the 3 LME Softpacks. Once dissolved, return to heat.
    3. Place contents the of the Warrior Hops packet into a hop sack tying it closed, then trim away excess material.
    4. Bring water back to a low boil, add hop sack, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. While this is simmering, place the contents of the Nugget hops into a hop sack and trim away excess material.
    5. After the 10 minutes has passed, add the Nugget hops and simmer for another 10 minutes. While this is simmering, place the contents of the Columbus hops into a hop sack and trim away excess material.
    6. Once the final 10 minutes has expired, add the Columbus hops and remove from the heat.
    7. Open the can of Brewing Extract, pour the contents into the hot mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called “wort”.
    8. Fill keg with cold tap water to the #1 mark on the back.
    9. Pour the wort, including the hop sacks, into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the #2 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.
    10. Sprinkle the Safbrew T-58 yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.
    11. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 59° and 68° F (15°-20° C) and out of direct sunlight. 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.
    12. You’ll ferment for 21 days total. 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.)

Flavor Profile

hoppy-recipesFlavor Profile
Alcohol by volume: 8.3%
SRM (color): 12
IBU (Bitterness): 92
Chewbeerca Belgian IPA is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No wonder they called it "chewbeerca"... ...it could put some serious hair on your chest. This was my first recipe, and the whole process was a blast. The hop sacks added a fun, personal touch to the wort. Directions are straight-forward and easy to follow. I let it sit an extra week fermenting (3 weeks total), and since I didn't have any carb pellets, I actually bottled with dextrose (corn sugar) that I picked up from a local home brew shop. 2 weeks after bottling, the product is amazing. Very hoppy, both in aroma and taste, smooth with a dark brown carmel color, picture is below. And hoh boy, at >8% ABV and an empty stomach, I was feeling it after 12oz. I highly recommend it if you enjoy IPAs; I'm definitely buying another batch. Cheers!
Date published: 2016-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and interesting brew! This was my third brew and first one using LME and hops. I followed the instructions, three weeks in the fermenter and two days cold crash. I just tried one after two weeks in the bottle! And...WOW! It will have to condition a couple more weeks but so far its EXACTLY what you would expect. Very bold, very hoppy! Once i got past the bitter "hop shock " its a very nice change from the ordinary beer and because of the high ABV, definitely a "sipping" beer! It was fun to brew and i look forward to tasting again at about four to five weeks in the bottle!
Date published: 2016-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! This is the third brew I've ever made and it came out great! Easy to follow directions and overall a real tasty beer. If you like ipas you will love this. I think I will let it condition 2 weeks longer and try it again to see if it could get any better. I will post a picture then. Also I would like to mention the quality of customer service mrbeer has, I ordered this when the centennial hops were out of stock and they were able to send me a separate package from another location to ensure my beer came out perfect!
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best yet I brewed this 4 weeks ago. I let it ferment 3 weeks and bottle condition for 1 week. I intended to condition a week longer, but was anxious to try it. It's amazing. And I know it will only get better with the bottles I'm still conditioning. Rivals anything I've had at the local breweries I frequent. Nice and hoppy, and you can feel the higher ABV after one bottle. I love IPAs and saw this and had to try it. The brewing process was fun and adding the hops was a treat. And the price is right.
Date published: 2016-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy IPA! Simple instructions. The addition of hop sacks at intervals during the brew was more "scientific" than other mrbeer brews I had made. It smelled delicious during boil, and I couldn't wait to drink. I kept it in primary for 3 weeks, and bottle conditioned 2 weeks. I'm not sure it could be any better. Yummy, not too bitter. Looking forward to it coming back in stock! Wishing I had more to share...
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderfully hoppy Though I haven't had a chance to try it yet, still have a few weeks, I can only imagine how tasty it is. When I was making the wort it filled my house with the smell of hops that lasted for days. I'm thinking I might make a second batch.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great beer! I was so excited when I saw the Chewbeerca Belgian IPA! As a big fan of Belgians, I can't wait to start brewing this beer! I know it's going to be amazing with all of the ingredients that were included.
Date published: 2016-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Happy Wookie Finally tried the Chewbeerca Belgian IPA I brewed and it's fantastic. Earthy with a slight spice. So happy with how it turned out I could take on the whole Empire myself.
Date published: 2016-02-19
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