Chewbeerca Belgian IPA - Archived

Chewbeerca Belgian IPA - Archived is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 22.
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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. At 8.3% ABV, this high octane beer emits strong spicy notes from the Belgian yeast, and dank earthy...

$49.95
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90-15177-00
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What You Get

1 Diablo IPA Brewing Extract (HME)

1 Packet of Dry Brewing Yeast (Under the Lid of the Brewing Extract)

3 Packets of BrewMax LME Pale

1 Packet of Warrior Pellet Hops

1 Packet of Nugget Pellet Hops

1 Packet of Columbus Pellet Hops

3 Hop Sacks

1 Packet Safbrew T-58 Dry Yeast

1 Packet of No-Rinse Cleanser


For Fans Of

Midnight Sun Brewing Mars

Stone Cali-Belgique IPA


Brew Specs

Flavor: Hoppy

Original Gravity: 1.086

Final Gravity: 1.021

ABV: 8.3%

SRM: (Color): 12

IBU: (Bitterness): 92


STEP 1: Sanitizing

Cleaning is one of the most important steps in brewing. It kills microscopic bacteria, wild yeast and molds that may cause off-flavors in your beer. Make certain to clean all equipment that comes in contact with your beer by following the directions below:

1. Fill clean keg with warm water to line mark 1 on the back, then add ½ pack (about 1 tablespoon) of No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, the solution is ready to use. Save the remaining ½ of No-Rinse Cleanser because you will need it for bottling.

2.Screw on lid and swirl the keg so that the cleaning solution makes contact with the entire interior of the keg, including the underside of the lid. Note that the ventilation notches under the lid may leak solution. Allow to sit for at least 2 minutes and swirl again.

3.To clean the spigot, open it fully and allow liquid to flow for 5 seconds and then close.

4.Pour the rest of the solution from the keg into a large bowl. Place your spoon/whisk, can opener and measuring cup into the bowl to keep them cleaned throughout the brewing process. Leave them immersed for at least 2 minutes in cleaning solution prior to using.

5.After all surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned, do not rinse or dry the keg or utensils. Return lid to top of keg, proceed immediately to brewing.


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 from under the lid of the can of Brewing Extract,(not needed for this recipe), then place the unopened can and BrewMax LME's in hot tap water.

2. Using the measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot. Bring this mixture to a boil, then remove from heat.

3. Once removed from heat add the 3 BrewMax LME's and mix until dissolved. Once dissolved return to heat.

4. Place contents the of the Warrior Hops packet into a hop sack tying it closed, then trim away excess material.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7.Once the final 10 minutes has expired, add the Columbus hops and remove from the heat.

8. Open the can of Brewing Extract and pour the contents into the hot mixture in your pot. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.

9. Fill your fermenter with cold tap water to the mark 1 on the back. If using any other fermenter this would be approximately 1 gallon of water.

10. Pour the wort into your fermenter, and then bring the volume of the fermenter to mark 2 by adding more cold water. (If you have a different fermenter top it off with cold water to the 8.5-liter mark).

11. Stir your wort mixture vigorously with your sanitized spoon or whisk.

12. Sprinkle the T-58 yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.

Put your fermenter in a location with a consistent temperature between 59° and 68° F (15°-20° C), and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 21 days.


STEP 3: Bottling & Carbonating

After 21 days, taste a small sample to determine if the beer is fully fermented and ready to bottle. If it tastes like flat beer, it is ready. If it’s sweet, then it’s not ready. Let it ferment for 3 more days (24 total). At this point it is time to bottle. Do not let it sit in the fermenter for longer than 24 days total.

1.When your beer is ready to bottle, fill a 1-gallon container with warm water, then add the remaining ½ pack of the No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, it is ready to use.

2.Distribute the cleaning solution equally among the bottles. Screw on caps (or cover with metal cap if using glass bottles) and shake bottles vigorously. Allow to sit 10 minutes, then shake the bottles again. Remove caps and empty all cleaning solution into a large bowl. Use this solution to clean any other equipment you may be using for bottling. Do not rinse.

3.Add 2 Carbonation Drops to each 740-mL bottle. For 1-liter bottles, add 2 ½ drops; for ½-liter bottles add 1 drop. Alternatively, you can add table sugar using this table as a guide

4.Holding the bottle at an angle, fill each bottle to about 2 inches from the bottle’s top.

5.Place caps on bottles, hand tighten, and gently turn the bottle over to check the bottle’s seal. It is not necessary to shake them.

6.Store the bottles upright and out of direct sunlight in a location with a consistent temperature between 70°-76°F or 21°-24°C. Allow to sit for a minimum of 14 days. If the temperature is cooler than suggested it may take an additional week to reach full carbonation. 


Tip from our Brewmasters

After the primary carbonation has taken place your beer is ready to drink. We recommend putting 1 bottle in the refrigerator at first for 48 hrs. After 48hrs. give it a try and if it is up to your liking put the rest of your beer in the fridge. If it does not taste quite right, leave the bottles out at room temp for another week or so. Keep following this method until your brew tastes just how you like it. 

This process is called conditioning and during this time the yeast left in your beer can help clean up any off flavors. Almost everything gets a little better with time and so will your beer.

Rated 5 out of 5 by Muscovy from Giving it a try This one sounded fun to try and it looks good and hoppy
Date published: 2016-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by ElGault from For the bitter hops lover. I love the taste of hops - and this brew does not disappoint in that area. And it IS a beer which lets you know you have partaken of a beer - it's got a definite kick. Not as full-bodied (it doesn't feel as if you've eaten a full meal after a bottle) as some of the dark beers available, but with a nice head and good hoppy taste, and good choice.
Date published: 2016-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by NymythDragon from It has won my wife over The name of the kit alone was worth the investment. What I didn't expect was how the blend of hops would go so well together. My wife is almost a Porter/Stout person and avoids Hoppy. Once she tried this she told me I need to make more. Unfortunately, a little too popular, so have to wait for supplies.
Date published: 2016-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by socalgecko from It'll put hair on your chest. This beer is intense. Not for the faint of heart, it is super-hoppy and packed with a flurry of fruit and floral flavors. Store it for as long as you can possibly resist drinking it. You'll be awarded with a really smooth party in your mouth.
Date published: 2016-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoeyBoy from My New Favorite! Awesome Beer.This is My new Fave! The Taste.The Ingredients,The Higher ABV & The Price for all You get makes this a Hit with Me!! I also like the little more involved brewing process!Ordered more and will be ordering more in the future!!
Date published: 2016-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jrk376 from Darn good beer! I bought this a couple months ago. The recipe was easy to follow, the hops we're great! It made a very tasty dark beer with good hoppy flavor but not overpowering. Definitely recommend if you like dark, hoppy beers!
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by greatsaxhero from Chewbeerca Bought this one just for the namesake and I do like to partake in stronger brews. Still very simple process, but again have patience and let this brew mature.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beerfan from Silver Medal Winner Had to try this beer after I saw all the great reviews ! Little did I know it would win me my first silver medal in my first competition! Must try !
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bull from The force is with this one! Great hoppy taste! Has a rich, thick head. Good ABV that doesn't overpower the taste. Definitely brewing this one again!
Date published: 2016-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike122 from Ipa Very good ipa, worth the wait. This was my second from mr. Beer and i will definitely be ordering more.
Date published: 2016-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chef007 from Full blast of flavor Great beer recipe very hoppy and awesome body. So far my favorite can wait for my next brew day.
Date published: 2016-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by Paulwm from Star wars fan Great taste brew. Enjoy the Star wars reference Friends really enjoyed it also
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Andy73 from May the hops be with you I love ipa's and this one does disappoint, has a nice hoppy bite.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brewstermike from An easy drink Belgian ipa Just smooth ando an easy drink given the high abv %
Date published: 2017-09-29
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