Royal Juice NEIPA 5 Gallon
With this royal decree, we dub this here beer, the best New England IPA thus to exist. Henceforth, it shall be known as Royal Juice NEIPA. Okay, enough of that nonsense. This is a legit New England Style IPA. This beer is juicy with a ton of hop aroma. Light on the bitterness but heavy on those awesome hop flavors you get from a NEIPA. This is a must brew for any IPA fan.
WHAT YOU GET
2 Cans of Coopers Light Malt
1 Box of Coopers Light Dry Malt
1 Packet of BrewMax LME Pale
2 Packets of Pilsen Malt
2 Packets of Oat Flakes
2 Packets of Carapils Malt
4 Packets of Amarillo Hops
2 Packets of Simcoe Hops
2 Packets of Mosaic Hops
1 Packet S-33 Dry Ale Yeast
7 Muslin Hop Sacks
2 Packets of No-Rinse Cleanser
FOR FANS OF
Juicy IPAs With Low Hop Bitterness
Original Gravity: 1.067
Final Gravity: 1.020
SRM: (Color): 6
IBU: (Bitterness): 26
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 fermenter with 8 liters (2 Gallons) of warm water, then add 1 pack of No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved.
2. Use your measuring cup to scoop the liquid up and run it down the side of the Coopers Fermenter. Do this around the entire fermenter a few times. Then add your krousen kollar and repeat. Then take some of the solution and pour it into the lid and allow it to sit for 2 minutes. (If you have a different fermenter sanitizing may be different.)
3. To clean the spigot, open it fully and allow the liquid to flow for 5 seconds, and then close.
4. Pour some of the solution from the fermenter into a large bowl. You need enough to fully cover your brewing utensils. 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 the cleaning solution prior to use. Any remaining solution in your fermenter can be discarded.
5. After all, surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned, do not rinse or dry the keg or utensils. Return lid to the top of the fermenter, 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. Add all the packets of grains between 3 muslin sacks and tie them closed so that the grain can flow freely within the sack. Set aside.
2. Add 16 cups of water to a 2-gallon or larger boil pot. Begin heating the water to a range of 155-165 degrees F and hold, at this range. Next, add the grain sacks into the water, and maintain the 155-165 temp for 30 minutes.
3. While you wait, add 2 packets of Amarillo hops, to the second hopsack and tie it closed so that the hops have room to expand and flow freely within the sack. Set aside
4. After the 30-minute steep has completed, turn off the heat and remove the grain sacks from the pot and place them into a colander to drain, allowing the runoff to flow back into the pot, and rinse the grains with one cup of hot water (around 160 degrees), letting the excess runoff flow back into your pot. DO NOT squeeze the grain sacks. Once drained, discard the grain sacks.
5. Increase the temperature of the grain water to med/high and sprinkle in the packet of DME and stir to dissolve. Continue stirring constantly to keep the rising foam in check. If it begins to rise, pull the pot off the heat, and lower the temperature slightly, continuing to stir (about 5 to 20 minutes depending on your particular conditions), until you hit the hot break which is where the foam has subsided, and the solution is now boiling.
6. Once the hot break has subsided and the mixture is at a low rolling boil. Add in ONE of the cans of Cooper’s Light UME and the packet of LME and continue stirring, to avoid scorching.
7. Next add in the sack of Amarillo that you prepared, earlier. This hop sack will remain in your boil for a total of 60 minutes.
8. While you wait, add the 2 packets of Simcoe hops to another hops sack and tie it closed so that the hops can flow freely within the sack. Set aside.
9. After 45 minutes have passed, from the first hop addition, add in the Simcoe hops and continue to boil for 15 more minutes.
10. Once the 15 minutes have passed (60 minutes total between the two-hop additions) remove the pot from the heat. This unfermented mixture is called “wort”. Remove the hop sacks.
11. Fill your fermenter with enough cold water to cover the spigot hole. Approximately 1-2 gallons of water.
12. Pour the wort into your fermenter, and then bring the volume of the fermenter to 19-liters by adding more cold water.
13. Stir your wort mixture vigorously with your sanitized spoon or whisk.
14. Sprinkle the S-33 yeast packet into the fermenter, and place on the lid. Do not stir.
Put your fermenter in a location with a consistent temperature between 68° and 78° F (20°-25° C), and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 14 days, total.
STEP 3: Dry-Hopping
Dry hopping is the process of adding hops to a beer which will impart more hop flavor and aroma to your beer.
1. On day 7 of fermentation: Sanitize another hopsack by boiling it for 5 minutes in water and wringing it out or by washing it in the no-rinse cleanser. Then, add 1 packet of Mosaic hops and 1 packet of Amarillo to the sanitized hop sack and add it into the fermenter. Place the remaining half packets of hops into an airtight container and refrigerate until day 10 of fermentation.
2. On day 10 of fermentation: sanitize the last hops sack and add the two remaining packets of hops, into the sack, and add it to the fermenter for 4 more days. (14 days total)
STEP 4: BOTTLING & CARBONATING
After 14 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 (14 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 3 1-gallon containers with warm water, then split the remaining pack of the No-Rinse Cleanser between them and mix until dissolved. Once dissolved, it is ready to use.
2. Distribute the cleaning solution equally among the bottles. Screw-on caps (or cover with a 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 solutions 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 sitting 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