The Best Haze of Our Lives

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PROFILE:

Our latest rendition of the Hazy IPA is sure to be your instant favorite. This double IPA is packed with fruity and floral flavors derived from copious amounts of hops. The Barbarian yeast included in this recipe will enhance the hop oils creating very tropical notes of mango, pineapple, passionfruit, and some stone fruit notes like peach and apricot. The lack of bitterness from the hops makes this beer very approachable by almost anyone that loves beer.

FOR FANS OF:

New England Style Double IPA - Black Market Brewing Company
Tesseract - Grimm Artisan Ales

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 2 American Ale (Yeast under lid. You won't be using this.)
  • 1 Brewmax LME - Golden
  • 4 oz Vienna
  • 4 oz Flaked Oats
  • 4 oz 2-row
  • 1 Packet Simcoe Hops (1/2 oz)
  • 1 Packet Mosaic Hops (1/2 oz)
  • 2 Packet Ekuanot Hops (1/2 oz)
  • 4 Muslin Hop Sacks
  • 1 Imperial Barbarian Yeast
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.082 (approx.) -- FG: 1.020(approx.)
  • Flavor: Hoppy
  • ABV (alc/vol): 8%
  • SRM (Color): 6
  • IBU (Bitterness): 30
  • BJCP Style: 21. IPA – 21B. Specialty IPA

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 2 Weeks = 2 Months

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The Best Haze of Our Lives Instructions

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 2 American Ale (Yeast under lid. You won't be using this.)
  • 1 Brewmax LME - Golden
  • 4 oz Vienna
  • 4 oz Flaked Oats
  • 4 oz 2-row
  • 1 Packet Simcoe Hops (1/2 oz)
  • 1 Packet Mosaic Hops (1/2 oz)
  • 2 Packet Ekuanot Hops (1/2 oz)
  • 4 Muslin Hop Sacks
  • 1 Imperial Barbarian Yeast
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.082 (approx.) -- FG: 1.020(approx.)
  • Flavor: Hoppy
  • ABV (alc/vol): 8%
  • SRM (Color): 6
  • IBU (Bitterness): 30
  • BJCP Style: 21. IPA – 21B. Specialty IPA

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 2 Weeks = 2 Months

 

STEP 1: SANITIZING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions 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. Using a measuring cup, pour 4-8 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot (Use enough water to cover the grains).
    2. Mix all the grains well, and add them to a Muslin Hop Sack, and bring your water up to 165 degrees F.
    3. Add the grain sack to the hot water and steep for 45 minutes between 155-165 degrees.
    4. Carefully lift the grain sack out of the pot and place into a strainer/colander. Rinse the sack over the pot with 1 cup of hot water. Let drain. Do NOT squeeze the grain bag. Discard grain bag.
    5. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the Brewing Extract (you won’t be using this), then place the unopened can in hot tap water.
    6. Bring the grain water to a boil and remove from heat.
    7. Open the can of Brewing Extract and the LME Softpack, pour the contents into the hot grain water. 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, into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the #2 mark by adding more cold water. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk.
    10. Pour the Imperial Barbarian yeast into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.
    11. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 65° and 76° F (20°-25° 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. 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.
    12. On day 3 of the fermentation, add the package of Simcoe hops to a hop sack, tie, and trim excess material, then add to your keg (do not leave the lid off for too long).
    13. On day 8 of the fermentation, add the package of Mosaic hops to a hop sack, tie, and trim excess material, then add to your keg.
    14. On day 13 of the fermentation, add the 2 packets of Ekuanot hops to a hop sack, tie, and trim excess material, then add to your keg.
    15. You’ll ferment for 21 days total. 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 by visiting our help desk.)

Flavor Profile

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Alcohol by volume: 8%
SRM (color): 6
IBU (Bitterness): 30
The Best Haze of Our Lives is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hoppy With No Waiting! This recipe came out nice. Dry hopping after fermentation has begun really makes the hoppiness stand out without overwhelming the taste. Complex flavors with a low level of bitterness. This is one I think you have to drink early before the hops begin to fade into more bitterness unless you enjoy your beer bitter. At 8% it's got a pretty good kick too! It was fun to use the liquid yeast for a change -- just have to make sure you brew it before that short expiration date passes.
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I drank it all! As I am finishing this batch I realized that I really like this beer. I followed the directions but my beer came out a little on the dark side. Mr Beer assured me no big deal so I kept drinking it. Anyways, I have given it to at least 5 people and all liked it. I think I like this the most so far. Its strong but not overly hoppy. Only one person of 5 said that there was a weird after taste. I just bought an expensive all grain brewing system but think I will keep using this one too.
Date published: 2018-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review for The Best Haze of Our Lives Upon rereading the initial instructions for this recipe, I was quite confused. There was no instruction for the addition of the Vienna Malt grain. I added a muslin bag to the wort anyway and sent an email to Mr. Beer support for further help. The person who responded to my questions asked if I had taken the bag with the Vienna Malt out and I responded in the negative. I then took the bag out and was worried that by leaving it in I had further damaged the brew. Fortunately that was not the case as the bottles I had drunk (prematurely) were pretty good. The previous 2 batches I had brewed had no carbonation whatsoever in their bottles. After cleaning the spigot assembly with some Oxygen Brewery Wash which I had purchased, the sampling of the premature bottles of The Best Haze of Our Lives turned out positively. My verdict is positive also.
Date published: 2018-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good IPA, not to bitter. I just tried a bottle, and this is a very good IPA, not to bitter and easy to drink. Will do this one again.
Date published: 2018-07-09
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