Twice Bitten Double IPA 5 Gallon
The name says it all, after drinking two of these you will feel like you have been bitten twice by that deadly snake of high ABV beers. It sneaks up on you slowly but hits fast. At 9.8% ABV and enough hops make your face go numb this brew will have you doing a snake dance in no time. Be careful, unlike traditional snakes, when this one bites you will be coming back for more.
WHAT YOU GET
1 Can of Coopers Draught HME
1 Can of Coopers Light Malt
1 Can of Coopers Wheat Malt
3 Packets of BrewMax LME Golden
2 Packets of Crystal 60 Malt
2 Packets of Vienna Malt
4 Packets of Warrior Hops
4 Packets of Cascade Hops
4 Packets of Simcoe Hops
4 Packets of Columbus Hops
1 Packet of US-05 Dry Ale Yeast
6 Muslin Hop Sacks
2 Packets of No-Rinse Cleanser
FOR FANS OF
Good People Brewing Snake Handler
Original Gravity: 1.089
Final Gravity: 1.017
SRM: (Color): 10
IBU: (Bitterness): 81
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. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the can of Draught Brewing Extract, then place the unopened cans and BrewMax LMEs in hot tap water.
2. Add all 4 packets of grain between 2 muslin sacks tying them closed, then trim away excess material.
3. In 2 hop sacks add in 4 packets of, Warrior hops and then add 3 packets each of Cascade and Columbus Hops tying it closed, then trim away excess material. Set these two sacks aside together so you can keep track of them. Into another hop sack add in 3 packets of Simcoe Hops tying it closed, then trim away excess material. Set aside. Make sure to keep track of what hops are in what bag.
4. Add 1 gallon of water to a large 2-gallon pot. Heat the water until it reaches 155-160 degrees. Once the water has achieved this temperature range, add the grain sacks so that they are fully submerged and maintain temperature range for 30 minutes.
5. After 30 minutes has passed, remove the pot from heat, remove grain sacks, and rinse them with 2 cups of hot water using a colander or strainer while allowing the runoff to flow back into your pot. Discard grain sacks.
6. Add in 2 of the Golden LMEs as well as the two cans of “light” and “wheat” UME cans and mix until dissolved. Once dissolved bring this mixture to a boil and continue to stir to prevent scorching.
7. Once this mixture is boiling add in the hop sacks with the Cascade, Columbus, and Warrior hop. Let these boil for 30 minutes.
8. Once 15 minutes have passed of your 30-minute boil add in the hop sack with the Simcoe hops for the remainder of the boil. Once your 30 minutes are up (step 7) remove the pot from heat.
9. Open the can of Draught 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.
10. Fill your fermenter with enough cold water to cover the spigot hole. Approximately 1-2 gallons of water.
11. Pour the wort (including the hop sacks) into your fermenter, and then bring the volume of the fermenter to 5 gallons or 19 liters by adding more cold water.
12. Stir your wort mixture vigorously with your sanitized spoon or whisk.
13. Sprinkle the US-05 yeast packet into the fermenter, and place on the lid. Do not stir.
Place your fermenter in a location with a consistent temperature between 68° and 78° F (20°-25° C), and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 21 days.
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, you will add the remaining packets of Cascade, Simcoe, and Columbus into a sanitized hopsack. Carefully remove the lid from your fermenter and drop the pellet hopsack in. Quickly close the lid.
STEP 4: 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 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