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Beer name

Turncoat IPL

Beer type

craft

Beer type

Beer description What’s an IPL? You take all of the hop-forward citrus and pine hop goodness of an India Pale Ale and smooth it out with lager yeast. Flavoursome, with a serious bite and all the crisp smoothness you would expect from a great lager. By George, I think I'll have one! Flavour profile
Colour:
Golden/Amber
Bitterness:
Med/High
Body:
Med/Heavy
Approx. Alcohol Level:
6.5% ABV
Naturally Carbonated:
Natural

Ingredients

Step 1 : Mix

  • Clean and sanitise all equipment that will come in contact with the brew.
  • In a 2 litre pan, mix a 250g pouch of Smooth Malt Extract with 500ml of water and bring to the boil.
  • Add the Amarillo Hop Pellets and boil for 10mins.
  • Remove from heat and cool the pan in a sink of iced water.
  • Strain the cooled malt/hop mix into the Fermenting Vessel (FV).
  • Add the Northwest Pale Ale to the FV.
  • Fill the FV with cold water to the 8.5 litre mark.
  • Sprinkle the W-34/70 and brew can yeast then fit the lid. 

Step 2: Brew

  • Place the FV in a location out of direct sunlight and try to ferment between 12C-15C.
  • Fermentation should take 10 to 14 days.
  • At around day 12 check the specific gravity (SG).
  • Check the SG again the following day and so on.

Step 3:Bottle

  • The brew is ready once the SG has stabilised over a couple of days.
  • Gently fill clean PET bottles to about 3cm from the top.
  • Add 2 carbonation drops per bottle and secure the caps.
  • Store the bottles upright in a location out of direct sunlight at or above 18C.

Step 4: Enjoy

  • After at least two weeks, check for sufficient carbonation by squeezing the bottles.
  • Bottles kept unrefrigerated should improve with age.
  • When ready to drink, chill the bottles upright.
  • The chilled beer may be poured into clean glassware, leaving the sediment behind.
  • Expect the alcohol content to be approximately 6.5% ABV.