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Paul86

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IPA Kit Recommendations
« on: December 20, 2018, 08:39:18 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I recently brewed an IPA kit from Brew west, (route 66, All American Double IPA 8.2% ABV) https://www.homebrewwest.ie/all-american-double-ipa-82-abv-6701-p.asp  sadly had to make some last minute changes to the recipe due to restrictions with grain vol/weight (due to my mash/boil pot being only 20L) and substituted some of the grain for hopped spray DME.

Ended up with more of a session IPA ~4.5% (still fermenting) smelled and looked really good, no doubt it will be a nice brew but not the 8.2% I originally wanted and still have about 3kg of grain left.

With this in mind I want to make another IPA... from a kit using the manufacturers recipe..... no modifications just to get used to the process and outcomes and something I can build upon.

What is the "best" IPA kit out there at the moment, has any one any recommendations, I have read a few reviews and the Young's IPA kit seems to be a popular choice.

Ideally looking for something punchy, hoppy with sweet/citrusy notes, not bothered about ABV too much and looking to make a batch 20-25L.

Regards

Paul

LordEoin

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Re: IPA Kit Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2018, 12:16:54 PM »
The Festival Razorback IPA seems to go down well
have a look through this:
https://www.nationalhomebrewclub.ie/forum/kit-brewing/links-to-kit-reviews-thinking-of-trying-something-new/
It's not been added to for quite a while bu tit might give some ideas

Ceedee

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Re: IPA Kit Recommendations
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2018, 11:22:18 AM »
Agree. Had really good results from the Razorback kit.

RobShamrock

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Re: IPA Kit Recommendations
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 03:03:28 PM »
Another vote for Razorback, done it twice now in quick succession and will be doing 3rd batch very shortly