Doubling down on our most popular recipe kit of all time, we took our famous Dead Ringer recipe and upped the ante - significantly. Double Dead Ringer is a real juggernaut coming in at ~11% ABV, 85 IBU, and featuring a whopping 12 oz of an American classic, Centennial hops. The massive doses of Centennial create a firm bitterness and a huge grapefruit citrus, floral, and slightly earthy aroma and flavor balanced by an aggressive malt profile of slightly crusty bread with undertones of sweet caramel and toffee. This imperial IPA is not for the faint of heart.
- Style: Double / Imperial IPA
- Fermentation Range: 65-70°F
- Original Gravity: 1:100
- SRM: 9
- IBUs: 85
- ABV: 11%
- Aroma: Complex aromas of substantial hop character interlaced with deep bready malt notes with a hint of semi-sweet caramel.
- Appearance: Burnished orange hue with a slight dry hop haze. Firm, tightly-laced white frothy head.
- Flavor: Intense citrus and floral hop flavors exhibiting a bracing bitterness, prominent malt character with faint hints of toffee and sweet caramel.
- Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-full bodied with a lingering bitterness on the tongue.
Note: To successfully pull off this recipe, we have formulated this kit to produce a total of 6 gallons of wort to account for losses to the preposterous amount of hops added during the boil and the dry-hop stage. The resulting batch will still end up at 5 finished gallons, but leave you with enough volume to avoid getting hop and yeast particulates into your bottles or keg during packaging.
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Notes from Brad, Northern Brewer Head Brewer:
“Well, it’s been a while since we have released an Imperial IPA kit, and now seemed like as good a time as any. We’ve taken our all-time best selling recipe kit and cranked it up to 11(%). This leviathan of a beer clocks in at a specific gravity of 1.100 and flaunts a total of 12 ounces of Centennial hops to create a colossal flavor experience. Bracing bitterness and somewhat excessive hop flavor and aroma are what make this imperial IPA stand out amongst the average offering.
To successfully pull off this recipe, we have formulated this kit to produce a total of 6 gallons of wort to account for losses to the preposterous amount of hops added during the boil and the dry-hop stage. The resulting batch will still end up at 5 finished gallons, but leave you with enough volume to avoid getting hop and yeast particulates into your bottles or keg during packaging. Be sure to pitch a ton of yeast at this one to ensure a healthy fermentation, and be extra certain to oxygenate/aerate the wort thoroughly to avoid undue stress on the yeast. When it's all said and done, be careful with this one - it packs a serious punch.”
Optional Yeast Oxygenation Upgrade:
Oxygenation Kit 2.0 - While beneficial for all brews, oxygenation is as important as yeast pitching rate for high-gravity beers and lagers. Provide the yeast with an optimal fermentation environment to ensure they produce the optimal brew. Effortlessly infuse wort with pure oxygen in less than a minute, maximizing the level of dissolved oxygen to dramatically decrease lag time and yield vastly improved yeast attenuation.
Note: disposable oxygen cylinder not included, but may be found at any home improvement center.