Northern Brewer “Kiwi Express IPA”

First picture taken after 4 hours, 2nd picture taken at 10 hours as violent fermentation is taking place. At times  the blow off causes eruptions that spill onto the floor of the fermentation chamber.

First picture, beautiful pour. Second picture, we love the lace on the glass. Maybe the Caramel 20 contributed to that.


Style Information

Name: Hop Train
Recipe Type: Partial Mash
Category: IPA
Type: Ale

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Briess Caramel 20 1/2 lb Steep until 170 degrees
Pilsen Malt Syrup 6 lbs Added at last 10 min of boil
Briess Pilsen 2 lb In boil for 60 min


Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
New Zealand Pacific Jade 1/2 oz 14% 14 60 min
New Zealand Kohatu 1 oz 13.2% 13.2 10 min
Super Alfa 1 oz 13.6% 13.6 10 min
Pacific Jade 1.5 oz 14.2% 21.3 10 min
Pacific Jade 2 oz 14.2% 28.4 1 week add into secondary after one week
Kohatu 1oz 13.2% 13.2 1 week add into secondary after one week
Super Alfa 1 oz 13.6% 13.6 1 week add into secondary after one week


Name Type Use Amount Time Notes
whirlfloc Fining Boil 1 tab 5 min clarifying


Name Amount Notes
WLP001 1 Vial Added to starter. started 48 hours earlier


Amount: 6 gal
Water Description: Filtered
Time: 60 minutes
Target Batch Size: 5


Step Time Temperature Container Additions
Name: Amount
36 hours 64-68 Carboy
Kept in temperature controlled environment
9 days 70-72 carboy
room temp


Estimated OG: 1.061
Actual OG: 1.056
Actual FG: 1.011
Actual ABV: 5.90%
Bitterness: 30 IBU
Estimated Color: 10 SRM
Carbonation: 3.0 volumes

Tasting notes

Hazy, golden color. Floral, piney nose. Smooth, medium to thick mouth-feel. Bright, citrus flavor, very nice lacing in the glass. Not a hop bomb, but very dry, crisp hop flavor. Finishes quickly, with a mild to medium bitterness on the back of of the palate.

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