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Recipe: Digital Haze IPA 2021 Kit from Brewer's Best and Yakima Chief Hops

This was a limited edition kit announced during the Soluble Hop Compounds Tech Talk from Yakima Chief and Brewers Best at HomeBrewCon 2021.  Since you might not have a chance to pick up the kit, or you might at least be wondering what's in it, I'm reproducing the recipe below for reference.  I just received my kit today (and haven't brewed it yet, more on that later).

The kit came with a bottle opener, some literature from Yakima Chief and Brewer's Best, a set of adhesive labels for the bottles, bottle caps, and priming sugar for bottling.  Unfortunately, mine seemed to be missing the 8 ounces of Carapils.


4 pounds Pilsen DME
1 pound Corn Sugar
8 ounces Wheat (malted wheat, not flaked)
8 ounces Carapils
8 ounces Flaked Oats
3 one-ounce packages of Cryo Pop(tm) Hops
1 package of Lallemand Voss Kveik Yeast

Beer characteristics from the sheet:

  • IBUs:  16-19
  • ABV:  4.8% to 5.4%
  • OG: 1.046 - 1.049 SG
  • FG:  1.008-1.011 SG
  • Color: Hazy Pale Straw
  • Batch Size: 5 gallons
  • Difficulty:  Advanced
Instructions (paraphrased from the actual sheet):
  • Read everything once before you begin brewing
  • Sanitize everything that will come in contact with the beer
  • Steep the grains in 2.5 gallons of water at 150-165F for 20 minutes, then remove the grains from the water and discard.  If you have space in your brew kettle, add water to the 5 gallon mark
  • Bring the wort to a boil, then add 3 pounds of the Pilsen DME (you'll have 1 pound left for later)
  • Start a 60 minute countdown timer
  • With 10 minutes left in the boil, add the last pound of Pilsen DME and the pound of corn sugar
  • When the boil is over (i.e., the timer hits zero), chill the wort down to 180F.
  • Add one pack of Cryo Pop hops.
  • Steep for 20 minutes at 180F, gently stirring occasionally
  • Chill the wort down to 85F.  If you didn't boil the full 5-gallon amount, add cold water to get your volume back up to 5 gallons now.
  • Transfer the chilled wort to a clean and sanitized fermenter.
  • Pitch the yeast when the wort is at a safe temperature for the yeast, then seal the fermenter and attach your airlock of blow-off tube.
  • The wort will begin fermenting within 24-48 hours.  Once fermentation is underway, open the fermenter, add the two remaining packets of Cryo Pop hops and re-seal the fermenter.
  • Leave the beer to ferment 4-6 days more until fermentation is finished.  You'll know fermentation is finished if three days' worth of gravity readings are the same.
  • Bottle and/or keg the beer using your normal procedure.

If you can get the kit from your local homebrew shop or online retailer, I recommend getting it that way, but if it's sold out, you should be able to reproduce it using the above information.  The Cryo Pop hops are sold at Label Peelers and other fine retailers.


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