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Expedition: El Dorado IPA Beer Kit

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Your Label Peelers Expedition: El Dorado IPA IPA Original Beer Kit never sits on a shelf. Your grains are crushed to order. Your ingredients are packed fresh and you don't pay for a flashy box. It's all about providing you with the freshest ingredients for you to make your best beer.

Embark on a brewing adventure with Expedition: El Dorado IPA, your golden ticket to a world of rich, flavorful ale. This isn't just a beer kit, it's a treasure map to a liquid gold, a golden-colored ale that's as enticing as the mythical city it's named after.

Your journey begins with a robust 3.3 lbs. Munich Liquid Malt Extract, the backbone of your brew, providing a strong malt foundation that's as sturdy as an ancient Incan temple. Next, you'll add 3 lbs. of Pale Dry Malt Extract, the secret ingredient that gives your ale its golden hue, reminiscent of the sun setting over the Andean mountains.

But what's an expedition without a little challenge? Enter 1 lb. of Brewer’s Crystals. This ingredient is the wild card, the unpredictable element that adds a unique twist to your brew. It's like navigating through the Amazon rainforest, you never know what surprises await.

Next, you'll encounter 1 lb. of Bonlander Munich Malt, a rich, flavorful ingredient that adds depth to your brew, like hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. Then, you'll stumble upon 6 oz. of Caramel Malt 60L, adding a hint of sweetness, like finding a hidden waterfall in the heart of the jungle.

Your journey continues with 6 oz. of Biscuit Malt, an ingredient that adds a touch of warmth to your brew, like the comforting glow of a campfire after a long day of exploration.

But the real treasure of this expedition is the hops. 1 oz. of Cascade Hops adds a hint of citrus, like a burst of tropical fruit found in the heart of the rainforest. And finally, 3 oz. of El Dorado IPA Hops, the star of the show, adding a heavy citrus-forward note and a hint of tropical fruit, like a treasure chest overflowing with gold and jewels.

With a balance that's perfect for both novice and experienced brewers, Expedition: El Dorado IPA is your passport to a brewing adventure. Clocking in at 78 IBUs, this beer kit is a quest for the senses, a journey to a world of flavor. So, grab your compass, pack your bags, and start your expedition to El Dorado IPA goodness today! Your taste buds will thank you.

ABV: 6.8% - 7.2%
IBU: 78
SG: 1.066
FG: 1.013
SRM: 10

INGREDIENTS    

- 3.3 lbs. Munich Liquid Malt Extract
- 3 lbs. Pale Dry Malt Extract
- 1 lb. Brewer’s Crystals
- 1 lb. Bonlander Munich Malt
- 6 oz. Caramel Malt 60L
- 6 oz. Biscuit Malt
- 1 oz. Cascade Hops
- 3 oz. El Dorado IPA Hops
- Yeast Energizer / Irish Moss Combo Packet
- 1 Packet of Dry Yeast (SafAle US-05)

HOPS SCHEDULE 

- 60 minutes: 1 oz. Cascade Hops (Bittering)
- 30 minutes: .5 oz. El Dorado IPA Hops (Flavor)
- 20 minutes: .5 oz. El Dorado IPA Hops (Flavor)
- 10 minutes: .5 oz. El Dorado IPA Hops (Aroma)
- 5 minutes: .5 oz. El Dorado IPA Hops (Aroma)
- 0 minutes: 1 oz. El Dorado IPA Hops (Aroma/Flameout)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Heat 2-3 gallons of water to 155°F.
2. Place grains in a grain bag and steep in the hot water for 30 minutes.
3. Remove the grain bag and discard.
4. Stir in both liquid and dry malt extracts along with the brewer’s crystals and mix until evenly dissolved.
5. Bring wort to a rolling boil.
6. Add the hops according to the hop schedule.
7. Boil for 60 minutes, stirring occasionally.
8. At 15 minutes add Yeast Energizer / Irish Moss Combo Packet.
9. Terminate boil and cool the wort to 70°F.
10. Transfer the wort to a fermenter and top off with cold water to 5 gallons.
11. Pitch the yeast and seal the fermenter.
12. Ferment at 68-70°F for 10-14 days. (Or until fermentation is complete)
13. Transfer to a bottling bucket and stir in 5 oz. priming sugar. Mix until evenly distributed and bottle your beer.
14. Once bottled, allow 2 weeks for carbonation in a cool, dark room. Enjoy!

OTHER PRODUCTS YOU MIGHT NEED
 

If you are making a beer kit for the first time, an equipment kit is a great and low-stress way to get all the equipment you need to make your Expedition: El Dorado IPA

This Brewer's Best Equipment Kit is top of the line and comes complete for a beginner brewer.

  • Equipment kit includes: 
  • 6.5 Gallon "Ale Pail" Primary Fermenter with Grommeted Lid 
  • 6.5 Gallon "Ale Pail" Bottling Bucket with Spigot 
  • Easy Clean No-Rinse Cleanser 
  • Auto-Siphon 
  • 5 Gallon Glass Carboy 
  • Plastic Paddle
  • Carboy Brush
  • Hydrometer
  • Liquid Crystal Thermometer
  • Bottle Brush
  • Black Beauty Capper
  • Econolock
  • Drilled Bung
  • Lab Thermometer
  • Bottle Filler
  • Siphon Hose with Shut-off Clamp
  • IO-Star
  • 20 qt. Brew Pot
  • Equipment Instructions

star sanSanitizer and Spray Bottle

Good sanitation practices are absolutely fundamental to good beer making. Five Star San is the premier sanitizer you will need to make your Expedition: El Dorado IPA beer kit. A great practice for extra protection is to have a spray bottle filled with sanitizing solution so you can re-sanitize everything that touches or goes near your beer. Sanitation is much more difficult with beer than wine because beer has a higher pH. Wine's high acidity makes bacterial infection less likely but with beer, one small mishap can cost you your batch. 

amber beer bottleBottles

When your Expedition: El Dorado IPA is done, you will need bottles. This standard 12 ounce bottle is a good choice. You will need 54 for a 5 gallon batch. Bottles do not come with caps.

5 gallon glass carboy

Carboys   

The 5 gallon carboy pictured here is the standard size for any beer kit. If you have never worked with a carboy, it is important to know they should not be moved full without a carboy handle or a carrier. 

brew-pot.pngBrew Pots

The pot pictured is an 8 gallon pot that is perfect for any beer kit or a standard 5 gallon batch. 

wart-chiller.pngWort Chillers and Thermometers

Wort Chillers and Thermometers are long term investments. It is important to chill your Expedition: El Dorado IPA wort quickly. The quicker you chill it the stronger the cold break will be. You also need a good thermometer that reads fast temperature fluctuations.  

SiphonsSiphons

Auto-siphons are a great luxury item to have in your brew equipment. Once you have one you will never go without it again. Don't forget to use a heavy duty sanitizer to clean it since you don't want to replace it as often as hoses. A good sanitizer for that job is Five Star San. 

FermenterFermenters

The fermenter pictured here is standard for a 5 gallon beer kit.

minijet-tubing-34987-97929.jpgHoses

 Many people reuse their hoses for far too long. Replacing your hoses often or even using as single use items is highly recommended with beer making. Hoses are very hard to clean and beer is very susceptible to bacterial infection. You do not want to risk losing your  Expedition: El Dorado IPA over a few feet of unsanitary hose. 

4708-anti-splash-funnel-95307-32839.jpgFunnels

Pouring your wort into a carboy can be tricky. Use a big funnel made just for the job. They even have different mesh screens to remove particles. 

AirlocksAirlocks

It is recommended to replace airlocks often. Because they never physically touch the beer, the sanitation risk is too often overlooked. Bacteria can spread without physical contact in a closed environment and plastic stubbornly harbors bacteria.   

6.5 stopperStoppers and Bungs 

Bungs and stoppers should also be periodically replaced. They can dry out and harbor bacteria. 

 carboy brushCarboy Brush

Keeping your carboy clean before and after use is key to avoid bacterial infection in your beer. A carboy brush is a great tool to get into those nooks and crannies. 

bottle-washer.pngStainless Steel Carboy and Bottle Washer

Stainless Steel Carboy and Bottle Washer is a convenient way of cleaning your bottles and/or carboys.  This high quality tool will come in handy.  Hooks up straight to your faucet with the bottle washer adapter (#4804) and puts out plenty of pressure to clean those stubborn stains from beer bottles that have been sitting around. 

bottle capperCapper

When you bottle your Expedition: El Dorado IPA, you will need to cap your bottles. This capper is inexpensive, easy to use and does not require attaching to a counter. It has a magnet to hold the cap in place.  

 

 

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 DID YOU KNOW

The word "stout" was first used to refer to a strong beer in a document dated 1677 found in the Egerton Manuscripts. The term "porter" was coined in 1721 to describe a dark brown beer.