Wrecking Ball Imperial IPA Beer Kit

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Your Label Peelers Wrecking Ball Imperial 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.

Are you ready to experience a beer that hits your taste buds like a wrecking ball? Look no further than the Wrecking Ball Imperial IPA beer kit. This brew is not for the faint of heart, as it packs a punch with its malt-backed flavor explosion.

Picture this: a complex malt profile that sets the stage for the hops to unleash their full potential on your tongue. With a resin-forward character, this beer lingers on your palate, ensuring you savor every moment. And if you're a hophead like us, you'll appreciate the Cryo hop addition, which amplifies the flavor without adding to the bitterness (we've already taken care of that).

Let's dive into the ingredients that make this beer a true wrecking ball of taste. This beer kit includes 7 lbs. Light Dry Malt Extract, 1 lb. Brewer’s Crystals, 1 lb. Biscuit Malt, 12 oz. Honey Malt, 12 oz. Caramel Malt (60L), 8 oz. White Wheat Wheat, and 4 oz. Chocolate Malt. Each ingredient adds its own unique flavor and character to the brew, resulting in a harmonious blend that will leave you craving more.

Now, let's talk hops. Brace yourself for the hoppy onslaught. This beer kit includes 1 oz. Magnum Hops, 3 oz. Centennial Hops, 4 oz. Columbus Hops, and 1 oz. Centennial Cryo Hops. These hops bring a burst of citrus, floral, and resinous notes to the beer, taking the flavor to new heights.

To ensure a smooth brewing process, we've included a Yeast Energizer / Irish Moss Combo Packet and a packet of Dry Yeast (Lallemand BRY-97). These ingredients will help you achieve the perfect fermentation and clarity, resulting in a beer that's as visually appealing as it is delicious.

So, are you ready to unleash the wrecking ball of flavor? Grab your Wrecking Ball Imperial IPA beer kit and get ready to experience a beer that will redefine what a hoppy brew means to you. Cheers to the resiny goodness that awaits!

ABV: 8%
IBU: 100+
SG: 1.085
FG: 1.024
SRM: 18


- 7 lbs. Light Dry Malt Extract
- 1 lb. Brewer’s Crystals
- 1 lb. Biscuit Malt
- 12 oz. Honey Malt
- 12 oz. Caramel Malt (60L)
- 8 oz. White Wheat Wheat
- 4 oz. Chocolate Malt
- 1 oz. Magnum Hops
- 3 oz. Centennial Hops
- 4 oz. Columbus Hops
- 1 oz. Centennial Cryo Hops
- Yeast Energizer / Irish Moss Combo Packet
- 1 Packet of Dry Yeast (Lallemand BRY-97)

Hop Schedule 

- 60 minutes: 1 oz Magnum (Bittering)
- 30 minutes: 1 oz Columbus (Flavor/Aroma)
- 10 minutes: 2 oz Columbus and 2 oz Centennial (Aroma)
- 2 minutes: 1 oz Columbus and 1 oz Centennial (Aroma)
- 0 minutes: 1 oz Columbus Cryo Hops (Flameout Hops)


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, sparge (rinse) with water into the kettle, and discard.
4. Stir in the dry malt extract and brewer’s crystals until fully dissolved.
5. Bring your wort to a rolling boil.
6. Add the hops according to the hop schedule.
7. Boil for 60 minutes, stirring occasionally.
8. At the 15 minute hop addition also add the Yeast Energizer / Irish Moss Combo Packet.
9. 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!


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 Wrecking Ball Imperial 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 Wrecking Ball Imperial 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 Wrecking Ball Imperial 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


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 Wrecking Ball Imperial 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.  


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. 


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


 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 Wrecking Ball Imperial IPAover a few feet of unsanitary hose. 


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. 


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 Wrecking Ball Imperial 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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