Red Eye IPA
(8.5 Litres)

Come in sinners, this one’s for the hell-raisers who sip with the devil himself. A lusty brew seething with aromas of grapefruit, lemon and orange thanks to its Amarillo and Simco hops, with the temptation of sweet caramel to balance the bold bitterness. Delivering a fiendishly well-rounded beer born from the loins of The Diabolo IPA, its deep copper colour hints at the diabolical flames of the inferno, yet this smooth and easily-enjoyed beer is anything but hellish – in fact, it’s almost heavenly.

 

Ingredients:

 

  • Colour: Deep Copper
  • Body: Medium
  • Bitterness: High
  • Approx. Alcohol Level: 7.5% ABV
  • Naturally Carbonated: Natural
  • Step 1 : Mix

    Clean and sanitise all equipment that will come in contact with the brew.
    Bring the contents of the 250g Unhopped Malt Extract - Smooth to the boil in 3 litres of water.
    Add approx. ½ of both the Amarillo and Simcoe Hop Pellets and boil for 10mins.
    Cool the liquid by placing the pot in a bath of cold water for about 15mins.
    Strain the malt/hop liquid into the Fermenting Vessel (FV).
    Add the contents of the Mr Beer Diablo IPA and the remaining Unhopped Malt Extract to the FV (no need to stir).
    Fill the FV with cold water to the 8.5 litre mark.
    Sprinkle Safale US-05 Dry Yeast then fit the lid.

  • Step 2 : Brew

    Place the FV in a location out of direct sunlight and ferment at 18°C.
    Fermentation should take around 10 to 14 days.
    At about day 7 or once the foam has died down (whichever comes first), add the remaining hop pellets - we recommend wrapping them in a mesh cleaning cloth, pulled straight from the wrapper.
    On day 10 check the specific gravity (SG).
    Check the SG again the following day and so on.

  • Step 3 : Bottle

    The brew is ready once the SG has stabilised over a couple of days, expect about 1008 to 1012.
    Gently fill clean PET bottles to about 3cm from the top.
    Add 2 carbonations drop per bottle and secure the caps (only one drop per bottle may be preferred).
    Store the bottles upright in a location out of direct sunlight at or above 18C.

  • Step 4 : Enjoy

    After at least two weeks, check for sufficient carbonation by squeezing the PET bottles.
    Bottles kept unrefrigerated should improve with age.
    When ready to drink, chill the bottles upright.
    Pour into clean glassware, leaving the sediment behind.
    Expect the alcohol content to be approximately 7.5% ABV.