Pineapple IPA
(8.5 Litres)

Summer time and the livin’ is easy with our perky, passionate Pineapple IPA. This is the brew for lazy afternoons lying in a hammock and stressing about absolutely nothing. It’s the IPA of beach cricket, sunscreen, boardies and reggae tunes. Crack open a bottle and aromas of pineapple transport you to palm fringed islands in the sun… but don’t expect tropical punch with this beer. The added juice purely supports the distinctive pineapple characteristics of the Citra and Vic Secret hops combined with the firm bitterness that balances out the sweet heavy malt bill.

 

Ingredients:

  • Colour: Bright Gold
  • Body: Medium
  • Bitterness: High
  • Approx. Alcohol Level: 7.2% ABV
  • Step 1 : Mix

    Clean and sanitise all equipment that will come in contact with the brew.
    Bring the contents of a 250g Unhopped Malt Extract to the boil in 3 litres of water
    Add approx. ½ of the Vic Secret Hop Pellets, turn off flame and steep for 10mins before cooling.
    Strain the malt/hop liquid into the Fermenting Vessel (FV).
    Add the contents of the Long Play IPA and the remaining Unhopped Malt Extract to the FV (no need to stir).
    Top up with cold tap water to 7.5 litres (If you’re not using Pineapple Juice fill to 8.5L mark and skip next step)
    Add the 1L of Pineapple Juice to bring the total to 8.5L
    Sprinkle the US-05 and Long Play IPA yeast then fit the lid.

  • Step 2 : Brew

    Place the FV in a location out of direct sunlight and try to ferment at 18C
    Fermentation should take 10 to 14 days.
    At about day 10 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.
    A couple of days later, 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
    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 will 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 7.2% ABV.