St Peters - India Pale Ale

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Re: St Peters - India Pale Ale

Postby serum » Wed May 21, 2014 10:17

This is another cracking Kit from St Peters. I actually like it much more than the bottled version they sell.

It's more of a traditional IPA with powerful bitterness and more of a malty flavour that I expected. It was the first kit I made and I had to go back and give it another go. It doesn't have a lot of the fruity flavour of more modern IPAs so if you're after that then there are kits that get closer but it's an excellent kit and well worth a go. It's firmly in my top 5.

I didn't measure gravity the first time round. The second time round I got an OG of 1050 and FG of 1014. It carbed up very nicely.

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Re: St Peters - India Pale Ale

Postby Pjam » Wed May 21, 2014 19:27

It was the last kit i bought before trying extract brewing. It's still in the cupboard! maybe I should get it going? St Peter's are excellent I think. I much preferred the Ruby Red to the Woodfordes Wherry that many people go for.
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Re: St Peters - India Pale Ale

Postby serum » Wed May 21, 2014 19:59

Pjam wrote:It was the last kit i bought before trying extract brewing. It's still in the cupboard! maybe I should get it going? St Peter's are excellent I think. I much preferred the Ruby Red to the Woodfordes Wherry that many people go for.


It's definitely worth a go, especially if it's just festering a cupboard.

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Re: St Peters - India Pale Ale

Postby Zod » Fri Jan 02, 2015 14:30

I'm grabbing this one this afternoon. I've got 50g of both citra and mosaic to use up and I'll use the whole 100g for a dry hop.

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Re: St Peters - India Pale Ale

Postby Zod » Sun Feb 01, 2015 21:32

put this on two days ago, got a SG of 1.044 and if this gets down to 1.010 that's only 4.5%, a full 1.% lower than the kit states. The SG reading was taken at about 23c.

Anyone brewed this kit and got the 5.5% stated? What was your SG at the start?

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Re: St Peters - India Pale Ale

Postby BIGJIM72 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:59

Zod wrote:put this on two days ago, got a SG of 1.044 and if this gets down to 1.010 that's only 4.5%, a full 1.% lower than the kit states. The SG reading was taken at about 23c.

Anyone brewed this kit and got the 5.5% stated? What was your SG at the start?


What did you top it up to Zod? IIRC then this kit doesn't make 23lt.

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Re: St Peters - India Pale Ale

Postby Zod » Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:53

I made it to about 19.5L-20L (instructions say make to 19L) as I forgot to factor in the hop tea I made, so was still expecting SG to be higher. Unless this one drops a lot lower than 1.010???

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Re: St Peters - India Pale Ale

Postby serum » Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:47

Mine started around 1050 but it didn't go down to 1010. It's possible these kits can stall in the same way wherry does with that small amount of yeast.

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Re: St Peters - India Pale Ale

Postby Zod » Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:52

serum wrote:Mine started around 1050 but it didn't go down to 1010. It's possible these kits can stall in the same way wherry does with that small amount of yeast.


that's my fear. 6g of yeast with this one. I did rehydrate and had a krausen within 12hrs, but that is the exact same thing I saw with a Wherry that stuck. Need to pick up a spare pack of yeast just in case....

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Re: St Peters - India Pale Ale

Postby serum » Mon Feb 02, 2015 13:01

That's probably a good idea. Mine went down to 1014 and tasted good but could probably have gone lower

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