Willard's English IPA - 5-Gallon Kit
The English created India Pale Ale. Hops act as a preservative in beer and using more of them helped this style of ale survive long transit times on the way to thirsty occupying troops in Asia. Of course lots of hops also make the fabulously distinctive, bitingly bitter and flavorful drink that's so popular today. This version uses plenty of earthy English hops and a British yeast strain to produce a beer with a very different profile from the American IPAs that are everywhere now.
I'm not sure how 5-Gallons became the standard batch size for homebrewers, but it's been that way for as long as I can remember, and since before home beer brewing was even legal. To brew this kit, you'll need a 5-Gallon or larger brew pot as well as at least a 6.5-Gallon fermenter, airlock, siphoning and bottling or kegging equipment. 5-Gallons fills about 53 12-ounce bottles. A good kitchen scale for measuring hops would help too.
The Dry Malt Difference
Our kits are made exclusively with Dry Malt Extract. Dry malt is more expensive, but I think it makes better extract beers. Unlike liquid malt extract, dry malt doesn't darken or pick up off flavors with high storage temperatures and age.
Kit includes: dry malt extract blend, specialty grains, hops, yeast, muslin grain bag, priming sugar, bottle caps and step-by-step instructions.
Hop Aroma and Flavor: Medium-High
Alcohol Content: 6.1% A.B.V.
Original Gravity: 1.060