Brewing Beer with Kits

Grains, malts, hops, yeast, water and other ingredients used to brew. Recipe reviews and suggestions.

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Brewing Beer with Kits

Post by krussader » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:06 pm

Hey Everyone,
I have come accross a recipe for an IPA that uses two kits, a John Bull Pale Ale and a Cooper's Bitter. There is also 2lbs of dry extract and some additional hops. I thought it was a great idea to use a pre-hopped kit in order to keep the amount of hops needed down, due to the recent high cost of them. However I was planning on changing out the extract for some grain in order to achieve a better beer. The problem is that beer tools does not recognise a kit as an option for liquid extract. My question is, how much hops are in a beer kit?
Thanks in advance.

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Post by slothrob » Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:26 am

A British Pale Ale is 30-50 IBU, a Bitter is 25-35 IBU.
Chances are, these kits are toward the bottom end of these ranges, so I'd say ~30-35 IBU's each (for their intended final volume) should be a reasonable guess.
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