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Old 01-09-2011, 01:47 AM   #1
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Has anyone else brewed this kit?

Now and then, I like to buy a kit and brew rather than following my own AG recipes. I brewed the PSA IPA back in November and let it sit in the fermenter for about 4 weeks. I used US-05 for yeast. I transferred it to my Tap-A-Draft bottles about a week ago. I am really happy with how this turned out. Nice and hoppy, flavorful and with a decent malt background.

Anyone else have any comments on it? You gotta admit, Brewers Best makes some good kits.


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Old 01-09-2011, 03:56 AM   #2
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I have the brewers best Extract IPA in the Fermenter now..3 days going strong...It's my first brew too so kinda excited glad you say its good...What is PSA btw?



 
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:06 AM   #3
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The PSA was a special release they did this year. Part of the money for the kit went to prostate health research. The test for prostate cancer is called the Prostate-Specific Antigen test. Buyers Best made this kit using Palisades, Simcoe and Amirillo Gold hops.

I think you will be happy with the results of your ipa. Buyers Best makes good kits.
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Old 01-10-2011, 03:13 PM   #4
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The PSA IPA is one of my favorites! I used 22oz. PET Coopers bottles and I'm down to my last six. I have another kit waiting in the wings though. My notes say; "Nice head, good retention, nice lacing, bitterness gone 3< seconds." In about 13 days I should be bottling and that will free up my 2 fermenters. I'll probably brew a Smithwick's Clone and the second PSA IPA.

 
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:07 PM   #5
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I liked the PSA IPA very much. Good kit, good beer.

 
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:04 PM   #6
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I know this is an old thread but I'm on my first homebrew (PSA IPA) and was wondering if anyone used a secondary fermenter? I have read that the yeast strains available now are stable enough to not need a secondary but I want to make sure this first one is a good one. I would of course wait until my airlock went idle for a day or so.

 
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:04 PM   #7
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I know this is an old thread but I'm on my first homebrew (PSA IPA) and was wondering if anyone used a secondary fermenter? I have read that the yeast strains available now are stable enough to not need a secondary but I want to make sure this first one is a good one. I would of course wait until my airlock went idle for a day or so.

If you ask 10 people you will get 12 different opinions. I generally do a secondary for a big beer or one with a low flocculating yeast.
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I brewed this twice. No secondary needed. I don't think the OG was all that high. Forget the airlock. Check for FG and over three days to make sure fermenting has stopped. I usually wait three weeks and forego the checks. Great brew by the way. Cheers, Pete.

 
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:01 AM   #9
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I've got one of these kits on the way in the mail. gestyr mentioned that he used US-05 yeast. Is there any reason to not use the yeast that comes with it (I assume it comes with yeast...)? This will be my second homebrew. Hope to bottle my Sierra Nevada Pale clone Sunday after 1 week in primary, followed by 2 weeks in secondary. Then I'll brew my BB PSA IPA Monday. Love the three-day weekend!

Any other tips for this brew would be appreciated. I did a secondary for my first, but am leaning toward none for this go-around.

 
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:10 PM   #10
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I used the US-05 for 2 reasons: i like the flavor profile and 2: I had some on hand. There is nothing wrong with the yeast that comes with the kit.


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