The Centennial Single Hop Experiment | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

The Centennial Single Hop Experiment | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • Our Single Hop Experiment series is the perfect way to learn the characteristics of individual hop varietals
  • Includes a small bittering addition of Magnum and three 2 oz additions of your chosen hop for late boil and at dry hopping
  • Estimated ABV: 5%
  • Estimated IBUs: 35
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

We recently had a simple, yet exciting idea: What if we brewed the same recipe, used the same yeast, but changed one thing - the flavor, aroma, and dry hop additions using one hop varietal. That way we could take two beers that are close to identical and pick out the differences in just the hop flavors and aromas! And thus, the Single Hop Experiment was born. This recipe is based off of a simple Pale Ale: Ultralight malt extract, Crystal 15L, Magnum bittering hops, and then a single other hop for the rest of the additions. The malt in this recipe is basic and fairly neutral, the bittering clean and consistent, but the flavor and aroma from the late hop additions will vary; sometimes dramatically! Ever wanted to know what your favorite hop really is? Brew a few of these different Single Hop Experiment recipes to find out!

Estimated Original Gravity:1.049-54
SRM (Color Range): 7-8
IBU's: 35
Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.

Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.


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Trying the single hop series.
Douglas C W on May 2, 2019
Trying the single hop series.
Douglas C W on May 2, 2019
Something different
donald p on Jul 25, 2018
Something different
donald p on Jul 25, 2018

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Rated 4 out of 5
Experimented with some Fresh Cascades
I came upon a 1 lb of fresh cascades and decided I wanted to make a simple IPA so I picked this kit. I also tweaked the recipe and added 8oz of sugar during the last 10 minutes to raise the alcohol content a bit. Instead of the last pellet hop addition, I added my fresh hops and fermented @ 68 degrees for two weeks in the primary. I then used the Columbus hops from the kit to dry hop it in secondary for 1 week. Flavor came out terrific, with a great aroma. hit 5.9% ABV, which was a little lower than I wanted, but it's a great brew.
September 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Best Beer Kit
This kit makes an awesome beer. I did just as the directions say and after 8 other brews this is by far the best beer I have made. If you like IPAs give this one a try.
October 30, 2013