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Proper Sake Co. White Koji Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

Proper Sake Co. White Koji Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

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Description

  • This BrewMaster Series kit was scaled down to a homebrew batch size in collaboration with the brewmasters at Proper Sake Co.
  • An incredibly crushable light pale ale made with White Koji. Refreshing and citrusy
  • Includes Cascade and Huell Melon hops
  • Estimated ABV: 5.5%
  • Estimated IBUs: 12
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

Whether you're in constant search of new ways to push the "traditional boundaries" of brewing, or you're just looking for another crushable crowd pleaser to add to your arsenal of recipes, Proper Sake's White Koji Ale is the beer for you. As the name implies, this recipe is crafted around the specialty ingredient of White Koji. Koji is a staple ingredient in the fermentation processes for sake, soy sauce, miso, and more. But White Koji, in particular, is gaining ground as a new brewing ingredient which can impart a beautiful citric acidity in the final beer.

This recipe from Proper Sake Co. results in an incredibly crushable light pale ale with a slight haze in the glass. The malt character will hang in the background as Cascade and Huell Melon support the overall refreshing, citrusy quality enhanced by the White Koji.

Our friends at Proper Sake Co. are specialists in Kimoto and Yamahai sake production—and have been known to apply their fermentation knowledge to a beer or two. Next time you find yourself in Nashville, TN, pop into Rice Vice bar to sample from their amazing selection of sake.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.052-57
  • SRM (Color Range): 4
  • IBUs: 12
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5.5%

Please note: Your printed recipe sheet may reference 20 oz of White Koji in the "Recipe Tips" section. The correct amount of White Koji for this recipe is 10 oz.

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 grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.

 

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The recipe states to break out the Koji additions into two parts, 2oz at the mash in then add the remaining 8oz later. I’m doing a BIAB method. When? I added the 8oz after chilling because I didn’t want the Koji to clog my plate chiller. Could I have added the Koji directly into the fermenter?
Michael Kehoe on May 18, 2024
Is this a sour style beer?
Shane Smith on Jun 5, 2024
BEST ANSWER: Not really. I’d say it’s a little tart but not close to sour.
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My batch turned out pretty good. I would put its taste closer to a witbier than a sour ale. It has a small amount of tartness and definitely notes of citrus and melon. My kit was missing about .5oz of the cascade so my bitterness wasn't as high as it was supposed to be. My OG was also a little high at 1.065 so I added a little water to cut it down to 1.060. I used the English yeast at 65 degrees and had 72% attenuation. If I were to brew it again I would try maybe using a saison yeast that would finish dryer, bring out more of the tartness, and work a little easier in the pH levels that the koji added.
June 11, 2024