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Ron Mexico Pale Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)
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This delicious Pale Ale is based on new experimental hop, HBC438, that has the unofficial name of Ron Mexico due to its native US neomexicanus  hop heritage. This hop has enticing aromas of stone and tropical fruit, orange, mint, and herbal characteristics.  Vinnie from Russian River Brewing (of Pliny fame) used this hop in an experimental beer brewed for the National Homebrewers Conference and also recently raved about this hop in a talk we attended.

The story of this hop is really unique. Traditionally hop breeders finish the testing of experimental hops internally and then release to the commercial market. Now they are turning the tables and trying something new!  HBC 438 is being released EXCLUSIVELY to the Homebrewing community first. Then in the future, as more is grown, they will release it to commercial brewers. So the tables are flipped - Pro brewers will be reading your reviews and seeing what you thought of the hottest new hop. 

What is also cool is that all proceeds from the sales of these hops go to ALS.net and help fund the ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world's largest non-profit biotech focused entirely on ALS Research. 

Our take on a Ron Mexico pale includes some malto dextrin for body, crystal 60 for color and richness, and our Ultralight malt extract for a great malty base.  


Estimated Original Gravity: 1.042-1.046

Estimated IBUs: 53-57

Estimated ABV%: 4.2-4.4%

Estimated SRM: 7-9

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags or yeast. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below.

Item # KIT288
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 9LBS
ABV %4.3
Beer StylePale Ale & Bitter
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentLow (3-5%)
BitternessHigh (46-70ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
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great beer
these hops give the beer a slightly fruity flavor. it is well balanced and beer is a great hit. The fact that some proceeds go to helping ALS makes it even better. i have bread it twice and and will brew again this spring
January 25, 2018
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