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Ron Mexico Pale Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

Ron Mexico Pale Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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Description

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.  

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.045-1.049
  • SRM (Color Range): 6-8
  • IBUs: 53-57
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4.5-4.7%

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.
 
 

 

ABV %4.3
IBU55
SRM8
Beer StylePale Ale & Bitter
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentLow (3-5%)
BitternessHigh (46-70ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
Pre-MilledY
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I've had the beer brewed by RR, thought I'd give it a go!
Alex Perkins on May 21, 2018
Sounds like a Xx Amber of sorts
Christopher B on Mar 6, 2018
I've had the beer brewed by RR, thought I'd give it a go!
Alex Perkins on May 21, 2018
Looking for a tasty summer beer
Bryan Huber on Apr 27, 2018
Sounds like a Xx Amber of sorts
Christopher B on Mar 6, 2018
Looking for a tasty summer beer
Bryan Huber on Apr 27, 2018
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Rated 5 out of 5
Still fermenting. Will bottle in three days.
July 14, 2021
Purchased
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
Purchased
over 4 years ago