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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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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: 1.045-1.049
Estimated IBUs: 53-57
Estimated ABV%: 4.5-4.7%
Estimated SRM: 6-8

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled.

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IYA07 - Imperial Flagship

Please Note: In order to better serve our customers, we are now offering our extract recipe kits with either Liquid Malt Extract (LME) or Dried Malt Extract (DME). The majority of our DME kits were converted from the LME version, which is why you may notice slight variances in the extract names and quantities on your recipe sheet. You may also find that your Specific Gravity and ABV% are slightly higher if you choose DME. Whether LME or DME, add all extracts provided according to the recipe sheet. For further details, please reference the conversion chart below.
 
MoreBeer! Extract Recipe Kit Conversion Chart
 
Liquid Malt Extract Dry Malt Extract
4 lbs 3.5 lbs
5 lbs 4 lbs
6 lbs 5 lbs
7 lbs 6 lbs
8 lbs 6.5 lbs
9 lbs 7 lbs
Ultralight Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pale Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pilsner Malt Extract Pilsen Light DME

 

 

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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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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over 2 years ago