Drought Breaker with Centennial & Amarillo - American IPA - All Grain Beer Kit - 5 gal

Beer Style: One of the historic pale ale styles, our India Pale Ale follows English tradition of balanced ales and takes things a step further in hoppy American fashion.

Dominant Ingredients and Characteristics: Light sweetness from low color caramel malts set the stage for bountiful grapefruit & flowers from Centennial & Amarillo aroma hops.

Brew Day: 3 - 4 hours
Total Days from Brew Day to Drinking
If Bottled: 3 - 5 weeks
If Kegged: 2 - 4 weeks


Consider The Ideal Environment For This Beer

Fermentation: 60 – 72° F
Bottle Conditioning: 60 – 70° F
Keg Conditioning: 32 – 45° F
Storage and Drinking: 32 – 55° F

 Our best selling homebrew beer kit, Drought Breaker India Pale Ale has all the ingredients to make five gallons of full-bodied, hop forward IPA---a beer to slake your thirst when a pint of water just won't cut it. 

This recipe offers a shimmering gold color at 6 SRM, full body, overt hops bitterness of 55 IBU and aroma from 2 oz. of Centennial hops, 1 oz. of Amarillo hops, and 1 oz of Cascade hops split between a late boil addition and dry-hop. At a quaffable 6.5% ABV this kit is the solution to your beer drought, just don't try watering your hops with it. Are you just starting your homebrewing adventure? Check out our Brewing Equipment Kits for everything you'll need to begin crafting great beer.

  • OG: 1.066
  • ABV: ~6.5%
  • IBU: 55
  • SRM: 6
  • Be sure you have all the equipment below before getting started. We carry everything you'll need to get brewing.

    How to Use

    Equipment Needed:

    • LCD Sticker Thermometer for Fermentor
    • 10 lbs. Light Base Malt
    • 1 lb. Dry Rice Extract
    • 1/2 lb. Golden Promise Malt
    • 1/2 lb. CaraHell® Caramel Malt
    • 1/4 lb. CaraPils® Dextrine Malt
    • 3 oz. Acidulated Malt
    • Brewing Salts
    • Whirlfloc Kettle Fining Tablet
    • PicoZinc™ Beer Yeast Nutrient for 5 Gallons
    • 0.75 oz. Nugget Hops
    • 2 oz. Amarillo Hops
    • 2 oz. Centennial Hops
    • OPTIONAL FOR BOTTLING: 5 oz. Corn Sugar for priming
    • 1 Pack Wyeast #1056 American Ale (Chico) Yeast


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    Pickup Locations Available for This Item

    The Beverage People Warehouse, Santa Rosa.

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    All our supplies are guaranteed for one year. Request for refunds occurring more than 30 days after the date of purchase on non-defective goods may be granted as a store credit if the goods are returned in their original condition. Yeast is perishable and should be refrigerated on arrival. No refunds are allowed on sales of living organisms such as yeast and bacteria.


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    Curbside pick up 04/08/2020
    By David Gray
    I ordered a beer kit and paid on line. They called to say it was ready the next day. I dropped by and quickly picked up my kit and they had already milled the grain. Worked great. Unfortunately the next day they notified us by email that they had to close completely due to COVID-19. The beer goes to secondary fermentation today. The Beverage People is a great business. I sure hope they can weather this pandemic OK.