Its time to go Thai Jinja and get something ready for spring and summer! Pairing back a bit from the popular 'blow your head off' Xtreme Jinja Ninja the Kick Boxer is aiming to be light on its feet but sharp and tangy like a great Thai dish :-)
- 500g Wheat Malt
- 1.7 kg Morgans Golden Sheaf Wheat Beer kit
- 500g Organic Thistle Honey
- 40g Saaz hops 2011 3.2% Alpha Acid
- 11g Pride of Ringwood hops 2011 9.8 % Alpha Acid
- 3 limes
- 1 red & 1 green chilli
- 3 stalks of lemongrass
- Safbrew WB-06 yeast
Mini mash 500g of malted wheat in the grain bag for 30 mins at 65 degrees before adding 2 litersore water and 150g of grated ginger 1 long red and green chilli the rind and juice of 2 limes and a stalk of lemongrass. 20g of Saaz and 11g of pride of Ringwood hops in for a 30 min boil. 500g of organic Scotch Thistle honey in the boil for last 5 mins and another 10g of Saaz hops at end of boil to stand. Pitched the hydrated liquid yeast after adding the Kit and straining the wort. Smells good and SG is 1030 so a lot lighter than its Xtreme father. Let's see how the Kick Boxer ferment kicks off!
Sun 15th July rack off the brew with reading of 1010 on hydrometer and infused with a malt bag with 650g of grated ginger, rind of 1 lime, 2 stalks of lemongrass 1 long green chili & 1 red small chili and last 10g of Saaz hops. Tasted and cloudy wheat beer fused with light tang.
Sun 29 July bottling with 200g caster sugar bulk priming best after Sun 9th Sep 12
First signs of Spring & Summer so first sip of the Thai Kick Boxer Jinja Ninja and nice clean crisp and full of Jinja Ninja bite!