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  • Frostbite White IPA

    A winter seasonal style that emerged from IPA, the most popular craft beer style in the US. It uses a combination that takes the grain bill of Belgian Witbier, but utilizes American hops. The wheat base stands up well against the citrus hops.

    Type: Ale

    Style: India Pale Ale

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: Extract with grain

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    3 lbs CBW® Pilsen Light DME 60 min boil
    3 lbs CBW® Bavarian Wheat DME 0 min boil
    1 lb Wheat Malt, White Steeping Grain
    0.5 lb Briess Insta Grains® Oat Flakes Steeping Grain
    0.5 lb Caramel Vienne Malt 20L Steeping Grain
    1 oz Simcoe® Hops (13% AAU) 60 min boil
    1 oz CitraTM (12% AAU) 10 min boil
    2 oz CitraTM (12% AAU) 5 min boil
    2 oz CitraTM (12% AAU) 0 min boil
    2 packs WLP051 California Ale V Yeast Fermenter
    1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient 10 min boil


    1. Bring 2.5 gallons of water to 154ºF and steep grains for 30 minutes.
    2. Remove grains, and stir in 3 lbs CBW® Pilsen Light DME.
    3. Bring water to a boil, add 1 oz of Simcoe hops.
    4. After 50 minutes, add 1 oz of Citra hops and yeast nutrient.
    5. Boil 5 more minutes and add 2 oz Citra hops.
    6. Turn heat off and add 2 oz Citra hops.
    7. Stir to dissolve 3 lbs Briess CBW® Bavarian Wheat Dry Malt Extract.
    8. Cool beer to 70ºF. Transfer to fermenter, Fill to 5 gallons with water.
    9. Pitch two packs of White Labs WLP051 California V yeast.

    Primary Fermentation: 1 week at 66ºF - 70ºF

    Secondary Fermentation: 2 weeks at 66ºF - 70ºF.

    Fermentation Notes: Force carbonate or bottle condition with ¾ cup dissolved priming sugar, and ¼ packet WLP051 yeast for 3-4 weeks.

    Original Gravity: 1.061

    Final Gravity: 1.015

    Alcohol by Weight:

    Alcohol by Volume: 6%

    IBU: 87

    Color: 8.5