Balter XPA Clone

This brew is for those who enjoy an easy to drink, fully-hopped beer. Tropical and floral aromatics set off a fruity palette that will punch your taste buds in the pleasure zone. Voted number 1 Australian beer in 2018.

2kg Liquid Light Malt Extract
1kg Liquid wheat Malt Extract
150g Wheat Grain Malt

HOPS FOR THE BOIL (60 minute total):
15g Citra (Boil 60min)
15g Centennial (Boil 10min)
15g Citra (Boil 10min)
15g Centennial (Boil 0min)
15g Amarillo (Boil 0min)
10g Citra (Dry Hop)
10g Centennial (Dry Hop)
20g Amarillo (Dry Hop)

US-05, MJ M44 or WY1056 Yeast

1. A day before, place 10‐15 litres of water in closed containers in a fridge and chill.
2. Steep the wheat grain for 20‐30 mins with 1 litre of hot tap water (not boiling).
3. Strain liquid into a large saucepan. Rinse grain with another 1 Litre of hot tap water into the saucepan and discard grain.
4. Add another 4 litres of water and 1kg liquid wheat malt to the saucepan and bring to the boil whilst stirring.
5. Add 15g Citra hops boil for 50 minutes.
6. After 50 minutes, add 15g Centennial and 15g of of Citra hops, boil for 10 mins then turn off the heat and add 15g Centennial and 15g Amarillo hops.
7. Add the rest of the malts and stir to dissolve. Place the saucepan in a sink of cool water for 10‐15 minutes.
8. Pour the contents of the saucepan into the fermenter and top up to 23 litres with chilled and tap water to reach a starting temperature of 18‐20°C. Stir vigorously to aerate.
9. Add yeast and ferment as close as possible to 20°C.
10. On Day 4 of fermentation, add 10g Citra, 10g Centennial and 20g Amarillo hops to the fermenter. Continue fermentation.
11. Fermentation is complete when gravity reading is consistent over two days, usually 6-7 days depending on temperature.