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Jinja Thai Kick Boxer

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!

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Xtreme Jinja Ninja

Take the kitchen sink throw that in the boil and the laundry one and your starting to get close to the Xtreme Jinja Ninja.  Brewed on a base Coopers Ginger Beer kit 980g with the goodness of Lemon Juice & Pulp, 3 limes and  the rind of Lemon, Orange and Kafir Lime Leaves.  Hold on there’s more…Cinamon Sticks, Fresh Mint, Pride of Ringwood Hops, Beechworth Honey, Brewing sugar to get the abv up to 4%, large green and small red chilli, new and old ginger root, cloves, cardanom pods and lemon grass.

Pitch in a Wyeast Lambic Blend and a Coopers Ale Yeast for back up – we need this baby to brew 🙂

Oh yeah, why not add a pommace of dry ingredients into the fermenter to steep yet more flavour – more fresh ginger, mint leaves, lemon grass stalks, whole chilli and more Pride of Ringwood hops.

Can a ginger beer taste like ginger beer and finish like whisky with a warm glow down your throat?  I think so, but why not taste it yourself – stock is truly limited with only 29 bottles and 10 put aside from the Ginger Ninjas.

Ingredients: Coopers Ginger Beer Kit, Old & New Ginger Root, Brewing Sugar, Beechworth Honey, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Kafir Lime Leaves, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Lemongrass,  Mint, Hops, Chilli, Cloves, Lambic & Ale Yeast, Saccharin & Cyclamate.
abv 4% alc/vol
Brewed on: 3 July 2011 Bottled on: 15 July 2011 Best after: 10 Nov 2011

Brew on!