Q: With the AIH Apricot Ale, so you just add the whole 4 oz. bottle of flavoring to the keg before siphoning the five gallons of brew in?
A: that would be correct for the flavoring addition
Q: I ordered the Apricot Ale (k99-3196). Sorting out the ingredients for the kit, making sure everything was included. I see listed on the instructions; Ingredients Included; Boil/Bittering Hops: "4 HBU's Liberty". Does this mean 4 ozs of Liberty hops to be added? If so, I only got 1 - 1 oz packet of hops. Thank you for your assistance. Wayne
A: The 4 HBU should be right around 1oz of liberty used for the bittering step on this recipe
Q: Looking at the instructions it doesn't say when to add the apricot flavoring. Would that be during the boil or add directly to primary? Also what hops would go well to add to the flavoring? I was thinking of tossing a couple ounces of Amarillo at the end of the boil. Thoughts?
A: Amarillo added ad knock out or the last 5 minutes for extra aromatics would be an interesting addition to the recipe. The flavoring can be added right before bottling or kegging as it just needs to be mixed into the finished beer before being bottled or kegged
Q: Can this be layered instead of brewed as an ale? And if so, what characteristics are likely to change?
A: This can be lagered if preferred. The Ale yeast typically provides a bit more malt profile to the batch where this can be subdued by some lager strains as they ferment bit more crisp and clean
Q: This kit is in the extract section, but I see one review describe it as an "all grain brew." Does this kit come with a packet of malt extract or a bag of grain?
A: This item number as ordered will be an Extract batch. The reviewer may have used the wrong item number to put in his review for the all grain version
Q: Do I need to add priming sugar when bottling, or does the apricot flavoring syrup provide the extra sugar for carbonation? The recipe sheet doesn't say anything about priming sugar, just want to be sure!
A: Thanks for the question! You will still need to use priming sugar for this kit. The flavoring does not require enough sugar to carbonate. Cheers!
Q: How much priming sugar do you add to the apricot ale?
A: We recommend using 5 ounces of priming sugar for this recipe.