These kits include all grains, hops, and yeast needed to brew the recipe according to the instructions found in CAMRA’s Essential Home Brewing book.
Odyssey – Drop that Ghetto Blaster
Odyssey is a small, family-run brewery based on the beautiful and inspiring National Trust Brockhampton Estate in Herefordshire. Dedicated to quality over scale, they focus on producing small batch, vibrant hoppy pale ales and IPAs and big, indulgent stouts and porters. Owners Mitchell and Alison Evans have developed a reputation for uncompromising recipes backed up by a slick brand featuring beautiful hand-drawn artwork. The rural brewery location can present operational challenges at times but the demand for Odyssey’s beers is very high and in early 2018 they expanded production volume 3-fold.
Drop that Ghetto Blaster was the first beer Odyssey brewed utilising cryo hops (lupulin pellets) which are concentrated lupulin of whole-leaf hops containing resins and aromatic oils. The recipe uses hops throughout the boil with the main charges at flameout to maximise extraction of aroma and limit bitterness. The beer is dry hopped in two charges, the 50/50 split between cryo and normal pellets was based on sensory research undertaken by American breweries and manufacturer Yakima Chief, which suggested this would bring the best out of the cryo Citra. The resultant beer is pungently tropical, dripping with citrus and has just a touch of dankness. When brewing hazy and extremely hoppy beers, the importance of careful process post fermentation is paramount – to ensure you minimize any opportunity for oxygen to degrade beer quality and hop freshness.
NOTE: unfortunately Cryo Hops are not currently available in a Home Brew size in the UK, so these have been replaced with the appropriate volumes of pellet.
Every effort is made to match the brewery recipe precisely, but at times it maybe necessary to change some of the listed ingredients on the recipe to alternatives due to seasonality or availability, but in all cases we do our best replace with something that won’t impact on the overall taste and flavour of the beer.