Super Charger APA Clone 10/12.5L Recipe

This big APA has a strong malt backbone to support its piney-citrus hops from 30g American Cascade hops under the lid. Option to add even more flavour with 50g each of big American C-hops; Citra, Simcoe and Centennial. Brew to 10L ABV 6.0% or to 12.5L ABV 4.8%
Prep Time40 minutes
Active Time10 days
Course: Drinks
Keyword: APA, Citra Simcoe Centennial, Craft Beer, Dry Hop, Supercharger
Cost: 65


  • 1 12.5 litre fermenter
  • 1 Large mixing spoon
  • 1 5 litre jug
  • 1 Cup


  • 1.8 kg Brick Road Craft Cascade APA (30g Cascade included)
  • 100 g Milled Toffee and Crystal Malt (to steep) Optional, not necessary
  • 1 pkt US05 Yeast Optional addition to the yeast included with the can
  • 50 g Citra Hops Optional
  • 50 g Simcoe Hops Optional
  • 50 g Centennial Hops Optional


  • Clean and sanitise fermenter, spoon, cup and jug.
  • Fill the cup to 3/4 full with cold brewing water. Sprinkle in the dried yeast and gently stir in. Cover.
  • Soften the malt can in hot water for about 5 minutes.
  • Pour 2 litres of boiling water into your 5L jug. Open the can and pour the contents into the jug.
  • (Optional step, not necessary with the Brick Road malt). Steep the crystal and toffee malts, steep for 30 minutes in 2L of water at 65 Degrees C, and strain the water into your fermenter.
  • Mix the concentrated wort and water well, then pour into your fermenter. Top up to 10 or 12.5 litres with cold quality brewing water. Ensure the wort temperature is 15 - 25 degrees celcius. Vigourously stir the wort with a large spoon to oxygenate it. Gently pour in the cup of yeast slurry and gently stir into the oxygenated wort.
  • Seal the fermenter lid and insert airlock. Ferment at 18-22 degrees Celcius for four days.
  • On Day 4, put half of each of the hops into a sanitised hop sock or tube, tied with unscented dental floss. Gently sink the hops into the wort.
  • On Day 7, remove the first dry hop and add the remaining hops as above.
  • Check the gravity. If the SG remains steady for three days, fermentation is complete. Keg or bottle your brew.


12.5L: O.G. 1.046, FG 1.009, ABV Approx. 4.8%.  Option to add 500g Brick Road Light DME to yield O.G. 1.063, FG 1.013, ABV 6.5%.  
10L: O.G. 1.059, FG 1.012, ABV Approx. 6.0%.

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