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Elegant Bastard American Strong Ale

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Elegant Bastard American Strong Ale

SKU: UBK10330

This elegantly simple recipe translates into a deeply complex and brag-worthy American strong ale.
Elegant Bastard Extract Kit   ($39.00)

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This elegantly simple recipe translates into a deeply complex and brag-worthy American strong ale. The choice combination of pale malt, Belgian Special B, and Chinook hops create a medley of dark caramel, raisin, dried cherry and plum and slight pine flavors all interlaced into a boastful deep copper color. Pouring with a medium-heavy body, Elegant Bastard is a smooth sipper meant to be enjoyed in moderation.
Details & Instructions

Additional Information

Beer Style Strong Ale
Origin of Style USA
Color Dark
Gravity Level OG 1.060 - 1.075
Hop Rating (1-5) 3
Yeast Instructions

Reviews
4.7 / 5.0
12 Reviews
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One of my favorites
Arrogant Bastard is one of my favorite beers, and thankfully this clone came very close. It's one of my favorite beers that I've brewed so far. My gravities were exactly what the instructions state. Spent 2 weeks in a Primary and 5 weeks in a Secondary. It was done before that, but I needed to wait for a keg to empty. I definitely want to brew this one again.
June 15, 2016
2% of precincts reporting
Just had first bottle after 12 days bottle conditioning, after a full 3 weeks in a Fast Fermenter. Used the liquid Wyeast option and still had a lot of yeast in suspension at bottling; however, it settled out quickly and firmly, and I was able to pour a very clear glass of medium amber brew. Crisp, pleasant hint of grapefruit; anxious to see how it ages in the bottles.
March 5, 2016
Good Stuff
This is very close to the Arrogant One. Easy to brew. I used the dry yeast. Bottled using 3.5 oz corn sugar. 7.5% abv. Everyone loved it. Strong but not boozy.
December 18, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
I love strong ales and this kit delivered nice 2 finger creamy foam with a base color reddish brown must try if you enjoy arrogant bastard
Elegant bastard Strong ale
Elegant bastard Strong ale
January 11, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Hoppy with Good Head Retention
2 Weeks in fermenter and almost 2 weeks in secondary. Kegged and force carbonated. I was pleasantly shocked how good this beer tasted shortly after carbonation. It will only get better with time. ABV has some kick. Mine tested at 7.2%. Highly recommend this one!
Hoppy yum!
Hoppy yum!
May 14, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Really close to the target
I used White Labs Burton Ale yeast, and on kegging this was pretty much spot on. I'm a little concerned that it's not dropping bright, but to be honest the taste is so good I'm prepared to overlook this.
April 17, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Of all of the beers that I have brewed over the years Elegant Bastard has consistently been my best.
March 11, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Easy drinking
A very balanced easy drinking beer. Made per the recipe and it didn't disappoint. It will be on my list of go-to brews in the future.
September 15, 2016
looking, and tasting good so far
So it's not finished yet, couple more weeks in the secondary, then carbonation. Nice easy, a little bit long recipe. I went for the 2 packs of yeast, though I may have started the first before the wort cooled enough.

So far things are coming along good and a taste test at this stage makes me think it's going to be a winner!
May 9, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Great Beer...
I have Never Had the original, But This is a Great Kit... Added a Handful of Bourbon soaked oak Chips and its a Great Sipping Beer...Once I get the Kegging right But thats....
February 15, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Customer Q&A
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Does this kit come with every ingredient needed to make the beer (aside from sterillization)?
A shopper on Jan 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I think that the final results could have been better if I had oxygenated the wort. At the time that I produced this batch I was not aware of the importance of this step. This adventure is a learning process, I would bet for the experts also !
Sorry ,should i use one or two packages of safale S-04 for this kit
N I on Aug 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for contacting Midwest Supplies. I understand you have some questions on how much yeast to use. On kits with a gravity of 1.060 or higher, we usually suggest purchasing a second packet of yeast so that the yeast does not get fatigued trying to eat all the sugar that is in the wort. Having a fatigued yeast can make it harder for them to be have enough strength to force carbonate your beer, if bottling. So you can pitch 2 packets of yeast, or if you are using a liquid yeast it would be beneficial to make a yeast starter. Otherwise, if you don't want to pitch a second packet of yeast you can use a Cask and Bottle Conditioning yeast like Lallemand CBC-1 Conditioning yeast (Y024) to add to your bottling bucket when you bottle, without producing off flavors. The recommended inoculation rate is around 2 grams per 5 gallons or a 1/2 tsp. Cheers!
What carbonation levels recommended for kegging this beer?
A shopper on Mar 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I only bottled this, but I brewed a similar style and carbonated around 8psi
How long do you believe this beer needs to be bottle conditioned? Would it be ready to drink in approximately 3 months?
R S on Aug 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I use a keg system, but the answer is probably the same. I use a primary fermenter for 1 week, and secondary for another. I let it condition in the keg for 4 weeks before I took my first taste. It was good! Two weeks later, it is still maturing. But that's part of the "joy of home brewing".
One or two package of safale S-04 for this kit??
N I on Aug 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for contacting Midwest Supplies. I understand you have some questions on how much yeast to use. On kits with a gravity of 1.060 or higher, we usually suggest purchasing a second packet of yeast so that the yeast does not get fatigued trying to eat all the sugar that is in the wort. Having a fatigued yeast can make it harder for them to be have enough strength to force carbonate your beer, if bottling. So you can pitch 2 packets of yeast, or if you are using a liquid yeast it would be beneficial to make a yeast starter. Otherwise, if you don't want to pitch a second packet of yeast you can use a Cask and Bottle Conditioning yeast like Lallemand CBC-1 Conditioning yeast (Y024) to add to your bottling bucket when you bottle, without producing off flavors. The recommended inoculation rate is around 2 grams per 5 gallons or a 1/2 tsp. Cheers!
What steeping grains are included?
A shopper on Oct 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: .75lbs of Special B is all that kit has.
how much does this kit yield?
A shopper on Nov 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi there, this kit will make 5 gallons of beer. Cheers!
Why is 1lb of corn sugar in the instructions to be added to the brew for Elegant Bastard? The kit only comes with 5oz for bottle priming.
A shopper on Nov 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi there, the kit comes with an additional pound that is added during the boil. It is used to help boost the alcohol content. Cheers!

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