DetailsDripping with vivid flavors, this clone recipe is the beer equivalent of visiting your local fruit stand. Flavors and aromas of grapefruit, melon, berries, lime and passionfruit drizzle into a faint herbal, piney background. Fresh Squished's sturdy malt foundation of sweet crystal malts and toasty munich concedes to this indulgent use of Citra and Mosaic hops to achieve remarkable balance. Pale copper in color, Fresh Squished is overlaid by a fluffy, rich beige foam cap, allowing the juicy aromas to ooze out of this Pacific Northwest inspired clone.
- Details & Instructions
4.9 / 5.058 ReviewsDelicious!I wish people would write what kind of water and yeast they used but anyway I used distilled from target and s05 yeast. Fermented in primary for 14 days then dry hopped in primary for 7. Kegged and put another ounce of citra and mosaic each t9 cold dry hop whIle carbonating. Wow this stuff tastes and smells awesome! Perfect summer beer will buy againJune 8, 2016Fresh Squished IPA is on tap!Shipment nicely packaged. Brewed this 12-30-15, Kegged 1-28-15. Hit both gravity readings on instructions, used the Safale US-05 Dry Yeast. Active fermentation then racked to secondary. Dry hopping the Mosaic and Citra gives the aroma of the beer a addictive reason to pour another one. If your thinking about purchasing this one just go for it! BKFebruary 4, 2016A must tryI am a huge fan of nearly any IPA but this is the best one I've tried. Good as is and also good if you have extra hops you need to use up. I spiked the dry hop this last time with an oz. of cascade. Well balanced bree and a must try for the IPA fan.November 26, 2016Awesome beerI brewed this in March and it is one of the best I have ever brewed, which is saying something as I have been an active brewer since 1995 with more than 130 brews in my brew log.
I picked up a six pack of the original of this clone, this kit is better!
GET IT!April 27, 2017Nice and RefreshingNice and easy. Followed the directions until the addition of hops and secondary at 2 weeks. I just dumped the extra hops into the fermenter and left everything hanging out for another 3 weeks before filtering into a keg. From the 1st glass I got a nice and refreshing citrus smell. Taste wise there is hints of pine and citrus, nothing overpowering and each are very accommodating to each other. I will be making this one again down the road.July 22, 2016Instructions...I felt the instructions read very awkwardly and could benefit from an update. Previous kit instructions were much more idiot proof.- An IdiotJanuary 9, 2016PerfectIf you love flavorful hops this is a must. I added clementine pulp to mine in the primary and added more plus their skins to the secondary. it's just perfect!June 11, 2016Excellent Aromatic IPABrew Info
Dry Hopped: 1/27/17
After two weeks in the keg this beer is awesome! I only dry-hopped for 2 days, which is my preferred technique (as opposed to one-two weeks). Excellent aroma and flavor. It's a very drinkable IPA that I often have to slow down and enjoy before I have too many. haha. The Citra/Mosaic hops are my favorite dry hop varieties so far. Everyone who has tried this beer has been impressed!February 15, 2017Purchased
1 year agoGreat Beer, you must try it!Moderate hoppy flavor but the aroma and citrus tastes blows through on this beer! I'd give it a 10 star if I could. This one is going to be in the keg year round! Came in at 7.4 % ABVJuly 27, 2017Purchased
1 year agoAwesome BeerThis was the third and sixth beer I have brewed. The kit is straight forward just follow the instructions. The flavors profiles from the time you lift the glass to your mouth all the way till after you have swallowed are like a vacation to your favorite place. I like it so much I already brewed another one. The name fits the beer exactly.March 22, 2017
- Customer Q&A
Browse 30 questions Browse 30 questions and 95 answersI would like to add this recipe to Beersmith. There are no details on the grain blend. Can someone assist? Weight/type?BEST ANSWER: Looks like it is just 0.5 lbs of Caramunich IIIDoes this come with yeast?BEST ANSWER: Yes it does. you can also choose a dry or white labs yeast for your kit. I prefer dry yeast and making a yeast starter before you pitch your yeast into your wort.
CheersWhat grains are used in this kit?BEST ANSWER: Thanks for contacting Midwest Supplies. The grains in the Fresh Squished are Weyermann Caramunich II. Cheers!Does this come with yeast?BEST ANSWER: Yes, 1 packet of dry yeastNew to kegging, what psi is suggested for pressurizing?BEST ANSWER: I usually do 30 psi or so for a couple days then back it down. If you over do it, you will end up with a bad, foamy pour till excess is lost. Better to go slower till your happy then rush it. Just google search and you will find many methods.Does this have more of a Grapefruit or Pineapple taste?BEST ANSWER: The beer definitely has a grapefruit and mildly hoppy pine flavor and smell. Not a bold IPA that's for sure, but plenty of mild fruit and mellow hop flavors. A very refreshing change-up for one who relishes bold hop flavors which can sometimes overwhelm.Are the grains already milled or need to be rolled?BEST ANSWER: The grains were "brew ready" (already milled). This was one of the better kits I have purchased, especially since I wanted an IPA w/ that citrusy taste for summer. Definitely didn't disappoint, and friends really enjoyed.When I add the two ounces of hop pellets for the dry hopping should they be loose or on a sox?BEST ANSWER: I add mine loose and it doesn't give me much of a problem because they'll settle down to the bottom during the secondary fermentation. Then if you siphon carefully you will not pick up very much. If you are going to keg your beer sometimes the little pieces of hops can clog up the intake on your keg which can cause a problem if you have too much in your beer. So if you have a sock and you can use it to filter that would be good too.do I put the steeping grains in the 1st step before it boils or after the water starts to boil?
Also in step 2 am I adding 21/2 to 3 more gallos of water?BEST ANSWER: When I did this kit I started step one with three gallons of water. The first step just says you need a minimum of 1.5 gallons but you could use more if you like. You want to steep the grains in the first step keeping the water around 155 degrees (not boiling) basically like a giant tea bag. After steeping the grains for thirty minutes remove them and let the bag drain off into your pot.
If you used three gallons of water to start you shouldn't have to add any water for step 2. Again, it just means you need at least 2.5 gallons of water in your pot. So all you have to do is take out the grains and bring the wort to a boil.
Follow the steps carefully for adding your extract. The first time I did this kit I assumed they both went in at the same time and just added them, I was mistaken! Also, keep close watch on the boil as you add the hops. The wort tends to boil over if you add them too fast. I shake mine into the pot 3 to 4 pellets at a time until they are all in there.
Follow the steps carefully but don't over think it, you will do fine. Let us know how the brew turns out. Cheers!I'm new to this. After the step 4 "boil" , in step 5 it says boil for 45 minutes and add remaining LME. so is the 45 minutes in addition to the 60 minute boil in the previous step? Appreciate any input!BEST ANSWER: Your total boil time is 60 minutes. After 45 minutes you add that stuff. Then boil for another 15 minutes so you total at 60. The way that is worded in the instructions is confusing. You picked a good kit, You’ll learn good techniques but it’s hop heavy so most errors will be covered. You may want to use a sock or a spider to manage the hops.Do this come with priming sugar?BEST ANSWER: Yes, Midwest ships priming sugar with every kit I've ever used.Is this too Citric tasting?? Subtle flavor good- just don't like too strong Citric tasting IPA.BEST ANSWER: Citra and mosaic are bursting with citrus flavors but the mark of an amazing beer is balance. There is sufficient pine and herbal notes to create a complex hop profile and tosty and full malt flavor provide balance to the hops. A dry finish and medium body make it quite refreshing and begs for a second pint.I’m going on vacation. Can this sit in secondary fermentation for 3 weeks, then dry hop?BEST ANSWER: I recommend dry hopping during secondary fermentation. As long as your not slacking on cleanliness and have not had any issues with contamination I’d expect you’ll be fine. If you we’re concerned about contamination or any airborne yeast that could have made it into your batch then I’d suggest sitting it in a garage fridge while you were away.I'm new to this. After the step 4 "boil" , in step 5 it says boil for 45 minutes and add remaining LME. so is the 45 minutes in addition to the 60 minute boil in the previous step? Appreciate any input!BEST ANSWER: Hi Frank. The total boil time is 60 minutes. Step 5 notes are confusing, but the "boil for 45 minutes" refers to the the previous Step 4 "45 minutes", before adding the remaining LME. This Freshed Squished kit is one of my favorites. Good luck!Shelf life of refrigerated yeast?BEST ANSWER: I have used packaged yeast that I have had refrigerated over 4 months and it has worked just fine. Never have gone longer than that. I would always recommend keeping it refrigerated and use before it's expiration date.Is this a 5 gallon brew kit?BEST ANSWER: Yes, this kit makes a wonderful 5 gallon batch.I plan on making this for my first batch of summer, any suggestions on what yeast to get with it?BEST ANSWER: Hello Travis,
Thank you for choosing Midwest Supplies! I would use the Safale US-05 or Wyeast 1056. Both will give the beer a similar flavor profile. I hope that this helps, let me know if you have any further questions!Low ABV??
I made the Fresh Squished as per instructions for the boil. Cooled to 80 degrees, aerated, and pitched safale-05 dry yeast packet. SG - 1.063 as expected. Fermented at 69-70 degrees 14 days - SG - 1.031, which is a 4.2% ABV. It is now in a secondary awaiting dry hopping. What is the reason for the lower than advertised ABV? I'm new to brewing and this is my second beer I made and would appreciate any ideas.BEST ANSWER: What are you using to measure gravity? It sounds like you could be using a refractometer. Refractometers require a correction after fermentation begins. If that isn't it, feel free to reach out to customer service. Cheers!What grains and how much are included in the mix? Brewed this yesterday. All of the answers to this question contradict each other!BEST ANSWER: This was the second kit that I brewed, to be honest i was probably a little over my head with this one. I remember the directions being a little confusing at the time but the beer turned out for me. I can tell you that I would let it sit in the bottles for a 2-3 weeks at least before opening one up I made a huge mess in the kitchen when I opened up the first bottle kind of remind me of old faithful and maybe had a 1oz poor left 😂 I will be trying this kit again this summer now that I have a better understanding best of luck to you!Does this kit some with liquid malt extract or powdered malt extract?BEST ANSWER: Hi there, this kit comes with just LME. Cheers!How long will the specialty grains be "fresh" passed the packaging date?BEST ANSWER: We recommend using them within 4-6 months for the best freshness. Cheers!Can this kit be adapted for use with the MICRO BRU BEER BREWING STARTER KIT AND KEG SYSTEM? Is it be as simple as dividing ingredients by 5? [I've never brewed before and my interest is almost exclusively IPAS. Have never brewed before. I like the idea of brewing small batches (for variety) and I'm not particularly keen on bottling, so I was thinking that starter kit w/tiny keg a good place to start, only I want to make sure I can adapt recipes not specifically designed for gallon kits.]Fresh Squished IPABEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, 5-gallon kits cannot be split up into smaller batches because of the specialty grain blends included.My beer isn't bad but it ended up with a strong malt smell and after taste that doesn't go well with it. I did a full volume boil, followed the hopping schedule and a 1500 starter using DME. Fermentation went as scheduled. Any idea what caused the off flavor?BEST ANSWER: That is strange. I did this beer not to long ago and put it in the keggerator and it was one of the best IPA I have done. Turned out great. The only thing that I might think that could happen is if the malt scorched a little bit when boiling and it gave a stronger flavor. That is the only thing that came to my mind but I don't know if that happened to you. Sorry. Really not much help. I would give it another try for sure because me and my friends really loved this IPA.Hi, can I brew this IPA using the Platinum Pro Beer Brewing Starter Kit?
Would I need any additional equipment?BEST ANSWER: We recommend doing a second-stage fermentation, which would require a second fermentor. This is optional, and that would pretty much be it!Is this recipe available anywhere? Midwest won't ship to me (US territory.)BEST ANSWER: Seth,
The instructions are available here, http://www.midwestsupplies.com/media/downloads/799/FreshSquishedInstructions.pdfWhat is the IBU rating for this Deschutes Brewery Clone?BEST ANSWER: Hi Ryan,
It should clock in at about 60-65 IBU's.
CharlesABV?BEST ANSWER: While results will vary, you can expect to get about 6-6.5% ABV