One of the joys of brewing is doing it with friends. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I brewed alone. A few friends of the Wall recently decided they wanted to learn how to make their own beer – I was happy to teach them. (Nick also helped the newcomers learn, though a recently pulled muscle kept him from fully participating. )

They requested we make a NEIPA – which is something I haven’t made before, but believe I was able to build a recipe for them that can achieve a 1) high alcohol content, 2) fruity hop forward, and 3) hazy beer. Check my math below.

The recipe in my favorite brewing program, BeerSmith3.


  • 5 lbs Maris Otter (I wanted some more character than just 2 row)
  • 9.6 oz Flaked Oats (for O.G. and haze)
  • 0.5 lb Honey Malt (for added sweetness to the fruity hops)
  • 6.4 oz Flaked Barley (for O.G. and haze)
  • 4.0 oz White Wheat Malt (subbed for Belgian – for O.G. and haze)
  • Two cans of Pilsner LME (bump O.G. and because our stove sucks)


  • 2 oz of Citra at 60
  • 1 oz of Galaxy at 60
  • 1 oz of Galaxy at 15
  • 1 oz of Amarillo at flame out
  • 1 oz of Amarillo at Dry Hop (7 days)
  • 1 oz of Citra at Dry Hop (7 days)
  • 1 oz of Mosaic at Dry Hop (7 days)


The brew marked a number of firsts. For our friends, it was their first brew. For me, it was my first attempt at a NEIPA. For the Wall, it was the first time we attempted to speed up the time to get to a rolling boil.

… It actually worked. I might buy a second.

Not even a full 24 hours in and we already have a lot of fermentation activity. Will keep everyone posted on how the brew continues!



All purchases can from GnomeBrew – a brewshop I recently began frequenting.