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All kits conform to the BJCP Style Guidelines and include all the ingredients with proven recipes to produce prize-winning brews. Each kit makes 5 gallons of beer (approx. 53-12 oz. glasses).

American cream ale

 

American Pale ale

 

American Pale wheat

 

American light

 

American amber

 

Continental Pilsner

 

english brown ale

 

Dunkelweizen

 

english pale ale

 

Belgian Saison

 

gluten free ale

 

Irish stout

 

INdia Pale ale

 

Kölsch

 

German Oktoberfest

 

Milk stout

 

red ale

 

Mexican cerveza

 

Orangesicle cream ale

 

robust porter

 

weizenbier

 

scottish ale

 

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  • American Amber

    Amber malt combined with medium caramel malt creates a rich, copper color. Bitterness is balanced to match the malt character. Smooth clean finish with moderate carbonation level.

     

    ABV: 4.75% - 5.25%

    IBUs: 29 - 32

    Difficulty: Easy

    Recipe PDF

  • American Cream Ale

    An ale version of the American lager style. Clean, light and simple to brew. Faint malt notes with a hint of corn-like presence. An easy drinker.

     

    ABV: 5.25% - 5.75%

    IBUs: 16 - 18

    Difficulty: Easy

    Recipe PDF

  • American Light

    This recipe uses the traditional combination of pilsner malt, rice and corn adjuncts. It is light-bodied, refreshing and thirst quenching. A very easy recipe to brew and an excellent entry to craft brewing.

     

    ABV: 4.0% - 4.5%

    IBUs: 13 - 16

    Difficulty: Easy

    Recipe PDF

  • American Pale Ale

    Perhaps the most widely brewed American style ale. Moderately strong hop aroma and bitterness. Pale ale malt base provides deep gold, almost amber, color and medium-bodied mouthfeel.

     

    ABV: 5.0% - 5.5%

    IBUs: 32 - 36

    Difficulty: Easy

    Recipe PDF

  • American Pale Wheat

    This is an easy drinking ale blending the styles of pale ale and wheat beer. The malt bill is based on wheat extract and flaked red wheat and will provide a light copper color and ample head retention. American Pale Wheats are hoppier than traditional wheat beers. This beer is very drinkable and is most enjoyable fresh, just after bottle conditioning.

     

    ABV: 6.25% - 6.75%

    IBUs: 31 - 35

    Difficulty: Intermediate

    Recipe PDF

  • Belgian Saison

    A light bodied, effervescent ale with warm malty flavors and a slight orange hue from the steeping grains. Golden Candi Syrup lends a faint caramel sweetness and a hint of fresh plums. The included Belgian style yeast strain completes this farmhouse style ale by contributing a spicy and peppery background.

     

    ABV: 4.25% - 4.75%

    IBUs: 20 - 35

    Difficulty: intermediate

    Recipe PDF

  • Continental Pilsner

    One of the world’s classic beer styles, this recipe is best enjoyed when lagered. Pilsner malt extract produces a straw color. A dry beer that finishes with ample hop bitterness. This kit includes a lager yeast that will also perform well if fermented at ale temperatures.

     

    ABV: 4.0% - 4.5%

    IBUs: 28 - 33

    Difficulty: Intermediate

    Recipe PDF

  • Dunkelweizen

    Munich and chocolate malts combine to create a darker, maltier version of its lighter counterpart, Weizenbier. Amber-brown in color yet medium-bodied with a slightly sweet, bready flavor. A specialty wheat yeast produces the characteristic phenols found in traditional Weizens.

     

    ABV: 4.75% - 5.25%

    IBUs: 10 - 13

    Difficulty: Easy

    Recipe PDF

  • English Brown Ale

    This medium-bodied brew has a malty character surrounded by a nutty aroma. Crystal malts with a touch of chocolate malt create the brown color balanced by a subdued hop flavor.

     

    ABV: 4.25% - 4.75%

    IBUs: 21 - 25

    Difficulty: Easy

    Recipe PDF

  • English Pale Ale

    A classic English style that yields medium-high bitterness above a foundation of caramel maltiness. Hop character is derived from a heavy bittering addition. This is a well-balanced, drinkable Special Bitter.

     

    ABV: 4.25% - 4.5%

    IBUs: 30 - 33

    Difficulty: Easy

    Recipe PDF

  • German Oktoberfest

    Amber in color with a nice blend of Munich malt and crystal grains. Medium-bodied, malty and finished with a distinct hop flavor. This kit includes a lager yeast that will also perform well if fermented at ale temperatures.

     

    ABV: 5.25% - 5.75%

    IBUs: 22 - 25

    Difficulty: Intermediate

    Recipe PDF

  • Gluten Free Ale

    This Ale is the perfect choice for those looking for a Gluten free beer. The wort is crafted from White Sorghum and Belgian Style syrup and then complemented with an addition of orange and lemon peel. Lightly bitter with undertones of floral and citrus from the hops, this ale is smooth and refreshing. At last, a Gluten free ingredient kit that can be enjoyed by all!

     

    ABV: 4.5% - 5.5%

    IBUs: 20 - 24

    Difficulty: Easy

    Recipe PDF

  • India Pale Ale

    We use plenty of hops to accent this popular style. From the bittering to the flavoring to the aroma hops, we created the perfect balance for this clean, crisp pale ale.

     

    ABV: 5.75% - 6.25%

    IBUs: 60 - 65

    Difficulty: Easy

    Recipe PDF

  • Irish Stout

    A dark, roasty, creamy ale. Although nearly black in color, this beer is medium-bodied and finishes dry from the roasted barley addition. Maltodextrin creates a thick, long-lasting head.

     

    ABV: 4.5% - 5.0%

    IBUs: 35 - 38

    Difficulty: Easy

    Recipe PDF

  • Kölsch

    Kölsch is a crisp, clean, easy-drinking ale. It has a straw-yellow hue similar to a pilsner, but is less hoppy, a bit sweeter and uses pale malts and a small amount of wheat. In order to achieve the lager-like characteristics this ale is famous for, we recommend using a liquid Kölsch yeast. Ask your retailer for details.

     

    ABV: 4.8% - 5.3%

    IBUs: 18 - 23

    Difficulty: Easy

    Recipe PDF

  • Mexican Cerveza

    Straw in color, our Mexican Cerveza has a crisp, clean flavor profile. Lightly hopped, with a great balance between malt and bitterness, while a small dose of lime peel adds a touch of citrus aroma. Thirst quenching, this brew is best served ice-cold with slice of lemon or lime.

     

    ABV: 4.4% - 4.9%

    IBUs: 14 - 18

    Difficulty: Easy

    Recipe PDF

  • Milk Stout

    Bold and black, yet sweet and subtle. This recipe offers all of the chocolate and roasted notes that you would expect from a stout. Addition of Lactose produces a full body, thick, creamy head, and sweet finish.

     

    ABV: 5.0% - 5.5%

    IBUs: 31 - 34

    Difficulty: Easy

    Recipe PDF

  • Orangesicle Cream Ale

    An effervescent smooth creaminess combines with the zesty notes of oranges and slight sweetness from lactose to create a dream come true. Enjoy!

     

     

    ABV: 3.8% - 4.2%

    IBUs: 12 - 16

    Difficulty: Easy

    Recipe PDF

  • Red Ale

    A medium-light bodied ale with a deep red hue. Our Red Ale is smooth and easy drinking. Nice balance of caramel malts and specialty grains. Low hop bitterness.

     

    ABV: 5.0% - 5.5%

    IBUs: 19 - 23

    Difficulty: Easy

    Recipe PDF

  • Robust Porter

    A classic dark ale featuring chocolate and de-bittered black specialty grains. A nice, hoppy character is balanced well against this roasty, full-bodied beer.

     

    ABV: 5.0% - 5.5%

    IBUs: 31 - 35

    Difficulty: Easy

    Recipe PDF

  • Scottish Ale

    Our Scottish Ale is full of caramel malts, both in the extract and specialty grains. Chocolate malt, roasted barley and a touch of smoked malt bring this full-bodied, malty ale to completion

     

    ABV: 3.25% - 3.5%

    IBUs: 15 - 18

    Difficulty: Easy

    Recipe PDF

  • Weizenbier

    Wheat malt and European hops create the recipe for this easy-drinking summertime classic. Light-bodied with a smooth finish, our Weizenbier features an authentic dry wheat yeast.

     

    ABV: 4.5% - 4.75%

    IBUs: 6 - 10

    Difficulty: Easy

    Recipe PDF

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