DetailsDesigned for the purist…Beer. Simply Beer. It has everything you need to brew great beer and nothing you don’t. We’ve stripped away all the extras to reveal the very heart of a perfect Brown Ale. The result? The most streamlined, straight-forward brewing experience ever. And an ale that is not too dark, not too light... this chestnut-colored, remarkably drinkable beer is the perfect compromise.
Simple perfection. That is what Simply Beer is all about – recipes, ingredients and instructions designed to keep brew day simple, and deliver beer that’s perfect for everyday drinking and sharing.
Life is complicated. Beer. Simply Beer isn’t. Cheers!
5-Gallon Extract Recipe Kit Includes
- Malt Extract
- Dry Yeast
- Specialty Grains
- Priming Sugar
- Brewing Instructions
- Details & Instructions
Origin of Style USA Color Dark Gravity Level OG 1.040 - 1.050 Hop Rating (1-5) 1
4.1 / 5.035 ReviewsGreat taste for little effortWhat could be simpler? Malt extract, water, yeast, and hops...no messing with steeping specialty grains, no lautering. Just boil, chill, aerate, pitch, wait, then bottle. I think I'll incorporate a couple of these Simply Beer kits during the year to give me a mental break and to simply enjoy beer. Yay!December 30, 2016Purchased
over 2 years ago5 Stars for meMy first but not my last Brown Ale. The service the packing and most important the end product came out great! Highly recommend.September 30, 2016Great!Very easy and tasty result. Would reccomend. I am usually an all grain brewer but decided to try this for an easier brew day. Turned out great and you cannot argue with the price.November 24, 2016Purchased
1 year agoAwesome beer will make more.Very good go to beer! This is the third time I've brewed this kit and won't be the last.June 7, 2017Purchased
1 year agoGood stuffNice, mellow, easy to drink. I'll make this again.January 11, 2017Purchased
1 year agoBasic is usually the best!No high tech ingredients, just great beer! I added 2 pounds of honey to mellow out any possible bitterness, but next batch will only have 1 pound. One of the better batches I've brewed. A definite "repeat"!September 19, 2016AmazingPrice is cheap but if you like a brown ale this is the kit for you. Amazing taste acutally having a problem not drinking this beer lol a out right great productJuly 24, 2016These kits contain quality ingredients,and easy to follow instructions for the first time brewer, and the seasoned brewer can add extras to spice it up a bit! Not to forget the price is awesome too!!!November 12, 2017Purchased
8 months agoYou just can't beat Simply BeerEspecially this one, as it turned out great. Easy to brew even for a novice 5G brewer like myself (I've brewed several 1 & 2G batches previously though). The price is very affordable especially when you add up all of the ingredients in this kit. Thanks to Midwest Supplies for offering these recipes.December 5, 2016Purchased
over 2 years agoA great beer at a great priceWhat a great concept--to create special kits with simple recipes for those of us who just want to make some good beer. Love the price and the quality of the finished product is excellent.March 3, 2017Purchased
1 year ago
- Customer Q&A
Browse 8 questions Browse 8 questions and 21 answersAre you considering other styles to add to the series?BEST ANSWER: Maybe so! We are happy with the response so far to the kits we have offered in this line, and we may introduce more beer styles later. We're glad you're interested! -Mike W, Midwest SuppliesWhat is the use-by date on the package? How long will it last in storage before I brew it? Thanks!Beer. Simply Beer - Brown AleBEST ANSWER: I typically buy these kits 3 or 4 at a time and when I get the package, first thing I do is put the yeast packs in the fridge and the hops in the freezer. Both the yeast and the hops are said to be good for up to two years if unopened. I keep the boxes in the basement on the concrete floor, it is my understanding that as long as you keep the extract in a temp controlled area (60-70F) they should be fine for up to a year, some web sites even say 2 years. Happy Hopping!Is the resulting beer anything at all like a Dundee's Nut Brown Ale? I am a novice when it comes to brown ales but found that I like Dundee's. Thank you.BEST ANSWER: Never had Dundee's. It's not really a nut ale. I do think this brown ale is a good base recipe, and improves greatly with different steeping grains or hops. Maybe if you can find out what grains and hops they use you can try tweaking your brew.What is the final gravity for this beer?BEST ANSWER: The kit instructions only had OG of 1.048. I brewed at OG of 1.036 and a FG of 1.008. I didn't deviate from anything either.Has anyone tried added a bit of honey when brewing this brown ale? Good results?BEST ANSWER: i have not tried honey in this specific brew, but in two similar batches, both with good results. It was Kroger's brand of clover honey, off-the-shelf, not organic or anything special.What is the abv of this beer?BEST ANSWER: The ABV of this beer is approximately 5.0%.How long after I receive this do I have before I need to brew it. Might want to buy multiple styles.BEST ANSWER: The shelf life of the kits would be 3-4 months with no problem; after that the specialty grains in the kits would start to be a bit stale. The other components would be fine for longer than that, though. - Mike W, Midwest Suppliesare these simply beers extract kits or all grainBEST ANSWER: All the "Simply Beer" kits are extract kits, simplified as much as possible! - Mike W, Midwest Supplies