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.
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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
4.3 / 5.051 ReviewsBrown aleLeast favorite of the simple beers but still a good value.July 23, 2019Purchased
over 2 years agoPractice Makes Perfect4th or 5th time buying & using this kit. Reliable, good beer. Never been disappointed with these kits. Go for it! (Full disclosure: it's on the shelf with 3 other kits. Going to brew this one soon!)July 13, 2019Purchased
2 months agoWife Likes itWhat else can I say. I make it because my wife likes it. She's happy, I'm happy.June 20, 2019Purchased
6 months agoMake It Drink It Most Important Enjoy What You MadeThis is so much better than the name brands on the shelves of most stores. Most importantly I made it, if it turned into a flop, I made it and I’m to blame, but I’ve made several of these kits and never had a flop. Thanks MidwestMarch 31, 2019Purchased
6 months agoexcellent beerI am enjoying making beer wish I would have started years ago your kits are the best you cant go wrong with your instructions. thank youFebruary 26, 2019Purchased
6 months agoClean, fresh taste and smell. Great brown ale. Will definitely brew again.February 24, 2019Purchased
7 months agogreat beer for the moneyThis is a great tasting beer I added 1/4 lb of crystal malt to the steep but it is good without that.February 18, 2019Purchased
7 months agoGood beerAdded a touch more dme and it turned out to be very refreshing beer.January 20, 2019Purchased
8 months agoGood color,good bittering, but the price is what you getJanuary 5, 2019Purchased
8 months ago
- Customer Q&A
Browse 8 questions Browse 8 questions and 22 answersWhat is the use-by date on the package? How long will it last in storage before I brew it? Thanks!Beer. Simply Beer - Brown Ale Recipe KitBEST 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!Has anyone tried added a bit of honey when brewing this brown ale? Good results?BEST ANSWER: I added 2 oz honey as a conditioning sugar. I liked the results. I tried my friends batch without the honey. Made it slightly sweeter and we'll...a touch of honey flavor. Very very slight.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.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.Are 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 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