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
4.3 / 5.043 ReviewsGood color,good bittering, but the price is what you getJanuary 5, 2019Purchased
2 months agoVery happy with everything I have got and setting up a shopping cart as we speak.January 5, 2019Purchased
3 months agoReally nice brown.This has great malt flavor, and the aroma from the specialty grains really comes through. I’ve tried most of the simply beer kits, and this is my favorite, by far.December 26, 2018Purchased
over 2 years agoFantastic value and beerI love this kit. Absolutely awesome value for a kit that yields fantastic results. My friend did this kit a few months before I did and recommended conditioning a little longer than 2 weeks for better flavor.
I added about 2 ounces of honey to the conditioning sugars to give it a slightly different flavor than what my friend did. Loved the results. Highly recommend it.December 8, 2018Purchased
5 months agoGreat base kit!I used this kit twice now and each time it has exceeded expectations.
The first time I brewed it I did it as is with no extra additions with a full boil and it turned out spectacular, it was smooth with a perfect brown color bottling day made me want to drink it that day with the aroma of the beer.
The second time I wanted to kick the flavor up a notch and start experimenting with an extra addition. I live in an area that is heavy populated with hobby maple farmers so I searched my fridge and found my two pounds of pure straight from the tree maple syrup. I added the full two pounds into the boil and WOW it turned out absolutely amazing! The maple fermented down boosting my ABV to about 9% and added a bold maple aftertaste. This was my surprise thanksgiving beer for my family and within 4 days all 50 bottles were gone or spoken for to take home.
I will always have one of these kits on hand.December 8, 2018Exceeded my expectations!Great choice for my first brew! Got better with age - 4 weeks from brew date it's really getting better. Fantastic price for everything you need for a 5gal batch of beer!December 5, 2018Purchased
4 months agoI like things simple. Beer simply beer gives me that. I've always had good luck with every kit I've ordered. Sometimes I'll add vanilla to the cream ale or wood chunks to the stout and I always impress my friends with it's taste. Beer simply beer is simply great.November 9, 2018Purchased
4 months agoBasic brown ale plusVery goodI kicked it up by adding 3 lbs of DME. Took the alcohol to about 9%October 29, 2018Purchased
5 months agoGetting amazing with ageDon't get me wrong, this beer was drinkable after 5 weeks but it’s getting down right delicious after a couple months. I will note that I added a little cascade to bump the IBUs. Really wish I would have saved more! Starting to think I need to order another kit. Yummmmm.May 26, 2018Purchased
1 year ago
- Customer Q&A
Browse 8 questions Browse 8 questions and 22 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.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.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