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 Cream Ale. The result? The most streamlined, straight-forward brewing experience ever. And a classic Cream Ale that pours the light golden color of summer sunshine, with delicate grainy flavors of Pilsner malt balancing mild hop bitterness to perfection.
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5-Gallon Extract Recipe Kit Includes
- Malt Extract
- Dry Yeast
- Priming Sugar
- Brewing Instructions
- Details & Instructions
Origin of Style USA Color Light Gravity Level OG 1.050 - 1.060 Hop Rating (1-5) 1
4.7 / 5.039 ReviewsRecomendedGood beer, great price. Makes a great base beer recipe to customize to your taste. I will definitely be brewing it again.November 23, 2018Purchased
1 month agoI serve it on tap to companyI was raised on draft beer and enjoy craft beers
I have been buying kegs for over 30yrs my father bought kegs
Now my local distributor charges $165 (+$30 for deposit) for a half keg of domestic beer which can be bought most anywhere for less than $20 a case that’s evil greed
This beer on tap make me happyNovember 22, 2018Purchased
4 months agoA great foundationI regularly use this kit to make around 50 beers, however this is my foundation. To this I will add in something new each time. This takes all the extra work out of my play time so that I can experiment on the subtleties of brewing.November 20, 2018Purchased
over 2 years agoEasy and goodThis kit is very easy to make and the beer tastes great will be ordering more.November 18, 2018Purchased
1 month agoEasy to make and taste pretty good too, i would recommend.November 13, 2018Purchased
2 months agoNovember 10, 2018Purchased
1 month agoGreat BeerA great beer. Going to try adding vanilla extract for a vanilla creme ale.October 22, 2018Purchased
2 months agoIts tastyThis was really easy to brew. It tastes good. If you like "Normal Beer" you should like this.A little more taste than domestic beer, but not over powering.September 4, 2018Purchased
4 months agoGood beerVery acceptable. I added 1.0 lb honey to make it sort of a braggot. Will do it again!Very acceptable! I add 1.0 lb honey at :50 to make it sort of a braggot. Will do it again!August 12, 2018Purchased
4 months agolove this beer, I will definitely be one I have on hand all the time. I am going to add orange peel to the boil next time I brew it.June 17, 2018Purchased
9 months ago
- Customer Q&A
Browse 18 questions Browse 18 questions and 59 answersHello, please tell me, does this kits need any equipment to brew beer? or can i brew it just in aluminium boiler?BEST ANSWER: You will need a boil kettle, and a fermentor, bottles, caps, a capper, as well as a few other items. Here is a helpful beginner's guide that covers all the items you will need.When adding the yeast do you just pour it on top or do you mix it Up?BEST ANSWER: I prefer to mix it in, but not vigorously just enough to get it wet. I think the best way to do it is to pitch your yeast. Boil 2 cups of water, let cool to 80 degrees and pour yeast packet , then into your frementer.at what temp should your fermentation area be for this beer ?BEST ANSWER: Well it's an ale so there is some wiggle room. I converted a freezer to a temp controlled fermentation "room." I set it at 65 for this ferment. And then cold crashed at 38/39 for a week or so. But I've done ales at 70 with no cold crash. Unless you have extreme temps (hot or cold) where you will be fermenting I think you'll be fine as long as you're between 65-73ish. that's my 2-cents anyways. Good luck, let us know how it comes out!Can I change for liquid yeast?BEST ANSWER: These kits are not offered with a liquid-yeast option, they have an appropriate dry yeast included. A person can buy any liquid yeast they choose and use it for the kit, if desired. Then they'd have a good dry yeast to keep on hand as a backup in case it is ever needed, which is always a wise thing to do. -Mike W, Midwest SuppliesAfter pulling the pot off the heat to cool it can you just add ice to it since your going to add 2 gallons of water to fermenter?BEST ANSWER: I do add a little purified ice to the boil, but not too much, still counting on the chiller in an ice bath to bring the temp down to about 90. after transferring to the fermenter I fill w purified water that i store in the fridge. always seems to fall right into the mid 70s.When brewing cream ale can I add orange peel to give it a citrusy orange flavor ?BEST ANSWER: Yes you can. Zest the peel though. The white pith will make it bitter.Is there anyway I can add to make the beer anymore creamy?BEST ANSWER: I am assuming that you are referring to the cloudy nature of wheat beer or the more subtle sweet flavor. These kits are great foundations for building on. For the first you could add in more wheat, any sprouted wheat would make a great addition. You do not have to go crazy with it, just add a handful more or so of something that you might like. As for adding some sweetness to it, you can do anything from adding more sugar to slightly caramelizing the extract by (accidently) cooking it a bit longer before adding in more water. Remember that this is like baking a cake not repeating a science experiment. Even happy little accidents may lead you onto something good.
Have fun brewingSimplybeer cream ale when would it be a good time to put lime zest in?BEST ANSWER: Depending on how strong you want the flavor, add during secondary. Don't forget to sanitize your additions.A friend of mine made this kit, and it is really sour tasting. What went wrong?BEST ANSWER: Well there are numerous reasons why it maybe sour. Yeast issue, primary or secondary contamination are the two main reasons. I have made this recipe kit several times and had no issues. I use this kit as a base for my summer shandy and raspberry beers.What is the use-by date on the package? How long will it last in storage before I brew it? Thanks!Beer. Simply Beer - Cream 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!What is the ABV of this beer?BEST ANSWER: Potential alcohol before fermenting is 6 1/2%. Alcohol after fermentation was 5.2%. I hope this helps.What do I do to add orange flavor whe making beer?BEST ANSWER: Adding orange zest seems to be the best way. You can buy it in dried form here or zest your own. Just add it to the last few minutes of the boil and leave it in. A couple ounces would be noticeable.A friend of mine brewed the cream ale, it tastes really sour!!, What could be the problem?BEST ANSWER: Sounds like it got infected. Sanitize, sanitize, sanitize.Can you suggest some specialty grains to use with this kit?BEST ANSWER: I didn't add any grains, but I think I might add a little caramel and vanilla extract wh n I keg It.What is the IBU ?BEST ANSWER: QBrew calculates the bitterness at 29 IBUs based on the ingredients.Can I bump the ABV by adding a lb of DME without affecting flavor?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it's quite safe to do it in that way. Adding a pound of light DME to a beer like this will bump up the ABV by about .5%, and will not interfere with the balance of flavors in the beer. Stir the additional pound of DME late in the boil. It is the best way to increase ABV of a beer recipe kit. -Mike W, Midwest SuppliesHas anyone tried adding some flaked corn to this recipe?BEST ANSWER: Hi haw many corn sugar I need to add to get more ABVWhats the best way to bump up the ABV to 10% roughly?