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Beer. Simply Beer - Cream Ale

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Beer. Simply Beer - Cream Ale

SKU: BK10380

Designed 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.

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Designed 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.

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
  • Hops
  • Priming Sugar
  • Brewing Instructions
Details & Instructions

Additional Information

Origin of Style USA
Color Light
Gravity Level OG 1.050 - 1.060
Hop Rating (1-5) 1

4.7 / 5.0
27 Reviews
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Simple Kit, Great Ale!
Just kegged this ale last week. Very refreshing, light to medium body, slightly sweet taste. Will definitely brew this kit again!
June 13, 2016
Great value!
This kit produces a very smooth and flavorful beer. It's not for hopheads. For those needing an economical alternative for any occasion, this is a great choice.
January 6, 2017
1 year ago
Great pilsner alternative for ale brewers.
Great taste, no issues with brewing or fermentation. Just wish shipping wasn't so pricey.
March 24, 2017
1 year ago
Will brew this again!
Been in the keg for a week. Awesome session beer. Great head retention and lacing. You guys nailed this kit.
February 23, 2017
1 year ago
Don't know what to say
This is quickly becoming one of my more favorite receipt beers, everything about this batch is good
January 8, 2017
1 year ago
Great beer, easy to brew.
I really enjoyed this beer kit. Simple to brew, yet makes a great tasting beer. I'm newer to homebrewing and this is by far my favorite yet. I recently brewed a batch with some orange peels added and can't wait to try it. Love the ease of brewing this beer and the final product.
January 8, 2017
1 year ago
this is a good beer I will always buy and tell my friends about
it smooth and refreshing a great beer for the sommer
May 27, 2017
11 months ago
I was surprised at how much I liked this beer. Don't expect a lot out of this just a good beer at a great price.
May 30, 2017
1 year ago
The "simply beer" line is a very good beer for price,,,most friends love it . I have brewed all but the wheat,no failures,also good base to play and add ingredients,,try coffee in the stout.
February 6, 2017
1 year ago
19.99 beer kits
brewed the ipa;waiting to bottle;all the ones we made in the past have been great
April 10, 2018
1 month ago
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Hello, please tell me, does this kits need any equipment to brew beer? or can i brew it just in aluminium boiler?
N I on Jun 24, 2016
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?
A shopper on Mar 27, 2018
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 ?
Dean V on Mar 15, 2017
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?
M A on Sep 5, 2016
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 Supplies
After 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?
Ronald W on Feb 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can add ice to top-off your volume, but doing so may increase the risk of accidentally introducing bacteria and fungi to your fermenter as the wort will be cooling before the water contained in the ice can be sanitized by the heat. With that stated, I have done it without any ill-effects on the finished product.
A friend of mine made this kit, and it is really sour tasting. What went wrong?
A shopper on Sep 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Among many other types I have brewed seven of the Simply Beer kits including the Cream Ale without a problem. I can only reiterate that attention to cleanliness even using rinse free sanitizer is very important, During the wert cool down take extra care that nothing is introduced into the wert before adding the yeast, I hope this is helpful.
What is the use-by date on the package? How long will it last in storage before I brew it? Thanks!
Nicholas H on Mar 2, 2017
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BEST ANSWER: I don't remember a "use by" date except on the yeast packet. MS could probably answer better than a customer.
What is the ABV of this beer?
A shopper on Mar 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Potential alcohol before fermenting is 6 1/2%. Alcohol after fermentation was 5.2%. I hope this helps.
Can you suggest some specialty grains to use with this kit?
Michael B on Mar 7, 2017
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 ?
A shopper on Nov 14, 2016
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?
M A on Aug 17, 2016
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 Supplies
A friend of mine brewed the cream ale, it tastes really sour!!, What could be the problem?
Michael R on Sep 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Poor sanitation or bad yeast
Has anyone tried adding some flaked corn to this recipe?
A shopper on Feb 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi haw many corn sugar I need to add to get more ABV

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