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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
32 Reviews
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Its tasty
This 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, 2018
2 months ago
Good beer
Very 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!
Very acceptable! I add 1.0 lb honey at :50 to make it sort of a braggot. Will do it again!
August 12, 2018
3 months ago
love 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, 2018
7 months ago
Great flavor
With the LME being so dark, mine turned out more like a brown or red ale. But, the flavor is good, and at the price, it's hard to beat. I've done the Beer, Simply Beer in stout, IPA, and now cream ale. All are good. Not much of a wheat fan, so may not do that batch, but plan to try all the others. My favorite so far is the stout, followed closely by the IPA.
April 22, 2018
1 year ago
Could not be more pleased.
The ale is outstanding in all respects. I just hope the price doesn't creep up with such s good product at a very reasonable cost.

April 16, 2018
7 months 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
7 months ago
My wife really likes honey cream ale. This makes an excellent base to add a pound of honey to.
March 25, 2018
1 year ago
Great price but I keep messing it up.
This is really good stuff. I keep messing it up and burning the bottom of the pan. I think I may give up. I don't have the money to waste on my mistakes.
January 24, 2018
9 months ago
With added grains from local supplier
Turned out great! (note: I added about 1 lb 2row with some crystal malt acquired locally that I initially steeped, and I swapped half the hops with my own whole hops, and then used the other half of the provided hops as flavor and aroma towards the end of the boil)
January 22, 2018
10 months ago
simply beer, cream ale. .
the kit is simple and easy to do. very well priced. and it makes good beer.
October 16, 2017
1 year 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: 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 ?
A shopper on Apr 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can. Zest the peel though. The white pith will make it bitter.
Simplybeer cream ale when would it be a good time to put lime zest in?
A shopper on Sep 5, 2018
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?
A shopper on Sep 13, 2017
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!
Nicholas H on Mar 2, 2017
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BEST 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?
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.
What do I do to add orange flavor whe making beer?
A shopper on Apr 21, 2018
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?
Michael R on Sep 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sounds like it got infected. Sanitize, sanitize, sanitize.
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
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
Whats the best way to bump up the ABV to 10% roughly?
A shopper on Oct 3, 2018

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