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 traditional American IPA. The result? The most streamlined, straight-forward brewing experience ever. And a sessionable ale with all of the characteristic bitterness and flavors of definitive American hops balancing the malty backbone 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.
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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) 5
4.7 / 5.099 Reviews1st time brewer, excellent 1st choice.1st time brewer. Followed the instructions and I actually made beer. Next time, maybe more than 2 weeks fermenting. Tried the beer 1 week after bottling, quite bitter. A couple weeks later, much better, better than $9.00 6 packs. Just bottled block party amber ale (seems to have more flavor) and have Irish Ale still fermenting. Definitely worth it for a 1st time brewer especially with the low price.December 29, 2018Purchased
3 months agoBitter without hop flavor or aromaThis kit isn’t bad. If you have extra hops, go for some dry hopping. I didn’t, because I wanted to try the kit by only following the directions. For an IBU rating of 65, I expected to at least taste some hops. I let, so there isn’t the added wrinkle of priming sugar for carbonation. I’ll probably buy this kit again, but will add some extra hops to dry hop in secondary.December 26, 2018Purchased
2 months agoA good drinker or base for experimentation!Good stuff. I started with the kit and added an extra packet of hops I had on hand and 32 ounces of corn syrup to boost the kick. Since I only know what I like, I passed out several bottles to far more knowledgeable drinkers and am waiting on them. But who cares what they think right?December 4, 2018Purchased
3 months agoGreat tasting IPAThis is the first batch of IPA that I have brewed that actually tastes like an IPA. You can taste more of the hops than with other IPAs I've brewed over the years. Would recommend. An the low price is a great advantage.November 27, 2018Purchased
4 months agoIPAFor the cost of this kit you can't beat it. Makes an ipa as good as any you can get at the store.November 17, 2018Purchased
over 2 years agoI’m in favor!Strongly recommend. The instructions make it easy; flavor delivers on the back end. Easy ordering process as well.November 4, 2018Purchased
4 months agoCan't be beat for the price.I will continue to order these because the price get you a great brew, or a great starting ground for your next advancement!October 30, 2018Purchased
4 months agoWill be buying on a regular basis.Excellent as is but may experiment with a half oz of citrus hops in addition at the first boil.October 12, 2018Purchased
5 months agoStill sitting in secondary and I modified the recipe but the sample I took when transferring fermenters tasted like it was developing very nicely. Can't beat the price for the qualityOctober 10, 2018Purchased
5 months agoSkip the 10 buck 4packs.This is a really good kit beer. Compared to others that I make from scratch this is really really tasty. Tried it on the friends and they like it!!!! It's also the 1st beer that I put into a keg and it turned out greatSeptember 25, 2018Purchased
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- Customer Q&A
Browse 18 questions Browse 18 questions and 71 answersWhat is the estimated IBU of this beer?BEST ANSWER: I also added 2 cups of honey and had an S.G. of 1.062
MikeWhen do you add the corn syrup to bump up the abv? thanksBEST ANSWER: During the boil.What temperature should I ferment at?BEST ANSWER: The yeast strain that comes with the kit is fairly simple normal room temperature should works fine (68-76 deg F). I also recommend buying some extra hops for different additions during your brew and if you want to heighten your gravity try a partial grain process by steeping some extra grains. That is my normal method when using the simple kits and I have had good results.What other hops would go good with this, how much (amount) and when would you add them?BEST ANSWER: 2 oz of citra hops, 1 week before bottling.what is the ABV on this IPA?BEST ANSWER: Generally ABV 5.5-6% but with 32oz of light corn syrup I've jacked it up to 10.74% ABV.Does this kit come with bottle caps?BEST ANSWER: No this kit does not come with caps, but I can say that the great taste of this kit is well worth the small price you will pay for a packets of caps. This kit and the simple cream kits are my favorites and easy to brew.What is the use-by date on the package? How long will it last in storage before I brew it? Thanks!Beer. Simply Beer - IPABEST 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!Was Was Thinking Of Bittering with the Cascade and my own Yakima Magnum....and adding a Bit of Challenger the last 10 and Dry Hop With a Few More Ozs of Cascade.... Does This Sound Like a Decent Mix or a Disaster..?Beer. Simply Beer - IPABEST ANSWER: A lot depends on the style of beer you are making. Are you making and English bitter, American lager, or what? When I first started brewing I randomly mixed American and European hops, but the results were often clashing. Challenger is a great hop, but I would stick to using it with English hops such as East Kent Golding, Brewer's Gold UK, Herald, Northdown or Columbia. If you aren't going toward the English bitter profile (as your use of Cascade and Magnum would indicate, then stick with American hops. How about using the Magnum for bittering then getting a nice grapefruity finish with a fair amount of Citra?How many beers does this recipe yield?BEST ANSWER: Depends on the size of bottle. A 5 gallon batch will usually get you a yield of 48-54 12 Oz. bottles, depending on losses from transfers and such. I usually increase my water a bit to actually brew 6 gallons and end with around a gallon total loss.How much does this recipe kit weigh?BEST ANSWER: This kit, in the box with all ingredients, weighs between 8.25 and 8.5 lbs. Hope that helps.What is the ibu (bittering unit) of the simply beer IPA?BEST ANSWER: I have it at 47 or so with a bitterness ratio of 1.00. The exact answer depends on the freshness of the hops. Was a good beer.How many packs of Wyeast American Ale II 1272 to properly ferment this kit?BEST ANSWER: One was enough for my batch. This was a fabulous IPA for the price.can I add fruit for flavor to the boil ?BEST ANSWER: You could, but probably don't want to - most of the flavor will boil off. Either add fresh fruit in a secondary, use a flavor extract, or make a tincture using a neutral spirit for better results.If priming sugar not needed due to kegging; can I get a discount if the priming sugar is not included?BEST ANSWER: These ( amazingly-priced ) kits are sold just as they are, if the sugar is not needed for bottling, we suggest tossing it in the boil for a tiny boost of ABV, instead. We would not be able to do custom kits for some orders that omit a component from the beer kit, sorry. -Mike W, Midwest SuppliesWhat should I add to this recipe to bump the ABV up a notch? without changing the flavor.BEST ANSWER: Adding a pound of DME is a great way to boost the ABV without changing the character of the brew, I'd recommend that. Go with "gold" or "light" or "pilsen" DME, add it with 15 minutes left in the boil. -Mike W, Midwest SuppliesNo grains in this recipe?BEST ANSWER: No, this particular kit has no specialty grains. The American Wheat and the Cream Ale also have no specialty grains. They are not always needed, depending on the beer and the malt extract used in the recipe. -Mike W, Midwest Suppliesdose it include yeastBEST ANSWER: Vincent,
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Cheers!I wanted to sub in Falcon's Flight hops, what would be the suggested replacement and timing of hops?