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.
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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 / 5.0115 ReviewsNice light ipa not too strong nice FlavorJuly 2, 2019Purchased
2 months agoGreat Starting PointI like the kit and add my own hop selection. Nice to have everything in one box to make a batch. Great for us not near brew stores, too.June 20, 2019Purchased
1 month agoThe best IPA I've ever had! Everyone who tried it said the same thing.May 11, 2019Purchased
3 months agoGood foundationNot really fair to get too involved in the rating, as I did some doctoring to meet my personal taste and criteria. But it served as a good base.April 19, 2019Purchased
4 months agoPretty good beer as is..great for experimenting!April 9, 2019Purchased
5 months agoApril 6, 2019Purchased
1 year agoSimply beerGreat price on basic ingredient kit. Added some cryohops as dry hop addition. Made a nice IPA.April 3, 2019Purchased
4 months agoSimplicity.Great price. Easy to brew. Still in carboy now. Looking forward to bottling. Will definitely purchase again.March 25, 2019Purchased
5 months agoI use 3 kits to make 10 gallons and got great results.March 20, 2019Purchased
1 year ago
- Customer Q&A
Browse 19 questions Browse 19 questions and 82 answersDoes this kit come with yeast?BEST ANSWER: Yes, I just made a batch last week, this is one of my favorite recipes!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.I wanted to sub in Falcon's Flight hops, what would be the suggested replacement and timing of hops?When do you add the corn syrup to bump up the abv? thanksBEST ANSWER: During the boil.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 - IPA Recipe KitBEST 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?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.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.What is the estimated IBU of this beer?BEST ANSWER: I also added 2 cups of honey and had an S.G. of 1.062
MikeWhat is the use-by date on the package? How long will it last in storage before I brew it? Thanks!Beer. Simply Beer - IPA Recipe KitBEST 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!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.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.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.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 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.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.What 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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