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 / 5.084 ReviewsSomeone's gotta be first!I'm just getting around to brewing this and I was pleasantly surprised. $20 got me 6lbs of LME, 1 lbs of DME and 3 oz of hops. These were not some basement brand ingredients either. They are midwests's regular ingredients. 6lbs of their Mallard Malts LME Pilsen normally costs $19. For $20 I get that plus a lot more. It's a deal. I am tempted to start buying these as bases for other beers.I'm just starting to brew this, and I have to admit that I'm adding a 1/4lbs of crystal. I just can't leave well enough alone. I'll try and remember to report after its ready to drink.May 23, 2016SUCH A DEAL!This is my go-to base kit for exploring IPAs, Pale Ales, Double IPAs. I just stock up and then amend with my own choices of hops, additional LME, steeping grains, etc. Thank you, Midwest, for Simply Beer.December 22, 2016Purchased
1 year agoGreat kitBrewed and fermented in primary for 2 weeks. Transferred to secondary for one week. Came out great, not a strong IPA, but very tasty. If you want more IPA flavor, just dry hop the secondary stage.Great price and good quality, can't be beat for value.July 6, 2016Great beer, great valueCan't beat the price! I brewed this according to the directions except I dry hopped with 1 oz. Cascade hop pellets for 3 days during the secondary fermentation. Will definitely buy this again.July 30, 2016Nice and EasyThis kit does exactly what it says. It makes a basic IPA. I followed all of the directions provided and it turned out great. This is a great kit to play around with.
Half of this kit went directly into a keg according to the directions and the other half I added raspberries and tart cherries to. Both versions turned out tasting great and were liked by others. Don't let the price fool you this one is a great buy.January 10, 2017Purchased
1 year agoAwesome IPAI really like this kit! Its a very complete and straightforward IPA that is super easy to make and comes together very well. I'm making more pure grain recipes lately (which involve more time and thought) but I have to admit that with kits like this out there sometimes I wonder if all of the additional effort with all-grain, is it really worth it? The only thing I might do differently with the next batch (I've made 2 now) is I might push the bittering hop addition further into the boil just a bit. But if you like a beer on the bitter side let it be!November 24, 2016Purchased
1 year agoGreat base extract kit!Good ipa extract kit. I can't exactly rate this perfectly since I changed the recipend, but I added 4 hop additions of citra, more cascade, and a few new experimental hops, plus dry hopping. Came out great!November 28, 2016Purchased
1 year agoGreat for the priceI ended up also dry hopping with 2 ounces of cascade as well. Came out great. Very refreshing on a hot day.July 30, 2016Great recipe and excellent price, you can't go wrong with this kit!A surprisingly tasty beer given the price point. All ingredients were great quality, the hops were excellent, the LME was fresh. I added DME and citra hops to the kit to boost my abv and bitterness, but the kit is also great as-is.January 8, 2017Purchased
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- Customer Q&A
Browse 17 questions Browse 17 questions and 69 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: noWhat 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 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 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.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?