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 / 5.038 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, 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
8 months 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
5 months agoAugust 2, 2016Great 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, 2016Easy and simpleNot a bad beer kit to brew is easy and simple. I have added 2 Oz of my homegrown hops in as well. Still in fermenter . For 19.99 is a good buy and will again.August 4, 2016Great 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, 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
5 months ago
- Customer Q&A
Browse 13 questions Browse 13 questions and 50 answersWhat 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?BEST ANSWER: This beer will have an ABV of approximately 5.5%. I hope that this helps!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 don't remember a "use by" date except on the yeast packet. MS could probably answer better than a customer.What other hops would go good with this, how much (amount) and when would you add them?BEST ANSWER: What I do: I do a steep grain with 1lb of crystal 40 liek other kits. Then follow the rest of the recipe. I throw out the centennial and add an ounce of Amarillo at 10min. Then do a secondary 2 weeks after primary with 2 oz of whole cone columbus for 10 days. Not a bad beer for the price. Throw in some grapefruit zest in 2nd helps pop the citrus too.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.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 is the estimated IBU of this beer?BEST ANSWER: I also added 2 cups of honey and had an S.G. of 1.062
MikeIf 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 SuppliesI have more of a suggestion than a question. So I purchased an IPA kit which I just moved to the secondary fermenter and a brown ale kit. Can you you list the hops in the item description and maybe give the option to change which ones we can get?
Mine came with Columbus, cascade, and centennial and it smells terrific but I'm hoping to try different combinations in the future.BEST ANSWER: Hello,
The hops are listed in the item description. This can be found by clicking on the link under product downloads, right above the description. As for the hops that you can add to the kit. You can add any hops that you would like. If we were to add the hops that you can add to this kit, or change out, we would have to list every single hop cultivar out there. That is the glory of these kits, they are comprised of simple base ingredients, which gives you the ability to change whatever you would like about the kit. Want some tropical notes? Throw Waimea pellets in, want something spicy and unique? Add a dash of Sorachi Ace. The options are as limitless!No 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,
Thank you for your question. Each 5-Gallon Extract Recipe Kit Includes: