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Big River Brown Ale Extract Beer Kit

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Big River Brown Ale Extract Beer Kit

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This Brown Ale is modeled after the a hearty style of Brown Ale brewed in Northern England.
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This Brown Ale is modeled after the a hearty style of Brown Ale brewed in Northern England. Our recipe relies on a special selection of malts to achieve its characteristic toasty flavor and a mild nut-like malt flavor. If you are just starting to brew your own beer, Brown ales are considered the most forgiving style of homebrew.

Our ingredients for this recipe include 3.15 lbs. Amber liquid malt extract, 3.15 lbs. Dark liquid malt extract, 12 oz. Caramel 80L, 2 oz. Special B, 2 oz. Roasted Barley specialty grains, 1 oz. Cascade, 1 oz. Fuggle pellet hops, yeast, priming sugar, and a grain bag.
Details & Instructions

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Beer Style Red / Amber / Brown Ale
Origin of Style UK
Color Dark
Gravity Level Medium
Hop Rating (1-5) 2
Yeast Instructions

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Great Beer
I brewed this kit a couple months ago and it turned out spectacular. It is really malty with some burnt caramel flavors, almost bordering on a porter rather than a brown. I did find that the 5oz of priming sugar was way too much for this beer, most of my bottles need to breathe for a couple minutes before pouring. I'll definitely be cutting back on the sugar next time, but I plan on brewing this beer again, all of my friends loved it.
October 30, 2012
Great first brew, good results
This was my first brew, and it couldn't have been easier. The instructions and dvd were clear and straightforward. Primary fermented in plastic for 9 days, secondary in glass for another week, and it turned out great. _x000D__x000D_Nice caramel malt flavor, nice roast just a bit of bitterness to balance the malt. Not much hop bitterness, more of a dark grain bitterness, but was nicely balanced. Slainte!
December 1, 2012
One of My Favorites
I have brewwed this 3 or 4 times. It is my favorite brown ale. It is not as sweet as others.
December 6, 2012
Great Flavor
This was a great beer and very easy to make. It was a little darker than expected, closer to a porter than a brown, but very enjoyable nonetheless. However, my beer got way overcarbonated after using the 5oz of priming sugar, as this beer was pretty malth to begin with. I would recommend cutting the sugar by about half. Definitely plan on doing this one again using less priming sugar next time around
January 10, 2013
Nice Brown Ale
Taught my co-work how to brew using this kit awhile back. Makes really nice brown ale. Thinking about doing a quick extract brown ale soon and i have my eyes on this one.
January 22, 2013
Most Excellent!
This is a great full bodied brown ale! This will be a brew in my regular rotation.
February 8, 2013
my fist home brew
This was my first home brew, and it came out great! Nice color and excellent taste. I used the liquid yeast option. I followed all the instructions, except I let it go 2 weeks in the secondary.
February 9, 2013
Well I don’t know where to start but this beer kit is very very good a perfect balance of malty sweetness and a hint of hoppines so all you malty beer lovers this is it , you can drink this beer in summer or winter oh yeah the finish has a hint of chocolateness and coffee but perfect because it is not overwhelming , perfect balance great kit for people who like this style
July 15, 2018
2 months ago
First rate brown ale
I made this with Wyeast 1469 West Yorkshire Ale yeast. 1 week in primary at 64-66F and 2 weeks in secondary on my basement floor at 58F. I added a whirlfloc tablet at 15 minutes and an extra 0.5 oz of Northern Brewer hops at 60 minutes, but otherwise stuck to the recipe. This is an easy to brew, fine medium-bodied ale that I would be proud to share with friends. My wife likes it too. Recommended.
February 21, 2013
solid Brown Ale
I give this one 5 stars all the way across. It's one of my favorites that I have brewed several times. 2 weeks in the primary, 2 weeks in the secondary, then 3 weeks in the bottle: perfect. I used White Labs Vial Yeast. Brought several bottles on vacation in Summer 2012 and everyone liked it. _x000D__x000D_This would be a great kit for beginners because it's kind of hard to mess up. It's just a good solid Brown ale that doesn't try to be anything else.
February 23, 2013
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Hi. What is the shelf life of this kit?
E L on Feb 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Extract kits have a shelf life of 6-9 months.

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