A combination of yeast and hops creates this amber ale similar to Belgian-styled pale ales. Flat Tire hails from one of the most respected breweries in the mountain states. Pleasing to the palate, its rich, nutty flavor and smooth texture is a winner with everyone in the crowd.
- Copper-red color
- Slightly spicy aroma and flavorful hops, rich and nutty
- Frothy head with good retention
- Ingredients include: 6 lb. Light liquid malt extract, 8 oz. Special B, 8 oz. Caramel 120L, 8 oz. Bonlander Munich specialty grains, 1 oz. Northern Brewer, 1 oz. Saaz pellet hops, grain bag, priming sugar and yeast.
- Copper-red color
- Details & Instructions
4.8 / 5.091 Reviewsreally good beerI brewed this kit on 1/6. 1 week in primary, 2 in secondary, kegged and cold-crashed last week. The sample tasted good and I hit my numbers. I dry-hopped about an ounce of whole Nugget hops I had in the freezer, well.. just because. Really added some nice flavor and aroma to it. It's gonna be a great beer! I'd brew it againFebruary 5, 2013Good go-to brewI brewed the extract kit, did a late extract addition, and used T-58 dry yeast (overseas, can't get liquid). Used Supermoss, fast cool down with a wort chiller/ice bath, 3 weeks in primary, cold crashed for another 3, crystal clear, no chill haze. It came out excellent, surprisingly complex, easy drinker. No homebrew-taste at all. I will brew this again when I come back stateside and am excited to try it with en even funkier yeast.January 25, 2013really good beer kitThis is a really good beer and once on tap does not lasts very long. I have done this kit several times, always used the premium dry yeast with no problems at all.February 8, 2013Good experience on my first batchThis is the first batch I brewed, and I am very pleased with my choice. It was easy to make and the results are practically guaranteed, as long as you follow the instructions, and heed the beer brewing mantra: "sanitation, sanitation, sanitation". I used the SAFBREW BE-256, and pitched at 72 F. This yeast is a monster, 6 hours later it was chugging along like a steam train. I let the temperature rise to 78 F and after 7 days it was fully attenuated. I did not compensate for evaporation at boiling and my batch came in at a little under 5 gallons with SG 1.05; FG a neat 1.01. I left it in primary for another week at 72 in order for the yeast to clean up after itself, and cold crashed it for the last two days. I bottled last week so I can't speak for final taste, but if the hydrometer sample is any indication, me and my family agree there are no off flavors whatsoever, in spite of the "supposedly" high fermentation temperature. I should also mention I used Irish Moss in the boil at 15 minutes, and strained the wort when transferring to the fermenting bucket; the beer came out clear as water.April 12, 2017Purchased
1 year agoA very solid Fat Tire cloneI tried Fat Tire next to my version of this kit and although there are some differences, this is a great kit. I made it without any changes and am very, very pleased with the outcome. Would make this again with no hesitation.February 19, 2013As promisedTo early to tell yet but the service, response time and sale were excellent. No hidden cost, although the shipping was a bit high. I have always had good results with Midwest Products.March 6, 2016great beerfirst brew ever...came out great ....friends and i love it.....will brew again.....this one is a must buy....great price hereDecember 9, 2012good tasting brewreally liked this beer. i don't always like the belgian ales but this was mellower than most and really enjoyedDecember 9, 2012One of my favoritesHave brewed this beer many times, is one of my favorites.December 28, 2012
- Customer Q&A
Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 5 answersI recently ordered this kit for my first brew and can hardly wait for it to arrive to get started. Is it possible to add raw honey in order to boost abv? Will this dramatically change the flavor? And, will the Safbrew yeast be able to handle the addded sugars? Thank you.BEST ANSWER: It will definitely change the flavor. I would argue for the better. The higher sugars can kill the yeast early but you'll still get a nice ABV boost out of them. If you want something that won't change flavor add Belgian Candi Sugar.How would this kit work out if fermented as a lager? If feasible what yeast would you recommend. I would like a yeast strain that could successfully work at the lowest temperature value?BEST ANSWER: It would taste similar, but with a more mellow flavor profile. I would recommend either WLP815 or Wyeast 2633.