DetailsBrew up a small batch and get big results with the Micro Brew Starter Kit!
If you’ve always thought all grain brewing was outside your reach because of elaborate systems and complicated instructions, then listen up. Midwest is proud to offer you the easiest and most convenient way to make your own all grain beer at home. The small size is a great way to begin brewing, and makes a fantastic gift. Our 1 gallon recipe kits feature top notch all grain recipes, so if you’ve wanted to make the jump to all grain brewing, this is the ideal starting point. It’s perfect for apartments, or brewers who simply don’t have the space to spare for burners, kettles, carboys, and kegs. We've embraced the ‘less is more’ philosophy and put together a set of equipment that has everything you need - and nothing you don’t - to get you going from grain to glass today!
The 1 Gallon Starter Kit includes:
KickAss American Wheat 1 Gallon Recipe Kit
1 gallon glass jug
38mm screw cap with hole
3ft of 3/8in siphon hose
3ft of 5/16in siphon hose
Gold Crown caps
8oz Easy Clean
KickAss American Wheat, a crisp, American-style wheat beer is a perfect summer sipper, be it boating, mowing the lawn, or just sitting on the porch. Of course, it’s still refreshing any time of the year while doing almost anything! Clean and refreshing was what we had in mind for this Kickass recipe. It finishes clean and crisp, with minimal esters. If you’re expecting cloves and bubblegum, you’re thinking of a hefeweizen buddy. This is one Kickass American Wheat Beer.
- Details & Instructions
4.6 / 5.010 ReviewsGreat start for all grainLiving in an apartment makes the idea of all grain brewing somewhat daunting, but with dozens of extract batches brewed, I just didn't feel like I knew how to brew without mashing grain. Problem solved - the starter kit will duplicate some equipment that you already have (i.e. a bottle capper) but still worth buying. Had the Kick Ass Wheat ready in time for a New Years Party & it was a hit, even among BudMillerCoors drinkers.January 21, 2014great for test batchesIf you are already a brewer and just want this for 1 gallon test batches, such as myself, then you will probably be replicating things you already have (except the 1 gallon jug). If you're new to brewing and are starting small, than I would suggest getting the following; 6 ft. length of 5/16 siphon hose to make transferring easier (the ones provided are much to short imo), small strainer (sold here) if you don't have one (for rinsing the grains/straining), Starsan (sold here) or some other type of quick, no-rinse disinfectant, 2 gallon plastic, food-grade bucket for primary fermenter (Amazon sells a better version than the one sold here and the 1 gallon glass jug provided works better as secondary fermenter anyway), grommet (sold here) for bucket lid (drill 1/2 inch hole in lid). If you want to be able to test your brew during the process than you should get a wine thief and hydrometer (sold here). If you continue to do small batch recipes you might want to consider getting a scale (the digital one sold here works good for small portions). You will also need some kind of plastic container for you Starsan solution on brew days/transfer days to soak your equipment in.September 28, 2013Move on from Mr. BeerMy buddy is an all grain brewer and I brewed with him and wanted to try it without the big money investment. This kit is just what i needed. I also got to make a wheat beer which I normally don't drink much of and didn't want 5 gallons of. I enjoyed the experience, and the beer.January 21, 2014Great Start-upI had purchased this kit in November '13 and could not be any happier with it. You get everything needed to start all-grain brewing and easy step-by-step instructions for tackling your first homebrew. While wheat ales are not my favorite, it was still a learning experience that is the foundation of my brewing. I did notice however that with an additional week of letting the bottles sit, the beers produced a more full-bodied flavor.February 26, 2014Fun First BrewI got this kit as a Christmas gift from my wife, even though she doesn't like beer. It was easy to brew and the directions were clear and concise. I opened my first bottle today and enjoyed the taste completely. Can't wait to make a few more of the microbrew kits before moving on to bigger batches.February 17, 2014Best 1 Gallon kit - Best Bang for the BuckFirst I did a ton of research for my first kit and this one measured up in regards to price, quality and items included. If you are looking to do small batch all grain brewing this is the kit for you. I'm not saying it has everything but it comes really close and is a great starting point. The all grain wheat recipe that came with it was decent although I will take the full blame for it coming out really weak as it was my first brew ever and the IPA from the same kit company I did the 2nd day came out amazing. Good Luck.January 17, 2015Good kitThis is a nice little kit. It is great for those that don't have the space to commit for a five gallon setup or for those that don't necessarily want a couple cases of one beer. You can experiment with different recipes and ingredients at low volume and low cost. _x000D__x000D_I definitely suggest buying longer hoses. The ones that come with it will work, but they are tricky to use since they are so short.April 24, 2015Its a cool kitA friend of mine got one who usually makes the Mister Beer kits was interested in my "advanced" brewing so he got this. I helped him out. It's an inexpensive way of delving into all grain and I applaud the effort. I think the best path after extract brewing is a partial mash. Then onto all grain. This is a nice kit, but for me 1 gallon is too small. But for someone starting out its fine._x000D_September 30, 2013CompactI personally would go with the bigger full size starter kit. But if you live in a small apartment or like to experiment with small sized beers, this is a good kit. I'm supportive of anything that grows the hobby.November 10, 2013For newer brewersIf you have a few extract brews under your belt and want to see what all grain is like this is a reasonable pack to get. See if you like the process before spending a lot more. I got this kit for a brewer friend who lives in an apartment, to expose them to all grain and he liked it.January 5, 2014
- Customer Q&A
Browse 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 7 answersIs there anything needed that is not included?BEST ANSWER: Only the bottles to put it in. Everything else is included as far as ingredients and equipment. It is a really good wheat beer.How many bottles should I purchase to go with this kit?BEST ANSWER: Depends on the kit. If it's the one gallon kit you will need about a dozen 12 oz bottles or a half dozen 22 oz bottles. You can do the math for the larger kits.Do you ship to Canada?BEST ANSWER: Hello! We do not ship outside of the United States at this time.How many bottle caps come with it?BEST ANSWER: I believe it is about 50.