A complete small batch brewing experience from start to finish.
Whether you’re new to all grain brewing, or short on space for larger batches, the Micro Bru 1-Gallon All-Grain starter kit will serve up serious brews without the need for bulky equipment. Perfect for tight quarters or brewers who want to experiment with smaller batches.
This kit is best in class, complete with a compact kegging system. The best selling Draft Brewer® Cannonball® keg is compact and portable. Most importantly, you won’t have to clean, fill, and cap messy bottles. The Mini CO2 Regulator brings the precision and power of a full size draft system to a small package that will fit in your fridge or a cooler.
The included Hop Monster IPA recipe kit packs big, bold flavors into an easy to brew 1 gallon batch size.
The perfect all-inclusive gift for anyone interested in brewing their own craft beer and impressing their friends!Includes:
- Micro Bru 1-Gallon All-Grain Starter Kit
- Hop Monster IPA 1 Gallon Recipe Kit
- Draft Brewer® Cannonball® Mini Keg
- Mini CO2 Regulator with pressure Gauge
- 2-Pack of CO2 Cartridges
- Ball-lock Gas Disconnect
- Foam Free Liquid tubing assembly
- Details & Instructions
4.6 / 5.010 ReviewsGreat kit for great priceGot this kit about a week and a half ago mainly for the cannonball keg and mini regulator for a very good price plus a few extras. I made a pumpkin extract brew off of it instead of the hop monster, which is on tap next to brew. Anyways, the keg system works excellent. I highly recommend when kegging to use the shake the keg and let sit for a few hours method, my pumpkin ale came out great with the keg and the help of all the other equipment in this kit. I bottled a few beers using the capper, bottles and all. The fermenter worked great with the three piece airlock, although I'd recommend ordering a stick on thermometer for the fermentor as well. This kit will force carbonate as well as maintain serving pressure.July 24, 2016This is a super deal!Got this recently with a 10% discount to boot! I'd been looking for a small kegging system for quite a while, but never found a complete kit like this for such low price . Tried it out last week, worked great, very easy to figure out & use! Also the starter kit alone goes for $49, and truly has everything you need to get started, bottle capper, siphon, airlock, ingredients, everything! The kit I started with 6 years ago didn't' have half of this! Highly recommend this package if you're just starting out!!September 25, 2016Really need instructionsI'm really lost with this. It comes with instructions for brewing and separate instructions for the keg system but not from one to the other. The keg seems to use an complete co2 canister for a one gallon keg. Not to good at $10 each. I really want this to work. I'm at a loss.March 31, 2017Purchased
1 year agoResponse from Midwest SuppliesCustomer Service will be in touch. We are sorry for the confusion.April 3, 2017Todd J StaffGreat starter kit with first batch being a success!This kit really does come with everything you need to get started. We followed the directions and made a really great tasting NEIPA. The keg in this kit alone is worth the full price they are asking for With this complete starter kit. Only downside to it is that I wish the keg came with more detailed instructions, as working with a CO2 cartridges and a regulator feels a little intimidating for a starter. Had to find some Videos online with related products since there is absolutely nothing online that resembles this keg and the CO2 regulator. We just took some precaution when trying out out and everything turned out just fine. I would suggest Midwest make a tutorial video on this keg system especially since it's for noobs like me. Otherwise, this kit and the price is great and hard to beat anywhere else.July 12, 2017Purchased
1 year agoBought for the little Keg system, which I really like.January 11, 2017Christmas present for my son.I bought this as a Christmas present for my son, he wants to be a brewer. I thought this might help him along his way.
He has told me this is a really good and complete starter kit!
He is optimistic!January 2, 2018Purchased
6 months agoGood beginner systemI made a few mistakes with this brew, but they were easy too catch and I learned a lot from this brew. Make sure you follow the instructions and watch carefully what you make.January 6, 2017Purchased
1 year agoPERFECTI purchased this for my son for Christmas and let me tell you he is like a kid in a candy store. First batch not complete yet, but looking good. For a 28 year old who loves brews this was a great mom purchase.January 10, 2018Purchased
6 months agoBuy it! Great way to start.Great starter kit. Clear instructions. Easy brewing. Minor problems; I had a lot of trouble with the syphon getting clogged. In the end I just used gravity and purchased some cheese cloth at to help with filtering. The CO2 regulator did not function as intended and most of the CO2 leaked out as I was pressuring the keg. That said, I contacted midwest and Tom helped me try and troubleshoot the problem before sending me a replacement regulator. I found him very helpful and friendly.First batch of beer wasnt quite what I was expecting as far as flavor, tasted a little more like a Belgian then an IPA (in my opinion) but it was high quality and I would not have been annoyed the have it served to me at a local brewery. I love the cannonball keg and was very surprised how well it functioned.Im very excited to start experimenting on my own. Though for the amount of effort and time spent waiting for fermentation I plan on doing larger batches in the future.May 23, 2018Purchased
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- Customer Q&A
Browse 11 questions Browse 11 questions and 27 answersWhen filling the keg for this set-up, is it important to purge the keg? I primed the 5 gallon batch as normal, filled the keg, tightened on the lid, then attached the co2/min regulator to purge a few times. Then I pulled the gas disconnect to allow keg to self prime. I left the co2 connected to the regulator....and am waiting my two weeks. That sound right??
I couldn't find much info on keg/mini keg and co2 canister/mini regulAtor on your site. Otherwise your stuff(info/ingredients) are fantastic. Also, this package as a super bargain. Thanks.BEST ANSWER: That sounds right, you'd just want to purge out the excess air from inside the keg, and nothing more. It should be fine to leave the CO2 connected to the regulator, but you should take care while handling it. After it has carbonated in the keg, chill it, and hook the regulator back onto it, and enjoy! Cheers! -Mike W, Midwest SuppliesDoes the keg come with a tap/faucet, or does that need to be purchased separately?BEST ANSWER: There is a faucet/tab that comes with the unit. it is not a very expensive faucet, and needs connected with a lengthy hose. I bought a new direct faucet, like Cannon ball makes for the wine kegging system, but I found the quality of foam retention was effected. I just wind the tube around the keg and it works fine with the one included. I include a link to the additional tap, "Draft Brewer Snap tap, for you to look at. It works if you are willing to take time "and beer" to adjust the CO2 for it. Hope you enjoy your keg! I certainly do.The instructions say how to bottle and how to bottle the beer but not how to finish it to keg it. Do I just siphon the beer from the jug and use the keg as the secondary fermenter? If so, do I add sugar? How much and how long do I wait? Help!BEST ANSWER: Ive used this kit as a tester for 5 gallon batches. Normally what i've done is just siphon to the keg, hookup my co2 and go with that. No true secondary. If you want to natural carb you could, there are quite a few websites out there that will tell you sugar amounts per volume. If you want you could get another small carboy and transfer from primary to secondary before kegging. Personally for the batch size, secondary didn't seem worth it. If i was to keg with sugar i'd probably go 14-21 days.Should the keg be able to leak around the rim of the lid? I was cleaning mine out in preparation to keg and force carbonate my brew, when I noticed water leaking around the edges of the fastened lid. Pretty sure I sealed it correctly with the rubber ring and everything.BEST ANSWER: I have also had problems with getting this thing to seal. The best method I found was to put it in position but not lock the lid down, then hook up the cO2. The pressure will lock the lid in place, then I put the lid lock down.How long does it take to brew the Hop Monster IPA from start to ready to drink with this kit?BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately I did not brew it I simply used the parts and hops for another project. However it does seem like a quality kit! I would say 2-4 weeks depending on your fermentation and bottling.Total noob question but how do you open the keg? The latch seems extremely tight, don't want to damage the keg trying to get it open!BEST ANSWER: To open the keg, you pull the large metal bail up, so the oval-shaped lid is released from position. You'll have to push the lid down and turn it, to pull it up and out of the keg opening. It will become clear once you've opened it and taken a look at it. -Mike W, Midwest SuppliesHow long does it take to brew a gallon of beer?BEST ANSWER: Same time as it takes for a five gallon batch. 1 hour mash, 1 hour boil, then cooling. Since it's so small I usually lower the kettle into an ice bath in the kitchen sink. My cooling coil is too large for the two gallon kettle I use on the stove.How large are the CO2 cartridges.BEST ANSWER: They aren't that big at all, but they are quite larger than the ones used for pellet guns and the like. Attempting to attach an image and a link if the image doesn't work.
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h73/Mitchmoore12/0801162042_HDR_zpsb1jduc7q.jpgCan this kit be adapted for use with the MICRO BRU BEER BREWING STARTER KIT AND KEG SYSTEM? Is it be as simple as dividing ingredients by 5? [I've never brewed before and my interest is almost exclusively IPAS. Have never brewed before. I like the idea of brewing small batches (for variety) and I'm not particularly keen on bottling, so I was thinking that starter kit w/tiny keg a good place to start, only I want to make sure I can adapt recipes not specifically designed for gallon kits.]Micro Bru Beer Brewing Starter Kit and Keg System w/ Hop Monster IPABEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, 5-gallon kits cannot be split up into smaller batches because of the specialty grain blends included.Is this system capable of force carbonating? At around 10-12 PSI and sitting in the fridge for a few days...BEST ANSWER: Yes, this system is fully capable of force carbonating by this method.Mini regulator worked great the first time, but now on my second batch I can't get it to pressurize my keg. I read somewhere else about setting this aside for a while to let the needle that punctures the cartridge to thaw out in case it froze. I hooked it back up and nothing. Side note, I checked all connections and I also just started a brand new second cartridge. What do I do?