DetailsBrew up a small batch with big results!
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. 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:
1 Gallon Glass Jug, Cap & Airlock
Mini Auto-Siphon & Tubing
Bottle Filler & Tubing
Bottle Capper & Caps
Micro Bru also comes complete with a Hop Monster IPA recipe kit. This lean, mean hop machine bursts with hop flavor and packs a mean ABV. A west-coast style IPA, it’s refreshing, crisp, with a bit of caramel sweetness that lets the fresh citrus hop flavor shine through. Do you dare to do battle with the Hop Monster?
- Details & Instructions
5.0 / 5.05 ReviewsGreatThis kit was a great way to get back into hobby and downsizing, great beer too! Had fun brewing it, and drinking!January 4, 2016Great kit to start all grain!Made the Ka wheat. Turned out great. A great way to get started in all grain and learning along the way. Highly recommended.March 1, 2016Bad***It was fun doing and learned a lot about beer The beer was very tasty but I drank it in one day and it took a long time making but that's what it's about Need to make moreJuly 30, 2016Excellent kit!I purchased this kit for making small batches in between my 5-6 gallon batches and bottled my first small batch a few days ago. The kit comes with everything you need to do small batch homebrewing. I would highly recommend it! I haven't brewed the Hop Monster IPA yet but am excited to try it.March 1, 2017Purchased
2 months agoOverall a very good kit for beginners! The instructions were clear and all the ingredients were fresh and sealed. The beer itself isn't bad at all! Definitely drinkable. A great way to start!January 9, 2017Purchased
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- Customer Q&A
Browse 6 questions Browse 6 questions and 8 answersI received the monster IPA kit and the mini keg as a gift. Can I ferment the beer in the mini keg instead of bottles? And if so, what about the sugar that is called for in individual bottles?BEST ANSWER: If you have a mini-keg system, then you will force carbonate your beer with co2 and you won't need the sugar. I'm not sure what kegging system you have, but fermentation usually occurs in your primary fermenter and then you transfer into your keg for serving.I received a Midwest Supply starter kit several years ago as a gift and have not yet used it. Are the ingredients still good?BEST ANSWER: Hi Teresa,
Thank you for contacting us. Those ingredients will no longer produce a good tasting brew. The base malts in that kit are at their best for about 1 month from being milled. The rest of the ingredients are shelf stable 6-9 months. We do have recipe kits available is you wish to use the equipment you have. Here is the link to those: http://www.midwestsupplies.com/nsearch/?q=micro+bru&email=
Lance F.Does this kit include an instruction manual or a beginners guide?BEST ANSWER: This Kit does include instructions, plus we are here to help if you need us. Regarding the specific gravity that is asked in another reply to this question... we would expect the final gravity to be around 1.012 -1.014, based on average ale yeast attenuation. The Original Gravity can vary, based on mash efficiency, but you can expect a number around 1.065 prior to fermentation.Just checked my 1st FG reading at day 16 and it was 1.013 but my only concern is...it was really cloudy any suggestions on clearing it upBEST ANSWER: You could wait a few more days with no problems, to see if it will clear out a bit more. If it's placed somewhere a bit cooler, that sometimes helps. Frequently, though, IPA-type beers will have a bit of cloudiness to them, due to the large amounts of hops in the brew. -Mike W, Midwest SuppliesI bought the Micro brew kit, the list of things that were suppose to be with it is Ingredient Kit Components • Malt: 2.5 lbs Rahr 2-row • 0.25 lbs Briess Caramel 20°L • Hops: 0.5 oz US Fuggle, • 1.0 oz Cascade • Yeast: Muntons Ale Yeast • Straining: Muslin Bag
I'm missing the 0.25 lbs.Briess Caramel 20 LBEST ANSWER: The 2-Row and the Caramel 20L are normally measured, crushed together, and packaged in the same bag.So this kit has everything needed to make one Gallon of Monster IPA ? Also how much is it for the supplies, to continue to use this kit to make one gallon of IPA's at a time ? How many bottles will be needed to for bottling?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it has the ingredients for one gallon of the IPA. You can buy replacement kits to make more, for $14.99, or you could buy the grains and hops, and bottle caps by themselves and assemble the recipe yourself. One gallon kits usually result in 8-10 12 oz bottles of beer. - Mike W, Midwest Supplies