DetailsIncluded in the kit is all of the brewing and fermentation equipment required to make your first beer, plus the exclusive Front Porch Pale Ale recipe kit to get you back into the swing of warm weather and play hard this summer with homebrew in hand.
The Platinum Pro Beer Brewing Starter Kit Includes:
- $20 coupon code for use on a subsequent purchase!
- 6.5 gallon fermentor w/ lid & airlock
- Bottling Bucket
- Bottle Filler
- 5 Gallon Stainless Kettle
- Long-Handled Stainless Spoon
- Racking Cane, Tubing & Holder
- Oxywash Cleanser
- Bottle Capper & Caps
- Front Porch Pale Ale Recipe Kit
- Details & Instructions
4.2 / 5.033 ReviewsEverything you need except a decent lidOrdered this kit for replacement parts to older kits, since I've been brewing with Midwest for years. The new lid is very rigid, and they did promptly send a replacement, but that too is so rigid I'd have to hammer it on to get a seal. Will substitute out an older cover rather than risk losing 5 gallons of beer. I think the lid needs to be upgraded, especially for a ""Platinum" series. Hence I can't recommend this item, but otherwise great service and great products.March 30, 2017Purchased
11 months agoVery easy to use. Had to buy a few things ( hydrometer, thermometer) that were needed. About 2 more weeks and we'll see how I did!March 18, 2017Purchased
1 year agoThis is a great starter pack , I am happy with my purchase.. the only problem I had was my lid didn't fit good on my fermenting bucket which in turn doesn't allow the air lock to bubble and had me a little worried but everything checked out ok and this didn't seem to cause a problem , it just lets the air escape out the sides instead of the airlock .. all in all a great deal and the customer support you receive with these guys makes up for any small things like that ..would definitely recommend this company and this kit !!!April 9, 2017Purchased
11 months agoVery nice starter kit!!The Platinum Pro Beer kit comes with all that is needed to start brewing good quality craft beer at home. I have been brewing extract kits for many years and just needed to upgrade some of my equipment. Getting 20% off around Christmas time, and the fact that it came with the Front Porch Pale Ale kit, made this an extremely attractive value to me. I was missing a fermenter lid when the kit first arrived, but I emailed Midwest Supplies Customer Service right way, and they did a great job of shipping a drilled fermenter lid to me asap. I appreciated the quick response, so I could get brewing! I plan to buy many more recipe beer kits in the future from Midwest. The only issue I have had is the tight fit of the fermenter lid makes it hard to get off with finger power, so you may want to look at a plastic tool, to more easily remove lids from 5 gallon containers. You can find them cheap at your local paint supply store. Cheers! John C.January 5, 2018Purchased
2 months agoGREAT, NEARLY FOOLPROOF!I love this kit! It's nearly foolproof. My knowledge in the kitchen assisted me well during the boil process. The only thing I would suggest (which you may already and I may have overlooked it) is include more illustration with the kit to help you along the process and to supply links for videos to show you as well via the platinum kit page. Thanks so much! First beer actually came out GREAT!April 25, 2017Purchased
10 months agoThis kit will get youThis kit will get you started with all the basic needs and also comes with a recipe kit. Well worth it.August 3, 2016A great starter!All you need to get started with your first brew including the kit. If you are interested in trying out brewing this is a god way to start NB gives you everything you need and if you decide to get more serious, you can replace/upgrade as you like.August 3, 2016Still going strongThis kit got me hooked on brewing. I've added to my starter kit and brew 2-3 times a month. Met new friends that share the interest in home brewing. Thank you Midwest!August 3, 2016Very nice.Very nice, wish it included more cleaner though. But great value for the price. Very happy with it.March 27, 2017Purchased
11 months ago
- Customer Q&A
Browse 12 questions Browse 12 questions and 35 answersHow much is shipping?BEST ANSWER: You can fake an order to find out. Run through the entire order process up to the "calculate shipping" part.
My guess is: it would depend on where you live.I'm interested in buying a kit, is it an option to get something other than pale ale?BEST ANSWER: It does come with the pale recipe. Maybe contacting customer service and asking to switch the recipe For something you like, at a similar price might work.What are the recommended up grades for this kit?BEST ANSWER: I would recommend a large boiling bag for grain - muslin bags leak grain. I would recommend smaller boiling bags for hops. At least 2 - most kits have two hop additions. I would recommend a 3-piece airlock. The S-type plain suck. I would recommend an auto-siphon instead of a racking cane.
I don't know what kind of pot comes with this, but my guess is: a cheap one. Invest in a good, thick stainless or aluminum pot - at least 6G. They'll be expensive.
I would also suggest a fine mesh bucket strainer thing - forget what they're called. They look like a large shower cap for the fermenting bucket. ...because you WILL still have sediment in your boiling pot.Does this brew kit come with an instructional dvd?BEST ANSWER: No. I watched many videos to get some help. It seems as if most home brewers are happy to help out!Does the included kit come with priming sugar?BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Front Porch Pale Ale recipe kit (which is very tasty), included in the Starter Kit, includes the priming sugar.How do I start a syphon with the racking Cain? ThanksBEST ANSWER: I siphon some sanitizer into the racking came and line. Let go of the line into a glass. Stop when your beer starts in the line,move line to whatever you're racking into.So do you get the back porch IPA and another seasonal kit (so you make 2 5 gallon batches), or is that the kit?BEST ANSWER: This is in the description of an extra recipe kit. When I got mine, only the Front Porch Ale came with the kit. Nice to get a second brew, both 5 gallon kits.Does the type of beer change with the seasons? Will a different beer be offered in the fall/winter?BEST ANSWER: Not sure. It's a good deal to get all the equipment you need at the very least. If the beer changes by season even better but it's a decent beer nonetheless.the kit can works just with malt grains or need the liquid malt extract ??BEST ANSWER: If you want 5 gallon batches, you need extract. Works great for 3.25 gallon all grain BIAB, though.What % of beer does this kit make?BEST ANSWER: Any beer or cider you want to make . Ass a few things and make wine, it all you need to get startedHow many caps come in this kit?BEST ANSWER: Thanks for contacting Midwest Supplies. This kit comes with 60 caps, but with a 5 gallon batch it should make a little over 2 cases of beer. When I bottle I get usually 52 bottles, so there is plenty of extras in case the caps don't get crimped on right. Cheers! -Deanna, staffDo I also need to order bottles?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you will need to order bottles to bottle your beer. You will need at least 2 cases for a 5 gallon batch of beer. Cheers!