DetailsOne of the simplest joys in life is opening a bottle of beer and saying, “I made this.” And we feel that making beer should be simple too. So we put together all the essential equipment and tools you need to hand craft superb beer that you can call your own.
- Beer. Simply Beer - Pale Ale
- 6.5 Gallon Fermenting Bucket, Grommeted Lid, Airlock
- 6.5 Gallon Bottling Bucket, Bottling Spigot, Bottle Filler, Bottling Tubing
- Siphon, Siphon Tubing
- FermagraF°™Adhesive Fermenation Thermometer
- Herculometer™, Test Jar
- Beer Bottle Brush, Bottle Capper
- Instructions, Oxygen Wash Cleaner/Sanitizer
Required but not included: a 4 to 5 gallon kettle and roughly 50 empty 12oz beer bottles that accept pry-off caps. Roughly 50 crown bottle caps.
- Details & Instructions
4.5 / 5.047 ReviewsI would recommend this kit for a beginner.It was a complete kit, and having a pale ale is a great beer to start.December 28, 2018Purchased
2 months agoGreat value, only needs a lid openerThe only thing the kit needs is the tool to open the lid. I had to use channel locks to pry it open!December 3, 2018Purchased
3 months agoNovember 25, 2018Purchased
3 months agoDefinitely worth getting great starter kitVery easy to use the recipe that came with it has made a great tasting ale definitely will be buying more beer recipesOctober 31, 2018Purchased
4 months agoAffordable and practical. Great product.October 18, 2018Purchased
5 months agoGreat kitPretty nice starter kit. You will eventually upgrade stuff, but this is a nice kit to get you all the way through your first batch. Get some sanitizer to go with it...Added Sep 16, 2018September 16, 2018Purchased
6 months agoGood but should be worded differentI would say all the materials were great. But I think a thermometer should be included and there should be a more expressed requirement that a 5 gallon pot and bottles must be purchased separately.July 27, 2018Purchased
7 months agoexcellent fathers day giftThis was a fathers day gift for my husband. Our nephews carried the boxes out to him and he said " wow looks important" lol He LOVED the gift. The boys cant wait to help and enjoy the end results! I'm sure we will be buying more kits in the future.June 18, 2018Purchased
9 months agoGreat giftGot the kit for a friend, he loves it. I read it was the best value you can buy..
P. WilcoxJune 17, 2018Purchased
9 months agoA new hobbyWell, just bottled my first batch this morning. Got 58 ea. 12 oz. bottles. Drank about 6 oz. from the bottling bucket just to see how it tasted. Pleased with the taste and it has a little ‘kick’, I think, if not just wishful thinking. I used the canned Munton’s malt extract which make the process less complicated. I will let the bottles set for 2 weeks before chilling and enjoying.June 13, 2018Purchased
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- Customer Q&A
Browse 18 questions Browse 18 questions and 48 answersWhat size is the plastic tubing included in this kit please ?BEST ANSWER: There is two sizes. One to fit the bottling equipment and another for the racking cane. The I.D. for the bottle filler and spigot on the bottling bucket is 3/8". The I.D. for the racking cane is 5/16".Does this come with a Pale Ale or and IPA? If it comes with the Pale can you chose to receive the IPA instead?BEST ANSWER: I didn't see an option to select which beer I wanted, so to answer your question it is no. Unless they changed, hope this helps.The kit got delivered to my house, and my wife is the only one home, do I need to store anything in the fridge, if so, what do I need to store properly so it will not be ruined by the time I get home? Thanks.BEST ANSWER: Nope! You should refrigerate the yeast when you get home but it is vacuum sealed and will be fine.Does this come with an actual siphon?BEST ANSWER: My version of this kit came with a standard siphon, not an auto siphon. I do not know if they've retooled the kit since then, but I would strongly recommend you read the description of contents to avoid false expectations.Is the oxy wash that comes with the kit both a cleaner AND sanitizer?BEST ANSWER: It is a sanitizer. I would recommend purchasing star san sanatizer. The packet you will get is just enough for the first process, but not enough to do the sanatizing for racking your beerwhat other recipes can you do with this kit after you've used the recipe that comes with it?BEST ANSWER: An equipment kit of this kind is set up to produce batches of beer with "single-stage" fermentation, where it's fermented in the bucket for 2-3 weeks, and then bottled up. Many beer kits can be made with single-stage fermentation, but some do require use of a secondary vessel. For beers that would require a secondary, we'd recommend a glass or plastic 5-gallon carboy, which is sold separately. But many types of beer can be successfully brewed up with a kit package of this kind! -Mike W, Midwest SuppliesDoes it come with a hydrometer?BEST ANSWER: yes it didHow big is the box it comes in and what does it look like?BEST ANSWER: The box in the pic is the box. Very simple b but good ingredients.How big is the box that it comes in and what does it look like?BEST ANSWER: The kit all comes in a large brown cardboard box. Probably 14 inches deep and wide by about 24 inches high with BEER SIMPLY BEER in large block letters on the side.I thoroughly enjoyed the Pale Ale kit that came with this starter kit. Can anyone tell me the name of pale ale kit so I can purchase it again?BEST ANSWER: Sure. Under the midwestsupplies.com web site, look under beer recipe kits and Beer. Simply Beer - there are several choices there, IPA is one of them. The others i like are American Wheat and the Pale Ale. I have tried most of them and the IPA is the best option, American Wheat is not bad.Do the cascade hops need a separate nylon bag?BEST ANSWER: It's been awhile since I brewed this, but if I remember right the kit comes complete with a disposable muslin mesh bag for steeping the grains. If you have a nylon mesh bag (which is reusable) that would work too and maybe slightly better, but not necessary.Do you have to brew all 5 gallons at once? Will the kit work with smaller batches?BEST ANSWER: Hello, you definitely do not have to brew 5 gallons all at once. It's possible to do smaller batches with this kit. It will be a little overkill for anything less than 5 gallons and you will have quite a bit of unused space, but it will definitely work.Can you get a different beer mix with the kit or does it only co.e with an IPA mix?BEST ANSWER: Hello, I bought this exact kit and nowhere in the ordering process was the option to change the beer you get. However, I will say that the pale ale that comes with this kit is a very good first beer. Also, the other Beer. Simply Beer ingredient kits are normally $19.99 so getting another after the pale ale that's included is very possible.Can I use any pot for the boiling process?BEST ANSWER: Technically, yes. But to fully utilize this 5 gallon fermentation kit it's better to go with a 5 gallon brewing pot. You will not be boiling a full 5 gallons (normally between 2.5 - 3 gallons for a 5 gallon batch). I have linked to a good first brewing pot to grab that works great with this kit.Is it possible to ferment in the bottling bucket so that I can remove the beer for bottling using the spigot rather than siphoning?BEST ANSWER: If you ferment in the bottling bucket you have to deal with the sediment that will be at the bottom of the bucket after fermenting. It is better to transfer with a racking cane after your done fermenting so the sediment stays in the brew bucket.DO I need to purchase a stainless steel brewing pot to add to this kit?BEST ANSWER: Hi there, you will need about a 5 gallon kettle. A stock pot or something similar would work. We also sell one. Cheers!Does this kit come with priming sugar for bottling? Also what is wrong with the siphon? How does it differ from an auto siphon?BEST ANSWER: Hi there- the kit does come with priming sugar for bottling. The kit comes with a racking cane and tubing, which can be used to create a siphon by using gravity and water. Cheer!So the steeping grains that came in the kit that was in here isn't labeled beer.simply beer.pale ale. or Crystal 40. They are labeled Night Shade. Is this a mix up? or is that what's supposed to be in there?BEST ANSWER: Hi there, that is the correct correct grain blend. Cheers!