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.
- 6.5 Gallon Fermenting Bucket, Grommeted Lid, Airlock
- 6.5 Gallon Bottling Bucket, Bottling Spigot, Bottle Filler, Bottling Tubing
- Siphon, Siphon Tubing
- Beer Bottle Brush, Bottle Capper, and 60 Red Bottle Caps
- Instructions, No Rinse Oxygen Cleanser
- Details & Instructions
4.4 / 5.060 ReviewsOne small problemI put the lid on the bucket..It would not come off, I had to break it off!July 25, 2019Purchased
1 month agoGreat Choice!!I bought this kit as a starter, having never brewed before. It definitely has all of the basics and got me on my way. I ready some comments about the lid not sealing. I wrapped the outer part of the lid with shrink wrap. Worked perfectly. I'm highly impressed how my first batch ever turned out. I'll probably order the beer ingredient kit again.July 15, 2019Great value and has everything needed to get you startedJune 7, 2019Purchased
1 year agoGreat product, arrived in a couple of days.May 19, 2019Purchased
4 months agoLid does not work.I had pretty high hopes for this brewing kit. All of the parts were in there. The instructions were not very intuitive but no worries, I kind of strayed from the instructions anyways. My biggest regret with purchasing this kit is that the lid seal is substandard at best. It does not seal properly. Air leaked out, and subsequently in, and oxidized my beer. What was a pretty pale wort turned into an amber because of oxidization. Good grain bucket I suppose...March 18, 2019Purchased
6 months agoLike all the equipment, don't like that the lid cracked the first time I opened it.March 16, 2019Purchased
6 months agoJust one thingIt includes everything you need and more for a great price but the only thing is the lid is not air tight. Please work on it!February 28, 2019Purchased
6 months agoFebruary 12, 2019Purchased
7 months agoGood start.Good value to start your brewing experience.February 8, 2019Purchased
7 months agoGood CompanyI gave this as a gift for a friend many miles away. All i can say is it arrived on time and was packed well. The person that got it was impressed and is looking forward to using the kit.
I'm thinking of getting one for myself.January 26, 2019Purchased
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- Customer Q&A
Browse 20 questions Browse 20 questions and 50 answersWhat is the finishing gravity supposed to be? My starting was 1.040 and my finish was 1.020. This yields about 2.63% ABV. I was thinking it’d be above a 3?Are steeping bags included in this kit?BEST ANSWER: One isI 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 midwest supplies 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.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!Does it come with a hydrometer?BEST ANSWER: yes it didDo 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.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.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!What 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".How 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.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.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 SuppliesSo 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!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.