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 / 5.041 ReviewsGets the Job DoneAlthough I misread the set up on this with the siphon/racking cane (not an auto-siphon) the kit comes as advertised. The kit is solid provided you don't want/need a secondary fermentor, and a free Pale Ale kit to boot is a pretty good deal, although I'd have preferred the secondary, All in all it gets the job done and is a good starting kit for extract brewing to see if the hobby will stick without investing in much more.September 18, 2016The best starting kit you'll find.I ordered this package a few months ago and it truly does come with everything you need to ferment and bottle your brew. If you're on a tight budget and eager to get started brewing this is a great choice if you already have a kettle or pot. I opened it up and got busy immediately.. I added a few specialty grains to the Pale Ale Kit to add my own twist and it was a hit on Christmas Day. Ive already brewed a few batches AND also converted my cousin into a new home brewer too. Definitely order a thermometer separately. I got a PT12 Javelin DigitalDecember 28, 2016Great starter kitEverything you need for your first batch. Good, easy instructions. Bought the kit for a 23yr old son. I have been brewing for years but was easy for him to follow.January 16, 2017Purchased
1 year agoBest kit to start home brewing! Very tasty!First time brewer with a taste for fine pale ale. I added bottles, caps, star San and a thermometer to my order, followed the instructions and kept everything very sanitary. Take your time. Buy (2) 2.5 spring drinking water and chill one. Buy a 10lb bag of ice for brewing day and keep the ice bath used to cool the wort to chill it down to 70 for the yeast.
I bottled my new beer and let it carbonate in the box the bottles came in, horizontally and turning every few days during the two weeks. Once chilled it was very satisfying to hear the sound of the cap being pried off and even more satisfying tasting this nice pale ale. I’m hooked! I have a stout fermenting now and ordered a front porch ale kit. Easy to use and very well written instructions.
Enjoy!October 8, 2017Purchased
1 year agoGreat Value!I considered a lot of different options when planning for my first brew, but finally settled on this kit to kick things off! As far as bang for your buck, this is above and beyond. Almost everything you need is included here. As they say, you're going to need bottles and caps. One thing that wasn't noted is that there's no good thermometer included here and that's really important on brew day. Go out and buy a good one in addition to this kit. Other than that, I was very happy with this purchase!November 9, 2017Purchased
10 months agoSurprisingly great valueThis is the second "starter kit" that I have purchased, as several items in the original were either lost or destroyed over time. This one had a number of additional pieces, and at Half the Price! In fact, the ONLY thing missing, that I was unaware is no longer included were the bottle caps! Although I intend to "graduate" to all-grain brewing, this one will provide much of what I need for that process, as well as getting a friend introduced to the art of brewing beer. I intend to make him aware of Midwest as a good source, in the event that he wishes to continue after the introduction.June 13, 2017Purchased
1 year agoGreat Beer & ServiceAm very proud of this brew kit,it made some great beer.Midwest is a great place to buy supplies from,thanks for great products and great service,Larry Gene PateFebruary 3, 2017Purchased
1 year agoA Solid Beginner's KitI would recommend this kit for anyone who is just getting into brewing. The instructions are a little sparse but the process is fairly straightforward and you can find any supplemental information that you need online. The box arrived a little beat up but the contents inside were all there and in perfect working condition. I'm currently finishing up my first batch ever so I'm eager to see the results. Overall, would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for a solid product at a good price.May 27, 2017Purchased
1 year agoSuper easy to brew.It has been a few years since I brewed beer and this is the first time I used a kit. Was super easy.January 7, 2017Purchased
1 year agoGreat Kit !!!Drinking my first beer right now. This kit provides a great starting point, price is low, beer is very drinkable. As far as Midwest Supplies goes Great Marketing! I'll be buying another recipe kit an auto siphon, carboy, Star San.....
ThanksMay 13, 2017
- Customer Q&A
Browse 17 questions Browse 17 questions and 45 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: No Hydro meters or sold separately. But it comes with everything you need to make a beer.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.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!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.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!