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The following recipe kits contain individual fresh ingredients for brewing 5 gallons of beer. These kits are easy to brew but we recommend beginners first brew a couple of the Hopped Malt Extract Kits to become familiar with the fermentation process. The recipe kits have evolved by customers continually requesting our custom designed recipes.  We have limited our recipe kit selection to the best as judged by our customers.  Simply put, the best recipe in each category with separate pre-measured ingredients in an easy to use compact recipe kit box.  The quality and freshness of the kit ingredients are essential.  Equally important is the ease of  step by step brewing process. These kits are good because they include at least one or more flavoring (specialty) grains.  Grains contribute a unique fresh character to beer.  Different types of grains are used in each kit to create the various styles of beer.  The grains are easy to use because they pre-measured and already cracked by a roller mill. Two or three  separate pre-measured hop pellets packages are also included in the kits.  Hops give character to  beer.  Each hop variety adds its own unique hop flavor.  The more hop additions in each kit, the more complex the hop character. The malt extract syrup included provides the base flavor and generates the alcohol while the flavoring grains add the complex color and flavor the beer. The brewing process for all of the kits is similar.  Once learned, you can apply it to your own recipes.

  • Alexander's pure malt extract is used exclusively in our kits.  It is made from 100% malted barley.  We package it in a poly pouch to preserve its freshness and exposure to air. The malt is easily removed from the pouch by cutting one of the corners and squeezing.
  • 1 Cup of corn sugar for bottle carbonation is included in each kit.
  • The kits are listed in order of light to dark beers.
  • The ideal temperature range for the Ale yeast is 65-75 degrees and 55-65 degrees for the Lager yeast.
  • Each kit can be upgraded from the dry yeast to liquid yeast.
Ingredient Kit Price Range:
$25 to $45  (For current price please call.)
 
German Wheat
5320F
Wheat contributes to the fruitiness of this refreshing light bodied, lightly hopped and highly effervescent beer.
3 lb
Wheat Dry Malt Extract
3 lb Light Malt Extract Syrup
1 lb Wheat Malt (grain)
1 oz Hallertauer Hop Pellets
1/2 oz Hallertauer Hop Pellets
15 gm Ale yeast
Honey Lager
5307F
The honey in this recipe allows it to have a light but malty body.  It is a hoppy beer.  A close clone ot Pilsner Urquell.
6 lb Light Malt Extract Syrup
1 lb Light Crystal Malt (grain)
2 lb Light Clover Honey
2 oz Saaz Hop Pellets
1/2 oz Hallertauer Hop Pellets
1/2 oz Saaz Hop Pellets
14 gm Lager yeast
No Fail Pale Ale
5306F
A full bodied light-amber pale ale style.  The hops have a pleasing flavor and mild bitter aftertaste unlike the aggressive bitterness of many pale ales.
6 lb Light Malt Extract Syrup
1 lb Light Crystal Malt (grain)
1-1/2oz N. Brewer Hop Pellets
1/2 oz Fuggles Hop Pellets
15 gm Ale Yeast
Red Ale
5312F
A full bodied light-amber red top fermented beer.  A slight astringent flavor from the munich malt is balanced nicely with the hops.  The brewing hops add a pleasant, less aggressive bitterness then the IPA's.
6 lb Light Malt Extract Syrup
2 lb Munich Malt (grain)
1-1/2 oz N. Brewer Hop Pellets
1/2 oz Fuggles Hop Pellets
15gm Ale Yeast
ESB

This Extra Special Bitter has a deep copper color with a complex hop flavor and a pleasant hopped aromatic finish.  This well-balance ESB is a popular style.
7 lb
Light Malt Extract Syrup
1 lb
Medium Crystal Malt (grain)
2 oz
Tettnanger Hop Pellets
1/2 oz
Fuggles Hop Pellets
1 oz
Tettnanger Hop Pellets
15gm
Ale Yeast
California IPA
5305F
This very popular California style India Pale Ale is pale in color with an aggressive hop bitterness.  Cascade hops, the most popular American hop, are use for its pleasing floral aroma and flavor.
7 lb Light Malt Extract Syrup
1 lb Light Crystal Malt (grain)
1/2 lb Cara-Pils Bel. Malt (grain)
2 oz Perle Hop Pellets
1/2 oz Cascade Hop Pellets
1 oz Cascade Hop Pellets
15 gm Ale Yeast
A Little Cin
(Marzen)
5302F
"A little Cin" beer is a rich malty beer based on a Marzen recipe.  The slight cinnamon flavor enhances the aromatic qualities of the hallertauer hops.
7 lb Light Malt Extract Syrup
1/2 lb Med. Crystal Malt (grain)
1/4 lb Chocolate Malt (grain)
1-3/4 oz Hallertauer Hop Pellets
1/2 oz Hallertauer Hop Pellets
1 Cinnamon Stick
14gm Lager yeast
American Brown
Ale
5301F
Cara-munich Malt gives this beer a caramel like sweetness while the Chocolate gives it a nice dark slightly burnt taste.  American Brown Ales have a higher hop level than Traditional Brown Ale.
7 lb Light Malt Extract Syrup
1 lb Light Dry Malt Extract
1/2 lb Cara-Munich Malt (grain)
  1/2 lb Chocolate Malt (grain)
3-1/2oz Kent Golding Hop Pellets
1 oz Cascade Hop Pellets
15 gm Ale Yeast
Nut Brown Ale

Crystal Malt gives this beer a carmel like sweetness while the Chocolate and Black Patent gives it a nutty light roasted flavor.  This is a traditional Northern Brown Ale has a mild hop bitterness.
7 lb
Light Malt Extract Syrup
1/2 lb
Medium Crystal Malt
1/2 lb
Chocolate Malt
2 oz
Black Patent Malt
1-1/2 oz
Kent Golding Hop Pellets
1/2 oz
Kent Golding Hop Pellets
15 gm
Ale yeast
Crossroad Common
(Calif. Common)
5303F
"Crossroad Common" is a lager beer fermented at ale temperatures in the "Steam Beer" style.  It has the bitterness of a Pale Ale and the smooth texture of a lager.
7 lb Light Malt Extract Syrup
1 lb Dark. Crystal Malt (grain)
1-3/4oz N. Brewer Hop Pellets
1 oz Cascade Hop Pellets
14 gm Lager Yeast
Strong Scotch Ale
5314F
Peated malt even in this small amount adds a faint smoky character that makes Scotch ales famous.  This high alcohol beer is malty and faintly smoky in flavor and relatively darker than their English Ale counterparts.
6 lb Light Malt Extract Syrup
3 lb Light Malt Extract Syrup
l lb Bel. Special B Malt (grain)
1/4 lb Peated  Malt (grain)
1-1/2 oz Kent Golding Hop Pellets
15 gm Ale Yeast
Porthole Porter
5304F
"Porthole Porter" is a medium body dark beer.  The Bullion hop character balances nicely with the slightly sweet malty flavor.  The fuggle hop finishes the beer with a spicy aromatic flavor.
6 lb Light Malt Extract Syrup
1/2 lb Munich Malt (grain)
1/2 lb Black Patent Malt (grain)
1/4 lb Chocolate Malt (grain)
1-1/2 oz Bullion Hop Pellets
1/2 oz Fuggles Hop Pellets
15 gm Ale Yeast
Dunkelweizen
5322F
Wheat contributes to the fruitiness of this highly effervescent dark beer.  The black malts darken the beer color and add a  chocolate like malt flavor that balances nicely with the German style hops.
3 lb Wheat Dry Malt Extract
3 lb Light Malt Extract Syrup
1 lb Wheat Malt (grain)
1/2 lb Black Patent Malt (grain)
1/4 lb Chocolate Malt (grain)
1/4 lb Roasted Barley (grain)
1 oz Hallertauer Hop Pellets
1/2 oz Hallertauer Hop Pellets
15 gm Ale Yeast
Stellar Stout
5310F
"Stellar Stout" is deep black full bodied beer.  The roasted barley gives it a dry flavor.   The flaked barley produces a brown foamy head which is pleasing in this type of beer.
7 lb Light Malt Extract Syrup
1/2 lb Medium Crystal Malt (grain)
1/2 lb Flaked Barley
3/4 lb Black Patent Malt (grain)
1/4 lb Roasted Barley (grain)
1-1/2 oz Bullion Hop Pellets
15 gm Ale Yeast


 

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