Our kits make 1 gallon of beer which, once bottled is about 10 regular 12 oz. bottles.
As long as you stick to the provided Guide to Craft Brewing, your first batch will turn out great! Ask any homebrewer how they felt right before they tasted their first batch of homebrew and most will reply that although their expectations were low it turned out way better then expected, even rivaling some of their favorite beers. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how well your beer will turn out and after you taste your first self-brewed beer you will never want to go back to that store bought stuff ever again!
We source all of our ingredients from the same supplier that the craft brewing industry uses for their own beer. This ensures we always have the freshest ingredients on hand that meet the strictest requirements of the American brewing industry.
1-gallon glass carboy, funnel, food grade tubing with thumb clamp, thermometer, rubber stopper, 3-piece airlock, curved racking cane (for bottling your beer), our guide to craft brewing, the recipe kit of your choice (malt extract, brewers grains, hops, yeast, sanitizer and a brew bag)
Our kits come with almost everything you need to brew your own beer. The only things we do not provide is a pot to brew the beer in yet any normal pot with a capacity over a gallon will work just fine. After your beer ferments for two weeks you will need to find some flip top style bottles or a couple six packs of regular "pry off" (non twist-off) bottles along with our capping kit.
NO! Never dump your beer without checking with us first. That problem that may seem like a big deal might just turn out to be a small mistake that won't have an effect on the final product so use the contact us link before doing something as drastic as dumping beer down the drain!
If your beer is under-carbonated continue aging it in the bottles at room temperature for about 5 more days. This most likely means there is still sugar in the bottles that the yeast still needs to consume to create the carbonation. Giving it extra time will help create more CO2.
Some amount of sediment is normal for any naturally conditioned beer. It will all sink to the bottom of the bottles after the beer is carbonated. When you’re ready to drink your beer you can avoid getting this in your glass by pouring slowly and leaving the last ½ ounce in the bottle. There is no good way to remove ALL of the sediment unless you use a professional style filter, but getting sediment in your glass won’t hurt anything except the appearance.
It is normal to lose some amount of volume during the boil. If after filling up your carboy you notice the liquid doesn’t reach the 1-gallon mark simply add cool water to do so. Your beer will be just fine!
If you aren’t seeing signs of fermentation right away, don’t worry! The “lag phase” of fermentation can take up to 72 hours. You can also try moving your carboy to a warmer spot in your house, as yeast are not very active at colder temperatures.
We recommend a carboy brush to remove any residue that forms inside your carboy. B-Brite cleanser gets organic material off of your equipment and can be used as a sanitizer when you soak equipment in it for 30 minutes.