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- Styled after southern English brown ales, our Nut Brown Ale kit is a great all-around beer: it's easy to brew (its dark color and rich flavor make it forgiving of mistakes), it's mild enough for light beer drinkers, but characterful enough for more experienced brewers and beer lovers. The finished product exhibits a deep copper color, fruity/caramelly flavor and aroma with toasty, chocolaty notes; and it tastes great after just a few weeks.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Nut Brown Ale Extract Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style British Original Gravity 1044 Total Time to Make 4 weeks
- 4.5 / 5.0272 ReviewsIt had a very strong banana flavor which was nice but the beer was lacking the body or mouthfeel that I would have liked to go with the flavor. Iâ??m going to brew it again since I have two packs and see if I can resolve the lack of body.November 8, 2017Purchased
1 month agoNo NutsI've been told by a friend to leave Nuts and fruits out of my beer, but there are no Nuts to this nice, malty brew. A personal fave despite the IPA trendybopsOctober 13, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoCarbination was offThe brewing process was very simple and easy to follow. However, once the 2 week bottle conditioning time ended I found that I did not have a decent carbonation in the batch, even though I followed the direction of 2/3 cup of priming sugar with 1 pint of water. I would order this again and increase the sugar next time.September 18, 2017Purchased
3 months agoBeyond expectationsI am not a huge fan of Brown Ales, this was in a buy 2 get one free offer so I said why not. I read in the forum where someone added hazelnut coffee to this beer. I did the same, 3 cups of cold coffee to the 5 gallons. It is just fantastic. Smooth, creamy, not overpowered with coffee, but a distinct hint of hazelnut. Its only been in the bottle a month and it is that good. This is one that I would repeat for sure.September 16, 2017Purchased
7 months agoLoved it!Highly recommend this kit! Very good recipe. I have purchased many extract kits from Northern brewer and never been disappointed!July 5, 2017Purchased
11 months agoBrew to be proud of!My first brew in over 20 years! Came out really awesome!!!!! Really easy to brew up and the brew masters are great to bounce questions off of and they don't make you feel stupid for asking questions. I love this Nut Brown and my whole family loves this. I can see that I will need to keep a case of this on hand at all times. Thank you so much Northern Brewer for helping me to get back into brewing and helping me to brew up something that I am proud of!!!May 8, 2017Nut Brown Ale Extract KitGreat tasting Beer and makes you look like an expert home brewer on Brew day.April 25, 2017Purchased
7 months agoHad a bad experience – possible infectionI have now purchased 12 NB kits and I've liked all of the ones I've made, until this beer. I really, really wanted to like it, as this style is among my favorites.
I followed all of the instructions without deviation, as usual, and let it sit in primary for three weeks before bottling. The result was light and had little complexity, lacking an "umph" I was hoping for. Almost no aftertaste, and even a bit of a sour/tang flavor, like something that was too diluted. I was too embarrassed to share it with other people. It was beer, but not something I actively enjoyed drinking.
A knowledgeable friend tried it and said it tasted to him like the batch got infected, which would make a lot of sense, even though I always try my best with sanitation.
I still really *want* to like this beer and believe it went south because of an infection. I hope to give it another chance — and when I do, I also hope I can update this to a 5-star review like I've given so many other NB kits I've tried.March 2, 2017Finished brewing this a couple weeks ago. Very Nice!February 6, 2017Purchased
1 year agoNot quite what I was hoping for hereThis is a fine enough beer if you like run-of-the-mill brown ales. But of all the beers I've made this one has lasted the longest, as I just can't get into finishing them off. Used the US04 yeast, fermented cool at 68, OG 1.042, FG 1.008. Fruity overtones, malt, with no bite at all. It is good with food and a good beer to cook with.January 24, 2017Purchased
over 2 years ago
- Browse 17 questions Browse 17 questions and 43 answersI just started brewing. The kit instructions say to add half of the yeast packet to the wort, but the instructions in the yeast packet says rehydrate the yeast first. Which is correct?BEST ANSWER: I have added the dry yeast directly to the wort and I have rehydrated it first before adding it. I can't honestly say I can detect a difference between the two. I would't get too worried about it either way.Hi, what grains come with this kit?BEST ANSWER: This kit includes our Maverick Grain Blend:
- 0.25 lbs English Chocolate Malt
- 0.25 lbs Belgian Special B
- 0.25 lbs Belgian Biscuit
- 0.25 lbs Briess Special RoastNewbie here, does the Nut in Nut brown infer this contains nuts? I don't see any mentioned in the kit, but I have a nut allergy in my house. Thanks!BEST ANSWER: No, Nut Brown is just a flavor description. I have made the all grain version of this kit and it only contains malted grainWould making 6.5 gallons with this 5 gallon Nut Brown Ale recipe distort the flavor too much or would it just lower the final abv?BEST ANSWER: Well, I am not a purist by any means so I have varied the amount of water quite a bit and it doesn't seem to effect the flavor so that I can tell. I always add about 10 oz of honey to mine which brings up the abv slightly. That said, You will want to leave enough room in your bucket so that the foam doesn't come out the air lock.. Good luck, and ENJOY! :-)What else do I need to brew this beer, in terms of equipment?BEST ANSWER: You will need a vessel large enough to boil the wort. I use a 6 gallon pot and do a full volume on a turkey fryer gas unit. I think the directions state that you can use a smaller container and add chilled water to bring the volume up to,5 1/2 - 6 gallons. You will then need a fermenter to ferment the wort in. You can get any of a host of primary fermenters including a 6 gallon bucket or a 6 gallon glass carboy. If you decide to rack the beer into a secondary fermenter (5 gallon) you need a second bucket or carboy. Some of the primary fermentation volume contains spent yeast and is not siphoned into the secondary container resulting in a decrease in volume. After secondary fermentation, you will need a bottoming bucket and the necessary bottles, caps and capper if you are not Putting the beer in a keg. I forgot, but you also need a thermometer during the boiling period to let you know when to add the grains.
Of course you need an accurate time piece to time the cooking of the mash.
Try it. It is easy and a lot of fun.
I can recommend the kit from Northern Brewing as a good starter kit.First timer here. Sorry if this question is lame. Once the kit arrives, how long will the ingredients last? Do I need to make the beer right away?BEST ANSWER: No. Just put your yeast in the frig. If dry yeast it will last quite a long time. Just keep everything else in the box in a cool dry fairly constant temperature place. I have bought several kits at a time to get a good deal & not made them until 6mos later with no problems. I usually don't wait that long but life happens. I think you can wait quite abit longer if stored properly.Is this a real hoppy beer? Does anyone have a IBU rating?BEST ANSWER: Hi James,
No, this beer is not super hoppy, it is definitely balanced more towards the malty side. It's only about 15 IBU's.
CharlesThe directions state that I am supposed to add cold water to the wort when I put it in the fermenter. Is this cold water supposed to be treated or sterilized in any way?BEST ANSWER: I've added untreated tap water, according to what I believe is okay to do and based on 2 batches has not affected the quality of the quality of the brewI am looking to brew a lager and currently have have this kit, the Irish Red Ale, and the SMASH American Session Ale on hand. Which one, if any, would make a decent lager?BEST ANSWER: Greg
The Irish red Ale would be the best choice for a lager fermentation as amny commercial examples are made with lager yeast.
ChrisI made this kit on Friday night and it was foaming on Saturday like it should but by Sunday and today it’s already settled and the foam is pretty much gone. Shouldn’t it have fermented longer as it seems it’s already done. I just made a batch of chinook ipa 2 weeks prior and it went longer than this batch and they are stored next to one another. Should I be worried about this?BEST ANSWER: I wouldn't worry about. I have made a bunch of northern Brewer kits each one is different. I let my nut brown ale go two weeks and then I racked to secondary. It turned out decent as I recalled. I believe a gravity reading would give you an accurate idea if fermentation is done. Just follow the brewing instructions and you should be good to go. I stress over each batch and each one is fine.I was reading in some of the comments about the nut brown ale about adding in brown sugar and some extracts! At what point in the brewing does this happen, and how much of each can you put in before you ruin the batch?BEST ANSWER: Hello Ken,
Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! For the sugar, you can add that right at flame out or just before so that you can get it dissolved into the wort and sterilized. As far as extracts, depending on what kind of extract you are adding, they could very well be added at flame out as well. As for how much you can should add to the batch, I would probably keep it at a pound or under of brown sugar. I hope that this helps!What gravity should this beer end up at?BEST ANSWER: This should ferment down to about 1.012-1.016, somewhere in there.How much alcohol should be in the final beer? Thanks!BEST ANSWER: This beer should end up right around 4.5 percent ABV if you end up with a pretty typical fermentation and attenuation.
Gabe from NBWill adding a pound of honey at flame out require more than 2 weeks of fermenting time?.BEST ANSWER: Not that I found. If I remember correctly, fermentation was about 2 to 2.5 weeks, pretty much spot on. I didn't bottle until week 4 though.I've been brewing this kit for several years now, and ever since NB changed their gold malt syrup (to the current Maillard malt brand name,) it has a slightly different taste. It's still good, but I prefer the old flavor- anyone have any ideas for substitutes, or additive to help bring it back to what I'm remembering?BEST ANSWER: That is an interesting question since the extract syrup is still the same producer. Its still made by Briess but packaged in our facility and under neath out brand name - even though that same procedure has been done by us for years as well.....so I'm not sure what would have changed. It could be related to your water source and variations in the water chemistry. Since it is an agricultural product it will vary year to year as well
but I have not noticed a different in the extract syrups this year. I hope this helps in any way!The instructions state a 3 1/2 gal kettle and 2 1/2 gal of water. My kettle is 3 gal, so would it be alright if I use 2 gal of water and if so should I add water as it boils off during the 60 minute boil?Can I buy a 5 gallon recipe kit and split it up to make separate one gallon batches if I use dry yeast? Has anyone done this with any of the 5 gallon recipe kits?Nut Brown Ale Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains