5 Gallon Extract Kits
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Extract kits are perfect for beginner or intermediate brewers. Each beer recipe kit is complete with all ingredients necessary to produce an excellent batch of craft beer.
Our ingredients are fresh and processed in small batches by hand, made to order.
One of the few styles that American brewers can legitimately call their own. This classic beer brings together brisk hop flavor and a coppery golde...View full details
Decidedly clean, firmly hoppy, and drinkably bitter. More than any other, this widely-imitated ale is responsible for bringing craft beer into the ...View full details
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Extract Ale Kits
It comes as no surprise that ale is favored by a vast majority of small brewers. It requires a minimum of aging, is easy to brew, and tastes great. Ale ferments best between 60 and 72° F, and therefore requires no special refrigeration or cooling.
Extract Lager Kits
Lagers are fermented with a yeast strain that works best at low temperatures, usually 45 - 60° F. This cold fermentation takes about three to four weeks, and produces beers that have a smooth, clean malt character.
Making good lager is more challenging than making ale; it requires careful control of fermentation. Be sure to ferment your lagers in the recommended temperature range (see the individual Wyeast profiles). We strongly recommend making a yeast starter to increase pitching rates for lagers.
If you want to brew lager-styles, but don't have cold temperatures, substitute a clean fermenting ale yeast such as Wyeast European Ale or German Ale. Also consider Wyeast California Lager, which retains considerable lager character up to 65° F.