The perfect gift for any occasion, any time of year. This Home Brew starter kit has everything you'll need in a brewing kit. In addition to the stylish brew bucket and standard tools found in the Starter Kit, this kit also includes a crystal thermometer, a Cap'tain 2 lever capper, and 100 caps. All you need to add is sugar, water, and bottles.
Included in the Brew-it Starter Kit:
TWO Craft Brew Mixes: Belgian 1774 and Sacred Saison
Brewferm ® Buckrider Brewstash
Not the cheap bucket you will find elsewhere, but a great design fermenter made from the highest quality food-grade plastic and equipped with a bottling tap. 20 ltr total volume = suitable to ferment up to 15 ltr = 4 US Gal. of beer
Brewferm ® Liquid crystal thermometer
Brewferm® Bottling tube
Brewferm® check-it Bottling hydrometer
Buckrider® OXI Cleaning agent
Carbonation drops carbo 33
Cap'tain 2 lever capper
100 Brewferm Caps
Brewferm Coaster Set
Brewferm Label Set
Craft Homebrew Mixes
Brewferm Homebrew Mixes bring the Belgium brewing experience to you. With more than 10 styles of craft beer, you can be sure you will find a style that suits your tastebuds. We use only the highest quality ingredients and hand crafted recipes to meet our Belgian standards. Simply add water and sugar to our pre-measured ingredients in each brew mix and follow the fermentation instructions. Our mixes produce 20-30 pints (300-500 fl oz) of excellent, well-balanced Belgian beer.
Brewferm® makes homebrewing easy. The most important thing is to ensure that everything is absolutely clean. Read the instructions carefully and completely before you start. The preparation process is essentially the same for all beer types, but the amounts of sugar and water are different for the various types.
Initial Mixing Procedure:
Remove the plastic lid, the yeast, and the can label.
Open the tin with a can opener and heat it in a water bath, or double boiler, for approximately 10 minutes, in order to make the malt extract more fluid, and easier to pour.
Pour the contents into a clean brewing vessel (white plastic bucket, demijohn, keg, etc.).
Rinse the tin with 1 litre of hot tap water. and add the water to the vessel. Now add 2 litres of hot tap water, and mix thoroughly.
Finally, add the amount of water as shown in the WATER 1 column and let the mixture cool down to approximately 20°C. Dissolve the yeast completely in half a glass (about 150 ml) of water at approximately 25°C, wait 15 minutes, and then stir it into the cooled mixture. Now you should measure the start density with the hydrometer. The ideal value is shown on the can label (O.G. – Original Gravity) and in the table below.
Close the bucket with the lid and fit the airlock on the lid.
Fill the airlock itself with some water so that the 2 cylinders are half full. Then put the small cap on top of it. See also picture below:
Set the bucket in a warm place (18–23°C) and allow the mixture to ferment for approximately 10 days.
For best results, keep the temperature as constant as possible. The fermentation time depends on the ambient temperature, but in any case you should see some activity within 12 to 24 hours. The lower the temperature, the longer the fermentation time. When bubbles stop rising to the surface or the water level in the airlock stays the same, this indicates that fermentation is completed.
lt is advisable to transfer the beer to a clean container with an airlock before it is fully fermented and shows little activity in the airlock. Do this carefully using the tap, after first removing the airlock or the lid. This way you separate the beer from the yeast sediment on the bottom.
Store the mixture for 1 to 2 weeks at a temperature of 20–23°C. This is the clarification or second fermentation.
Measure the density again after clarification.
Note: This intermediate step is recommended, but you can skip it if you only have one bucket.
A hydrometer is essential for determining when you can start bottling. You use the hydrometer to measure the bottling density. This is the final density, which may vary depending on the beer type (see the WATER AND SUGAR TABLE). For all Brewferm® beer kits, the optimal bottling density is 1.010. You can start bottling when the beer reaches the right density.
First transfer the beer again to another clean container. Do this carefully using the tap, without stirring up the sediment, after first removing the airlock or the lid.
Add 1 drop of Brewferm Carbonation Drops into each 12oz beer bottle, then close the bottle.
Mix thoroughly with a stirrer to distribute the sugar evenly through the beer.
Transfer the beer to sturdy beer bottles, or a keg for refermentation.
Seal the bottles and keep them in a warm place for 14 days. At the end of this period, open a bottle (if you filled the beer into bottles) and check whether sufficient carbonic acid has been formed. If that’s the case, move the beer to a cool place (approximately 10°C) for 6 to 8 weeks to allow it to mature and clarify. If sufficient carbonic acid has not yet been formed, wait several days and check again. Pour your delicious Brewferm® beer carefully without stirring up the yeast sediment. Cheers!