Real beer is made from malted barley, hops, yeast and water. While a homebrew recipe may occasionally call for a special additional ingredient, and most will use a bit of sugar to produce carbonation after bottling, it's a good idea to stick closely to the basics. All-malt beers have deeper color, better body and richer flavor than those produced with adjuncts such as corn, rice, sugar or unmalted barley.
True Brew Equipment Kit - $60.00 The equipment kit includes all the hardware for brewing and bottling in 5 gallon (2 cases) batches, except for the bottles. Included are:
- Fermentation Bucket and Lid: A food-grade plastic bucket and special gasketed, air-tight lid.
- Bottling Bucket: A second vessel and spigot for simplified, gravity-fed bottling.
- The True Brew Handbook: A thorough, 35-page guidebook with a simple explanation of the brewing process, step-by-step details, and helpful illustrations.
- Siphon Set-Up: Rigid and flexible tubing plus racking tip for transfer of beer between brewing vessels.
- Bottle Filler: Spring-valve tubing attachment for dripless, gravity_fed bottling.
- Bottle Brush: A specially sized and shaped brush for cleaning those bottles with accumulated sediment.
- Thermometer: An adhesive thermometer which is attached to the fermenter to monitor brewing temperature.
- Hydrometer: An instrument to measure initial and final specific gravity of a liquid. It permits monitoring of the fermentation process and indicates when fermentation is complete.
- Bottle Capper: A double_lever hand tool to affix bottle caps.
- Airlock:Allows the escape of carbon dioxide during fermentation.
- Sanitizer: A cleaning and sanitizing agent essential to the brewing process.
True Brew Ingredient Kits Each kit contains all the ingredients necessary for a 5-gallon (2 cases) batch, plus instructions. Each is based on time-tested recipes and is true to style.
True Brew Ingredient Kits - $27.00
|Amber: Rich copper in color, well hopped, smooth and full bodied. A fine example of the brewer's craft
||Sam Adams, Dos Equis
|American Wheat: Two full cans of extract combine to create a 45% barley, 55% wheat beer. Pale in color with a thick, creamy head.
|Bock: Full body and deep color, with a trio of grains for a complex, harvest-rich taste.
||August Schell, Einbecker
|Brown Ale: Deep and rich color, mild and sliightly sweet in flavor, with just a hint of hops.
||Newcastle, Sam Smith
|Canadian Ale: Pure bottled sunlight! A golden brew with medium body and a delicate hop aroma. Clean tasting and dry.
|Continental Dark: A dark amber, Bavarian style brew, yet still fairly light in taste and body. Malt taste prevails over hops, with overtones of sweetness.
||Heineken Dark, Spaten, Hacker-Pschorr
|Continental Light: Pleasant straw color, with nice body and hop aroma. The classic European brew.
|India Pale Ale: The Captain's brew. Rich in body with a deep copper color and well hopped. Includes two cans, plus oak chips for special cask flavoring.
|Irish Stout: A rich, traditionally formulated stout, full-bodied, well hopped with a sweet aftertaste. Complex in flavor, with nutty roastetd overtones.
|Pale Ale: Also termed Bitter Ale, this style is exceptionally smooth and balanced. A true Pub Ale, malty with a touch of hops.
||Bass, Sam Smith
|Pilsner: Light in color and body, well hopped. A good match for Central Europe's finest.
|Porter: Medium-bodied with a rich, dark color. Hoppy but not bitter. Fully flavored.
||Anchor Steam, Sierra Nevada
|Red Ale: Full-bodied, deep and rich in flavor and color with glorious red highlights.
||No comparisons, nothing's this good.