Quick Brewing Instructions R-
5 Gallon Beer Ingredient Kits - Ales (60 minute boil)
General Note: It
is best to cook your entire batch of beer (6 - 6.25 gallons starting volume of
water for a finished batch volume of 5 gallons after evaporation & trub
removal). If your brewpot is not big enough, you can do a "concentrated boil"
using 3 - 4 gallons of water to start with, adding the balance of (cooled)
water volume to the primary fermenter before pitching the yeast. In
other word, boil as much water as possible to start with. We recommend using at
least 3 gallons.
approximately 3 - 6.25 gallons of water to 160°F. Turn
off heat and steep grains in grain sock 30 minutes. Maintain 150°-155° F.
2. In a
separate pot, heat ½ gallon of water to 170° F. This
will be used to rinse, or "sparge" your grains after steeping.
the grains, and while still in sock, rinse into brewpot with ½ gallon of 170° F
water. A colander works well for this. Drain into brewpot, toss away (or
compost) the spent grains.
to heat and add the Dry, or Liquid
malt extracts, as well as the bittering hops at 180° F. Stir
thoroughly until dissolved.
5. Bring to
a rolling boil for 60 minutes, and start timing when rolling boil is achieved.
6. Add hops
and miscellaneous additions at intervals listed for recipe.
7. At the
end of the boil, turn heat off, cool wort to 70° F - 75° F, and
place into primary fermenter. If you boiled less than 5 ¾ gallons, top up
fermenter as needed to reach approximately 5 ¼ gallons.
Starting Gravity measurement using Hydrometer. Record this number.
vigorously for a few minutes, and then pitch yeast.
for 3 - 5 days, and then check gravity. When gravity is 1.025 or lower,
transfer to secondary. Record gravity at transfer.
fermentation has completed *,
transfer to bottling vessel and add priming sugar, mix thoroughly and bottle.
bottles at 65° F - 70° F for 2
weeks minimum to carbonate. Store carbonated bottles at cool temperature and
determine, check that the Target Ending Gravity remains unchanged for 2-3 days. Record this number.