• HOUBLONMONSTRE TRIPEL IPA EXTRACT KIT

    Once upon a time a poor homebrewer was lamenting the lack of time that the modern world allowed him for his hobby. He had the ingredients for a batch of Tripel and a batch of IPA, but the demands of home and work life were such that he had no opportunity to brew them, and so he cried himself to sleep. While he slept, a collective of Ardennes Forest Beer Gnomes (Houblonmonstres, in Flemish) came into his house and took pity on the poor homebrewer. They decided they'd brew his beer for him. Unfortunately, the Gnomes were already three sheets when they broke into his home, and so they combined the ingredients for the two batches. This recipe is the result of their drunken meddling: an elegant and pale strong abbey ale infused with American and continental hops. You're going to have to do the brewing yourself, though.

    Also, this beer recipe kit comes with dry yeast and priming sugar.

    View recipe instructions.

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.

    Item: 9547
  • KAMA CITRA SESSION IPA EXTRACT KIT

    Where curiosity flirts with slightly naughtier sensibilities, there Kama Citra is born.

    Bridging the gap between the classic American Pale Ale and West Coast IPA, Kama Citra is a deliciously decadent session ale bursting with provocative flavors, all captured in a one-of-a-kind beer recipe kit.

    The Kama Citra Session IPA recipe kit unites hardworking traditionalists Cascade and Centennial with the bold, exotic tropical character of Citra. Instead of clashing awkwardly, these spirited hops fall into rare form and flavor in a brew that rushes across the tongue in ripe citrus-fruit bursts. Kama Citra's fresh ingredients combine to bring overwhelming aroma, backed by an uncannily soft malt backbone for a satisfying union of Sessionable and IPA. No restraint required. This highly flavorful IPA beer kit makes it easy to drink more than one.

    Also, this beer recipe kit comes with dry yeast and priming sugar.

    Yield: 5 gallons

    View recipe instructions.

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.

    Item: 9548
  • METHODS OF MODERN HOMEBREWING

    With this book, you’ll take your brewing skills from good to great, and expand your knowledge of the science and craft of brewing at home. Learn all of the modern homebrewing methods, from the basic techniques with malt extract to advanced all-grain procedures and tests for quality. Part scientist, part homebrewing wizard, Chris Colby is your guide.

    Unlike other homebrewing books on the market, Methods of Modern Homebrewing combines the guidance and know-how of an expert’s many years of brewing with his extensive research. Complete with step-by-step instructions and helpful photos, this book also features useful charts for brewers to get information at a glance for every major homebrewing method. Each technique is paired with recipes to illustrate how the method works. Begin your brewing journey by learning to brew with malt extract or by partial mashing, or go all-grain. Then move on to master decoction mashing, high-gravity brewing, and more.

    This guide to all modern brew styles is the perfect gift for the beer lover in your life.

    Item: 9524
  • MIRACLE BREW

    The Guardian’s "Best Books on Drink” Pick

    Most people know that wine is created by fermenting pressed grape juice and cider by pressing apples. But although it’s the most popular alcoholic drink on the planet, few people know what beer is made of. In lively and witty fashion, Miracle Brew dives into traditional beer’s four natural ingredients: malted barley, hops, yeast, and water, each of which has an incredible story to tell.

    From the Lambic breweries of Belgium, where beer is fermented with wild yeasts drawn down from the air around the brewery, to the aquifers below Burton-on-Trent, where the brewing water is rumored to contain life-giving qualities, Miracle Brew tells the full story behind the amazing role each of these fantastic four?a grass, a weed, a fungus, and water?has to play. Celebrated U.K. beer writer Pete Brown travels from the surreal madness of drink-sodden hop-blessings in the Czech Republic to Bamberg in the heart of Bavaria, where malt smoked over an open flame creates beer that tastes like liquid bacon. He explores the origins of fermentation, the lost age of hallucinogenic gruit beers, and the evolution of modern hop varieties that now challenge wine grapes in the extent to which they are discussed and revered.

    Along the way, readers will meet and drink with a cast of characters who reveal the magic of beer and celebrate the joy of drinking it. And almost without noticing we’ll learn the naked truth about the world’s greatest beverage.

    Item: 8635
  • OFF THE TOPPER IIPA EXTRACT KIT

    Impossible to track down and destined to be drunk from a can, this brew is a tribute to the infamous man with a head full of hops and the tenacious Alchemists that are its creators. Brew this elusive IIPA yourself with this recipe kit.

    Intense hop aroma blows through with hurricane force, swirling up from a whirlwind of hazy liquid gold. Borne from a legendary nor’easter, Off the Topper is a writhing tropical storm of fruity pineapple and dank piney-peach.

    In a true work of sorcery, the Off the Topper IIPA beer kit creates synergy between Vermont yeast and an unprecedented flood of lupulin. Overcoming its intense origins, it is a rare, harmonious pint that is extreme only in its drinkability. Beneath the frothing, massive head lies a beacon of freshness and light in each pint. At the eye of the storm is a dry and crisp body. A complex and delicious Imperial IPA, Off the Topper balances bitterness with well-attenuated yeast that work together to weather the hurricane of hops.

    Also, this beer recipe kit comes with dry yeast and priming sugar.

    View recipe instructions.

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.

    Item: 9549
  • ONE-GALLON CRAFT BEER MAKING KIT

    Making craft beer has never been so easy.

    No mess. No mystery. Everything you need to brew, in a homebrew starter kit box small enough to carry in your backpack.

    What does this kit include?

    • 1-gallon fermentation jug with cap and airlock
    • Mini auto siphon and 3 feet of tubing
    • Spring tip bottle filler
    • 2 ounces of no-rinse cleanser
    • Bottle capper and red pry-off caps
    • Your choice of recipe kit (including malt extract, hops, yeast, and fizz drops)
    • Labels

    The recipe kits to choose from are:

    Caribou Slobber Brown Ale: Like your brews tall, dark, and drinkable? Then try Caribou Slobber Brown Ale. Perfect for fans of substantial craft beer, this ale is full-bodied and smooth, deliciously dark without a hint of bitterness. It’s guaranteed to become your new favorite session beer.

    Irish Red Ale: If you're looking for a perfectly balanced, crowd-pleasing pint, you can't go wrong with this Irish Red Ale. There's a reason this kit is a bestseller. Actually, three reasons: great, medium-bodied taste, rich coppery color, and enticingly low aging requirements.

    American Wheat: Like their German cousins, American wheat beers feature large proportions of malted wheat in the grain bill and are naturally a bit cloudy in appearance. Unlike German Hefe Weizen, though, American wheat beers have a bit more hop character and are fermented with a milder-tasting yeast, resulting in a cleaner, neutral finish. With a spicy noble hop aroma and tart finish, it's a spritzy, refreshing crowd-pleaser.

    Smashing Pumpkin Ale: This spiced amber ale is infused with nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. The spices mingle with sweet, toasty malt to frame an intensely flavorful brew. And just like its big brother, this recipe allows you to include real pumpkin for a truly smashing pumpkin ale: Just add an extra pound of 6-row and a large straining bag to your order. It's outside the ordinary, delicious, and (most of all) fun.

    You supply:

    • 2-gallon kettle
    • A dozen pry-off cap, 12-ounce beer bottles

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.

    Item: 9784
  • PREMIUM CRAFT BREWERY IN A BOX

    Whether you’re curious about the craft of homebrewing or are looking to upgrade your setup, the Premium Craft Brewery in a Box contains all the equipment essentials. This is a kit stocked with high-quality, top-performing brew gear that will provide you with an excellent homebrew experience every time. It features the heavy-duty Megapot 1.2 with ball valve for full-volume boil capabilities, the Silver Serpent wort chiller for rapid chilling, as well as the Siphonless Big Mouth Bubbler and harness. Use it as a superior beer starter kit or a much needed upgrade. The Premium Craft Brewery in a Box is a beer-making kit that won’t disappoint!

    Beginner brewers looking to advance their skills usually upgrade their wort chiller, kettle, or fermentors first. Don’t bother with the hassle of purchasing equipment piece by piece: Gather all the gear you need to level up your beer with the Premium Craft Brewery in a Box Homebrew Starter Kit.

    This beer-making starter kit includes:

    • Siphonless Big Mouth Bubbler: Ported 6.5-gallon plastic fermenter with harness (primary fermenter), bung, airlock, and transfer tubing
    • Silver Serpent stainless steel immersion wort chiller and faucet adapter
    • 8-gallon Megapot with ball valve
    • 21-inch stainless steel spoon
    • Translucent bottling bucket and spigot
    • Beer bottle filler and tubing
    • No-Rinse Oxygen Wash Cleaner
    • Bottle capper and caps
    • Lab thermometer
    • Triple-Scale Herculometer and test jar
    • Your choice of Fresh Squished or Caribou Slobber extract beer recipe kit (yeast included)

    Fresh Squished IPA: Grapefruit, melon, berries, lime, passion fruit. Dripping with vivid flavors, Fresh Squished is the hoppy equivalent of visiting your local fruit stand.

    Caribou Slobber Brown Ale: Like your brews tall, dark, and drinkable? Then try Caribou Slobber Brown Ale. Perfect for fans of substantial craft beer, this ale is full-bodied, smooth, and deliciously dark without a hint of bitterness. It’s guaranteed to become your new favorite session beer.

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.

    Item: 9789
  • SACRED AND HERBAL HEALING BEERS

    This is the first comprehensive book ever written on the sacred aspects of indigenous, historical psychotropic and herbal healing beers of the world. Including 120 recipes for ancient and indigenous beers and meads from 31 countries spanning six continents, this unique book also provides the most complete evaluation of honey ever published.

    Item: 6769
  • SUMMER SQUEEZE LEMON SHANDY EXTRACT BEER RECIPE KIT

    Shining with a slightly hazy, golden radiance and topped with fluffy clouds of brilliant white foam, Summer Squeeze Lemon Shandy delivers a refreshing slice of summertime in every sip! Like a trip to the corner lemonade stand (with a deliciously grown-up detour) this shandy combines an all-American style wheat beer with a heaping dose of real crystallized lemon. The result is an incredibly refreshing session-strength ale featuring the tang of freshly squeezed lemonade without the sugary sweetness. Perfect for any outdoor activity, from swimming holes to sandlot pickup games, Summer Squeeze Lemon Shandy is a great go-to, whether you’re looking for a fun, easy-going seasonal fling, or a summery brew so refreshing, you’re happy to sip it all year long.

    Also, this beer recipe kit comes with dry yeast and priming sugar.

    Brewing Notes:

    • Style: American Wheat Beer/Fruit Beer
    • Fermentation Range: 59 - 74F
    • OG: 1.045
    • SRM: 4.5
    • IBUs: 14
    • ABV: 4.4%
    • 1-Gallon Extract Kit also available

    Tasting Notes:

    • Aroma: Noticeable wheat-like maltiness with moderate fruity esters and pronounced lemon aroma.
    • Appearance: Deep golden straw color with a slight haze. Firm, lasting brilliant white foam cap.
    • Flavor: Smooth malt character of freshly baked bread with faint notes of water crackers. Low bitterness is just noticeable with prominent, refreshingly tart, freshly squeezed lemonade flavors lingering after swallowing.
    • Mouthfeel: Medium-low body with moderate creaminess and a slight tartness on the back of the tongue.
    • Overall Impression: An easy sipping sessionable ale with well-balanced malt and hop character and a refreshing, lingering lemonade flavor on the finish.

    View recipe instructions.

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.

    Item: 9550
  • SUSTAINABLE HOMEBREWING

    Homebrew expert Amelia Slayton Loftus covers the whys and hows of organic brewing, things to consider when buying equipment, and everything you need to know about organic ingredients (including what makes them different, how to get them, and how to make substitutions). She also offers more than 30 irresistible recipes. You'll learn how to brew sustainably by growing ingredients yourself, recycling water, using solar energy, and achieving zero waste.

    Item: 7322
  • SWIG OF SUNBEAMS EXTRACT RECIPE KIT

    Whisk yourself off to a tropical island with a glowing pint of this delicious East Coast IPA.

    Dazzling aromas of mango, pineapple, papaya, and grapefruit dominate the nose of this beer, showcased by its everlasting luminous white foam head. Packed with premium ingredients, this recipe kit yields a luminous, light orange ale that shines with subtle notes of fresh bread and warm biscuits, thanks to a substantial malt bill. Also evident is just enough sweet malt radiance to perfectly balance the vivid hop flavor and slowly fading bitterness.

    Kick back, bask in the sun to enjoy this radiantly exquisite ale.

    Also, this beer recipe kit comes with dry yeast and priming sugar.

    Brewing Notes:

    • Style: Double IPA
    • Fermentation Range: 60 - 73F
    • OG: 1.074
    • SRM: 7
    • IBUs: 88
    • ABV: 8.3%

    Tasting Notes:

    • Huge tropical fruit character
    • Bready malt flavor
    • Slight alcohol presence
    • Medium body
    • Dry finish with a lingering bitterness

    View recipe instructions.

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.

    Item: 9551
  • TANGERINE RAVINE PALE ALE EXTRACT KIT

    Descend into the deep and discover the intense depth of flavors captured in this unique recipe. A classic American Pale Ale lends its sturdy footing to deep, bright citrus flavors imparted by the time-tested pairing of Cascade and Centennial hops, perfectly rounded out with a substantial addition of tangerine peel.

    This beer recipe kit is packed with premium ingredients and expert know-how for a fresh and foolproof brewing experience. The finished brew has prominent hop aromas and flavors of grapefruit, lemon, and floral deliciousness, complemented by dazzling notes of tangerine that persist down the steep embankments of your favorite glass all the way to its base. Take a trip into the enticing, bottomless chasm of tangerine-infused glory; you will be so glad you did.

    Brewing Notes:

    • Style: Fruit Beer (American Pale Ale Base Beer)
    • Fermentation Range: 65 - 70F
    • OG: 1.052
    • SRM: 7
    • IBUs: 41
    • ABV: 5.3%

    Tasting Notes:

    • Classic Centennial and Cascade flavors
    • Bready malt backbone
    • Bright tangerine citrus
    • Smooth, citrusy finish
    • Medium-light body

    Prominent hop aromas and flavors of grapefruit, lemon, and floral deliciousness are complemented by dazzling notes of tangerine, and persist down the steep embankments of your favorite glass until the bottom is finally reached. Take a trip down into this enticing chasm of tangerine-infused glory, you will be glad you did.

    Also, this beer recipe kit comes with dry yeast and priming sugar.

    View recipe instructions.

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.

    Item: 9552
  • THE HOMEBREWER'S GARDEN

    If you have a backyard, or even a sunny porch or balcony, you can grow your own hops, brewing herbs, and malt grains to enhance the flavor, aroma, and uniqueness of your home-brewed beer … and ensure that you have the freshest, purest, best ingredients possible. Simple instructions from experts Joe and Dennis Fisher guide you through every step of the process, from setting up your first hop trellis to planting and caring for your herbs, harvesting and drying them, malting grain, and brewing more than 25 recipes specifically designed for homegrown ingredients.

    Item: 9146
  • THE MINI FARMING GUIDE TO FERMENTING

    The Mini Farming Guide to Fermenting teaches you the principles and chemistry behind the technology so thoroughly that you can create your own recipes!

    Sections include in-depth coverage of:

    • Country wines
    • All-grain beer brewing
    • Vinegars from wine and beer
    • Cheese
    • Artisan breads
    • Efficient use of bread machines

    The Mini Farming Guide to Fermenting is intended to enhance self-sufficient lifestyles, and it contains enough information to allow you to make your own unique varieties of cheese, to create beer with any set of characteristics, or to make wine from unusual fruits. Using a multidisciplinary approach, you will find information here that is either unavailable in other books or would require you to purchase an entire library to find. The average family spends thousands of dollars annually on fermented foods, and The Mini Farming Guide to Fermenting will help you keep that money in your pocket while producing foods of unsurpassed quality.

    Item: 9569
  • THE PLINIAN LEGACY DOUBLE IPA EXTRACT KIT

    Brewed with Columbus, Centennial, Amarillo, and Simcoe, this quintessential double IPA is an homage to perhaps the most sought-after beer in America, a legendary IIPA ranked No. 1 by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) for nine years straight.

    Now you can craft the legend yourself with a popular Double IPA recipe kit: the Plinian Legacy.

    In true West Coast style, this famously fragrant IIPA beer kit features an uncomplicated yet sturdy malt backbone to which outlandish amounts of hops are added. It has a fine balance of ingredients, producing malt, hoppy bitterness, and warming alcohol, with a fresh hop aroma of floral citrus and pine. Bittered with pure essence of hop, flavored with massive kettle additions, and featuring not one, but two dry hoppings, it is the first and last word when it comes to the ultimate hoppy homebrew.

    There is no need to stash this Imperial IPA away, as it is intended to be enjoyed fresh, before the delicate hop aromas fade. Get ready to experience the ultimate lupulin threshold shift!

    Also, this beer recipe kit comes with dry yeast and priming sugar.

    Yield: 5 gallons

    View recipe instructions.

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to continental U.S. addresses only.

    Item: 9553
  • THE WILDCRAFTING BREWER

    Primitive beers, country wines, herbal meads, natural sodas, and more

    The art of brewing doesn’t stop at the usual ingredients: barley, hops, yeast, and water. In fact, the origins of brewing involve a whole galaxy of wild and cultivated plants, fruits, berries, and other natural materials, which were once used to make a whole spectrum of creative, fermented drinks.

    Now fermentation fans and home brewers can rediscover these “primitive” drinks and their unique flavors in The Wildcrafting Brewer. Wild-plant expert and forager Pascal Baudar’s first book, The New Wildcrafted Cuisine, opened up a whole new world of possibilities for readers wishing to explore and capture the flavors of their local terroir. The Wildcrafting Brewer does the same for fermented drinks. Baudar reveals both the underlying philosophy and the practical techniques for making your own delicious concoctions, from simple wild sodas, to non-grape-based “country wines,” to primitive herbal beers, meads, and traditional ethnic ferments like tiswin and kvass.

    The book opens with a retrospective of plant-based brewing and ancient beers. The author then goes on to describe both hot and cold brewing methods and provides lots of interesting recipes; mugwort beer, horehound beer, and manzanita cider are just a few of the many drinks represented. Baudar is quick to point out that these recipes serve mainly as a touchstone for readers, who can then use the information and techniques he provides to create their own brews, using their own local ingredients.

    The Wildcrafting Brewer will attract herbalists, foragers, natural-foodies, and chefs alike with the author’s playful and relaxed philosophy. Readers will find themselves surprised by how easy making your own natural drinks can be, and will be inspired, again, by the abundance of nature all around them.

    Item: 8716