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How do I make these Famous Beer Styles?

Choose your recipe from the list and make your beer in the usual way, using the mentioned ingredients and note any additional instructions for extra ingredients (see table below).

All items mentioned can be obtained through our on-line shop.

Many of the recipes refer to BREWBLENDS and KIT CONVERTERS by number, and to various hops and yeasts. The table below has all the information you need to use these ingredients.

IMPORTANT NOTE: No sugar or other ingredients are required when you are making up any of these recipes. The BREWBLENDS, KIT CONVERTERS & MALT EXTRACT totally replace any sugar or other additional ingredients mentioned in the manufacturers instructions. The only time you will need sugar is at the bottling stage when you will prime your bottles in the usual way.

 
BREWBLENDS:

The code numbers #10 through to #30 refer to BREWCRAFT brand BREWBLENDS.

These are mixtures of brewing sugars that will greatly improve basic beer kits. They are fully soluble & can be added to your brew in the same way as ordinary sugar or dextrose.

The malt we use is premium quality brewing malt that gives much better results than confectionary malt as used by others.

KIT CONVERTERS:

The code numbers #40 through to #74 refer to BREWCRAFT brand KIT CONVERTERS.

These are special mixtures of additional ingredients including hops & premium brewing malt that change basic beer kits into special styles of beer.

Please follow the instructions inside the Kit Converter package.

HOPS:

Where the recipe specifies additional hops, mix them with a litre of water & cook as directed.

You can then add this directly to your brew or strain it & use the liquid only as you prefer.

Straining cuts down the sediment & reduces the effect of the hops slightly. Panty hose material is good for straining.

YEASTS:

In some recipes, MUNTONS or SAF yeasts are specified. These yeasts will give you a considerable improvement in the flavour of your beer & you will find the yeast settles very firmly in the bottom of the bottle.

Use these yeasts in the usual way but note the info about brewing temperature below.

Save the yeast you get with your kits. You can use them to double the yeast dose next time you make a beer with the same yeast. This will improve that beer too.

FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE:

Kit yeasts will ferment between 18 & 30C. You will get best flavour between 18 & 22C.

Muntons Gold (Mun Gold) & SAF yeasts ferment between 10 & 30C.

However, for best flavour, keep Saflager between 10 & 18C. & Mun Gold & Safale between 16 & 23C.