« Quik Shade MAX Shade Chair, Navy NFL Chicago Bears Darts and Flights Set » 3 thoughts on “Brew Naturally IPA One Gallon Homebrew Starter Kit” 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful Great Starter Kit, March 7, 2016 By Ciao Bella (Florida) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Brew Naturally IPA One Gallon Homebrew Starter Kit This is a nice Home Brew starter kit! This kit comes with ALMOST everything that you will need to brew your own personalized beer. Included in this kit : *** 1 gallon glass jug fermentor w/cap *** cap w/hole for airlock *** airlock *** tubing *** cleaner/sanitizer *** adhesive thermometer *** Muslin bag *** Ingredients (malt, hops, yeast, priming sugar) and Instructions You will still need Beer Bottles,a pot to boil water and wurt,and a bottle cap crimper to cap your beer. I have beer bottles and a crimper being ordered so i will definitely stay posted and let you know how my brew came out.I did get this product as a test sample free or discounted.Also worth noting that I am an Amazon shopper just like you, worked very hardfor the money I shop with, and I depend on reviews when shopping online and I doNOT write favorable reviews just to please the providing source,because I trust that others are givinghonest reviews on products I intend to buy! I hope you find my reviewhelpful in making /breaking your decision about buying this product. Happy shopping 🙂 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful An AWESOME kit. Great ingredients and great customer support, April 12, 2016 By Nick G – This review is from: Brew Naturally IPA One Gallon Homebrew Starter Kit So first off, this was my first time brewing beer. I would say that I had a decent understanding of the brewing procedure prior to trying it out. I read up a bit on brewing in the “Joy of Homebrewing” book about what goes on during the different processes. That combined with a cooking background and my experience working in the specialty coffee industry, I could understand a little easier why certain steps were there and how they affected the final outcome. Regardless, I learned so much during this process that I didn’t know before. Most importantly, “don’t panic.” I was a little hesitant to buy a kit only because I do have access to a homebrew store but I am certainly glad I did for this go-around. I didn’t want to dump the money in to a set up brewing 5 gallons at a time so a 1 gallon kit seemed the way to go. There are some pros and cons to 1 gallon batches, which I’ll cover later, but overall I was so impressed. Brew Naturally provided really great support and communication and were kind enough to work with me to test their product. I’ve uploaded a series of images so I’ll be referencing them as I go in relation to the number/letter in the upper left hand corner. First, I’ll start with what may not be the obvious first step for some people, but something I had beaten in to my brain by homebrewing friends: SANITIZE EVERYTHING. The kit comes with a powder you can make a sanitizing solution with. Use it. Also buy Star-San or something similar. Did I say sanitize everything? I mean everything. The boil pot, the carboy, the siphon tube, mixing spoons, the counter, your hands, your house if you feel the need. Every time you sanitize something that will come in contact with your beer, you are lowering the risk of bacteria getting in the beer that will make it undrinkable. Do your due-diligence to keep everything clean and sanitized. Don’t multitask. Start your brew and don’t cook dinner at the same time. I kept a bucket of sanitizer around at all times and would sanitize stuff(including my hands) in between steps.Second, there are some items not in the kit that will make your first time brewing more interesting/easier. Hydrometers are $15ish. You will be able to see your original and final gravity and get an exact final ABV. I like knowing how and why different things affected my final product. Get a thief with the hydrometer so you don’t waste a bottle’s worth of beer measuring gravity like I did. Also, there is a bottle filler that will make using the siphon much easier. Get it.I didn’t take a picture of the entire kit unboxed. It’s on the item page. They’re not lying about what’s in it. Now then… to the entire procedure… 1.) Ok so I cleaned and sanitized everything(notice that part?) and I’m ready to start my wort. I added the grain to the bag, tied it, and tossed it in a pot with the .75 gal water(1A). Which is weird right? It should be a gallon… I started heating and monitored temp throughout(1B). I brought the grain to 190 because the directions just said “almost a simmer”. Come to find out later that it is lower than 190… My bad.I let the grains steep for their 10 minutes and added another .75 gal water according to instructions(1C). This is when I really doubted these instructions. I’ll get to why you use 1.5 gal water for an hour boil later for you homebrew newbies like me.I brought the wort to a boil and added my malt, then I added the 60 minute hops(1D).After another 30 minutes and I added the 30 minute hops(1E), then at 15 minutes left to the hour boil, I added the Irish Moss(1F). I let it go for another 15 to finish out the hour boil and I dropped it in to an ice bath(1G).This is where my cooking experience comes in. There are few things I can think of that don’t benefit from being cooled down as fast as possible after heating. I kept stirring and within 15 minutes or so I was around 75 degrees(1H).I strained the wort and topped it off to 1 gallon. Remember that part about starting with 1.5 gallons? I didn’t really think about how much water boils off in an hour of constant boil. In case you were wondering, it was about .6 gallons. Yay science.Now, I took a gravity reading with my handy hydrometer and was at 1.072 which is higher than the 1.056-1.060 I should have gotten. My assumption is that it was due to me bringing the temp too high when I started the wort. I extracted the grains hotter and longer than I should have but that’s ok. Higher sugar content means higher ABV and hopefully more balanced sweetness,right? Riiiiight…Ok so here’s where I wasn’t smart. I got ready to add my yeast(1I). The only catch is I added the yeast around 75 degrees. Probably should have… Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Get the experience here., June 12, 2016 By Sarah Camper-Rummens – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Brew Naturally IPA One Gallon Homebrew Starter Kit Overall a great product. Almost all supplies were included as the instructions say;) Only things I purchased were a bucket for doing sanitizing, bottle capper, bottle filler, hydrometer, and bottles. The instructions were very clear and for a first time home brewer this is a great one gallon kit. I am still in the fermenting stage but will upload pictures of the finished product. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.