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American Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)
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Our American Ale is a light colored, hoppy Pale Ale that really depicts the Cascade hop in both flavor and aroma. Light in color but not in flavor!

Estimated Original Gravity:1.045-50
SRM (Color Range: 9
IBU's: 53-57 Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4.5%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags or yeast. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled.

Item # KIT135
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 9LBS
ABV %4.7
Beer StylePale Ale & Bitter
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentLow (3-5%)
BitternessHigh (46-70ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
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i liked how it tasted on the first batch i made
Abraham Barreda O on Feb 7, 2018
Love to work from this starting point. It's a go-to
scott m on Feb 3, 2018
i liked how it tasted on the first batch i made
Abraham Barreda O on Feb 7, 2018
Birthday gift
Cathie Melean L on Feb 7, 2018
Love to work from this starting point. It's a go-to
scott m on Feb 3, 2018
Birthday gift
Cathie Melean L on Feb 7, 2018

4.8 / 5.0
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Household favorite! Brewed up second batch last month. Consistently excellent.
February 6, 2018
1 month ago
Excellent ale.
Brewed this kit and love it. Very hoppy.
January 27, 2018
1 month ago
One of My Go-to Brews
This was the first kit that I ever purchased from More Beer, roughly 5 years ago and I keep going back to it. We have bottled and kegged American Ale and the consistent flavor, aroma and perfect two finger head make this kit a no-brainer. This is a classic session ale that will please all. I particularly would recommend this kit to anybody new to homebrewing, as the directions are easy to follow and the results never disapoint.
October 10, 2017
Might be my new
This is a nice beer. I usually try to keep a keg of the Bitter American on hand as my go to session ale. I might be switching! It came in at 4.5%, nice balance, and very tasty. I always use a yeast starter, and the White Labs 001 works well. I did not use a secondary, and transferred to the keg after 2 weeks. I did let it sit in the keg without carbonating for an additional week (with just a bit of CO2 to protect the beer from oxygen) to let the yeast "clean up" anything that might need cleaning up. It's a nice, easy to brew low alcohol American Ale, with just the right amount of balance.
May 7, 2016
good beer
Like Scott M., I also like this kit to use as a starting point to experiment. Will be adding candied ginger to the next one.
May 10, 2014
Great kit... Easy to make again and again.
Great for those just starting. Initial success will keep you coming back for more.
May 4, 2014
Great first kit
I agree with scott m...this will be hard to mess up. It was my first batch, couldn't believe I could drink my own beer, and the rest is history. I purchased this with my beer making equipment. Good way to start, highly recommend.
May 2, 2014
Simply Perfect
This is one my "Go To" beers. Always a favorite and always easy to replicate! Great Recipe! I've brew this kit "as-is" and I have added extra hops; either way it's good beer!
May 1, 2014
Impressive kit
This beer is my second extract brew. I brewed this as a full boil and added 1oz clover honey at 60min and 1oz at 5min in an attempt to boost the gravity. This beer turned out amazing. It has great hop character and excellent flavor. My wife, who is not a hop head, and I love this beer. I will be brewing this again.
April 14, 2014
This is Where to Start
You can brew this kit straight, or start with it and play with recipe-building. Add some hops, steep something extra, experiment with yeast, dry hop, etc. Whatever you do it won't disappoint. Whenever I am ordering kits I add this one and use it to try something new.
February 10, 2014