This is a great starter kit for water treatment salts and comes with nice containers. You will need a few things with this: a pipette to measure the lactic acid, a 0.01g scale to weigh out the powders, a good pH meter, a calculation on target water profile (like Bru'n Water or Beersmith), and *most importantly* a formal water profile from somewhere like Ward Labs (approx. $35-40 for the report and cost of shipping 10-16oz of water by mail). Alternately, you could buy all reverse osmosis water and build the water profile from scratch instead of using tap water. Buying this without a water report first is not helpful. If you do not know where you are (water report or 100% RO water), you cannot possibly add salts to get somewhere better. This is a great kit with all of the necessary treatments.
Just as I expected! Arrived on time and in excellent condition. Love the customer service you provide. Always extremely satisfied.
I decided I wanted to bottle wine over Easter weekend, but the tubing I had was used so much it was getting kinda rough looking. I needed new stuff. I ordered new tubing on Wednesday afternoon and I had it in my hands by Friday afternoon. That's what I call service. Good pricing too. Thanks guys.
Received a dark blue/black bottle cap instead of the pictured silver one. It doesn't much matter for my purposes, but the picture should show what the customer is receiving.
Just the right amount of hops and like it says balanced well with the malts, without being too much for those who don't like a lot of hop flavor. Just a real easy drinking IPA, would recommend this one.
My new second favorite wheat beer next to the here. Great taste with just a slight hint of hops, crisp finish, just a great easy drinking wheat beer.
This was our first whole grain brew. The box of ingredients came quickly. Everything was included, plus handy instructions.
We are very happy with the beer !!!!
Has a great taste, easy and smooth drinking, just like it states a nice crisp and tart flavor with almost a slight bread hint to it with a nice subtle sweetness to finish it off.
I purchased this kit and it was delivered I two days. I am legging it today and will be tasting it on Friday
this is a good product mine works very well and costs less to run then i guessed. only down side, if you have a small space you'll need the air cooled hood so just buy the upgraded set.
Not nearly what I was thinking it was going to be with the ingredient list but it is actually a full bodied smooth drinking beer. Not bad at all, I will probably brew this one again in summer, not heavy, not too light.
Good to have for brewing, stirs nicely, maybe even better than the paddle, but still use them both.
I've brewed this beer twice - once as a 5 gallon kit and once as a 1 gallon kit. Reduced the boil time for the hops simply because I don't like my brown ales to be so hoppy; rather a bit malty. Boiled the hops for 30 minutes on the one gallon kit - tastes great. These carb drops though; have not had a good experience with these. I lose at least a glass of beer to the sink through foam (22 oz bottles). Even went a bit warmer (45F) in the fridge and it still foams up as soon as I pop the top. Well, I wanted to see how they did for myself - seen them in the shop bunches of times so I was kind of excited. Now I know I'll stick with the DME for bottling.
This really is one of my new favorites. A nice hoppy beer with a real nice grapefruit/citrus aroma to ti and the the first sip, wow! Just such a good flavor to it, not overly bitter by any means and just really smooth. If you've tried the Schells Schell Shocked and like it, you'll love this even more.
This one really has great flavors. A nice toasted coconut flavor with nice malty smoothness to bring it all together making it all worth trying it. The coconut is not overpowering but you do know it is there, aroma is very light. Don't let the name scare you off, just try it, I know I'll be brewing another batch for sure.
I needed yeast quickly and our usual supplier did not have so started search; Brew & Grow has good website, good information and they supplied the yeast quickly, well packed and healthy; our East Coast IPA is looking great in second fermentation. Will use them again! Thanks you.
Works great like it should. Doesn't take long to add the needed O2 needed for your wort.
This beer came in at 8.7%! Very nice and smooth drink. Bit of coffee flavor with sweet. Not overly hoppy. SG at 1.086 and FG at 1.020. The yeast did a great job with this heavy beer - I was a bit worried, but it again took off like a rocket. Solid active fermentation for about three days. Please don't mind the dirty glass in the pic!
The carb drops were the only draw back to this one. I've opened two of these bottles now and each one foams for about 5 minutes before I can pour. I did use 22 oz. bottles with two drops. But, I've used the same "formula" for the Eric the Red and Charlie Brown and those are perfectly carbed with these drops. Probably recommend something a little more precise with corn sugar vs. the drops. Would like to hear from someone that's done this kit and used the smaller bottles with one carb drop. By BeerSmith calcs, the drops were about .02 ounces more than what it calculated for the batch.
This turned out perfect. Couldn't ask for a better red. Malty, bit of hop to balance it out. I'll be buying this again. Maybe add a tad of carafoam (.5 oz) to hold the head a bit longer and reduce the roasted barley by .25 oz to lighten it up a tad, but that's all I'd change. Came in at 15 SRM (1 SRM too dark for standard Irish Red Ale) and 1.056 SG. The Muntons Active Dry yeast was awesome. Brought it down to 1.009. Active fermentation within two hours of pitching the yeast. (sorry for the Lakefront Brewery image in the pic - wasn't thinking of the review when I took the pic).
I had to order a single bag of wyeast due to a mistake on my part and I received it very wuickly
Lots of my friends like stouts, especially in the winter. I picked up this kit during the $20 sale last fall and had it ready for Christmas.
It went over very well. I hosted a tasting of my fall beers and a buddy asked specifically if he could bring some of these home. I’m not a stout fan myself, but enjoyed it too.
Great kit for the sale price, I’d buy it again at normal price too in the fall.
Like a juicy Apple, only it could use a little more Apple flavor, or maybe some cinnamon or use Apple cider. Crisp and smooth flavor and goes down smooth, I will try this one again with some changes. Still a good beer as is.
Really really good! Smooth and creamy, almost like drinking a gingerbread cookies but better. It's very good and has an excellent kick to it, and just enough of all the flavors to dance across your tongue. I would recommend this one for anytime of the year. If the wire likes it, almost everyone will like it as she normally doesn't like a stout or anything dark.
This came with the Monster Mash kit. The hoist and lock system works well for holding up the mash bag. But, make sure to understand that this is not a pulley and there is no mechanical advantage provided by this. You still have to lift 100% of the weight of the grain bag and the ratchet will hold it above your kettle. Also, the snap on the ratchet end, which is where the grain bag attaches, is a little small for the "Brew Bag" provided in the Monster Mash kit. I ended up buying a larger carabiner/spring snap at the hardware store to make it easier to attach the Brew Bag handles.
very glad i bought one, This gem cuts out about a hour out of brew day lots and lots of BTU's fine piece and well built thanks blichmann.
Good easy drinking full flavored beer with hints of prunes, smoke and some other flavors I can't quite put my finger on. Kinda tastes like the Belgian Dubbel but a little more subtle. Still a great beer, slight sweetness to it and great mouth feel.
Good for checking temp when cooling down a starter or getting priming sugar down to temp before adding to bottling bucket.
Add that extra boost in flavors and mouth feel of your beer. Been very satisfied with using this product in most of my beers. It is very widely used in almost everything we consume so why not make the beer taste better. Even just using 1/2 cup per 5 gallons makes a difference.
Very happy in switching to the larger size, 3/8" up to 1/2". Makes for filling growlers so much faster.
For how many times I have bumped something into one of my fermenters or have bumped it into the counter, these have helped to cushion the blow. I really think they help in keeping in a little bit of the heat/cold, but wish they had a bottom to help more. Maybe the next model will??
Works as it should, great power, nice and quiet, does a good job. Used it with a filter and had no problems.
These work great with the quick snap around your fermenter and away you go. Both versions of these carriers are equally good. Could use slightly longer handles but still good.
So much easier for a quick grab of your empty fermenters. Nice feel of the handle and nice attachment to the fermenting vessel.
I haven't had a problem while I used this. However I switched over to the oxygen tank setup instead as it is much faster and can be done without this with no problems.
These really are a handy product to have around. So much easier to handle your carboys safely. Handles could be slightly longer but still a very good product.
Good I have this. Really does make a difference in fermentation process. Just adding a minute of oxygen into your wort makes the yeast seem to work so much faster and more complete. Would recommend.
I have used these since day one and have been sold on them. Never had an issue with them and the next morning after I have started the yeast, I love that I can smell the yeast so strongly. I have probably 20+ brews on one and still working great, but yeah a little yellow like started before me. But hey if it works, keep going, if it plugs get a new one.
Great bottling bucket, easily interchangeable with 3/8" or 1/2" spigots. Great too for sanitizing items and transferring or emptying fluid.
Works good for fermenting, filling up brew kettle, or using for cleaning water. Good to have two or three of these around.
These really are a good thick quality product. Very sturdy, would recommend the carboy shield I'd you are going to have multiple stored next to each other for the "just in case" impact.
It works ok maybe if you're only doing a few but I would definitely recommend using a bench top version instead, especially if doing a full five gallon batch.