Extract Beer Kits
Geterbrewed have been experimenting with their range of extract beer kits and have added a new range of exciting extract beer brewing kits that have a specific focus on premium quality ingredients and innovative new beer styles.
What are Extract Beer Kits?
Extract Beer Kits are considered the next step after homebrewers have tried a beer kit, the addition of steeping grains to the brewing process and the adding of hops throughout the boiling process allows home brewers to add a fresh malt flavor and beautiful hop profile creating impressive results. Extract brewing doesn’t require a lot of equipment and you can upgrade from kit brewing with a large stovetop pot and a copper chiller, if you haven’t got a chiller you can cool using an ice bath in your sink, basic beer kit brewing equipment is required.
Geterbrewed Extract Beer Kits Contain
1. Premium Quality Liquid Malt Pouches
2. Steeping Grains freshly crushed
3. Hop Pellets in innovative Hop Tea Bags
4. Brewers Yeast Strains
5. Whirlfloc Tablet
6. Muslin Bags
Geterbrewed Extract Beer Kit Recipes are based on the following
26.5 Litre Boil Volume
23 Litres at the end of the boil
21 Litres into the fermenter
19 litres packaged
How to Brew Great beer from Extract?
The Key to successful extract brewing takes three things;
1. Sterilization as with all types of brewing this is key to successful brewing, good sanitation practices throughout the brewday
2. Temperature Control, accurate infusion temperatures and controlled fermentation temperatures
3. Freshness of the ingredients, Geterbrewed have a high stock turnover so you always get fresh ingredients, we mill our malt fresh the day its dispatched plus we have the latest hop harvest and brewers yeast strains. All our extract kits are processed by hand so you are sure to get a quality service
What is Malt Extract?
Malt Extract Starts out in the brewhouse just like any other beer, to make malt extract the wort is transferred to evaporators after the boiling stage instead of going to the fermenter. Geterbrewed use liquid malt extract in their extract brewing kits.
Liquid Malt Extract is simply concentrated wort and it takes a lot of work out of home brewing, it is best described like a syrup consistency and is generally available in light, amber or dark format.
How to Brew an Extract Beer Kit?
It’s a fairly simple process, you follow the following steps
1. Create the wort, the first stage is to steep your grain additions or ‘Mash’ as its know in brewing. This means adding one litre of hot water (usually around 65 degrees) for every 1 kilo of malt. Geterbrewed supply muslin grain bags for this process in their extract kits. This is a single temperature infusion for usually 30 minutes and this process creates wort
2. Add the liquid malt (usually half at this stage) to the wort you have created, you may need to add more water depending on the size of your pot and bring this to a rolling boil, during the boil you will add hops at different stages to achieve different flavours. Hops added at the start of the boil create bitterness, hops added near the end of the boil create flavor and hops added at the end of the boil contribute to hop aroma
3. Add the remaining liquid malt extract near the end of the boil to pasteurize it
4. Chill Quickly using a copper wort chiller or ice bath, (if you have brewed short with a smaller pot you will need to rehydrate the wort in the fermenter, monitor your temperatures carefuly to achieve the correct fermentation temperature)
5. Transfer the wort to the fermenter and take a gravity reading with your hydrometer
6. Add Yeast
7. Allow to ferment ensuring you control the fermentation temperature, a constant temperature is the key to successful extract brewing
8. Package in a bottle or keg
What if I don’t have a pot large enough to boil 26.5 litres?
Brew Stovetop 11 litre batches, simply boil all of your hops in half of your liquid malt extract then add the remaining liquid malt extract at the end of the boil to pasteurize it and then dilute the volume in the fermenter