THIS KIT INCLUDES YOUR FIRST 1 GALLON RECIPE.
CRAFT BEER BREWING KIT EXTRA
Introducing the Little Demon, the World's First 1 Gallon Conical Brewing System! Made from heat resistant (Phthalate and BPA free) food grade plastic which imparts no unwanted flavors into your brew. This innovated system uses a unique venting system that DOES NOT require an airlock and the adjustable flow spigot allows for easy transfer of your beer into the bottle (no siphon required). The fermenter stands just 10.5" tall and is stackable, in case you require multiple fermenters in a limited space. Conical fermenters are the best and only way to brew a truly professional quality beer. Make batch after tasty batch right in your kitchen. Move over toaster. There's never been anything more microbrewery than this.
This kit includes all the ingredients to make a batch of 4.6% ABV Signature beer recipe, bottle filler, hose and sugar measuring scoop. And as with all our kits, it’s easy to use and makes wicked-good beer.
Our Little Demon means you never have to be afraid to try even the most shocking of brewing experiments.
- (1) Little Demon Conical Fermenter
- (1) Vent Plug (No Airlock Required!)
- (1) Adjustable Flow Tap Assembly
- (1) Stick-on Temperature Gauge
- (1) Signature Hopped Malt Extract (recipe ingredients)
- (1) Packet of Dry Brewing Yeast
- (1) Packet of One Step No-Rinse Cleanser
- (1) Bottle Filler
- (1) Vinyl Hose
- (1) Sugar Measuring Scoop
- (1) Easy to Follow Brewing Instructions
Bottles not included. Sanitize everything that comes in contact with your beer.
1 GALLON BREWING INSTRUCTIONS
This is the most important step in the brewing process. It kills any bacteria, wild yeast and mold that can cause off-flavors in your beer. It’s important to sanitize everything that comes in contact with your beer. This step should take about 15 minutes.
- 1.1. In a container, dissolve half (1 tbsp) of the One Step No-Rinse Cleanser into a gallon of warm water. Shake until the cleanser has completely dissolved. Note: Save the remaining One Step for bottling.
- 1.2. Pour solution into the fermenter, place on lid and insert your venting plug. While holding down the lid, cover the vent plug with your hand and swirl solution around making sure it contacts the entire inside surface including the lid. Do this step over the sink
- 1.3. Open and close the tap several times to sanitize its inner surface.
- 1.4. Place your mixing spoon(s), measuring cup, can opener inside the fermenter. Careful not to scratch the inside surface. Allow it to soak a minimum of 10 minutes.
- 1.5. Remove utensils and place them on a clean paper towel or a sanitized plate or bowl. Drain fermenter (no rinsing required). Note: Solution is reusable, you can use it again to sanitize a blender or any other utensil used during the brewing process.
The included recipe is ready for fermentation, just add water and yeast (under the black lid of the extract). Since beer is mostly water, the better the water the better your beer. This step should take about 30 minutes.
- 2.1. Remove yeast packet from under the lid and stand can in a tub of hot tap water. This will help it pour more easily.
- 2.2. Add cold water to the start level on the side of the fermenter. For best results, use bottled spring water or charcoal-filtered tap water.
- 2.3. Place 2 cups of water into a clean 3-quart pot and bring to a boil.
- 2.4. Remove from heat. Then slowly stir in the contents from can until it has fully dissolved. This mixture is called the wort.
- 2.5. Pour this wort into the fermenter. Bring the volume of the fermenter up to the fill level by adding more water. Mix thoroughly. Read the thermometer and wait until the temperature of the wort is between 64°- 82° F before adding the yeast.
- 2.6. Add yeast, then place on your lid and vent plug.
- 2.7. Place the fermenter out of direct sunlight and maintain a temperature between 64°- 82° F for approximately 7-14 days.
After 7 days the beer in your fermenter should have stopped fermenting and begun to clear. It’s now time to bottle! If you’re not sure, draw a small amount from the tap; if it tastes like flat beer, it’s ready to bottle. If it tastes sweet, give it a few more days.
Since nobody likes flat beer we need to add carbonation. It is normal for this process to create a small amount of yeast sediment at the bottom of each bottle. This step should take about 25 minutes.
- 3.1. Dissolve the remaining One Step into a gallon of warm water.
- 3.2. Fill each bottle with this solution and shake a few times making sure the solution contacts the entire inside surface. Now wait 10 minutes (minimum).
- 3.3. Place the caps in a bowl filled with sanitizing solution. Now wait 10 minutes (minimum).
- 3.4. Empty bottles (no rinsing required) and place caps on a paper towel.
- 3.5. Add white granulated sugar to each bottle. Note: Using the chart above choose the correct priming sugar amount for your bottles.
- 3.6. Using the tap, fill each bottle halfway up the base of the neck. Make sure all bottles contain approximately the same amount of beer.
- 3.7. Cap each bottle and invert them several times until the sugar has been completely dissolved. Do not shake bottles.
- 3.8. Place the bottles upright and out of direct sunlight. Maintain a temperature between 64°- 82° F for approximately 7 days.
After your beer has carbonated, it's ready to drink! However, you can improve the flavor by bottle conditioning your beer. This can be done a couple ways:
- Warm conditioning: Keep your bottles in a dark, dry location away from sunlight and maintain a temperature between 50°- 70° F for several weeks to a month.
- Cold conditioning: Place your bottles in the refrigerator for several weeks to a month.