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All Grain Organic Beer Kits

 If you are an all-grain brewer, our kits offer the convenience of pre-measured ingredients, with clear instructions outlining the mashing and brewing procedures. If you have been thinking about taking the step to organic all grain brewing, these kits are a good way to make the leap because of the step by step instructions and proven recipes. Our all-grain kits are economical if you only need the ingredients for one batch, because you do not have to purchase more bulk ingredients than you may need. The malts in our all grain kits are pre-crushed unless otherwise requested. We crush the grains the day we ship your kit and seal them in air tight bags to prevent moisture absorbtion. If you wish your grains not crushed, simply request it when you place your order over the phone or in the space provided on our order form. All of the organic ingredients included in our kits are certified organic under the USDA National Organic Program by California Certified Organic Farmers.

7 Bridges Red Ale

PALE ALE

Extra Special Bitter

BRITISH BITTER

90 ShillingScottish Ale

WEISSBIER

INDIA PALE ALE

NUT BROWN ALE

Because we offer so many yeast choices we sell all of our kits without yeast. Each kit description includes a recommended yeast, which you may order separately. For our full yeast selection and more information about the yeast we offer, please see the yeast section.

 

Each kit description includes information about original gravity and IBU's (International Bittering Units), to give you more information about the strength and bitterness of the beer produced by each kit. An original gravity of 1.032 to 1.042 will produce a beer with a lower alcohol content, a range of 1.043 to 1.054 will have a moderate alcohol content, and an original gravity of 1.055 or higher will produce a strong beer. Beers with a low hop bitterness will have an IBU of 30 or less, an IBU of 30 to 40 will produce a moderate bitterness, and an IBU of over 40 will produce a strong bitterness. Because the strength of the beer affects the percieved bitterness of the finished brew, the above values are intended as a guideline only.

PLAIN BROWN WRAPPER OPTION

Save Resources and $1 Off Per Kit!

Our Kits are packaged in a box with a full color label. You may find this is not necessary, and if so, you may order your kit without it. Simply request the plain brown wrapper option when ordering, or order the plain brown wrapper version if ordering on-line, and we will ship your kit without the color label and for $1 less.

YEAST OPTIONS: Our kits do not include yeast because we offer so many different options. Unless you plan to buy yeast locally, you must order yeast for your kit. There are 2 choices of liquid yeast for all of our kits. In addition to Wyeast, which comes in a foil self starting pouch, we now offer White Labs liquid yeast, which comes in a vial (for more details, see our yeast section). You also have the option to choose a different yeast style than the one suggested for the kit you order. If you prefer, you may also purchase dehydrated yeast for your kit instead of liquid. Dehydrated yeast is less expensive than liquid yeast, and stores longer, but usually produces beer of slightly lower quality than liquid yeast.

7 Bridges Red Ale

Our Red Ale is so good we have decided to give it our name! This West coast style red ale has a deep reddish amber hue, a full bodied, well balancedmalt flavor, and a strong, aromatic hop character. Contains organic malted barley, organic hops, corn sugar, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.050. IBU's: 40. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1056 American Ale, or White Labs California Ale. #OBK16D.

 

PALE ALE

Easy to brew, and easy to enjoy, our Organic Pale Ale will satisfy your thirst for a good basic ale. Pale amber in color, with a full bodied maltiness and rich hop character. Contains organic malted barley, organic hops, corn sugar, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.050. IBU's: 40. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1056 American Ale, or White Labs California Ale. #OBK17D

 

E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter)

Smooth, malty, and moderately hoppy, this is a classic E.S.B. that is a true showcase of quality organic beer. The recipe is loosely based on our popular Red Honey ESB recipe that we discontinued last year because we could not source certified organic honey. This ale is light amber in color and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Our final test batch was so good that 5 gallons ran dry in less than a week! If you want more of a dry, crisp finish we highly recommend adding 1 to 2 lbs of raw honey (not included in the kit) to the boil. For a hoppier finish, try dry hopping with organic Cascade hops (purchase separately). Contains organic malted barley, organic barley flakes, organic hops, organic dry malt extract (DME) for bottling, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.058. IBU's: 44. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1098 British Ale or #1968 Special London Ale, or White Labs #013 London Ale or #005 British Ale.

 

BRITISH BITTER

Like the traditional English bitter, this is a light ale, and not too bitter. Medium bodied, light amber in color, and a well balanced, light hop character. Contains organic malted barley, organic hops, corn sugar, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.045. IBU's: 32. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1968 Special London Ale, or White Labs Burton Ale.

 

90 Shilling Scottish Ale

Called 90 Shilling because of the old Scottish Brewery tradition of naming the the ales according to the price commanded for a full cask. A strong, full bodied ale with a deep copper red color and very mildly hopped. For a truly unique brew, try brewing this with the Heather tips (sold separately) which add a fresh grassy/floral aroma and a slight herbal bitterness. Contains organic malted barley, organic hops, corn sugar, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.068. IBU's: 25. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1728 Scottish Ale, or White Labs Edinburgh Ale.

 

Weissbier

Based on the traditional German Weissbier, our Weissbier is a light wheat beer with the delicate aroma of premium German organic hops. Produces a slightly cloudy, full bodied ale with a complex flavor. Our all grain recipe contains about 50% wheat malt. Contains organic malted barley, organic malted wheat, organic hops, corn sugar, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.048. IBU's: 21. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #3068 Weihenstephan wheat, or White Labs Hefewiezen. For a drier, slightly tart wheat beer, use Wyeast #3333 German Wheat or White Labs #380 Hefeweizen IV.

 

INDIA PALE ALE

Now with more malt and more hops, our IPA kit has been improved to satisfy your thirst for a strong, extra hoppy beer. Our kit features the distinct hint of blackberry flavor from the New Zealand Pacific Gem hops and a light toasted malt flavor. The NZ Hallertaur hops and English Kent Goldings hops add a rich hop aroma. Like a the traditional IPA, this beer has a strong hop bitterness. Contains organic malted barley, organic hops, corn sugar, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.060. IBU's: 54. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1968 Special London Ale, or White Labs Burton Ale.

 

NUT BROWN ALE

This is a smooth, nutty ale, warm chocolate in color, with a medium body and a malty sweetness balanced with the woodsy spiciness of fresh Target hops. This recipe has won several awards in home brew contests, as brewed by our members. Contains organic malted barley, organic hops, corn sugar, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.046. IBU's: 25 Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1028 London Ale, or White Labs English Ale.

 

ROBUST PORTER

A warm and robust full bodied Porter that takes full advantage of the aromatic N.Z. Hallertaur hops. For a pleasant and surprising finish, try bottling this ale with one cup of honey instead of the bottling sugar for a great honey porter. Contains organic malted barley, organic hops, corn sugar, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.056. IBU's: 38. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1028 London Ale, or White Labs English Ale.

 

IRISH STOUT

For the many stout lovers out there who have requested it! This is a dry stout styled after the most popular Irish Stout, with a rich roasted malt character and moderate hop bitterness. Has a very thick, full bodied texture and a thick, creamy head. Contains organic malted barley, organic roasted barley, organic barley flakes, organic hops, corn sugar, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.046. IBU's: 38. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1084 Irish Ale, or White Labs Irish Ale.

 

OATMEAL STOUT

Our Oatmeal Stout is a favorite (We can never keep it around for very long) and the recipe (as brewed by our Members) has already won several awards in home brewing contests. Contains organic malted barley, organic roasted barley, organic flaked grains (oats, barley, & wheat), organic hops, corn sugar, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.068. IBU's: 47. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1084 Irish Ale, or White Labs Irish Ale.

 

CELEBRATION ALE

A full bodied, deep amber ale spiced just right for the holidays. A blend of Ceylon cinnimon sticks, whole cloves, and organic ginger give this beer a warm, spicy finish. Because the spices are packaged separately, you also have the option to omit the spices (and save them for the pumpkin pie), or adjust the amounts used to your own personal preference. Contains organic malted barley, organic hops, organic spices (Ceylon cinnimon, cloves, & ginger), corn sugar, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.050. IBU's: 33. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1056 American Ale, or White Labs California Ale.

 

7 GRAIN HERITAGE ALE

This brew has been a personal favorite of Co-op Member Amelia for many years. Amber in color with a nutty complexity from the toasted buckwheat, millet, and quinoa. Wheat and oats give the ale a full bodied flavor, with barley and rye for a clean finish. The hops are mellow to allow the unique grain flavors to come through. It's not just for breakfast any more! This kit is more difficult to brew than our other All Grain kits because it requires pre-cooking the specialty adjuncts. Contains organic malted barley, organic malted wheat, organic flaked grains (oats, & rye), organic whole grains (quinoa, buckwheat, & millet) organic hops, corn sugar, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.050. IBU's: 40. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1056 American Ale, or White Labs California Ale.

 

GERMAN ALT

A classic German ale, with just a bit of wheat for a full bodied taste. A smooth, malty, rich brew balanced with a fine German hop aroma. Sure to be a crowd pleaser! Contains organic malted barley, organic malted wheat, organic hops, corn sugar, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.050. IBU's: 40. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1007 German Ale/Alt, or White Labs German Ale/Kolsch.

 

BELGIAN DUBBEL

If you are a fan of Belgian syle beers, our Belgian Dubbel kit will be a new favorite. This is a strong, malty ale with a rich, complex flavor and a hint of nuttiness. Medium amber color and mildly hopped.Contains organic barley malt, organic cane sugar, organic hops, corn sugar, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.066. IBU's: 28. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1214 Belgian Abbey or #3787 Belgian Trappist, White Labs #500 Trappist, #530 Abbey, or #550 Belgian Ale. Choose the yeast that best suits your fermentation temperature range and taste. For liquid yeast descriptions go to our yeast page.

 

OKTOBERFEST

This is a light amber, malty beer with a crisp hop finish. The toasted malt and organic German premium hops gives this brew a wonderful blend of flavors in the Vienna/Märzen/Oktoberfest tradition. Best if fermented at lagering temperatures (45- 55 oF). Contains organic malted barley, organic hops, corn sugar, Irish Moss, recipe, and illustrated instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.050. IBU's: 23. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #2206 Bavarian Lager, or White Labs German Lager. If you are not able to ferment at lagering temperatures, try using Wyeast #2112 California Lager or White labs San Francisco Lager, which can be fermented at ale temperatures.

 

PILSNER

This recipe has taken 1st place in a local AHA sponsored home brewing contest! Our pilsner is full bodied in the Czechoslovakian style, with a pronounced hop bitterness and crisp flavor. For the best results this beer should be fermented at lagering temperatures (45- 55 oF). Contains organic malted barley, organic hops, corn sugar, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.050. IBU's: 36. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #2007 Pilsen Lager, or White Labs Pilsner Lager. If you are not able to ferment at lagering temperatures, try using Wyeast #2112 California Lager or White labs San Francisco Lager, which can be fermented at ale temperatures.

 

SANTA CRUZ DARK LAGER

Our heartiest lager, similar to the traditional style of a German Schwarzbier, is dark and smooth. Has a roasted malt flavor with a medium body and a subtle, mildly spicy hop flavor. Contains organic malted barley, organic hops, corn sugar, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.048. IBU's: 23. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #2206 Bavarian Lager, or White Labs German Lager. If you are not able to ferment at lagering temperatures, try using Wyeast #2112 California Lager or White labs San Francisco Lager, which can be fermented at ale temperatures.

 

CALIFORNIA LAGER

Here is a kit for the beer style native to our part of the world! In the California steam beer style, this is a full bodied amber lager with a hint of caramel and a strong hop character. Our easiest lager to brew because this style can be fermented at ale temperatures (60 to 65 oF). Contains organic malted barley, organic hops, corn sugar, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.050. IBU's: 40. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately):Wyeast #2112 California Lager or White labs San Francisco Lager.

 

PRE-PROHIBITION LAGER

Perfect for summer barbeques and events, this is a light lager with a rich hop flavor and a clean, crisp finish. Unlike modern American lagers, our pre-prohibition style has a creamy, smooth texture and a prominent hop flavor. Contains organic barley malt, organic rice syrup, organic hops, corn sugar, Irish Moss, gypsum, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.046. IBU's: 30. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Dry Vierka Lager yeast, Wyeast #2035 Pilsen Lager, or White Labs American Pilsner Lager. If you are not able to ferment at lagering temperatures, try using Wyeast #2112 California Lager or White labs San Francisco Lager, which can be fermented at ale temperatures.

 

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