BBB - American Amber is a 10 - Partial Mash

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Your Brown Box Beer Kit stands out from all the rest. Your grains are crushed to order and your ingredients are packed fresh. Your BBB kit does not sit on a shelf and true to its name, you don't pay for a flashy box. It's all about providing you with the freshest ingredients for you to make your best beer.

Your Brown Box Beer Kit American Amber Is a 10- Partial Mash makes a malty beer with a moderate to high hop bitterness. This amber gem glows with maltiness from the caramel malt, which gives your beer a toasty flavor to be enjoyed all year long.

  • Beer Style: Amber lager
  • Recipe Type: Partial Mash
  • Yield: 5 US gallon
  • Estimated O.G. = 1.062Estimated F.G. = 1.013
  • Estimated ABV = ^6%


  • Dark Crystal 80L Malt 1.5 lb.
  • Munich 60L Malt 1 lb
  • 1 - Grain sock
  • 1 - 1 oz Warrior hops
  • 2 - 1 oz Centennial hops
  • 1 - Hop sock
  • 1 - 5 oz Priming sugar


  1. Steep the specialty grains (Crystal 80L, Munich and victory) at 150-155F for 30 minutes using a muslin grain bag. Remove the bag, allowing the grains to drain into the boil kettle.
  2. Turn off the heat source and thoroughly dissolve the extract in brew kettle. Return the heat source, bring back to a boil.
  3. Proceed with a 60 minute boil.

Hops Schedule

  1. 1/2 oz Warrior hops added at the beginning of 60 minute boil.
  2. 1/2 oz Centennial hops added with 20 minutes left in the boil.
  3. 1/2 oz Centennial hops added with 10 minutes left in the boil.
  4. 1/2 oz Centennial hops added with 5 minutes left in the boil.
  5. Chill to 64-66F and pitch both yeast packets.
  6. Ferment at 66-72 F for two weeks before bottling or kegging.
  7. A secondary fermentation of one week to improve clarity and reduce sedimentation is optional.

If you are making a beer kit for the first time, an equipment kit is a great and low-stress way to get all the equipment you need to make your BBB - American Amber Is a 10- Partial Mash

This Brewer's Best Equipment Kit is top of the line and comes complete for a beginner brewer.

  • Equipment kit includes: 
  • 6.5 Gallon "Ale Pail" Primary Fermenter with Grommeted Lid 
  • 6.5 Gallon "Ale Pail" Bottling Bucket with Spigot 
  • Easy Clean No-Rinse Cleanser 
  • Auto-Siphon 
  • 5 Gallon Glass Carboy 
  • Plastic Paddle
  • Carboy Brush
  • Hydrometer
  • Liquid Crystal Thermometer
  • Bottle Brush
  • Black Beauty Capper
  • Econolock
  • Drilled Bung
  • Lab Thermometer
  • Bottle Filler
  • Siphon Hose with Shut-off Clamp
  • IO-Star
  • 20 qt. Brew Pot
  • Equipment Instructions

star sanSanitizer and Spray Bottle

Good sanitation practices are absolutely fundamental to good beer making. Five Star San is the premier sanitizer you will need to make your BBB - American Amber Is a 10- Partial Mash beer kit. A great practice for extra protection is to have a spray bottle filled with sanitizing solution so you can re-sanitize everything that touches or goes near your beer. Sanitation is much more difficult with beer than wine because beer has a higher pH. Wine's high acidity makes bacterial infection less likely but with beer, one small mishap can cost you your batch. 

amber beer bottleBottles

When your BBB - American Amber Is a 10- Partial Mash is done, you will need bottles. This standard 12 ounce bottle is a good choice. You will need 54 for a 5 gallon batch. Bottles do not come with caps.

5 gallon glass carboy


The 5 gallon carboy pictured here is the standard size for any beer kit. If you have never worked with a carboy, it is important to know they should not be moved full without a carboy handle or a carrier. 

brew-pot.pngBrew Pots

The pot pictured is an 8 gallon pot that is perfect for any beer kit or a standard 5 gallon batch. 

wart-chiller.pngWort Chillers and Thermometers

Wort Chillers and Thermometers are long term investments. It is important to chill your BBB - American Amber Is a 10- Partial Mash wort quickly. The quicker you chill it the stronger the cold break will be. You also need a good thermometer that reads fast temperature fluctuations.  


Auto-siphons are a great luxury item to have in your brew equipment. Once you have one you will never go without it again. Don't forget to use a heavy duty sanitizer to clean it since you don't want to replace it as often as hoses. A good sanitizer for that job is Five Star San. 


The fermenter pictured here is standard for a 5 gallon beer kit.


 Many people reuse their hoses for far too long. Replacing your hoses often or even using as single use items is highly recommended with beer making. Hoses are very hard to clean and beer is very susceptible to bacterial infection. You do not want to risk losing your BBB - American Amber Is a 10- Partial Mash over a few feet of unsanitary hose. 


Pouring your wort into a carboy can be tricky. Use a big funnel made just for the job. They even have different mesh screens to remove particles. 


It is recommended to replace airlocks often. Because they never physically touch the beer, the sanitation risk is too often overlooked. Bacteria can spread without physical contact in a closed environment and plastic stubbornly harbors bacteria.   

6.5 stopperStoppers and Bungs 

Bungs and stoppers should also be periodically replaced. They can dry out and harbor bacteria. 

 carboy brushCarboy Brush

Keeping your carboy clean before and after use is key to avoid bacterial infection in your beer. A carboy brush is a great tool to get into those nooks and crannies. 

bottle-washer.pngStainless Steel Carboy and Bottle Washer

Stainless Steel Carboy and Bottle Washer is a convenient way of cleaning your bottles and/or carboys.  This high quality tool will come in handy.  Hooks up straight to your faucet with the bottle washer adapter (#4804) and puts out plenty of pressure to clean those stubborn stains from beer bottles that have been sitting around. 

bottle capperCapper

When you bottle your BBB - American Amber Is a 10- Partial Mash, you will need to cap your bottles. This capper is inexpensive, easy to use and does not require attaching to a counter. It has a magnet to hold the cap in place.  





Going back to ancient times, brewing was often the domain of women because it was a by-product of gathering.