Apiary Afternoon Ale Beer Kit

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Your Label Peelers Apiary Afternoon Ale Original Beer Kit never sits on a shelf. Your grains are crushed to order. Your ingredients are packed fresh and 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.

Are you ready to embark on a brewing adventure that will transport your taste buds to a delightful Apiary Afternoon? Introducing our Apiary Afternoon Ale beer kit, a perfect blend of honey and lemon that will have you buzzing with excitement!

Crafted with care and precision, this beer kit combines the finest ingredients to create a flavor profile that is both refreshing and invigorating. Picture yourself taking a leisurely stroll through a blooming garden, surrounded by the sweet scent of wildflowers. That's the essence of our Apiary Afternoon Ale.

We start with 5 lbs. of Pilsen Dry Malt Extract, providing a solid foundation for your brewing masterpiece. To enhance the honey notes, we add 2 lbs. of luscious Wildflower Honey, sourced from the nectar of nature's finest blossoms. This infusion of honey brings a touch of sweetness that dances harmoniously with the other flavors.

To add depth and complexity, we incorporate 1 lb. of 2-Row Brewer's Malt and 8 oz. of Honey Malt. These malts contribute a rich, malty character that complements the honey and lemon perfectly. The result is a beer that is smooth and balanced, with just the right amount of sweetness.

But we don't stop there! We want to give your taste buds a little surprise. That's why we include 3 oz. of Citra Hops, known for their vibrant citrus flavors and aromas. These hops add a delightful bite of bitterness, creating a well-rounded taste experience that keeps you coming back for more.

To further enhance the citrus profile, we infuse the brew with 1 oz. of zesty Ginger Root and 1 oz. of tangy Lemon Peel. These additions bring a refreshing twist to the beer, elevating the flavors and giving it a unique character that sets it apart from the rest.

So, whether you're enjoying a lazy afternoon in the garden or spending time with our endangered friends, the honeybees, Apiary Afternoon Ale is the perfect companion. With its wildflower honey aromas and a touch of bitterness, this beer kit will bring a taste of the outdoors right to your glass.

Get ready to savor the flavors of nature with Apiary Afternoon Ale. Brew it, sip it, and let your taste buds take flight on a journey of pure bliss. Cheers to your brewing adventure!

ABV: 7.4% - 7.7%
IBU: 67
SG: 1.067
FG: 1.009
SRM: 4


- 5 lbs. Pilsen Dry Malt Extract
- 2 lbs. Wildflower Honey
- 1 lb. 2-Row Brewer's Malt
- 8 oz. Honey Malt
- 3 oz. Citra Hops
- 1 oz. Ginger Root
- 1 oz. Lemon Peel
- Yeast Energizer / Irish Moss Combo Packet
- 1 Packet of Dry Yeast (SafAle US-05)

Hop Schedule 

- 60 minutes: 1 oz. Citra Hops (Bittering)
- 15 minutes: 1 oz. Citra Hops (Aroma)
- 5 minutes: 1 oz. Citra Hops (Aroma)


1. Heat 2-3 gallons of water to 155°F.
2. Place grains in a grain bag and steep in the hot water for 30 minutes.
3. Remove the grain bag and discard.
4. Bring the wort to a boil.
5. Once boiling, add the malt extract and stir until fully dissolved.
6. Add the hops according to the hop schedule.
7. Boil for 60 minutes, stirring occasionally.
8. At 15 minutes left in the boil add Honey and Yeast Energizer / Irish Moss Combo Packet.
9. With 10 minutes remaining, Add the 1 oz of ginger root and 1 oz. lemon peel to the boil
10. Cool the wort to 70°F.
11. Transfer the wort to a fermenter and top off with cold water to 5 gallons.
12. Pitch the yeast and seal the fermenter.
13. Ferment at 68-70°F for 10-14 days.
14. Transfer to a bottling bucket and stir in 5 oz. priming sugar. Mix until evenly distributed and bottle your beer.
15. Once bottled, allow 2 weeks for carbonation in a cool, dark room. Enjoy!


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 Apiary Afternoon Ale

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 Apiary Afternoon Ale 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 Apiary Afternoon Ale 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 Apiary Afternoon Ale 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 Apiary Afternoon Aleover 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 Apiary Afternoon Ale, 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.  





In 1980, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company developed the American pale ale (APA) style. This was the first brewery to use large amounts of American hops and the name "pale ale" for the style. They conducted an experiment to create their Sierra Nevada Pale Ale in November of 1980, and the finished beer was released to the public in March of 1981.