Nutty Nutcracker Brown Ale Beer Kit

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Your Label Peelers Nutty Nutcracker Brown 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.

Your Nutty Nutcracker Brown Ale is a classic English-style beer! This robust beer has a deep mahogany color with a creamy, tan head. The aroma is complex, with notes of toasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. The flavor is sweet and toasty, with a roasted malt character combined with notes of coffee, cocoa, and dark fruit. The bitterness is moderate, balancing out the malt sweetness, and the hops add a subtle spiciness to the finish. Enjoy this delicious beer to the fullest with friends and family!

  • ABV: 5.2%
  • IBU: 25
  • BU/GU: 0.42
  • SG: 1.051
  • FG: 1.01
  • Degrees Plato: 12.4
  • SRM: 18


- 6 lbs. Light Dry Malt Extract
- 8 oz. Crystal Malt (60L)
- 8 oz. Chocolate Malt
- 8 oz. Victory Malt
- 1 oz. Northern Brewer Hops (Bittering)
- 1 oz. East Kent Goldings Hops (Flavor)
- 1 oz. Fuggles Hops (Aroma)
- 1 Yeast Energizer / Irish Moss Combo Packet
- 1 packet of Dry Ale Yeast

Hop Schedule

- 1 oz. Northern Brewer Hops (Bittering) - 60 minutes
- 1 oz. East Kent Goldings Hops (Flavor) - 15 minutes
- 1 oz. Fuggles Hops (Aroma) - 5 minutes


1. Begin by heating 3-4 gallons of water to 155°F.
2. Turn off heat and place the 8 oz. Crystal Malt, 8 oz. Chocolate Malt, and 8 oz. Victory Malt into a grain bag and steep in the hot water for 30 minutes.
3. Remove the grain bag and discard.
4. Add the 6 lbs. Light Dry Malt Extract and stir until dissolved. Bring wort to a boil.
5. Boil for 60 minutes, adding the hops according to the hop schedule.
6. After the boil is complete, cool the wort to 70°F and transfer to a fermenter.
7. Add cold water to the fermenter to bring the total volume to 5 gallons.
8. Pitch the yeast and ferment at 68°F for two weeks.
9. Bottle or keg the beer and 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 Nutty Nutcracker Brown 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 Nutty Nutcracker Brown 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 Nutty Nutcracker Brown 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 Nutty Nutcracker Brown 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 Nutty Nutcracker Brown Ale 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 Nutty Nutcracker Brown 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 Old English and Old Norse, the word for beer did not refer to a malted alcoholic beverage like ale, but rather to a sweet, strong drink made from honey and the juice of fruits other than grapes.