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Copper Captain Amber Ale Beer Kit

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Your Label Peelers Copper Captain Amber 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 new horizons? Look no further than the Copper Captain Amber Ale beer kit! This kit is your ticket to crafting a deliciously smooth and flavorful amber ale that will leave you craving more with every sip.

Picture yourself pouring a pint of this exquisite brew, marveling at its mesmerizing light brown, copper color. As you bring the glass to your lips, the aromas of spicy, floral, tropical, citrus, and thyme dance around your senses, enticing you to take that first glorious sip.

What makes this beer truly special are the carefully selected ingredients that come together to create a symphony of flavors. The foundation of this brew is built upon 5 lbs. of Amber Dry Malt Extract, infusing it with a rich and robust character. To add depth and complexity, we've included 1 lb. of Vienna Malt, which imparts a subtle sweetness and a touch of biscuit-like flavor.

But we didn't stop there. To enhance the beer's color and bring forth delightful caramel notes, we've included 12 oz. of Caramel 80L Malt and 8 oz. of Brown Caramel Malt. These malts work in harmony, creating a luscious caramel backbone that perfectly complements the overall flavor profile.

To add a touch of hoppy goodness, we've included 1 oz. of East Kent Golding Hops. These hops contribute a delightful spiciness and floral aroma, elevating the beer to new heights. And let's not forget about the 1 oz. of Amarillo Hops, which bring a burst of tropical and citrus flavors, making each sip a tropical getaway for your taste buds.

The Copper Captain Amber Ale is a versatile brew that can be enjoyed all year round. Whether you're sipping it on a warm summer evening or cozying up by the fireplace in the winter, this beer is sure to please. Its balanced flavors and smooth finish make it a crowd-pleaser for any occasion.

So, why wait? Unleash your inner brewmaster and embark on a brewing journey like no other with the Copper Captain Amber Ale beer kit. Craft a beer that will impress your friends, tantalize your taste buds, and leave you yearning for more. Cheers to your brewing success!

ABV: 5.3%
IBU: 44
SG: 1.054
FG: 1.014
SRM: 16

INGREDIENTS 

- 5 lbs. Amber Dry Malt Extract
- 1 lb. Vienna Malt
- 12 oz. Caramel 80L Malt
- 8 oz. Brown Caramel Malt
- 1 oz. East Kent Golding Hops
- 1 oz. Amarillo Hops
- Yeast Energizer / Irish Moss Combo Packet
- 1 packet dry yeast (Lallemand Nottingham)

HOPS SCHEDULE  

- 60 minutes: 1 oz. East Kent Golding Hops (Bittering)
- 15 minutes: 1 oz. Amarillo Hop (Aroma /Flavor)

INSTRUCTIONS

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 add Yeast Energizer / Irish Moss Combo Packet.
9. Cool the wort to 70°F.
10. Transfer the wort to a fermenter and top off with cold water to 5 gallons.
11. Pitch the yeast and seal the fermenter.
12. Ferment at 68-70°F for 10-14 days.
13. Transfer to a bottling bucket and stir in 5 oz. priming sugar. Mix until evenly distributed and bottle your beer.
14. Once bottled, allow 2 weeks for carbonation in a cool, dark room. Enjoy!

OTHER PRODUCTS YOU MIGHT NEED
 

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 Copper Captain Amber 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 Copper Captain Amber 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 Copper Captain Amber 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

Carboys   

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 Copper Captain Amber 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.  

SiphonsSiphons

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. 

FermenterFermenters

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

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 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 Copper Captain Amber Ale over a few feet of unsanitary hose. 

4708-anti-splash-funnel-95307-32839.jpgFunnels

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. 

AirlocksAirlocks

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 Copper Captain Amber 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.  

 

 

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