I Am Gruit Herbal Ale Beer Kit

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Your Label Peelers I Am Gruit Herbal 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 like no other? Introducing the I Am Gruit Herbal Ale beer kit, a true homage to the historic Gruit style ale.

This unique brew takes you back in time when hops were not the star of the show, but rather a blend of carefully selected herbs and spices created a one-of-a-kind flavor experience. Crafted with passion and expertise, this herbal ale kit combines the finest ingredients to deliver a taste that will leave you craving for more.

Picture yourself sipping on a beer that transports you to a time when mugwort was the primary source of bitterness. This ancient herb, known for its distinctive flavor, adds a touch of earthiness that sets this brew apart from the rest.

But that's not all! We've also added a dash of fuggles hops at the beginning of the brewing process. Not only do they contribute to the beer's unique bitterness, but they also bring their preservative properties to the mix, ensuring your homemade ale stays fresh and delicious.

To further enhance the flavor profile, we've included juniper and lemongrass in this kit. These botanicals add a snappiness that perfectly complements the mugwort and fuggles hops, creating a harmonious blend of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds.

Now, let's talk about the ingredients that make this I Am Gruit Herbal Ale truly exceptional. We've carefully selected the following components to ensure a beer that is rich in character and depth.

The kit includes 3 lbs. of Pale Ale Dry Malt Extract, providing a solid foundation for your brew, giving it a smooth and balanced body. Additionally, 3.3 lbs. of Munich Liquid Malt Extract adds a touch of sweetness and depth to the beer, enhancing its overall complexity.

For added richness and flavor, we've included 1 lb. of Bonlander Munich Malt. This specialty malt brings a distinct malty flavor to the mix, adding depth and richness to your brew.

To contribute a subtle sweetness and a hint of toffee-like notes, we've included 8 oz. of Caramel Malt (80L) and 8 oz. of Caramel Malt (120L). These caramel malts add complexity to the flavor profile.

For a beautiful deep color and a hint of chocolatey goodness, we've included 4 oz. of Chocolate Malt and 4 oz. of Black Malt. These dark malts provide a touch of roasted flavors to your beer.

To bring a delicate bitterness and earthy aroma to the brew, we've included 1 oz. of UK Fuggle Hops. These hops perfectly complement the herbal elements of the beer.

Lastly, our carefully curated spice pack contains the juniper and lemongrass that add that extra zing to your beer, creating a truly unique and refreshing experience.

This I Am Gruit Herbal Ale is not your average beer. It's a journey through time, a celebration of ancient brewing traditions, and a testament to your brewing skills. So why settle for store-bought when you can create your own masterpiece? Brew up a batch of this exceptional herbal ale and savor the satisfaction of enjoying a beer that is truly one-of-a-kind. Cheers to your brewing adventure!

ABV: 6.2% - 6.6%
IBU: 16
SG: 1.060
FG: 1.011
SRM: 28


- 3 lbs. Pale Ale Dry Malt Extract
- 3.3. lbs. Munich Liquid Malt Extract
- 1 lb. Bonlander Munich malt
- 8 oz. Caramel Malt (80L)
- 8 oz. Caramel Malt (120L)
- 4 oz. Chocolate Malt
- 4 oz. Black Malt
- 1 oz. UK Fuggle Hops
- Yeast Energizer / Irish Moss Combo Packet
- 1 Packet of Dry Yeast (SafAle US-05)

***Spice Pack***
- 1 oz. Mugwort
- 1 oz. Lemongrass
- .5 oz Juniper Berries

Hop Schedule   

- 60 minutes: 1 oz. UK Fuggle Hops (Bittering)


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. Add the dry and liquid malt extracts and stir until fully dissolved.
5. Bring the wort to a rolling boil.
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. At this time, empty the contents of the spice pack into the additional muslin bag provided and steep for the remaining 15 minutes.
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 or until fermentation is complete.
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 I Am Gruit Herbal 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 I Am Gruit Herbal 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 I Am Gruit Herbal 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 I Am Gruit Herbal 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 I Am Gruit Herbal 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 I Am Gruit Herbal 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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