Postage Stamper IPA Beer Kit

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Your Label Peelers Postage Stamper IPA 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.

Introducing the Postage Stamper IPA, your passport to a world of flavor that's as vast and varied as the globe itself. This isn't just a beer kit, it's an adventure in a box, a journey through the landscape of taste.

Imagine, if you will, a symphony of hops. The Nugget, Simcoe, Amarillo, and Citra hops are the big names in this ensemble, each contributing their unique notes to create a harmonious hop explosion. It's like a rock concert for your taste buds, where every hop is a headliner.

But what's a concert without a stage? That's where the Munich malt comes in. With 3.3 lbs. of Munich Liquid Malt Extract and 5 lbs. of Light Dry Malt Extract, this malt lays the foundation for the hops to shine. It's the bread to your hop sandwich, the canvas for your hop masterpiece.

And let's not forget the sweet notes of caramel. With 8 oz. each of Caramel Malt 20L and 40L, this IPA strikes the perfect balance between bitter and sweet. It's like a caramel apple at a fall fair, a sweet treat with a bitter bite.

This is an American take on an award-winning beer, a tribute to the classics with a twist that's all its own. It's a beer that's as unique as you are, a beer that's not afraid to stand out from the crowd.

So why not take your taste buds on a journey? With the Postage Stamper IPA, you're not just making beer, you're crafting an experience. It's a flavor expedition, and you're the trailblazer. So grab your kit, and let's get brewing.

ABV: 6.6% - 6.9%
IBU: 67
SG: 1.070
FG: 1.017
SRM: 10


- 5 lbs. Light Dry Malt Extract
- 3.3 lbs. Munich Liquid Malt Extract
- 8 oz. Caramel Malt 20L
- 8 oz. Caramel Malt 40L
- 1 oz. Nugget Hops
- 1 oz. Simcoe Hops
- 1 oz. Amarillo Hops
- 1 oz. Citra
- Yeast Energizer / Irish Moss Combo Packet
- 1 packet dry yeast (Lallemand Verdant IPA)


- 60 minutes: 1 oz. Nugget Hops (Bittering)
- 5 minutes: 1 oz. Simcoe Hops (Aroma)
- 5 minutes: 1 oz. Amarillo Hops (Aroma)
- 0 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. Add the malt extract and stir until fully dissolved.
5. Bring the wort up 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.
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 and mix until evenly distributed and bottle your beer.
14. 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 Postage Stamper IPA

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 Postage Stamper IPA 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 Postage Stamper IPA 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 Postage Stamper IPA 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  Postage Stamper IPA 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 Postage Stamper IPA, 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 1516, the Duke of Bavaria, William IV, instituted the Reinheitsgebot (purity law), a food-quality regulation still used in the 21st century, which stipulates that the only ingredients permissible in beer are water, hops, and barley-malt.