"Newkie" Brown Ale Beer Kit

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Your Label Peelers "Newkie" 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.

Step right up, beer enthusiasts! Get ready to embark on a brewing adventure with our "Newkie" Brown Ale kit. This isn't just a beer kit; it's your ticket to a world of rich, malty goodness, where you are the master brewer.

Your journey begins with 5 lbs. of Light Dry Malt Extract. This is the backbone of your brew, providing a light, sweet base that sets the stage for the symphony of flavors to come.

Next, you'll dive into the depths of malt complexity with 12 oz. of CaraMunich (60L). This specialty grain imparts a deep amber hue to your brew, along with a rich, caramel-like sweetness that will make your taste buds dance.

But we're not stopping there. Oh no, you're also getting 8 oz. of Bonlander Munich (10L). This malt adds a touch of toasted bread flavor, giving your beer a depth and complexity that will keep you coming back for more.

And what's this? 4 oz. of Torrified Red Wheat? You bet! This little gem adds a subtle, grainy sweetness and helps to create a full-bodied mouthfeel that will make your Newkie Brown Ale as satisfying as it is delicious.

But wait, there's more! We're also throwing in 2 oz. each of Black Malt and Chocolate Malt. These dark, roasted grains add a hint of coffee-like bitterness and a dash of chocolatey goodness, respectively, balancing out the sweetness and adding a layer of complexity that will make your beer truly unforgettable.

Finally, to top it all off, you'll be adding 2 oz. of East Kent Goldings Hops. This traditional English hop variety imparts a gentle, floral bitterness that perfectly complements the malty sweetness of your brew, rounding out the flavor profile and making your Newkie Brown Ale a beer to remember.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your "Newkie" Brown Ale kit today and start your brewing adventure. Because you're not just making beer, you're crafting a masterpiece.

ABV: 4.5%
IBU: 35
SG: 1.051
FG: 1.015
SRM: 19


- 5 lbs. Light Dry Malt Extract
- 12 oz. CaraMunich (60L)
- 8 oz. Bonlander Munich (10L)
- 4 oz. Torrified Red Wheat
- 2 oz. Black Malt
- 2 oz. Chocolate Malt
- 2 oz. East Kent Goldings Hops
- Yeast Energizer / Irish Moss Combo Packet
- 1 Packet of Dry Yeast (Windsor)


- 60 minutes: 1 oz East Kent Goldings Hops (Bittering)
- 30 minutes: 1 oz East Kent Goldings Hops (Flavor/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, sparge (rinse) with water into the kettle, and discard.
4. Stir in the dry malt extract until fully dissolved.
5. Bring your wort to a rolling boil.
6. Add the hops according to the hop schedule.
7. Boil for 60 minutes, stirring occasionally.
8. At the 15 minute hop addition also add the 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 or until fermentation is complete.
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!


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 "Newkie" 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 "Newkie" 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 "Newkie" 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 "Newkie" 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  "Newkie" 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 "Newkie" 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.  





For centuries, the brewing of beer has been subject to laws and taxes, and from the late 19th century onwards, taxes mainly limited brewing to commercial operations in the UK. Nevertheless, the UK government eased legislation in 1963, followed by Australia in 1972 and the US in 1978, though individual states were allowed to pass their own laws to restrict production, thus making homebrewing a popular pastime.