Probable Course of Action Ale Beer Kit

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Your Label Peelers Probable Course of Action 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.

Embark on a thrilling journey of beer crafting with our Probable Course of Action Ale kit. This isn't just a beer kit; it's your ticket to a world of rich, complex flavors that will tantalize your taste buds and ignite your passion for brewing.

Imagine yourself as an alchemist, transforming simple ingredients into a golden elixir. Your creation is a dark golden ale, a symphony of flavors that dances on the palate. The hops introduce a hint of bitterness, a perfect counterpoint to the caramel notes from the grain bill. They also weave in earthy, floral, fruity, spice, and mint tones, creating a multi-layered taste experience that's nothing short of magical.

Your journey begins with 6 lbs. of Pilsen Dry Malt Extract, the backbone of your brew. This is where the magic starts, setting the stage for the rich, golden color of your ale. Next, you'll add 1 lb. of Munich Dark Malt, introducing a depth of flavor that's as profound as it is delicious.

Then comes 1 lb. of Special Roast Malt, adding a touch of complexity to your brew. This is followed by 1 lb. of Caramel 60L Malt, which infuses your ale with those tantalizing caramel notes.

The hops are the soul of your brew, and you'll be using three different types. 1 oz. of Perle Hops, 1 oz. of German Tettnang Hops, and 1 oz. of Saaz Hops. Each one contributes its unique character, adding layers of flavor that make your ale a joy to drink.

To ensure a successful fermentation, you'll also receive a Yeast Energizer / Irish Moss Combo Packet. This will help your yeast thrive, ensuring a smooth, clean fermentation. And speaking of yeast, you'll also get 1 Packet of Dry Yeast (Lallemand Koln Kolsch-Style), the final ingredient that will bring your brew to life.

So, are you ready to embark on your beer crafting journey? With the Probable Course of Action Ale kit, you're not just making beer. You're creating a masterpiece.

ABV: 5.5%
IBU: 28
SG: 1.056
FG: 1.014
SRM: 10


- 6 lbs. Pilsen Dry Malt Extract
- 1 lb. Munich Dark Malt
- 1 lb. Special Roast Malt
- 1 lb. Caramel 60L Malt
- 1 oz. Perle Hops
- 1 oz. German Tettnang Hops
- 1 oz. Saaz Hops
- Yeast Energizer / Irish Moss Combo Packet
- 1 Packet of Dry Yeast (Lallemand Koln Kolsch-Style)

Hop Schedule   

- 60 minutes: 1 oz. Perle Hops (Bittering)
- 15 minutes: 1 oz. German Tettnang Hops (Flavor)
- 5 minutes: 1 oz. Saaz (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. 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!


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 Probable Course of Action 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 Probable Course of Action 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 Probable Course of Action 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 Probable Course of Action 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 Probable Course of Action 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 Probable Course of Action 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 2006, the global beer industry sold an estimated 133 billion litres (35 billion US gallons), which is equal to a cube measuring 510 metres on a side. This resulted in total revenues of US$294.5 billion.