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Tacocat Mexican Cervesa Beer Kit

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Your Label Peelers Tacocat Mexican Cervesa 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 into the vibrant world of brewing with the Tacocat Mexican Cervesa beer kit. This isn't just a beer kit, it's a passport to a sun-soaked Mexican fiesta, right in your own kitchen.

Tacocat, a palindrome that's as fun to say as it is to drink, is a light-bodied Mexican style Cervesa that's as refreshing as a cool ocean breeze on a hot summer day. It's a beer that's as versatile as you are, perfect for sizzling taco nights or lazy afternoons by the pool.

This kit is packed with top-quality ingredients that will tantalize your taste buds. The 3.3 lbs. of Munich Liquid Malt Extract and 2 lbs. of Pilsen Dry Malt Extract lay the foundation for this brew, providing a rich, malty backbone. The 1 lb. of Flaked Maize adds a touch of sweetness, reminiscent of a freshly baked corn tortilla.

But the flavor journey doesn't stop there. The 8 oz. of Vienna Malt and 8 oz. of Biscuit Malt work in harmony to create a bready complexity that's as comforting as your favorite bakery. And to top it all off, the 2 oz. of Tettnang Hops add a subtle bitterness, balancing out the sweetness and providing a crisp, clean finish.

So, why not slice up a lime, kick back, and let the Tacocat Mexican Cervesa beer kit transport you to a world of brewing adventure? After all, life's too short for boring beer. Brew up this classic today and let your taste buds do the fiesta!

ABV: 5.3% - 5.6%
IBU: 22
SG: 1.051
FG: 1.009
SRM: 7

INGREDIENTS

- 3.3 lbs. Munich Liquid Malt Extract
- 2 lbs. Pilsen Dry Malt Extract
- 1 lb. Flaked Maize
- 8 oz. Vienna Malt
- 8 oz. Biscuit Malt
- 2 oz. Tettnang Hops
- Yeast Energizer / Irish Moss Combo Packet
- 1 Packet of Dry Yeast (SafLager W 34/70)

HOPS SCHEDULE

- 60 minutes: .5 oz. Tettnang (Bittering)
- 30 minutes: .5 oz. Tettnang (Flavor)
- 15 minutes: .5 oz. Tettnang (Aroma)
- 5 minutes: .5 oz. Tettnang (Aroma)

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. Stir in both liquid and dry malt extracts ensuring they are fully dissolved.
5. Bring wort up to a rolling boil.
6. Add the hops according to the hop schedule and start your 60 minute timer.
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. Pitch the yeast and seal the fermenter.
11. Ferment as cool as you can. The cooler the temperature, the cleaner the beer will taste. 65-70°F is also acceptable for 10-14 days or until fermentation is complete.
12. Transfer to a bottling bucket and stir in 5 oz. priming sugar. Mix until evenly distributed and bottle your beer.
13. 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 Tacocat Mexican Cervesa

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 Tacocat Mexican Cervesa 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 Tacocat Mexican Cervesa 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 Tacocat Mexican Cervesa 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.

minijet-tubing-34987-97929.jpgHoses

 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 Tacocat Mexican Cervesa 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 Tacocat Mexican Cervesa, 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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 DID YOU KNOW

It is likely that the word "mashing" comes from the Old English words "masc" (a soft mixture) and "mæscan" (to mix with hot water).