Pride of Yorkshire Microbrewery Series
These are more than just beer kits they are CONCENTRATED BREWERS
follows traditional brewhouse procedures using only the
finest quality 2-row malting barley and the choicest
English hops. The grist (crushed malt) is 'mashed' with
water at 65°C for about one hour to convert the starches
into sugar. The resultant liquid (wort) is strained off
into a boiling vessel where hops are added for
bitterness. After boiling, extra hops are added for
flavour and aroma. In a commercial brewery the wort would
be cooled rapidly to around 20°C, then transferred to a
fermentation vessel where it is transformed into beer. As
our worts are to be fermented at home, they first need to
be reduced to a convenient size for the home beermaker to
carry. To achieve this, the excess liquid is evaporated
under vacuum, at low temperatures to preserve the
delicate flavours, then pasteurised and canned. To
continue the brewing process at home, all that is
necessary is to dilute the concentrated wort back to its
original density and ferment! Extra hops are included to
restore aroma lost during production.
Included in the box are some advanced
instructions for those who like to experiment. Subtle
flavour differences can be achieved by adopting a few
advanced techniques e.g. bitterness adjustment,
sweetness, colour etc.
Brewer's Choice are unique in that they are the first dried ingredient kits that don't require boiling. The kits are comprised of first-grade, spray-dried malt extract, freshly crushed grains, pre isomerised hop pellets and genuine brewer's yeast. As the hops have already been isomerised (alpha acids, the bittering substances in hops, are insoluble until they have been boiled in wort for at least 20 minutes) all that is neccessary to release their biterness and flavour
is to steep them in hot water for a few minutes.
The Brewer's Choice range covers most of the world's major beer styles and are both fun and rewarding to brew. They are highly recommended for those wanting to get a bit more involved in the brewing process.