Golden Ale Complete Beer Making Kit

Golden Ale Complete Beer Making Kit is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 155.
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Our Golden Ale Complete Beer Making Kit comes with everything that is needed to get started brewing. This kit provides aspiring brewers with our patented brewing equipment and high-quality ingredients that simplify the Homebrewing process. Our patented brewing system includes a compact lightweight fermenter that is modeled after the design of professional brewing equipment Eleven 25oz reusable and shatterproof bottles that are specially designed for carbonating beer. We also include a can of brewing extract - a concentrated form of all-natural malted barley and hops - produced in a state-of-the-art facility by Australia's oldest family-owned brewery as well as no-rinse Cleanser and unique carbonation drops to simplify the sanitization and carbonation process. This kit is designed to brew 2-Gallons of great tasting beer. 

Brewing with Mr. Beer is a relatively simple process. Below is a short instructional overview of the brewing process so you can feel confident knowing you can brew this. 

Short Overview of the Brewing Process

Simple Brewing Process

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STEP 1: Sanitizing

Cleaning is one of the most important steps in brewing. It kills microscopic bacteria, wild yeast, and molds that may cause off-flavors in your beer. Make certain to clean all equipment that comes in contact with your beer by following the directions below:

1. Fill clean keg with warm water to line mark 1 on the back, then add ½ pack (about 1 tablespoon) of No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, the solution is ready to use. Save the remaining ½ of No-Rinse Cleanser because you will need it for bottling.

2. Screw-on the lid and swirl the keg so that the cleaning solution makes contact with the entire interior of the keg, including the underside of the lid. Note that the ventilation notches under the lid may leak solution. Allow to sit for at least 2 minutes and swirl again.

3. To clean the spigot, open it fully and allow the liquid to flow for 5 seconds and then close.

4. Pour the rest of the solution from the keg into a large bowl. Place your spoon/whisk, can opener and measuring cup into the bowl to keep them cleaned throughout the brewing process. Leave them immersed for at least 2 minutes in cleaning solution prior to using.

5. After all, surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned, do not rinse or dry the keg or utensils. Return lid to the top of the keg, proceed immediately to brewing.


Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation.

1. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the can of brewing extract, then remove the label from the can. Place the unopened can in hot tap water

2. Using the clean measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your 4-quart or larger pot. Bring water to a boil, and then remove the pot from heat.

3. Open the can of brewing extract from the bottom of the can and pour it into the pot. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture is the wort.

4. Fill the keg with cold water to line mark 1 on the back. The water must be cold (ideally from the refrigerator) with a temperature of 40-55°F/4-12°C. For the best results, we recommend using bottled spring water or filtered tap water. If using any other fermenter this would be approximately 1 gallon of water.

5. Pour the wort into the keg and then bring the volume of the keg up to line mark 2 by adding more cold water. Mix vigorously with the plastic spoon/ whisk. Be careful to not scratch the inside of the keg, which could create small spaces for bacteria to grow. (If you have a different fermenter top it off with cold water to the 8.5-liter mark).

6. Sprinkle the entire yeast packet into the keg and then screw on the lid. Do not stir.

7. Allow your fermenter to sit for 10-14 days.

Store the fermenter in a cool, dark place between 68-78°F/20-26°C for the yeast to work properly. The ideal temperature range is 70-72°F / 21-22°C. After a few days, the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. However, the yeast is still at work, slowly finishing the fermentation process.

STEP 3: Bottling & Carbonating

After 10 days, taste a small sample to determine if the beer is fully fermented and ready to bottle. If it tastes like flat beer, it is ready. If it’s sweet, then it’s not ready. Let it ferment for 4 more days (14 total). At this point, it is time to bottle. Do not let it sit in the fermenter for longer than 24 days total.

1. When your beer is ready to bottle, fill a 1-gallon container with warm water, then add the remaining ½ pack of the No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, it is ready to use.

2. Distribute the cleaning solution equally among the bottles. Screw-on caps (or cover with a metal cap if using glass bottles) and shake bottles vigorously. Allow to sit 10 minutes, then shake the bottles again. Remove caps and empty all cleaning solution into a large bowl. Use this solution to clean any other equipment you may be used for bottling. Do not rinse.

3. Add 2 Carbonation Drops to each 740-mL bottle. For 1-liter bottles, add 2 ½ drops; for ½-liter bottles add 1 drop. Alternatively, you can add table sugar using this table as a guide

4. Holding the bottle at an angle, fill each bottle to about 2 inches from the bottle’s top.

5. Place caps on bottles, hand tighten, and gently turn the bottle over to check the bottle’s seal. It is not necessary to shake them.

6. Store the bottles upright and out of direct sunlight in a location with a consistent temperature between 70°-76°F or 21°-24°C. Allow sitting for a minimum of 14 days. If the temperature is cooler than suggested it may take an additional week to reach full carbonation. 

Tip from our Brewmasters

After the primary carbonation has taken place your beer is ready to drink. We recommend putting 1 bottle in the refrigerator at first for 48 hrs. After 48hrs. give it a try and if it is up to your liking put the rest of your beer in the fridge. If it does not taste quite right, leave the bottles out at room temp for another week or so. Keep following this method until your brew tastes just how you like it. 

This process is called conditioning and during this time the yeast left in your beer can help clean up any off-flavors. Almost everything gets a little better with time and so will your beer.

Rated 5 out of 5 by Bilbo from Awesome starter kit ... and beyond! I bought this kit ( and more later!) about a year ago. I added a few items because I wanted to brew 'Voodoo' (an awesome full red). 1. Follow the directions and be clean. 2. Follow the directions and be clean. 3. If you follow a 2 week, 2 week, 2 week regimen and you'll have a very fine beer/ale! My finished product didn't last long as the Voodoo was really special. The additional kits to keep my fridge full. I have added the Groelsch type bottle, and I now experiment with different ingredients for unique beers, ales, pilsners, etc... I highly recommend the Mr. Beer kit(s) for ease of use and the extensive availability of products from Mr. Beer!
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by dmgood09 from Pleasantly surprised! Living 40 miles from competitively priced beer, I bought this for my husband, hoping we'd always have a few bottles on hand. After reading several online reviews, that recommended a longer brewing/carbonation time, I brewed the first batch (Aztec Mexican Cerveza). We left it in the fermenter for 3 weeks and in the bottle for 4 weeks. We tried the first bottles tonight, and were very happy with the results. The beer is smooth and tastes great by itself, but I added some orange to mine, and it was even better (similar to a Blue Moon). We are excited to try the next 'flavor.' Be patient and you will have a good beer!
Date published: 2016-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jeffrey from Easier than I thought! Great kit to start out with once you get into it and follow the steps. I suggest once your sanitizing is complete that you fill your keg with the 4L of pure water and put it in the refrigerator before you boil your 4 cups of pure water and Brew Extract. This way your keg is ready for the hot wort concentrate. Be sure to sanitize the pot and any measuring cups too! PROST!!
Date published: 2015-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by JuniorB from Very Cool I bought this kit several months ago through Amazon and it has been very fun so far. I have only made the Aztec Mexican Cerveza so far and even though it was a little on the light side for my taste I thought it was a blast to make and cannot wait to make my second with the Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner. I let the mixture ferment for 4 weeks to get as much flavor out as possible (because I thought it was a little weak), and surely enough it had much better flavor! I let the bottles carbonate for about 3-4 weeks before taste testing and they turned out just fine. I look forward to my future brews and would definitely do it again!
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Travis from I want to brew more Beer! Got this kit for Christmas 2015 and was SUPER excited at first, and then intimidated. Then I read the simple instructions and watched the GREAT video and couldn't wait to start! It was so simple and fun to do. I check on my fermenter every day and smell the mouthwatering aroma of the beer I made myself at home and anticipate the day that I can share it with my friends....and then brew another batch!
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tod A from Very good kit. Great size bottles. Was really happy with my first two kits and saw this kit as a chance to try two different styles of beers. And with the larger bottles, it makes the kit a really good deal. It is also very durable. I missed the last two steps and dropped my LBK and all that happened was the lid busted and I spilled some of my beer. I put one of the lids off one of my other kegs { I have 4 altogether } and said a little prayer that the rest of the beer would be fine. It is and today I am going to bottle it.
Date published: 2016-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by JamesC from Great kit, Great price, Great fun I received this kit as a christmas present 2015 and started my azteca brew that afternoon. A couple more days and it BOTTLING day and im excited to move to the next step in this process. I will write another review when i get to crack my first home brew and enjoy it as to the quality on the finished product as a first time brewer. The kit comes with everything you need and the instruction are easy to follow. If you've thought about trying out home brewing i would recommend Mr beer and this kit to get you started. Bravo Mr Beer
Date published: 2016-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Topkick from Just what I was looking for! My wife bought this for me for my birthday. I have done 4 batches now and everyone of them has been good. It is a kit that is easy to use, learn and grow with, without breaking the bank. Beers. Aztec Cerveza **** Czech Pilsner **** Pumpkin Lager ***** Dads Favorite Cream Ale ***** I place these ratings on the beers based on flavor only, the Cerveza was a bit green, if I had read the forums first I may have given it a better rating.
Date published: 2016-01-07
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Can I add fruit in the process somewhere on the golden ale kit?

Asked by: Bib27
You sure can! We recommend adding any fruit on day 6 or 7 and then monitoring the fermentation. I almost always just add another week (up to 21 days total) to make sure the fructose and any enzymatic action have fully taken place (this helps prevent over-carbonated bottles).
Answered by: Mr Beer
Date published: 2023-06-19

How many bottles are supposed to be contained in a Complete Kit. Mine came with 11 bottles and 12 caps. 11 Seems like an odd number. Also I was short by one carbonation drop and only filled my final bottle 1/2 way to compensate.

Asked by: ButchM
Our kits do indeed only come with 11 bottles. This is normal. If you are filling the bottles correctly, you should have between 9-11 bottles of beer and enough carb drops. Cheers!
Answered by: MRBEER
Date published: 2023-01-16

I'm planning to use the Irish Stout product to flavor a chocolate product, but don't see ingredients listed on the can. Can you please make those available to me? Thanks!

Asked by: Bob in Eugene
Hello, our specific ingredients and ratios are protected and proprietary. The basic ingredients are as follows; Barley, hops, yeast and water. Thank you!
Answered by: MRBEER
Date published: 2022-11-01

Why is my American light so dark

Asked by: Steveo69
Extract beers will always be a bit darker than their all-grain, commercial counterparts. That being said, there are conditions that can exacerbate this. The most common reason is leaving the wort in the fermenter beyond complete fermentation. Cheers!
Answered by: MRBEER
Date published: 2022-06-06

It is now three weeks Fromm the time I started “brewing. I just tasted a sample.It tastes a little like very dilute molasses.Bu there is a layer on top of the liquid in the “barre” that looks like yeast or mold.Is it ruined or should I wait another week?

Asked by: Bots
It sounds like your beer did not ferment. This can happen if your yeast gets killed or if it is expired.
Answered by: MRBEER
Date published: 2022-06-03

What is the typical alcohol content of the Golden Ale when properly brewed and bottled?

Asked by: UnderDug
Hello, typically between 4-5% Cheers!
Answered by: MRBEER
Date published: 2022-02-15

I have received a 1 1/2 year old Craft Homebrew Gold Kit from a friend. Is it still good? Do I need to replace the Yeast? If so, what kind should I get?

Asked by: JimmyG45
Most likely, the yeast is expired and you will need a new one. The easiest yeast to purchase is our dry lager yeast, which comes with the refill normally: This yeast works great at a wide range of temperatures during fermentation.
Answered by: SarahBeer
Date published: 2016-01-11

I just bought an indoor outdoor thermometer and placed it next to the bottles that I just filled yesterday , they are in the same place that I had the LBK during the brewing process... the reading is currently at 66 degrees is this too cold

Asked by: PBarnwell
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