Big Ed's Craft Ale Kits

The Kit

Our kit contains everything you need to make 18 bottles of fantastic craft ale on your stove at home.  Full instructions, all equipment* and ingredients are included. Prices start at just £85 for all equipment and one ingredient pack.  Buy this and start your life as a master craft brewer.

Each Craft Ale Kit contains:

  • An easy to follow instruction booklet
  • A 15L stainless steel brew pan and lid (the brewing-vessel)
  • A 12.5 litre white plastic bucket and lid (the fermenting-bucket)
  • An airlock and grommet
  • A fine mesh drawstring brew bag - hand made in Yorkshire (the brew bag)
  • A glass thermometer
  • A siphon assembly
  • A tub of sanitizer
  • Two British sheep's wool insulating blankets - one short, one long
  • One cloth and one scrubber
  • A pair of thick rubber gloves
  • A cork tile – for insulating the bottom of the pan during the mash
  • One ingredient pack (see below)

Each Ingredient Pack contains:

  • A beer specific instruction sheet
  • A bag of mixed malted grains
  • Packet(s) of hops & other ingredients
  • A packet of yeast
  • A packet of brewing sugar
  • A packet of Irish Moss (not included in dark beer and stouts)

* In addition to the supplied kit you will need: 

  • A relatively accurate measuring jug of at least 1 litre capacity – If you have no jug, use an old cleaned milk bottle
  • Saucepan(s), capable of bringing 4 litres of water to 77°C
  • A domestic cooker
  • A large slotted spoon or similar
  • A reliable timer with a countdown function and alarm – your mobile phone should have this function
  • Enough bottles to hold 10 litres of beer, and a method of closing them.  The cheapest way to get hold of these is to use old carbonated plastic drinks bottles, coke or sparkling water for example.  Grolsch style spring top bottles are excellent.  Old capped beer bottles can be re-sealed with fresh caps and a capping device (available from our store)

NB we can supply pans that are better suited to either gas, electric or induction hobs , please select the appropriate kit for your cooker. Please be aware that substituting a standard pan for a high quality, thick bottomed graduated 16L induction pan with a glass lid adds £14 to the kit price.

Kits are currently supplied with one of the following ingredient packs:

Equipment + Ingredients from £105 (total cost)

Please ensure you buy one set of equipment and at least one ingredient pack to make up a complete kit!


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