Beer made from malt extract became popular in Britain during the 1950's. The hop-flavoured malt extract was sold in cans and it was how many people were introduced to home-brewing. Malt extract is a thick molasses-like syrup which contains concentrated malted barley and hops flavouring. To start a brew you simply add water and the yeast provided with the kit. It's then left to ferment for about 7 - 14 days before bottling. After 14 days in the bottle your beer is ready to drink. It's simple and easy to make a great-tasting beer using just malt extract.
Beer kits have evolved quite a bit since the original canned beer kit was introduced. Although canned malt extract beer kits are still popular, cold-filled pouches which retain more of the delicate flavours and aroma of the malt are beginning to transform the market. Even though there are more sophisticated all-grain beer kis on the market, malt extract beer making is still attractive to many home-brewers mainly because of its simplicity and economy.
The world's best-selling beer kit. Coopers is prized for its quality. Coopers comes in many styles of beer kits that includes aggressive Aussie beer kits as well as a wide range of international beer kits. This ubiquitous kit has been a favourite for decades and is one of the few kits made by an actual brewery.
Muntons Beer Kits have been around since the early seventies. These English beer kits have stood the test of time and make excellent quality beer with a distinctive English taste derived from the use of British 2-Row malted barley and hops. You can't go wrong with this one.
From Australia, home of some of the world's best beers, comes a range of do-it-yourself beer brewing products of the finest traditional quality. Morgan's classic products are born from the traditional skills of the Master Maltster where careful roasting and kilning nurture the release of nature's full flavours and aromas.
These beer extract kits are expertly developed by professional Canadian brewmasters and patterned after Canada`s favorite commercial beers. Made with the finest traditional brewing ingredients including genuine concentrated brewing worts and fresh varietal hops to produce beers of outstanding quality. Each can of Brew Canada is 4.19 lbs. of concentrated, pre-boiled wort.
These beer kits come in the latest foil pouch. Each pouch is cold filled using the latest nitrogen technology to provide the ultimate contamination-free products. The low temperature process retains the delicate flavours and aromas traditionally lost during the pasteurization of cans by prolonged heating and hot filling. Dry hopping is optional.