BREWERY WITH AMERICAN IPA
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Why Brew at Home?

If you are like most home brewers, you have a strong appreciation of fine beer, as well as an intrinsic curiosity into how it is made. Why buy a William’s Home Brewery? The quality of the final beer is only as good as the quality and freshness of the ingredients used, and quality brewing is only possible when basic brewing techniques are learned and followed. In addition, easy to use, well-designed equipment helps to make brewing a relaxing, enjoyable experience. Beer is not like wine. It is best when fresh, then deteriorates after 2 to 4 months. One of the great things about home brewing is knowing how fresh the beer is you are drinking. Unlike expensive imports and micro brews, when you brew a William’s Kit, you can drink it at its prime every time.

William’s Brewing Kits

Every Home Brewery includes a William’s Brewing Kit of your choice (as listed in the Brewery description, kit photo above may vary). Our kits are unique in that they include William’s syrup malt extracts, condensed at low temperatures for a full grain flavor, fresh flavoring and aromatic hops, yeast strains specially selected to enhance the flavor of the finished beer, priming sugar, and illustrated brew-by-number instructions. Every kit has been repeatedly test-brewed in the William’s Brewlab to achieve a perfectly balanced blend of malt and hop flavors.

Instruction & Support

In addition to the brew-by-number kit instructions and beginners Home Brewing book, every William’s Home Brewery includes Homebrewing for Beginners, a video guide which includes an easy to follow recipe for your first batch of beer ‘from scratch’. After you read the included book, watch the video, and brew a few batches, you will find that home brewing can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. To help you progress further, purchase of our brewery also gives you access to the William’s Customer Support line (either by phone or website), so you can get your brewing questions answered.

The Best Equipment

Poor quality equipment, whether it be a fermenter lacking a transfer valve designed to keep yeast out, or a cheap hydrometer or thermometer that is inaccurate or hard to read, will spoil your home brewing experience. Our Home Brewery features the best quality equipment available; equipment we have selected because it is the most satisfying to use over the long term. Included is our unique Siphonless Fermenter, which features an invert tube transfer valve that keeps beer and silty yeast sediment out of the valve during fermentation, and then acts like a siphon hose ideally placed just above the sediment when transferring. This eliminates siphoning, which can be messy and unsanitary, and prevents yeast sediment from being transferred to the Priming Tank. The included Priming Tank includes a bottling valve with tube attachment that again eliminates siphoning and makes bottling (or kegging) easy and fast. A 18" plastic stirring spoon is included to help you stir in the carbonating sugar. For the critical measurement which determines when the beer is ready to bottle, our handmade glass hydrometer features 1 degree calibrations for precise, easy to see readings, and includes a sample tube. For testing the temperature of the beer, a stainless steel dial thermometer is provided, which includes a calibration nut. To sanitize your equipment (vital to prevent sour beer), a dry sanitizer is included that will make up to 8 gallons of solution. To clean your bottles, our bottle brush is included.

Save Money

If you normally buy microbrews or imports, our Brewery will pay for itself after a few batches. If you usually purchase standard domestic beer but prefer a more robust beer (or just want to brew it yourself), our Brewery will produce the freshest, most flavorful beer possible at less than the cost of store-bought beers.

Our Home Brewery includes everything pictured above and the William's Home Brewing Kit listed in the description. After you brew a batch, you will be able to brew any of our William's Brewing Kits, or make your own recipe following the guidelines in the included Home Beermaking book and beginner's video.

Needed but not included: a 24 quart or larger stainless or enameled steel boiling pot, and 48 twelve ounce beer bottles or equivalent. (see links below).

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by E Carter
on 9/13/2012
Came out great!
First time making homebrew and this was excellent. We followed instructions to the letter, which I recommend, and also ensured a sanitary environment for bottling, etc. 

Now we have a couple of cases of fresh, tasty American IPA!
by Dustin
on 5/18/2011
Excellent starter kit
This was my first kit, and it works great. I have brewed several batches with it since receiving it as a gift in Dec. 2010.  The siphonless spigots make priming and bottling easy.  The American IPA turned out great.  
by Richard W.
on 5/11/2010
My first Kit
Pros: This was my first set-up--if you're starting out, and bottling, this is the way to go (and the American IPA is a great choice)
by Bill R.
on 5/7/2010
First Brewery and Still Working
Pros: This was my first brew kit and it worked great.  I've now made five different batches in it, everything from an Imperial Stout to a Belgian Wit.  The IPA kit that comes with it turned out very well, and quite tasty.

Though the kit is enough to get you started you may want to pick up other gear eventually.  For instance, I've added a secondary fermenter (glass carboy), but besides bottles and a big stainless steel pot, there is nothing missing that you absolutely need.

I also love the siphonless spigots that make transferring the beer super-easy. 

Cons: Though I like the siphonless spigots, I have had them fail on me while the priming tank was full (twice) but I chalk this up to the fact that I did not screw the spigots on tight enough.
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