Bottling Simply Beer Brown Ale and Pilsener with Honey

Bottling Simply Beer Brown Ale and Pilsener with Honey

This weekend it had been 2 weeks since starting the Simply Beer Brown Ale and Coopers Pilsner with honey home brews so it was time to transfer them from the fermentation bucket to the bottles.

It was an easy process and I managed to fill just short of 80 bottles, I probably could have squeezed out another 8 bottles but I ran out of bottles. I filled each bottle with roughly 1 teaspoon of white sugar.

I didn’t take any hydrometer readings, I know I should!

I tasted both ales and was impressed with the Pilsner as you could really taste the honey which made it quite sweet. The Brown Ale was good too, a typical ale and reminded me of the Woodfordes kits I have done in the past. I took a picture of each ale to record what it looked like into the bottles.

Now to keep the bottles warm for a week and then take them down to the shed and leave them for 3 weeks till the first tasting.

pilsner with honey
pilsner with honey
simply beer brown ale
simply beer brown ale

Simply Beer – Brown Ale Kit

A couple of weeks ago I bought one of the Simply Beer Kits, they’re distinguishable by the fact they are in a bag and not a can. I went for the brown ale kit and got it going this weekend. There are plenty of kits in the range to choose from:

  • Bitter
  • Lager
  • Yorkshire
  • Pale Ale
  • Brown Ale
  • Mild
  • Expert Stout
  • Ginger beer

The Simply range is made by Richies in Burton on Trent and claim that using a pouch instead of a can makes a fresher tasting beer and, of course, it saves on packaging. Each Simply kit makes 40 pints and requires 1kg of sugar.

I’ve followed the instructions on the kit and not deviated from them on this kit since this is a new range and kit I’ve never done before it will be interesting to see how it goes. I used 1 kg of brewing sugar as is recommended on the kit.

If you’re interested here is a picture of the instructions for the Simply Beer kits after pouring it into the fermentation bucket – click on the image to make it bigger.

simply beer kit brown ale instructions