I'm so excited, I'm itching!
My kit came in today. It's the "Everything" kit from Midwest with Irish Stout extract.
Here's what I got.
*4 gallon stainless Steel brew kettle with vented lid. Kinda thin, but that may be OK since I'm using an old electric stove. I won't use the lid for brewing.
*Pale Ale fermenter, lid with grommeted hole and 3 piece air lock
*Bottling bucket, drilled, with valve
*2 cases of brown glass bottles, minus 1 that came broken. Can't blame Midwest. The box was packaged to a T.
*Triple scale hydrometer
*Hey, where's my thermometer? Oh, here it is. It's one of those stick on types.
*Wing bottle caper
*8 oz LD Carlson no rinse easy clean, dry
*Books and DVDs
*Midwest liquid 100% barley malt extract, dark, 1/2 gallon
*1 package (about a pound or so) of dry oat meal and bird seed. No feathers. Crushed grains is what this is. Man, this looks like something I would eat.
*1 clean sock, uni-sex. It's a grain bag.
*A few lines of Columbian Marching Powder. It's gypsum. Do I need this if my water is not hard?
*5 oz LD Carlson priming sugar. That's all it says. It's stark white and almost as fine as confectioners sugar.
*1 oz Midwest Willamette pellet hops, alpha acid 4.8%
*1 oz LD Carlson nugget pellet hops, alpha acid 12.5%.
All the hops are vacuum sealed in a bag like what circuit boards come in.
*6 grams Muntons active brewing yeast, dry (E491)?
The ingredients were not packaged in ice but were in the ss kettle and ice cold. They must keep the extract refrigerated.
OK, OK, OK! I gotta get brewin'. Well, start my starter.