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Muntons Connoisseurs Range Beer Kits

1.8 kg home brew kits from Muntons. For a long time these were the best homebrew kits you could buy.

They're still the best of the 1.8 kg kits and are very good kits in the price range! 

 

Go on, try one today! We've made the lot. The wheat is a bit good.

These have a bit of a resurgence in popularity. While some of the more old school home brew has declined these have increased in sales- They must have something right

 

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Muntons Connoisseurs Range Traditional Bitter 1.8kg 40 Pints

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Traditional Bitter -  40 pints of good ale, malty and full of taste. A darker bitter with a good deep coppery colour OG 1040° to 1044°.

Try it with a bag of beer enhancer for a more full bodied beer, it gives a bit more body and charachter!

Muntons Connoisseurs Range Stout 1.8kg 40 Pints

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Export Stout - Strong and full of body, best cool like the commercial hopped stouts. You don't have to be a genius to enjoy this beer. Genius... it's like Guinness, oh you already got that? I'll shut up then!  OG 1040° to 1044°.

We like this but we think it would be better with an extra 500g of dark malt, then just add 500g of sugar.

It gives it a bit more of that sweetness we expect with the dark stouts!

Muntons Connoisseurs Range Nut Brown 1.8kg 40 pints

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Nut Brown Ale -  Nut brown is so Northern it has it's own flat cap.. Nut brown ale with a gorgeous full taste. Eee remember Ena Sharples and Minnie used to drink it in the sung of the Rovers! There's still a few pubs with snugs in Stockport, The Ardern Arms is one, you have to walk through the bar to get to it!  .OG 1040° to 1044°.

It's probably about right as it is but we tried it with 500g of soft brown sugar, you can pick that up from the supermarket! Just use it instead of the normal sugar. Make the rest up with white sugar or you can put 1 Kg of soft brown sugar in if you reall want that slight treacly flavouur

Muntons Connoisseurs Range Bock 1.8kg 40 Pints

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It's a dark lager-  . OG 1040° to 1044°.

LIke a lager but dark like a bitter, tend to be a bit more hooped as well. Bock has a following in the shop, a few customers drink a lot

We'd use 1 kg of beer enhancer with this one instead of sugar to give a bit more depth in the flavour!

Munton Connoisseurs Range Yorkshire Bitter 1.8Kg 40 Pints

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A bit of the Tetley bitter about it, flat cap and whippet not compulsory !

 og 1040 to 44

It has that gorgeous copper colour of Tetleys, it tastes like I remember the  great Yorkshire beers. Full bodied and malty, yet creamy and easily drunk, especially on a Sunday afternoon. 

Muntons Connoisseurs Range IPA Bitter 1.8kg 40 Pints

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IPA Bitter - Stands for India pale ale! With the recent trend for light hoppy beers IPA has come back and sales are increasing. OG 1040° to 1044°.

We've all started to buy those pale blonde well hopped beers, Muntons IPA drops into this category!

Muntons Connoisseurs Range Continental Lager 1.8kg 40 Pints

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 Continental Lager -  . OG 1040° to 1044°.

A darker lager. More like the draft lagers you get across mainland Europe. Still a lager but just a shade darker and a bit more bitter.

Muntons Connoisseurs Range Pilsner 1.8kg 40 Pints

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Pilsner - Serve chilled OG 1040° to 1044°.

A bit lighter and paler. The Americans call them dry beers, the sweetness ferments out and leaves a lighter beer. More like UK lagers, not too heavy.

Muntons Connoisseurs Range Export Pilsner 1.8kg 40 pints

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Export Pilsner - Originating from Bohemia. This is a full-bodied lager for the more discerning palate. At its best when served chilled. OG 1040° to 1044°.

Another sweeter lager, you get those German lagers which have a sweetness that edges above the bitterness. We quite like it, it gives it more flavour than some of the blander home brew lagers.

Muntons Connoisseurs Range Wheat 1.8kg 40 Pints

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Wheat Beer -   OG 1040° to 1044°.

Perfect for making those spiced wheat beers. Hoegaarden, and the other  spiced Begian beers. There's a recipe on the beer recipe page telling you how to do it! It's very popular in the  shop.

Instructions on Making Home brew beer kits! Courtesy of Muntons- Thanks Guys!

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Simple Instructions    
 
Step 1 1. Clean and sterilise all equipment. Remove label and stand can in hot water for 5 minutes. Pour the can contents into the sterilised fermenter. Add sugar or spray dried malt extract. Step 2 2. Add 3.5 litres (6 UK pints) boiling water, top up with cold water to 23 litres (5 UK gallons, 6 US gallons). Thoroughly mix to make sure all the contents are fully dissolved.

 

 

           
  Step 3   3. Stir in the yeast, cover the fermenter and leave to stand for 4-6 days in a warm place (between 18-20 C, 65-70 F). Fermentation will be finished when the bubbles cease to rise (if you have a hydrometer, when the gravity remains constant below 1008°).   Step 4   4. Transfer the beer into bottles or pressure barrel with a little sugar (1/2 teaspoonful per pint. 85 grams (3 ozs) per pressure barrel) which will condition the beer. Stand bottles or barrel in a warm place for 2 days then leave for 14 days in a cool place or until the beer is clear.
  Alternative recipes and detailed instructions are enclosed under the cap with yeast packet.