Kentucky Common HBL 5 Gal Extract With Grain Recipe Kit

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Product Overview

This Kentucky Common recipe is one of the few truly indigenous beer styles in the United States.

Once-popular style of ale from the area in and around Louisville, Kentucky from the 1850s until Prohibition. This style is rarely brewed commercially today. It was also locally known as Dark Cream Common Beer, Cream Beer or Common Beer. The beer was top-fermented and wasn't krausened, i.e., it was fermented once and sent out for sale which meant the gravity would be moderate, the carbonation low and the taste full and sweetish. Like cream ale, it was consumed fresh, usually as draught beer. In 1913 it was estimated that 80% of the beer consumed in Louisville was of this type

Kit includes

  • 1 - 3 lb Golden Light Dry Extract (DME)
  • 1 - 1 lb Golden Light Dry Extract (DME)
  • 1.75 lb Flaked Yellow Corn
  • 1 lb Brewers Malt 2-Row
  • 2 oz Black Barley
  • 2 oz Caramel Malt 60L
  • Note: All grain will be milled and packed in one bag
  • 1 - 1 oz  Cluster Hops
  • 1 - 1 oz Sterling Hops
  • 1 - Grain Steeping Bags

Yeast, Bottle Caps, Yeast Nutrient, and Priming Sugar NOT Included

HomeBrew4Less Homebrewing ingredient kits are built to order, please allow extra order processing time. 

Note: You may have extra ingredients then you need to make this homebrew recipe due to standard packaging sizes, feel free to use them in another brewing recipe or boost the specs of this one.

You will need standard homebrewing equipment, bottles, etc - this kit is homebrew recipe ingredients only.

You may also need a scale to measure some of the ingredients (they are not pre-measured)

Type: Ale
Style: Kentucky Common
Batch Size: 5 gallons
Recipe Type: Extract with grain


Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
4 lbs Golden Light Dry Extract Extract, DME
1.75 lb Flaked Yellow Corn
1 lb Brewers Malt 2-Row
2 oz Black Barley
2 oz Caramel Malt 60L
1 oz Cluster Hops Boil 40 minutes
1 oz Sterling Hops At flameout
1 vial WLP060 American Ale Yeast Blend NOT Included in kit



  1. Perform mini-mash with 4 gallons of water and grains
  2. Steep at 152-158ºF for 30 minutes
  3. Add extract
  4. Bring to a boil
  5. Add bittering hops and continue to boil
  6. Add remaining hops as indicated
  7. Remove from heat
  8. Cool to 72ºF
  9. Transfer to primary fermenter
  10. Fill to desired level with cold water
  11. Oxygenate and pitch yeast


Batch Size: 5.00 gal Style: 27A. Historical Beer: Kentucky Common
Boil Size: 2.50 gal Style Guide: BJCP 2015
Color: 10.7 SRM
Bitterness: 17.0 IBUs Boil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.050 (12.5° P)
Est FG: 1.012 SG (3.1° P) Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage
ABV: 5.0%


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