Bier Kwik Beginner beer brewing set

Test 02/2020

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Test seal: Bier Kwik Beginner beer brewing set, Rating 6.5

last modified: 28.02.2020, 14:01

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All rating criteria details:

Preparation 35%
Taste 35%
Workmanship 15%
Scope of delivery 15%
Tested by: Jonas

Jonas

Resumee

The Beginner beer brewing set from Bier Kwik is easy to use. The individual steps are well illustrated in the user manual. The manual contains different recipes for different types of beer. So you are free to choose which beer you want to brew. Unfortunately, the final product did not have the desired effect and looks more like a cider than a beer. You can feel the carbonic acid disappearing. Unfortunately, a reasonable whitecap has not formed. All in all a funny present, but with a result that cannot satisfy a beer lover.

Pro

  • Beer type can be selected by the user
  • Simple preparation
  • Funny gift

Cons

  • Carbon dioxide evaporates quickly
  • Does not taste like beer
  • No reasonable white cap

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The preparation is uncomplicated and fun. The end result, however, is rather sobering.

General information

The scope of delivery of the Beginner beer brewing set from Bier Kwik is in a plastic fermentation container. The instructions are written in German, illustrated and clearly understandable.

Scope of delivery

  • Fermentation tank with lid
  • Drain tap
  • Dosage spoon
  • Beer Dry Yeast
  • Beer wort concentrate
  • Operating instructions

The beer wort extract is added to the fermentation tank.
For a beer according to kölscher Brauart you need 400 g of the beer wort concentrate.

Preparation

First of all, attach the outlet tap in the hole provided in the fermenter. Then clean all utensils including the fermenter thoroughly. You can also test the density of the fermenter at the same time. If the fermenter does not close completely, you must carefully tighten the nut. After you have carefully considered the recipe of your choice, you can pour the appropriate amount of wort concentrate and sugar into the fermenter. We have decided on a beer brewed in the Cologne way. You will need 400 g of the beer wort concentrate and 400 g of sugar. Then pour 3 litres of boiling water into the fermentation tank. Now you have to stir well until the ingredients are completely dissolved. When the ingredients are completely dissolved, fill the fermenter up to the 10 l limit and stir vigorously once again. To start the fermentation process, pour 2-3 g yeast onto the surface of the brew. After waiting for 3 minutes, stir vigorously to ensure that the yeast is distributed evenly. Then place the lid loosely on the container so that the carbon dioxide that forms can escape.

Fermentation

Until the young beer is bottled, you must place the brew in a room at room temperature. The fermentation process takes 4-8 days in total. You can tell that the fermentation process is completed by the fact that no more foam is formed over the entire surface.

Post-fermentation

During secondary fermentation, sugar is added to the young beer, which is converted into alcohol and carbon dioxide by the yeast over time. First of all, we used the tap to pour the beer into swing stopper bottles and then we used a funnel to transport the sugar into the bottles. After the bottles were closed, we shook them vigorously once again so that everything was evenly distributed.

Maturing

After you have bottled the beer, you store the beer at room temperature for 1-2 weeks to complete the secondary fermentation. Optionally, you can let the beer mature even longer to let the taste develop even more. The optimum taste is only reached after 2-3 months.

Taste

The beer from KWIK is poured.
The tasting is approaching.

Particularly noticeable in the taste of the beer are the light apple note and the initially sweet taste. In the finish, however, a tart note dominates. At the beginning, you have the feeling that the beer is extremely carbonated. After a while, the carbonation disappears in no time at all, as no reasonable head has formed, and the beer quickly becomes stale.

Whitecap

The formation of the whitecap is very weak. As weakly as the crown forms, it disappears as quickly.

We have evaluated a good 30 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary, we can say that about 85 percent of the buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are almost 10 percent of users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 85% positive and 10% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Great gift idea
  • Easy to use

Negative comments were made on the following points:

  • Customer service
Manufacturer Bier Kwik
EAN 4052025019631
Scope of delivery 10 litre bucket with lid, beer wort concentrate, brewer's yeast, beer tap
Packaging 10 l bucket
Additional warranty -
Quality of instructions Very Good
Manual language GER
Width 28.5 cm
Height 26 cm
Depth 28.5 cm
Weight 1,807 g
Capacity litres 1
Type of beer Kölsche brewing style
Material of fermentation tank Plastic
Brew approaches Depending on dosage
Tap
Ingredients Beer dry yeast, beer wort concentrate
Ingredients are enough for 10 l
Preparation time Approx. 90 min
Quality impression Satisfactory
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2020-01-10
Can I also produce malt beer with it?
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AskGeorge.com
No, because this is a light beer wort and not malt beer concentrate.
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2020-01-10
Are all ingredients included?
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AskGeorge.com
The set includes all ingredients (except water) to brew up to 25 litres of beer. The quantity depends on the recipe used.

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