Tom Caxton REAL ALE Irish-Style Tinned 6 Gallon Beer Making Kit from Muntons


With this beer making kit you’ll discover the flavors behind an age old ale, and by adding the unique hop extract sachet, you’ll give your beer a wonderful aroma of country hops.  One of the simplest kits to make, requires very little equipment.   Boil a gallon of water, add 2.2lb sugar, stir until clear, and mix in the extract.  Cut it with cold water, cool it, ferment it, bottle it.  Tom Caxton launched the “homebrew” concept and brought this fascinating hobby to the attention of the British public back in the 1970’s by a series of highly visible advertising campaigns and distribution through High Street outlets.  There is even an NAWB Tom Caxton homebrew beer trophy that has been awarded annually since 1980.   Ingredient Kit Only, does not contain alcohol or include brewing equipment. Requires 2.2lb (1kg) sugar addition.


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One of the easiest beer ingredient kits there is! Perfect for beginning brewers – does not require specialized equipment. No wort chiller needed, you just bring 2.2lb sugar to the boil in a gallon of boiling water, kill the heat, and stir until clear.  Add the can of malt then cut it with cold water and ferment!  Yeast and instructions are under the lid.  All you need  is water! (Sugar addition may be required).  Kit may be tweaked by adding spices or additional malt for a higher ABV.  Can be made as a 5 gallon kit


  • Discover the flavors behind an age old ale, includes hop extract sachet
  • One of the simplest kits to make, requires very little equipment and the result is a consistent and rewarding pint
  • Makes 6 Gallons (23L) ABV approx. (% vol.): 4.5%  OG 1.035-1.053 FG 1.012 (Can be made as a 5gal kit)
  • Color:  Golden straw,  Hop: Light, Malt:  Light, Product of United Kingdom
  • Includes instructions and yeast, requires 2.2lb (1kg) sugar addition  (Add additional LME for higher ABV)

INSTRUCTIONS:  Put 2.2lb sugar In your primary fermenter bucket and mix it with 4 pints of boiling hot water.  Add the contents of the can and mix it in.  You may rinse the can into the wort with additional hot water.  Add cold water to reach 40 pints, and check that temp is between  degrees 65-75°f, and sprinkle introduce the special brewing yeast from the sachet provided.  Allow the wort to ferment for approximately one week until fermentation ceases. Then, add priming sugar and transfer the brew into bottles or a pressure barrel, allowing it to mature for around ten days.

Tom Caxton range of homebrewing kits from Muntons is one of the oldest and best established lineS of kit.  The Tom Caxtons enable us not just to brew beer; but to brew history, quality, character and timeless flavor.  In the 1970s, Tom Caxton redefined the British “homebrew” landscape with its influential advertising campaigns and a marked presence in High Street outlets. Every ingredient, be it our top-notch malts, hops, or resilient yeast strains, underlines our promise of unmatched brewing brilliance.  Step into a world where variety meets precision. Our diverse range ensures a Tom Caxton beer kit for every palate. Simplified brewing procedures combined with our legacy of experience enable you to craft your signature beer, echoing the tones of brewing virtuosity.

Mountmellick from Muntons steps you back to the fifteenth century, where Mountmellick, a vibrant settlement in Ireland, thrived along the mysterious banks of the Owenass, also known as the “river of the falls.”  Mountmellick is most well known for the high quality of its beer and embroidery. Drawing inspiration from a rich history, Mountmellick Malt Extracts and Beer Kits are created using the original Irish recipes, meticulously crafted from the finest two-row barley malts. The result is an extraordinary selection of extracts and kits known for their unparalleled consistency, purity, and exceptional quality.offers a range of Irish beers

Geordie from Muntons offers a range of Northumbria beer styles, each delivering excellent quality at an honest price. From the smooth Yorkshire-style Bitter to the refreshing English Pub Lager, Geordie has a beer kit to suit every palate. Treat yourself today and experience the satisfaction of a Geordie pint. With Geordie Liquid Kits, brewing becomes a breeze. The wort, the essential liquid for brewing beer, has been carefully prepared from malted barley and hops, then concentrated to simplify the process. Mix it with sugar and hot water, add cold water to reach 40 pints, and introduce the special brewing yeast from the sachet provided.

The Muntons Premium range was developed for the original four kits in the early days of English home-brewing. Formulations for this range have purposely not been changed since they were first developed back in the early 1970’s – a tremendous heritage and a proven track record that has stood the test of time. The Premium range allows home beer makers to experience flavors from around the world in their own homes, enjoyably and economically. Once again the Muntons Premium range is made entirley from 100% hopped malt extract with no inferior or cheap adjuncts such as barley syrup. There is one notable exception to this however – the American Style Light Beer. To emulate the light delicate character of this popular beer style it was necessary to include in the kit a percentage of liquid sugar. This is the only beer kit in the extensive Muntons ranges made from anything other than 100% hopped malt extract.

The Muntons Connoisseurs Range has been formulated to brew strong beers emulating beer styles from around the world. Each Beer kit contains 1.8kg of 100% hopped malt extract – and in common with all Muntons beer kits, no cheap barley syrup is used in their manufacture. With the Connoisseurs range you will be able to experience taste sensations including Wheat Beer modelled on the best German Weizen style beers, Bock – the distinctive dark lager of Bavaria, Export Stout – a classic full-bodied hoppy stout and a wide range of other style beers. The Connoisseurs range offers the home beer-maker the chance to make premium strength beers. Excellent value.

The Muntons Tap Room Series is a unique collection of our master-brewer’s creations. We will only ever brew a single batch of each recipe, making each one truly limited-edition. With new launches coming at multiple times of the year, we’re sure to have your taste covered.  Tap Room’s unique approach to homebrew does not stop there. True craft beer requires champions uniqueness and individuality. That’s why each of our labels are designed by a different beer-loving artist. Once briefed on the beer style and the flavours within, they have full creative control! An introduction to our artists can be found on each of the kits, be sure to check it out!

Additional information

Weight 64 oz
Dimensions 8 × 5 × 5 in










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