Anyone who has ever enjoyed beer has thought about making their own. I personally think that home brewing is a fantastic hobby to get into that teaches patience, skill, and chemistry. While I would recommend everyone giving home brewing a try, I also realize that it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. For that reason, you may not want to go “all in” and start buying advanced brewing equipment right away.
I get asked all the time about how to get started home brewing. The easiest way I tell them is to buy a kit and do a basic recipe. The kit that I would recommend when you are starting out is this one right here.
This kit comes in at a very affordable $70.00 and is a great kit to get started. When you are starting out in home brewing and are just using a very basic recipe, this kit will have everything you need. My recommendation is to start with a basic brown ale recipe. A brown ale is a very simple beer to make and doesn’t require secondary fermentations at all. All you do is brew, place your wort in the bucket, let ferment, and bottle.
In this kit you will get:
- A fermentation bucket with grommeted lid
- A bottling bucket with drilled out hole for your spout
- A hydrometer
- An air lock
- An auto siphon
- A bottle wand
- A bottle brush
- A quick guide to home brewing
- A bottle capper
This kit is a great gift to give to a certain someone in your life. It’s not an all in proposal like this kit is, so if they don’t like brewing that much or only decide to do it at a basic level, you didn’t break the bank.
If at some time you decide you love home brewing (you will), you can always just add more buy buying individual parts later on.
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