Home Brew Start Kit's are made of the equipment needed to brew your first batch. The equipment for brewing isn't at all that strange or unique, its just not exactly that common. For example, many of the start kits come with some type of carboy or food grade bucket for fermentation. Its important that you use very clean, and sterile buckets or carboys for this. If you have old buckets that you have used for anything other than food, or if they are scratched or have signs of wear and tear, it is much better to start with a new one.

Beer styles in different serving glass styles

The choice of going with a bucket vs a carboy is really up to the home brewer. Either will do just fine. The carboy gives you a some visual indicators of whats going on inside, without having to remove the lid. It also allows you to see the trub that has settled to the bottom during the fermentation process. In the end either choice will work fine as long as they are adequately sealed with an airlock.

The airlock for brewing beer is one of those necessary pieces, yet is not going to be commonly found around the household. It is designed to let air our of the fermentation vessel, and not let air in. As fermentation is underway, carbon dioxide is being released. This gas needs to escape in order to avoid pressure build up. The airlock is what allows this to happen.

Other than the items mentioned, the starter kits that require bottling, will come with a bottle capper and caps. The capper is a lever-based contraption that, without much effort, allows you to pop a cap right onto a bottle. It makes bottling a case or two of beer fairly simple....and the end product (a couple of full cases), is indeed the reward.

The best home brewing starter kits come in various shapes, forms and prices. Some of them would be considered investments, as you can use this equipment over and over. Some also come with the recipes ready to go for your first batch.

  • Monster Brew Home Brewing Supplies JI-JHQY-CYU0 True Brew Oktoberfest Home Brew Beer Ingredient Kit

    Product Features

    • True brew ingredient kits are assembled using the finest ingredients available
    • Each kit contains: malts, hops, yeast and even bottle caps
    • Each ingredient kit makes 5 gallons of top quality homebrew
    • With our easy to read instructions your assured a great brew every time

    Description

    • Falling leaves, crisp air, celebrate the season in true German style. Each True Brew ingredient kit makes approximately 5 gallons of beer which is equivalent to 2 cases of 12oz beers. This Ingredient Kit Includes: Unhopped amber malt extract (1 can), light dried malt extract (2 lbs), melanoidin grain (8 oz), hop pellets (2 oz), ale yeast (1 pack), grain steeping bag, priming sugar (5 oz), bottle caps, easy to read instructions.
  • Brewer

    Product Features

    • Contents: Ingredients, Priming Sugar, Grain Bag(s), Bottle Caps, Brewing Procedures
    • Hops: 2.0 oz. Wilmette
    • Manufactured in united states

    Description

    • An ale version of the American lager style. Clean, light and simple to brew. Faint malt Notes with a hint of corn-like presence. An easy drinker.
  • Kama Citra Session IPA - India Pale Ale HomeBrewing Beer Brewing Recipe Kits - IPA Ingredients For Making 5 Gallons Of Homemade Beer

    Product Features

    • Bridging the gap between the classic American Pale Ale and West Coast IPA, Kama Citra is a deliciously decadent session ale bursting with provocative flavors.
    • A highly flavorful IPA recipe kit that makes it easy to drink more than one.
    • Just follow the simple instructions, and within just a few weeks, you'll yield 5 gallons of homemade, handcrafted beer.
    • Each kit includes all the ingredients for 5 Gallons of finished beer.
    • Works with any 5 gallon beer brewing equipment kit.

    Description

    • Where curiosity meets a few exhibitionists, Kama Citra is born.

      Bridging the gap between the classic American Pale Ale and West Coast IPA, Kama Citra is a deliciously decadent session ale bursting with provocative flavors.

      Traditionalists Cascade and Centennial meet the bold, exotic tropical character of Citra. Rather than clash uncomfortably, these spirited hops fall into rare form and flavor that rushes across the tongue in ripe citrus-fruit bursts. Overwhelming aroma is backed by an uncannily soft malt backbone for a satisfying union of Sessionable and IPA. A highly flavorful IPA beer kit that makes it easy to drink more than one.

      Each kit includes all the ingredients for 5 gallons of finished beer.

      Works with any 1 gallon or 5 gallon beer brewing equipment kit.

      Just follow the simple instructions included with every kit, and within just a couple weeks, you'll yield 5 gallons of homemade, handcrafted beer (approximately 40-50 twelve-ounce bottles) - more than enough to make an unforgettable impression at your next party.

      Our foolproof Beer Recipe Kits have all the fresh ingredients you need to brew great beer at home, all in one box. We use the freshest ingredients to ensure our beer kits produce high quality home brew every time.

      Our Brewmasters are available 7 days a week to help with the brewing process. We won't rest until you've made your very best beer.