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.

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    Product Features

    • Brewer's best one gallon ingredient kit-american classic
    • Each kit makes 1 gallon of beer (approx. 10-12 oz. Glasses)
    • Minimal space required
    • Start small batch brewing today

    Description

    • American classic this recipe uses the traditional combination of pilsner malt and rice adjuncts. It is light-bodied, refreshing and thirst quenching. A very easy recipe to brew and an excellent entry to craft brewing. Imbues: 6 - 10 ABV: 3.5% - 4.0% og: 1.037 - 1.041 difficulty: easy Color: straw finger: 1.011 - 1.015.
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    Product Features

    • Contents: ingredients, priming sugar, grain bag(s), bottle caps, Brewing procedures
    • Fermentables: 3.3 lbs Pilsen lme, 2 lbs wheat dme
    • Specialty grains: 12 oz carapils
    • Hops: 1 oz mt. Rainier bittering, 1 oz Willamette aroma
    • Yeast: 1 sachet

    Description

    • Kolsch is a crisp, clean, easy-drinking ale. It has a Straw- yellow hue similar to a pilsner, but is less hoppy, a bit sweeter and uses pale malts and a small amount of wheat. The lager-like characteristics this ale is Famous for are achieved by using a liquid kolsch yeast.
  • Coopers DIY Beer Australian Pale Ale Homebrewing Craft Beer Brewing Extract

    Product Features

    • Coopers DIY Beer Australian Pale Ale Brewing Extract brews 6 gallons (48 pints) of delicious craft beer. This beer is comprised of the finest 2-row barley, hops and specially selected yeast combine to produce a beer with fruity and floral characters, balanced with a crisp bitterness and compelling flavor perfect for every occasion.
    • Coopers DIY Beer brewing extracts are all natural, GMO free, have no added sugar and are made from the highest quality barley and hops at Coopers Brewery's state-of-the-art facility using a processes to retain all of the natural flavors, colors, and characteristics that are vital in brewing high-quality beer.
    • Brewing extracts cut time, equipment, space and cost-intensive steps out of the homebrew process - while producing a consistently great-tasting, premium craft beer.
    • The proprietary brewing yeast that is included with every Coopers DIY Beer brewing extract is designed specifically to perform well at a wide variety of temperatures, allowing brewers to rest easy brewing their beer at any time of year.
    • This refill includes the Australian Pale Ale Brewing Extract and propriety brewing yeast. In order to use this Brewing Extract you will also need Coopers DIY Beer Brew Enhancer 2. This brewing extract is designed to be used with your Coopers DIY Beer 6 Gallon Beer Making Kit.

    Description

    • Due to popular demand our master brewers have developed a beer concentrate in the style of the famous COOPERS ORIGINAL PALE ALE which is considered an Australian icon. The finest 2-row barley, hops and specially selected yeast combine to produce a beer with fruity and floral characters, balanced with a crisp bitterness and compelling flavor perfect for every occasion.