What You Will Need
There are two categories for brewing beer at home - all grain and extract.
All grain brewing can be compared to making tea. You steep grains at a specific temperature for an hour and then boil the liquid while adding hops. Once done, you chill the resulting beer and add yeast.
Extract brewing is more similar to making instant hot chocolate. You shorten the steeping step to just 20 minutes with much less grain and simply add a powdered malt extract before moving on to the boil and yeast stages.
Because maintaining an exact temperature for one hour can be tricky during your first few batches, we advise that beginners who want to go the simplest route try our extract recipes. This being said, we worked hard on making our instructions easy to follow, so even if a new brewer wants to try all grain, it will be manageable. All of our starter kits include a recipe of your choosing. Buy here!
This is a total list of the equipment needed to brew and bottle a one gallon batch of beer.
Items Included - Standard Kit:
- One gallon fermenter
- Rubber stopper
- Tubing clamp
- Bottle capper
- 10 Bottle caps
Items Included - Premium Kit:
Same items as the basic kit, plus:
- Double mesh strainer
- Upgraded digital thermometer
- 50 bottle caps
Items Not Included
- 8 quart pot with a lid - Buy Here
- 4 quart pot with a lid - Buy Here
- 8-12 quart container - Buy Here
- Strainer (or colander) - Buy Here
- 10 Bottles (non-twist off or swing top such as Grolsch)
We believe that one of the most undervalued things when starting out in brewing is a good set of instructions. We designed our instructions to be very easy to follow and are always adding video content to help make your brew and bottling days a success! Check out our instructions here.