|Where do I start?|
This is a guide that we made that shows you what you need to know to get started homebrewing
if you've never done it before. It includes a minimum checklist of what you need that you can
bring to the store with you. Once you've made your first homebrew, you'll wonder why you ever
bought beer off the shelf before.
|Starter equipment kit|
This kit contains almost all of the basic equipment you need to make your first
batch of homebrewed beer.
|Extract ingredient kit|
Each recipe kit contains the ingredients for one 5 gallon batch of beer. It's perfect for
beginners to take the guesswork out of putting together a recipe. It also comes with
a set of instructions to tell you what to do and when to do it.
|A five gallon brew pot|
A 5 gallon brew pot is a great way to start. You will need something big enough to allow
you to boil 3-4 gallons with some extra space at the top. If you decide to move to all-grain,
you'll still use this pot, so it's not a temporary investment.
|Two cases of twelve ounce bottles (48 total)|
You'll want to bottle your homebrew after it's finished, and 48 bottles is just enough to
package up a 5 gallon batch. The bottles are also reusable if you clean them thoroughly.
Your ingredient kit will come with caps for these bottles already.
Your equipment kit comes with a few sanitizer packs, but StarSan is a great product and
will last for a very long time. Cleaning and sanitation is an extremely important element
in getting good tasting beer, and StarSan does a great job.
|How to Brew, by John Palmer (website)|
John Palmer was good enough to take his excellent book "How To Brew" and make it free
in the form of a public web site. If you have any questions before, during or after your
initial homebrews, this is the place to go and learn more.