Let's get you some equipment.


Let's say you're a newb (hey we're all a newb at one point in time) and you want to get into homebrewing. Great! Let's get you some equipment.

Best way to start? Get an equipment kit. We offer three that are tailored towards extract brewers. Plus, with a purchase of an equipment kit, you get a free Intro to Brewing (in-store) class. When deciding what kind of kit to get, check to see if you have a 3-5gal pot at home. Yes? Great! Then get either the Basic or Essential kit, if not then the Complete kit is what you need in your life!

Some of you may have inherited equipment from family or friends. Be cautious of this. Rule of thumb; is it plastic, does it smell, is it sticky/moldy? If you answer yes to a few of these then you need to replace them, and remember, when in doubt, throw it out! Tubing and buckets are usually the first to go and need replacing.  Stainless Steel will last forever so don't throw it away if it's dirty! Just soak it in some cleaner (PBW) for a day or until clean.  Once you've gone through all your inherited equipment, make a list of what you need, and stop by the store. We'll help you find everything you need!

Every kit starts with a Basic and then adds additional items. The Essential and Complete kits substitute the 6gal Fermenter with a 6gal Fermonster Fermenter (so you can watch the mesmerizing show of fermenting yeast).

What comes in the kits...

Basic Homebrewing Starter Kit ($95)       Essential Homebrewing Starter Kit ($146)     Complete Homebrewing Starter Kit ($190)

  • 6gal Fermenter                                              "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing"                Adhesive Thermometer
  • Bottling Bucket                                               #10 Universal Stopper                                       5gal Stainless Brew Kettle
  • Cylinder Lock                                                 Beer/Wine Thief
  • Hydrometer                                                   10.5" Test Cylinder
  • Auto Siphon                                                   Stainless Spoon
  • Tubing
  • Bottle Filler
  • Capper
  • Caps
  • Bottle Brush
  • Sanitizer
  • Cleaner
  • Thermometer


Those are the basics, but of course there's a lot more than that! Stay tuned for next months All-Grain equipment post.

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