The Brewer's Best Starter Equipment Kit includes all of the essential fermenting and bottling equipment you need to brew and bottle your own beer for the first time.
and Recipe Kits
sold separately. Each Brewer's Best 5 Gallon Recipe Kit produces about two cases of beer!
If you're brewing for the first time, you'll also need a kettle
with some extra capacity so you have enough headspace for a safe rolling boil. For extract batches, a 5 gallon kettle will be sufficient as only ~3 gallons of wort are required to be boiled - the wort is then diluted to 5 gallons which assists with the cooling process prior to adding the yeast. For all grain recipes, you will need a kettle capable of safely boiling 6 or more gallons of wort - for this a kettle of 8 gallons or more is recommended.
Lastly, if you're brewing 5 gallons for the first time you will need a wort chiller
to cool the boiling hot brew down to room temperature quickly so you can pitch the yeast and begin fermentation. Chillers hook up to a garden hose or with a kitchen faucet adapter
. An ice bath can work initially but a copper immersion chiller is the most efficient and sanitary solution for homebrew wort chilling.
Questions about getting started? Contact us
to make sure you have everything you need for your first brew!