Beer Brewing Equipment Kits

The Basic Brewing Kit contains all of the specialty equipment you need to get you started homebrewing. You may have already been saving bottles, and you may own a 5-gallon kettle. You will need two cases of bottles for 5 gallons of homebrew. You can use either 12 or 22-ounce bottles, just be sure to save bottles that use a bottle opener. Twist off bottles can let the carbonation escape so we don’t save them.

Plastic and glass fermenters perform equally well. Good technique, quality ingredients, and careful sanitation will ensure you make great beer right from the start. Glass carboys for fermentation let you watch the process, but they require extra care when handling. We’ll be glad to explain the pros and cons of both types.

The Intermediate Brew Kit adds on some extras that will let you brew more styles of beer with some added benefits. The time the beer spends in the five gallon carboy for secondary will let even more sediment drop out, resulting in much less sediment in the bottom of the bottle. More consistent carbonation, the ability to brew lagers and higher alcohol brews, and a head start on conditioning are all good reasons to consider using a carboy for secondary.

The Basic Brewing Kit ($84.95)

  • 6.75 gallon fermenter with drilled and grommeted lid
  • Airlock
  • Bottling bucket with spigot
  • Bottle filler
  • Auto-Siphon
  • Siphon tubing
  • Double-lever capper
  • Sanitizer
  • Hydrometer
  • Stick-on "fermometer"
  • Bottle brush
  • Our own how to instructions

The Intermediate Brew Kit ($144.95)

Includes everything from the Basic Brewing Kit, plus:
  • 5-gallon glass carboy for secondary
  • Drilled stopper & airlock
  • Carboy handle
  • Carboy brush
  • Bottle & carboy washer
  • Faucet adapter for carboy washer

Basic Glass Kit ($129.95)

  • 6 gallon glass carboy for fermenting
  • Universal carboy cap for blow-off
  • 3 feet of blow-off tubing
  • Airlock
  • Funnel with strainer insert
  • Stick-on "fermometer"
  • Carboy handle
  • Carboy brush
  • Hydrometer
  • Siphon cane
  • Siphon tubing
  • Bottling bucket with spigot
  • Double-lever capper
  • Bottle filler
  • Sanitizer
  • Our own how to instructions

Deluxe Glass Kit ($179.95)

Includes everything in the Basic Glass Kit, plus:
  • 5 gallon glass carboy for secondary
  • Drilled stopper and airlock
  • Carboy handle
  • Bottle & carboy washer
  • Faucet adapter for bottle washer