I'm considering purchasing a small kit to try it out first. If we enjoying "Brewing" together maybe we'll look into bigger and better kits.
Definitely a few great ideas for Christmas presents!
Here's what I've found so far:
At only $35 the Mr. Beer Premium Edition is a bargain!
Make your own premium beer at a fraction of the cost of store bought beer. Brew your own beer in 14 days (7 days to ferment and 7 days to carbonate), simple, fun, and inexpensive. Makes a case of premium beer. Includes a Mr. Beer Brew Keg with lid, 8-1 liter PET bottles, Classic American Light mix, Booster Pack for flavor enhancement and alcohol boost, One-Step Cleanser to clean and disinfect brewing and bottling equipment.
For only $46 you get the Premium Gold Edition!
This kit includes two of our most popular beer mixes and the 2-gallon fermenter is made from FDA-compliant plastic, which leaves no taste or flavor migration. Lightweight and shatter resistant, it has a wide mouth that allows for easy cleaning. The 8 reusable plastic bottles are made from Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) plastic, and they come complete with screw caps and labels. Hand wash keg and bottles in warm water with a soft cloth using mild, unscented soap, not dish soap, and avoid using scouring pads, wire brushes, or abrasives during cleaning.
If you're looking to jump right in, Monster Brew offers a cool Beginner kit for about $122
Our New Brewers Complete Homebrew Kit includes everything you'll need to create the perfect homebrew right from the start! It's easy to follow instructions and quality components assure a great experience every time. Perfect for the first time homebrewer and a great gift! Each Equipment Kit Includes: True Brew Handbook, 6.5 Gallon Primary Fermenting Bucket, 1 Lid Drilled & Grommet, 6.5 Gallon Bottling Bucket w/ Spigot, Fermtech Springless Bottle Filler, Fermometer Fermentation Thermometer, True Brew Rack & Fill, Bottle Brush, 3 Piece Airlock, C-Brite Sanitizer 8-Pack, True Brew Ingredient Kit, Easy To Read Instructions, 48 12oz Amber bottles.
How about an IPA? Brooklyn Brew Everyday IPA is a steal @ $40!
- Included: beer making mix (grain, hops, and yeast), 1 gallon glass fermenter, chambered airlock, glass thermometer
- Also includes: racking cane, tubing, tubing clamp, screw cap stopper, and packet of sanitizer
- Makes 1 gallon of beer (9-10 12 ounce bottles)
- Second batch only requires new ingredients and packet of sanitizer; Kit is reusable
- Not included: strainer, funnel, pot, and bottles
What do you think? Have you ever made your own HomeBrew?