About Home Brew Kit
Gone are the days when would-be home brewers had to commandeer the family bath to make their product. Today?s home brew kits mean virtually anyone can create any kind of beer, cider or ale they can think of, without having to forgo bathing for an indefinite period of time.
There is a home brew kit for every kind of amateur brewer on the market today. Beginners would benefit from a complete set which includes bottles and measuring tools. Some kits even include prototype labels so you can give your home brew a name, although some brewers may prefer to make these themselves.
Most home brew kits will include a fermentation chamber, a siphon tube or a filling bottle, a long mixing spoon, carbonation drops, sterilising equipment, and a thermometer. They will also include malt extracts or cider concentrate, depending on what you are planning to brew. A hydrometer jar lets you check up on the brew?s alcohol content, so you can make it as strong or as weak as you like. To make your beer, you simply need to add water and sugar (around 1kg per 40 pints), and follow the instructions in the kit.
Once you have bought the basic kit, you can continue brewing your own beer, ale or cider by simply ordering new packs of the malt extract. For adventurous brewers, a range of additional flavours are available for personalising your beer. Fruit-flavoured beers are popular with microbreweries, although the possibilities are endless when you are in charge of your own brewing!