Beer brewing kits are the best way for the beginner to make beer at home. If you are online right now searching
for some quality home beer brewing kits, you may be surprised at the actual options you have out there. Some people
new to the hobby of home brewing are downright shocked at how common it actually is, and how many people are
enjoying it as well! But if you find yourself a little overwhelmed with all the different types and models and
options of home beer brewing kits, what can you do? What do you look for, and how are they different from one
Accessories and Other Items
Sometimes the bottom line when it comes to the difference of home beer brewing kits is the accessories they each
offer. For example, most home brewing involves siphoning off your beer from the first fermenting container to the
second, as there is usually sediment and other impurities that have settled at the bottom of the container. Most
brewers use some type of rubber tubing to suction the beer from one fermenting container to another, but some of
the better home beer brewing kits available online offer strainers that do a much better job. If you're someone
that enjoys adding, or would like to try to add, fruit and other such additives to your beer, you might want to use
something like a strainer to get out those pips and seeds.
Most of the better home beer brewing kits also come with bottles and sanitizers for the bottles and fermentation
containers. This is a great idea, since you need to purchase these things anyway. Usually buying everything all at
one time in a kit can save you a lot of money versus buying everything separately.
Many also include recipes, ingredients, packets or jars of beer yeast, and other small things that make your
brewing easier and more convenient.
Size of the Home Beer Brewing Kits
Not to be crude, but sometimes size does matter. If you're very serious about your brewing hobby, you will want
a larger of the home beer brewing kits that are available. Having a nice sized boiling pot and larger fermentation
containers means that you can make more beer in one batch, which of course makes is much easier on you.
Equipment Versus Ingredients
Remember that some home beer brewing kits are equipment alone, and others are ingredients alone. If you already
own one of these incredibly nice home beer brewing kits as far as equipment is concerned, you might want to
consider some kits of ingredients. These usually work much better than trying to mix up your own ingredients -
although that's certainly possible - because everything is meant to work well together, it is all measured out for
you, and so on. There's no guesswork which means there is less risk of ruining a batch by trying out some new
ingredients that don't quite work well together.
Remember that while you can spend a fortune on home beer brewing kits, most are very affordable and have
everything you need.
Mark Hester runs the Drink Up website devoted to Home Brewing. You can read about everything from the best kits to
buy to the legalities of Home Brewing Beer at Drink Up! If you are new to Home Brewing, drop by and sign up for
our 10 part email introduction to this fantastic hobby. If you are an old hand, stop by and leave a comment or a
recipe at Drink Up