Home Brewing: How to Start

Homebrewing is used to describing making beer at home using brewing equipment and brewing ingredients (Grain, Hops, Yeast & Water) What most people don't realize is that making beer at home is significantly easier than they think. If you're thinking about making your own craft beer, consider buying a home brew equipment kit curated and designed by our Brewmasters for the best possible brewing experience out there. Use the following information to help you make your decision that's right for you.

Equipment Kits

The first decision you make when getting started in Homebrewing is choosing an brewing equipment kit. Each of our equipment kits provide all of the components needed to brew a 5-gallon batch of beer. The only thing you'll need to add is two cases of pry-top bottles (48 12oz bottles) in order to package and carbonate your beer.

Read the descriptions of our different Beer Making Equipment Kits to determine which kit is the right fit for you.

Brew Share Enjoy Starter Kit:

This is the essential starter kit with everything you need to dive into making your own beer. Included in the kit is all of the brewing and fermentation equipment required to make your first 5 gallon batch of beer, plus one of our top-selling recipe kits to get you started. The Brew Share Enjoy Starter Kit includes a brewing kettle, 6.5 gallon fermentor, bottling equipment, cleanser, necessary accessories plus a recipe kit.

Deluxe Homebrewing Starter Kit:

The Deluxe Brewing Starter Kit has been upgraded to add everything you need to get a serious start brewing. It features easy-to-use equipment and thorough instructions to walk you through the brewing process. This kit includes some equipment to make life easier and help you grow as a brewer, such as an auto-siphon - for easier transferring of your beer - and two glass carboys, which enables you to perform 2-stage fermentation and have two batches of beer fermenting at once.

The two-stage fermentation is a much more effective fermentation schedule compared to a single-stage fermentation. Two-stage fermentation consists of primary fermentation (Days 1-14) and secondary fermentation (Days 14+). During primary fermentation, most of the alcohol is produced and the majority of solids settle out of solution. Once this is complete, the beer is transferred to a secondary fermentor (a 5 gallon glass carboy). During this step, the beer clarifies and its flavor profile matures. Beer can condition and clarify in the secondary fermentor for weeks or months depending on the style and strength of the beer. We recommend this kit for brewing all types of beers, especially high alcohol or lager beers, which require two-stage fermentation. Pair this kit with any of our recipes and you'll be well on your way to crafting a great beer.

Premium Craft Brewery in a Box - Beer Making Starter Kit:

Finally homebrewing mastery in one fell swoop. This kit features a comprehensive collection of brewing equipment, an extra carboy, advanced testing and experimenting equipment, and best of all the ability to KEG YOUR VERY FIRST BATCH! We’re not exaggerating when we say “There’s literally nothing you can’t brew”.