When I was looking for a hobby a few years ago, I thought to myself “What could I do that I loved and makes me happy? Beer! Of course So, I checked out beer brewing kits online and asked my beer brewing neighbor for a little advice and a couple years later, I am teaching others how to make their own beer!
A beer brewing kit is a great way to get started with brewing yourself. It is also a good gift idea for the aspiring brewers on your gift list. Knowing what should be in the kit will make it easy to choose the perfect one for the brewer in your life.
What Should Come in a Beer Brewing Kit That's Worth It's Salt?
All kits may differ a bit, but there are some standard items that should be in every beginner kit. These include the following:
Bottle cap fastener
You want the kit you choose to have everything needed to get started so that amateur brewers can concentrate solely on making great home-brewed beer.
A good kit will also include a good instructional video. These should first show what the different pieces and parts are and how to use them. Next, the video should should how to create actual beer using the equipment in the kit or you can check out Beer Brewing for Dummies if you are feeling a little uncertain.
What Can be Made with a Beer Brewing Kit?
Well, beer of course. Just about any beer a person wants can be made with one of these kits. In the beginning they can stick with the recipes included with the beer brewing kit. A lot of these kits will include ingredients to make things like wheat beers, blonde ales and IPAs. As he or she gets more familiar with the brewing process he or she will be able to get more creative and brew one-of-a-kind beers to make everyone they know happy.
Beer Brewing Kit Cost
The costs vary widely because different kits contain different things. On the lower end, you can get a basic kit for around $40.00. Then, there are kits that are far more complex that cost hundreds of dollars. If you are buying for someone that has never brewed, but just want to give it a try, it is best to start with a more inexpensive kit and then they can work their way up as they learn more.