Home brew shop


I’ve created a small home brew shop (in association with Amazon) to help you find those essentials – especially useful if you’re new to brewing. Just click on the link in the menu above (or here to save you time) and you will see I’ve collected together as much useful equipment and ingredients (and starter kits) as I think you might need.

If you are brand new to brewing, and want to try your hand without spending much, I’d recommend getting the minimal equipment for now, and a ‘off the shelf’ extract kit.  Some of the more modern kits give some surprisingly good results – and they are EASY to make.  Before you know it you’ll have 40 pints of your very own beer to drink, often at about 50-60 pence a pint! (ignoring initial set-up costs obviously).

What you need at a minimum…

  • Cleaner/steraliser! (you must steralise everything!)
  • Fermenting bucket (start with one .. go to secondary once you’re used it it!)
  • Kit (contains hopped malt extract, instructions and yeast)
  • 1kg of brewing sugar (most kits need a top up, but is needed for when you barrel the beer to add fizz)
  • Barrel (OR bottles – better for ‘fizzy’ beers)
  • Syphon (to get the beer out of fermenter to the barrel)

Or if you want a starter kit of equipment – go for something like this, and add a beer kit.

Once you’ve tried your first kit with that sort of equipment, you can try some other kits, and add to your gear.. until you’re ready to try your own recipes (I use cans of high quality malt extract, with speciality grains, and hops, and boil the lot up.. look at my posts which shows you how).

Author: Krispy

Webmaster of this and many websites over the years. I've been a Senior developer (Java JEE and Oracle DB, specialising in SEAM/JSF/Hibernate web development). Ex Lead Developer at New Scientist magazine, where I worked on creating a new WordPress based website, using almost 100% custom created widgets, plugins and theme. My own projects include websites created in WordPress and custom written with PHP and MySQL, and have my own dedicated linux server to run them from. Currently proud of; Mags Direct - a site I created for my work at the Frontline Group. An online magazine shop, which I created with almost zero budget within a week (since had a full theme upgrade). Found at https://magsdirect.co.uk/ Married, one cat. Beer fanatic (wife probably says bore) - real ales and craft beers. I have spent for too much on home brew gear, I create full mash craft beers. I spend a lot of time either going to gigs or organising them - I'm part of a small bunch of friends putting on DIY Punk shows called "The Scary Clown Presents..." our website can be found here; https://thescaryclownpresents.co.uk/ Also a fan of the local footy team - UP THE POSH!

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