To brew your first batch of beer you’ll need several inexpensive gadgets. We supply everything you’ll need in our True Brew Equipment Kit , which includes:

  • Primary fermenter, 6.5 gal., food grade plastic
  • Bottling bucket with spigot, 6.5 gal., food grade plastic
  • Airlock
  • Stick-on thermometer
  • Auto Siphon
  • Hydrometer
  • C-Brite cleaner, ten 0.8 oz packs
  • Bottle brush
  • Priming sugar
  • Bottle capper/caps

This is all the basic equipment you’ll need except for a kettle and bottles. You probably already have a kettle: any stainless steel or enamel cooking pot that holds 16 quarts or more will do. We sell bottles, or you can reuse regular, non-twistoff bottles. We also suggest purchasing a book on homebrewing, such as John Palmer’s How to Brew or Charlie Papazian’s The New Complete Joy of Home Brewing.

Once equipped, you’re ready to brew at the beginner (all extract brewing) and intermediate (extract w/ specialty grains brewing) levels.