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  • Wine Making Kits: An Easy Way to Get Started In DIY Wine Making

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    If you’re serious about wine, then you’ve probably thought about making your own at home. You don’t need extensive facilities and expensive equipment to make great wine all by yourself.

    Thanks to wine making kits, it’s actually very easy to get started even if you’re working with a small budget and don’t have a lot of space. Wine making equipment and ingredient kits make producing your first batch of homemade wine easy. Continue reading

  • Recipes Help Hobbyists Do More With Their Beer Brewing and Wine Making Kits

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    With a range of high quality wine making and beer brewing kits on the market, it has never been easier to start making beer and wine that can rival what you find on the shelves at your local liquor store.

    Even though there are a wide variety of different prepackaged ingredient kits available, more experienced home brewers and vintners are in search of something more unique than what they can find on the shelves of their local home brew store. Continue reading

  • A Closer Look At The Brewing Process: Beer At The Boiling Point

    beer brewing kitsThe beer brewing kit makes it possible for anyone to brew their own great tasting beer right in their own kitchen. While you can make beer easily enough without being an expert on the brewing process, it’s entertaining (and enlightening) to know a little more about just what exactly is happening as your malt, hops, yeast and water become the miraculous beverage known as beer. Continue reading

  • Ales vs. Lagers: Which Will Be On Your Beer Brewing Agenda?

    beer brewing kitsIf you’ve just picked up your first beer brewing kit, it goes without saying that you’re a beer enthusiast; however, you can definitely be a beer lover without being a beer expert. If you’re new to beer brewing and aren’t quite sure what types of beer you should start out with for your home brewing, keep reading for a crash course in some of the most popular styles of beer.

    The majority of the beers which you’ll find on the market fall into the category of ales or lagers. So what’s the difference between the two? There are a few important distinctions here, both in the way that they’re brewed and the characteristics which are typical of these two styles of beer so you can determine which type you like best. Continue reading

  • Wondering What To Do With Your New Wine Making Supplies?

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    Whether you’ve received your first set of wine making equipment as a gift from a friend or family member or you’ve decided to pick up your own, you may well be wondering: what now?

    Thankfully, it’s not as complicated to make your own wine as you may have thought – and wine making kits make this something that’s almost as easy as preparing a meal. Continue reading

  • Supplies Needed for a Beer Brewing Kit

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    Home brewing has become popular enough that most of you reading this probably know someone who makes their own beer. The truth is, if they can do it, so can you.

    It’s actually very easy to brew beer, provided that you have the right supplies. What do you need to get started? There are a few essentials that every brewer needs.

    One of the most important things every brewer needs is a large pot – a canning pot that can hold 20 quarts or more will work nicely and is large enough for brewing a 5-gallon batch of beer.

    You’re also going to need a large glass jar, a measuring cup and a long wooden spoon to stir your home brew. You probably won’t find these in your average beer brewing kit, but you probably have them in your kitchen already.

    There are some other things you need to get started, including a large glass bottle for fermentation (a 5-gallon or larger plastic bucket will also do fine, provided it’s food grade plastic) and an airlock.

    It’s OK to reuse beer bottles, though you’ll need to clean them thoroughly and sanitize them before you put your home brew into them. You can also buy new bottles if you prefer. Bottle caps and a capper are the final necessities for your first batch.

    Beer Brewing Kit Ingredients

    That’s it for brewing equipment, but you’re also going to need some ingredients: hops, yeast and malt.

    You’ll find a large selection of all of the above at any home brew shop. If you have a more deluxe model of beer brewing kit, then some starter supplies of these ingredients may have been included.

    If you’ve got your eye on some particular style of beer, then consider purchasing any one of a wide array of beer ingredient kits. There’s one for practically every beer style under the sun.

    But if you already have ingredients as part of your kit and this is your first batch, then you might want to wait before branching out into other styles of beer anyway. Like anything else, practice makes perfect when it comes to home brewing.

    Some day, though, you may get to the point where your favorite brew happens to be your very own creation!

  • Getting Started With A Beer Brewing Kit

    If you're a dedicated beer lover, perhaps you’ve decided to take the next logical step and take things into your own hands by getting a beer brewing kit so you can start making great beer at home.

    It’s an exciting time and no doubt, you’re more than a little eager to get started. However, you may not be sure exactly what to do first once you’ve unpacked the kit. Relax. It’s not hard to brew your own beer at home and if you have a kit, chances are that there are instructions included as well. However, if you’d like a little more guidance, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for some of the important things you need to know before you begin brewing. Continue reading

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