Supplies Needed for a Beer Brewing Kit
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. Its 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. Youre also going to need a large glass jar, a measuring cup and a long wooden spoon to stir your home brew. You probably wont 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 its food grade plastic) and an airlock. Its OK to reuse beer bottles, though youll 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.