Getting started making beer will only cost you a small amount of money, depending on your level of interest. Most beer making kits can be purchased from $30 to $200 and make great gifts.
Making beer is easy, inexpensive, and most of all, fun. With the increased popularity of homebrewing, there are a wide variety of top quality ingredients available. You can literally make thousands of styles of beer that will taste great and impress your friends.
Below are some suggested beer making kits. The kits usually always contain instructions, but you might also want to refer to the step-by-step instructions for brewing beer on this site.
For Beginners (or those who want the least amount of fuss)
The Beer Machine
If you are interested in making beer at home with the least amount of difficulty, I would recommend a start up kit such as The Beer Machine It is (in my opinion) the best, and easiest beginners kit on the market.
It makes the whole process extremely simple. You’ll be somewhat limited with the styles of beer you can make, but it’s an excellent way to get started and see if you like homebrewing.
It is an almost fool proof, hassle free way to enjoy beer in about 7 to 10 days.
For another option that is less expensive, go with Mr. Beer It is by far the most popular kit (probably because of its price) and would be a fine choice as well.
For Intermediate to Expert (maximum flexibility)
The beer making kits mentioned above are fine for beginners, but if you think you would like experimenting with your own recipes and taking your brewing to another level, this is way to go. Buy a Beer Starter Kit and you’re off to the wonderful world of brewing beer!
It’s really not that difficult, and you will love all of the different styles of beer you can make with these brewing kits.
These kits can be just as inexpensive as the beginners kits and I would really encourage anyone interested in making beer to give these a try.
Whatever kit you decide to go with, making beer at home really is a fantastic hobby and can be a great social activity. Have some friends over and let them try your new brew. Better yet, get them involved and see who can make the best batches. Have blind taste tests with your buddies. Most of all, have fun!