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Equipment and Supplies Checklist

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General beer brewing kit from local homebrewing store or order online. The brewing kit must include: two fermentors (a primary and secondary) , racking cane, bottle capper, air lock, hydrometer, thermometer, and bottling tip for filling bottles.
Brewing Starter Kit

Brewing Starter Kit

This is our most popular brewing equipment kit. This equipment kit provides the essential equipment for the aspiring brewer who wants to make the best beer they can from the start. This is accomplished through two-stage fermentation.


A kettle is needed to bring your brew to boil
Stainless Steel Kettle with Handles and Lid- 7.5 Gallon

Stainless Steel Kettle with Handles and Lid- 7.5 Gallon

Will never scratch, rust or chip. Big enough to boil a full 5 gallons. An inexpensive alternative for the aspiring all-grain brewer.


You will need to bring 5 gallons of wort (unfermented beer) to a vigorous boil in a timely manner. You may be able to use your home stove as a heat source but I would recommend getting a turkey fryer. Most fryers even come with a stock pot.
Propane Burner SP-50

Propane Burner SP-50

The SP50 Tall High Pressure Propane Burner by Bayou Classic. This tall, high pressure propane burner is perfect for a 5 gallon batch.


Following the boiling of the wort (unfermented beer) it will need to be cooled and done rapidly otherwise this can lead to the formation of DMS (off flavor). The best way to do this is to chill it with your outdoor tap water through a copper chilling unit. I strongly recommend getting one of these otherwise a cold ice bath will take longer and is a hassle.
Copper Immersion Wort Chiller

Copper Immersion Wort Chiller

Cools your wort in minutes. 25' copper tubing. It is important to cool beer (wort) to yeast pitching temperature in the shortest possible time.


Beer bottles are needed when you complete fermentation. The cheapest route is to clean and sanitize previously used bottles but you can buy new bottles if you would prefer having dedicated homebrewing bottles.
12 oz Beer Bottles- AMBER- Case of 24

12 oz Beer Bottles- AMBER- Case of 24

12 oz Beer Bottles- AMBER- Case of 24: You will need about two cases of these bottles for each 5 gallon batch. These bottles fit any of our bottle caps, and come in a handy cardboard box complete with dividers.


Beer Caps (Crowns) are needed to cap your beer. This will need to be purchased new.
Plain Gold Caps- 144 Count

Plain Gold Caps- 144 Count

The Plain Gold Cap allows you to mark the top with the beer that you made. These are also the perfect cap for entering your beer into competitions as usually no markings are allowed on the bottle or cap. 144 Count.


A Cleanser is needed to remove the fermentation residue, beer labels, and other junk that builds up on your brewing equipment. Cleansing is necessary to ensure your equipment can be easily sanitized. Do not use soap as a cleanser, it will ruin the head on your beers.
PBW by Five Star- 1 lb

PBW by Five Star- 1 lb

This product is widely used in commercial breweries across the country. PBW is environmentally friendly, biodegradeable, and will not harm septic systems.


A Sanitizer is needed to kill bacteria and wild yeast that will happily ruin a batch of beer for you. Do not brew beer if you are not sanitizing your equipment...its not worth it!
Star San- 8 oz

Star San- 8 oz

Star San is an acid based no rinse sanitizer. Star San is odorless, flavorless, and requires only one to two minutes of contact time.


The Ingredient Kit - its convenient for newbies. Beginners will need to use an extract kit.
Autumn Amber Ale

Autumn Amber Ale

This Amber Ale features a deep amber-red color balanced with selected flavoring and aromatic hops.


   
   

 

 


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