Brewers Best Advanced Home brewing system
- First Time Brewer, Which Kit to Buy?
Good morning fellas, I am looking for some suggestions on picking a brewing kit. Planning to spend between $150 and $300. I have found several kits, shown below, but don't know about the quality o
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January 30, 2012 at 08:03 AM
Pros: Includes everything you will need and even a few extras.Good quality items such as buckets,better bottle carboy,bottle capper and items overall well made
Cons: Lacked instructions on a few parts and correct assembly. Bottling wand did not work well(leaked)
Recommended? YesI enjoy this equipment. It will serve me for years to come. My environment limits the types of brews I can produce. With this kit,I am able to focus on extract and partial grain brewing. Everything included was of high quality,with the exception of the bottling wand. That did not seem to maintain a good seal at the valve and leaked everywhere during a water test run. I managed to attach a length of hose to the spigot and that worked just as well. The bottle capper worked tremendously well ensuring a good seal on my bottles. I am happy I can brew many different types of extract and partial grain kits with almost no limit using this kit. For the money spent and the gear included you could really work from beginner to intermediate home brewer and get many years out of these products. I sincerely doubt I will ever move away from partial grain kits and all extracts,so I feel that this equipment will do great. Packaged very well,no missing parts.Had to attach spigot to bottling bucket which can be a bit tricky and take some effort. I rate this kit 1002BB, A 5/5 for ease of use,quality of equipment,and most of all Cost. You will NOT be disappointed
December 1, 2011 at 11:17 AM
Pros: Two 5 gallon Ale Pales and 1 Better Bottle Carboy
Cons: Hydrometer difficult to read
Recommended? YesReally cannot review as this is my first attempt at homebrewing. The kit seems to meet my needs right now, but I really don't have anything to compare it to.
With that being said, I am going to state from an economical stand point the novice brewer is getting a value for thier money. I have everything I need to brew and bottle my first batch of homebrew for under $200.
March 29, 2011 at 07:53 AM
Pros: This came with everything to get started including brew kettle.
Cons: I now just wish brew kettle was bigger. 5 gal is good but 7 or 8 would have been nice
Recommended? YesEVERYTHING + A CARBOY - Complete Brewing Equipment Kit #2 from midwest is the most awesome starter kit you can get!!!!
March 28, 2011 at 09:09 AM
Pros: Better Bottles instead of Glass Carboys
Cons: Little over whelming at first.
Recommended? YesFor a beginner like myself when I purchased this. It was great. Everything I needed to get started.
March 26, 2011 at 11:22 AM
Pros: It had almost everything I needed to brew my first beer and the directions were easy to follow.
Cons: I wish it had Star San instead of One Step.
Recommended? YesI am very happy with it and would recommend it to anyone just starting. I had no brewing experience before and made a good first beer. I still use much of that kit 8 brews later.