I've been searching everywhere for a good starter kit, under $175. I have never brewed, or known anyone who has brewed. So if you guys have any suggestions relating to my choice of starter kit, or any other aspect of brewing please post.
Here is the kit from northernbrewer.com:
$140 + Shipping
Six gallon glass carboy
Five gallon glass carboy
Six gallon bottling bucket with spigot
Fermentation lock and bung
144 bottle caps
8 oz One-Step Sanitizer
2 x Fermometer
Extra fermentation lock
Bottle capper (ugrade to red "Emily" capper)
Also... This kit comes with the capping equipement. Do you guys generally buy empty bottle from companies, or do you recycle beer bottles from beer purchased at stores? Will the caps fit the recycled store bottles?
Please the more suggestions about beggining brewing the better. I'm nervous about purchasing the correct equipement and my first batch.