I am about to purchase a starter kit and begin homebrewing on my own (I have helped a number of my friends brew a few times, but am just getting into it on my own).
I was lookinig at this one
from Midwest, and probably going to get this upgrade
The starter kit includes:
Instructional Homebrewing DVD
5 Gallon Glass Carboy
6.5 Gallon Plastic Fermenter with Lid
6.5 Gallon Bottling Bucket with Spigot
8 Oz. of Easy Clean No-Rinse Cleanser
Drilled Universal Carboy Bung
Airlock (Keeps air out of the fermenter)
Hydrometer (Determines alcohol content)
Black Beauty Bottle Capper
Liquid Crystal Thermometer
Fermtech AutoSiphon upgrade
The upgrade has:
Immersion Wort Chiller, a Carboy Dryer/Drainer, a Jet Bottle Washer and Faucet Adapter, a nylon grain/hop bag, and the book "How to Brew."
Just wondering if you guys think that this is everything that I will need (obviously will be getting a kettle, but recommendations on that would be helpful as well)?
Any advice is appreciated