Howdy. Selling off my equipment as I no longer have the time to brew. Prefer local sales if possible. Image should have remaining inventory. Will update post with things sold.
Carboy and bottling bucket gone.
And if you want to explore software without spending any money, I recommend Brewtarget. That's what I design most of my beers on. Lately though I've been using Wort for Android since my phone is easier to carry than a laptop. I'm sure some of the pay programs are better but I never had a need...
Starter kits generally are a good way to know you are getting what you need and can piece extra stuff together later on. As for bottling from the primary, it definitely is possible but much more difficult. Unless you plan on putting sugar in each individual bottle the bottling bucket will...
Oh and the spring tip bottle filler is worth the extra expense in comparison to the flimsy tip one that relies on the gravity of the beer to stay sealed.
Which brings up the point of needing a bottling bucket and spigot
Don't forget siphon hoses. Would recommend getting both the s-type and 3 piece airlocks. Three piece is good for primary and the s-type helps see what your pressure looks like in secondary.
Need a burner unless you have the power in the stove to heat all that water.
O2 absorbing caps are...
I've had beers get plenty clear without addition of any finings. Depends on yeast strain. There are certainly options such as secondary fermentation, cold-crashing, gelating, polyclar, etc. Really the sky is the limit on getting clear beer.