Beer and Wine Beginners Kits

The good and well priced 40 pint(/5 gallon) beginners brewing kits are no longer available.   We have not been able to find a replacement which we think is worth the money and which works well.   If you phone or come to the shop we will put together a good brewing starter kit for you.   You will need a 5 gallon (or prefereably 6 gallon) fermenter, a long spoon or beer paddle, a syphon with u-bend, a 5 gallon keg (or 40 pint bottles, crown caps and a crown capper.)

As a guide.....the keg options start at about £65.00 (with S-30 keg top) and the bottle option comes to about £75.00.   If you provide your own bottles (i.e. re-use PET bottles) then it would come to about £40.00-ish.   These prices will vary depending on the quality of the items you choose.

The BruBox (and replenishment kits)

 

The above photos show a typical BruBox and its contents.

Although we are generally not in favour of kits which ferment, store and dispense beer from the same container without racking, as these kits contain good quality yeasts which settle well we think they are a good idea for people who want to try out brewing their own beers and lagers without having to make a full-blown invenstment and those without a lot of room for storing large fermenters and kegs.   The main drawback is that you must not move the container or place it on a surface which may move and disturb the contents as the result will be cloudy beer.   Provided the instructions are followed closely they can be reused again and again by buying the Beers of the World replenishment kits listed below.   The starter kits contain everything you need to brew 10 litres (about 2 gallons) of beer or lager, except for the water.

There are 3 starter kits:

Kit Type

Price

The Brubox - London Bitter

£26.50

The Brubox - Irish Stout

£26.50

The Brubox - Bavarian Pilsner

£28.00

Beers of the World Replenishment Kits

These replenishment kits contain everything you need to brew 10 litres (about 2 gallons) of beer or lager, except for the water and sterilizer.   (You will need to sterilize the BruBox inner container prior to reuse.)   The replenishment kits are available in the following styles:

Kit Type

Price

London Bitter

£12.50

Yorkshire Bitter

£12.50

Black Country Mild

£12.50

Irish Extra Stout

£12.50

Old London Porter

£12.50

Scottish 80/-

£12.50

North German Pilsner

£14.00

Belgian Witbier

£15.50

Bavarian Pilsner

£14.00

San Francisco Steam Beer

£14.00

Munich Dark Lager

£14.00

Bavarian Wheat Beer

£15.50

Dusseldorfer Alt

£14.00

Czech Pilsner

£14.00

Belgian Trappist Dubbel

£14.50

Belgian Trappist Tripel

£14.50

Christmas Ale

£14.00