What is Home Brew?

You may hear the term home brew applied to beer that is made at home. Home brewing is becoming increasingly popular with beer aficionados everywhere because it allows for the opportunity to home brew your own specialized type of beer, just how you like it. While brewing beer at home may sound difficult at first, there are all kinds of brewing kits that make it a breeze. They start at under $50 and go up in price from there. If you are brand new to making home brew then a beginner kit is ideal for you as they are affordable and easy to use.

There are many places where you can purchase home brewing kits. They are available in a variety of brick and mortar stores as well as online. Some brands include Homebrew Heaven, Maestro and Mr. Beer. Let's take a look at a couple of the Mr. Beer kits, sold in stores like Target and Sears to name just two. The least expensive kit is the Deluxe at $39.95. For this low price you get a 2 gallon fermenter, an instructional book on home brewing and a 2 gallon refill. This makes a perfect gift for the beer lover in your life.

Another kit by this manufacturer for the more experienced home brewer is the Brewmaster's Kit, priced at around $99. If you order this kit online they offer free shipping, but as mentioned earlier you may be able to find a kit in one of your favorite stores. The Brewmaster's Kit comes with everything the Deluxe kit includes, as well as 2 premium refills, bottling system, a thermometer and sugar measuring device, and just for fun a cap, T-shirt and two beer glasses. This is everything you need for home brewed beer and then some. This company even sells a Root Beer Kit for those who don't drink alcohol.

Eventually you may want to try home brew techniques without a kit. There are separate components you can buy when you get more experienced. Also there are literally hundreds of beer recipes you can experiment with. Along with the recipes found in brewing kits there are recipe books you can purchase and even recipes online. So if you are looking for a fun new hobby and you love beer, consider brewing it at home for fun and to achieve a distinctive personalized flavor.





 

 

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Award-winning homebrewing couple to speak at Black Sheep cask dinner - Huntington Herald Dispatch

Award-winning homebrewing couple to speak at Black Sheep cask dinner
Huntington Herald Dispatch
While both have won many homebrew beer contest awards, Jane recently took home the Best of Show at the recent Ohio Brew Week in Athens, Ohio. This year's homebrew contest drew 312 entries from all over the region and many from the beer-rich cities of .

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Beer Here!: Q&A with Derek Lintern, NOLA Brewer and Honorary Brew Dog
Tonight the New Orleans episode of "Brew Dogs" airs on Esquire Channel at 8pm Central. The show's premise is that two wild and crazy brewers from Scotland - Martin Dickey and James Watts, co-founders of Brewdog Brewing - come...


First Draft: First-time homebrewers should hop right in - Tribune-Review

First Draft: First-time homebrewers should hop right in
Tribune-Review
That mantra, coined by the godfather of homebrewing, Charlie Papazian, is homebrewing's golden rule, and it is found repeatedly in his endlessly fun and ridiculously useful book, EURœThe Complete Joy of HomebrewingEUR (William Morrow Paperbacks, $10.70).

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Brewing Up Local Beers Using Local Ingredients
Strawberries, squash and sage arent just the stuff of local farm stands. Youll find them all inside the beer at one of our states newest craft breweries. Connecticut has been tapping into the craft beer movement for some time now, but one might say its EURœbubbling over,EUR and latest addition is Black Hog Brewing Company [EUR¦]..


Opening Report: Tumbledown Brewing, the "Little Brewery That Could," Opens in Farmington
Whoever bet on three weeks in the office pool, step up to claim your prize: It took exactly that long for Barreled Souls Brewing Company to lose its title of "Maine's newest brewery." Tumbledown Brewing Company in Farmington held...


Five tips on how to win Fegley's Brew Works' Be Our Brewer For a Day competition - The Express-Times - lehighvalleylive.com

Five tips on how to win Fegley's Brew Works' Be Our Brewer For a Day competition
The Express-Times - lehighvalleylive.com
23 at the Allentown Brew Works, will feature about 30 local home brewers competing for a chance to have Fegley's brew their award-winning concoction. The winning brew will be brewed in January and released Feb. 15 EUR” the opening day of Lehigh Valley .

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New KitchenAid Pour Over Coffee Brewer Earns Home Brewer Certification . - SYS-CON Media (press release)

New KitchenAid Pour Over Coffee Brewer Earns Home Brewer Certification .
SYS-CON Media (press release)
18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The new KitchenAid Pour Over Coffee Brewer, engineered with input from baristas and other industry experts to automatically simulate the manual, pour over method of brewing coffee, has earned the Home Brewer certification .

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American Brewing Company, Inc. Begins Trading Under the Symbol "ABRW"
EDMONDS, WA / ACCESSWIRE / August 7, 2014 / American Brewing Company, Inc., ( ABRW ) ("ABC"), an award-winning micro-brewing company based out of the Pacific Northwest, announced today that its ...


Beer Here!: Oasis Brewing may have been closed.
Oasis Brewing may have been closed for over a decade now, but many of its most recognizable brews are being resurrected by founder George Hanna. Old fans of the brewery will be once again be able to enjoy Oasis favorites...


Boulder awards Avery Brewing Co. up to $90K in incentives
Boulder's city manager on Tuesday approved rebate incentives of up to $90,000 for Avery Brewing Co., as the homegrown craft brewery moves forward on its $27 million new brewery, tap room and restaurant...


Bayou Teche Brewing on Esquire Network's Brew Dogs television series
Arnaudville's Bayou Teche Brewing will be one of the showcased Louisiana breweries in tonight's Esquire Network episode of Brew Dogs. In this NOLA themed episode of the show, hosts James Watt and Martin Dickie create a New Orleans-inspired beer using local ingredients like Rose of Jericho (the "resurrection plant") and mayhaw fruit, brewed entirely on the back of a fan boat in the bayou. After a ...


Cooking classes, home brewing & more around Asheville - Asheville Citizen-Times

Cooking classes, home brewing & more around Asheville
Asheville Citizen-Times
We'll be brewing a fall brown ale. $45 in advance. To register, call 252-5275, e-mail info@hopsandvines.net or visit www.hopsandvines.net. HOMEBREW NIGHT: Sept. 4, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Hops & Vines, 797 Haywood Road, Asheville. Every first Thursday.

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Local home brewer writes a 'how to' book - The Salinas Californian

Local home brewer writes a 'how to' book
The Salinas Californian
EURœSustainable Homebrewing: An All-Organic Approach to Crafting Great BeerEUR (Storey. $18.95) by Amelia Slayton Loftus. Local connection: Amelia Slayton Loftus is a Monterey County resident and accomplished home brewer. She co-founded Seven Bridges .

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Lipstick at Curator; Home Brewing Workshop at Gravel & Gold; More - Racked NY

Lipstick at Curator; Home Brewing Workshop at Gravel & Gold; More
Racked NY
THE MISSIONEUR”Gravel & Gold (3266 21st Street) is hosting a Beer Shamanism workshop tomorrow, August 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. Come learn how to home brew atypical types of beer with a variety of fruits. Tickets are $35 and you will walk away with a gallon of .

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