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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White Castle Offers New Single-Serve Coffee Cups For Home Brewing - SYS-CON Media (press release)

White Castle Offers New Single-Serve Coffee Cups For Home Brewing
SYS-CON Media (press release)
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- White Castle, long known for serving The Original Slider, is also popular for its great tasting medium roast coffee that is now available in single-serve coffee cups. It's a perfect cup of coffee every .

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New event brewing for Downtown Fort Scott - Fort Scott Tribune

New event brewing for Downtown Fort Scott
Fort Scott Tribune
The growing hobby of home brewing will be the focus of an event early next month in downtown Fort Scott. A group of local home brewing enthusiasts have come together to put on a "Big Brew Day" event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at the Heritage .
American Homebrewers Association to Celebrate AHA Big Brew in MayBrewbound.com

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Smith takes developer's do-it-yourself skills to the art of home brewing - Wichita Business Journal (blog)

Smith takes developer's do-it-yourself skills to the art of home brewing
Wichita Business Journal (blog)
Why home brewers? Although Smith hasn't expressed aspirations to own his own brewery, a lot of brewery owners do start at home. There's the occasional home brewer who refines his or her product to the point where people want to buy it, Smith says, and .

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Home brewers to show off their skills - Livingston Daily

Home brewers to show off their skills
Livingston Daily
There's no brew like home brew for the folks from Howell's MainStreet Brewers Guild, and they'll be showing why May 3 at a downtown brewing supply store. Guild members will be brewing 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MainStreet Brew Shoppe, 307 E. Grand River .

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Southern Brewing & Winemaking to Host Summer Art Market - Brewbound.com

Southern Brewing & Winemaking to Host Summer Art Market
Brewbound.com
. the conjoined homebrewing and winemaking supply shop. Southern Brewing & Winemaking brings in weekly food trucks and musicians, offers monthly classes on home brewing, and hosts events throughout the year in their newly redesigned biergarten.

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Battle over beer is brewing in Tallahassee
A major battle over beer is brewing in Tampa Bay. Several local microbreweries are fighting SB 1714, a malt beverages bill that's currently working its way through the state legislature...


Trio of SIers Set to Open Brewing Company in Borough
Brewing beer used to be big business on Staten Island, and now, a trio of natives hope to restore the borough to its former suds-making glory...


Would you drink a beer called 'Eat your Damn Vegetables?' - Glenview Announcements

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Would you drink a beer called 'Eat your Damn Vegetables?'
Glenview Announcements
NORTHBROOK EUR” Ben Rossi has been brewing beer at home for several years, and even refers to his kitchen as a EURśmini-brewery.EURť So six months ago, when he and his wife, Amanda, decided to open up Only Child Brewing Company, their Northbrook craft .
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Best desserts in America
While we all enjoy a wedge of lime or lemon with our beers on occasion, including fruit in the actual brewing process is still relatively novel...


Boulder's Kettle and Stone Brewing to change name to avoid trademark fight
Eric Huber's dream was to make a beer with high-quality ingredients and no artificial additives or enzymes...


Coronado Brewing Company Reaches New Heights
Ron Chapman (CHS 74) and his brother Rick Chapman (CHS 76) are taking an idea they had in 1996, the founding of the Coronado Brewing Company, and expanding the brand nationally and internationally. Actually there are two business entities under the CBC umbrella. Two weeks ago the brewery portion of the firm was named the Best Midsize Brewery in the World, a huge honor for the Chapmans and ...


Craft Brew Alliance Releases 2013 Sustainability Highlights; Celebrates Earth Day with Water Restoration Pledge
Craft Brew Alliance , an independent craft brewing company, today announced the release of its 2013 Sustainability Report. Sustainability in its brewing practices and operations has been a priority for the company from the beginning; however, this is the first year it released an annual summary report of its core objectives and achievements...


Expansion brewing for Naples craft beer business
Today, like every weekday, is beer brewing day at Naples Beach Brewery. With just enough capacity to meet his customers' current demands for kegs of beer, Will Lawson must brew five or six days a week...


 

 

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