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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Urban Family Brewing ready to open its new Magnolia location
Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. We just received news that Urban Family Brewing is almost ready to open its new tasting room in Magnolia. The official opening is this Friday, October 24th. Details below. The brewery originally opened in downtown Ballard back in 2012, brewing in the back of its pub on...


Amateur home brewers turn beer into art - Sun Sentinel

Amateur home brewers turn beer into art
Sun Sentinel
That one failed experiment led Caja to begin brewing his own beer at home, quickly becoming part of a growing trend of South Florida home brewers that do it both for hobby and entrepreneurial dreams. "Eventually I decided to try it more seriously .

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Pizza Port Brewing Company Announces First Distribution Outside Of Southern California
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --   For the first time, Pizza Port Brewing Company 's celebrated craft beer will be distributed outside of Southern California, as Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada ...


Culinary calendar - Wed, 22 Oct 2014 PST
Pilgrims Free Beer Tastings - Tastings include: Today, 3:30-6 p.m., New Belgium Brewing; Saturday, noon-3 p.m., Great Divide Brewing Yeti Vertical Tasting; Oct. 29, 3:30-6 p.m., Ninkasi Brewing. Pilgrims Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur dAlene. Free. (208) 676-9730. Wine Tasting Wednesdays - Complimentary wine tasting with wines around the world. Today, 4-6 p.m., The Culinary Stone, 2129 ...


Solidified vinegar and at-home beer brewing kits win innovation awards
An at-home beer brewing kit, seaweed spaghetti and solid vinegar flakes could be coming to a grocery store near you, after winning awards at a major food innovation competition in Paris, an international event billed as a launching pad for many of the popular food trends that end up on consumer plates around the world...


Sam McNulty honored; homebrewing class, 2 beer fests coming up - beer news . - The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com (blog)

Sam McNulty honored; homebrewing class, 2 beer fests coming up - beer news .
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com (blog)
CLEVELAND, Ohio EUR The Fabulous Food Show honors Sam McNulty, a homebrewing class is being offered through Cuyahoga Community College, and another beer tasting fundraiser EUR the Microbrew Extravaganza - are all coming up. McNulty honored: If .

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Mahy back with Murray's
Its back to the future for one of the brains behind Murrays Craft Brewing Co...


A Primer on Home Brewing - LA Magazine (blog)

A Primer on Home Brewing
LA Magazine (blog)
Commercial establishments are barred from serving the homemade stuff. Your best option: Attend a class or club meeting (see EURœOne-Stop HoppingEUR). And look for Samuel Adams's LongShot Variety Six-Pack, which features recipes from its annual home brew .

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#NationalCoffeeDay: A Coffee Champ's 5 Best Tricks for Home Brewing - Yahoo Food

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#NationalCoffeeDay: A Coffee Champ's 5 Best Tricks for Home Brewing
Yahoo Food
We got on the horn with Todd Goldsworthy, who dominated the competition to take home the United States Brewers Cup, a sought-after coffee industry title, earlier this year. Goldsworthy is Coffee Guru (a real, fantastic title) at Southern California .

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How a Brewing Hobby Became a Business - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

How a Brewing Hobby Became a Business
Wall Street Journal
. a vegetarian and father of two, spent 13 years working as a manufacturing and information-technology manager at bleach maker Clorox Co. before abruptly quitting the corporate world when he was in his late 30s to turn his home-brewing hobby into a .
Ross Lewis The West Australian October 22, 2014, 12:32 pmThe West Australian
10 Spooky Beer and Movie PairingsPaste Magazine (blog)

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The stories behind 2nd Story Brewing in Old City - Philly.com (blog)

Philly.com (blog)

The stories behind 2nd Story Brewing in Old City
Philly.com (blog)
Debbie Grady was reading the paper at her Pottstown farm about two years ago when she learned that Triumph Brewing was pulling out of Old City. Her son-in-law John Wible, meanwhile, was quite serious about his homebrewing. Next thing she knew, she .

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LEAF Presents: Homebrewing With Paul Benner - Lakewood Observer

LEAF Presents: Homebrewing With Paul Benner
Lakewood Observer
Join the Lakewood Earth & Food (LEAF) Community for an educational session on beer making with Paul Benner of the Cleveland Brew Shop and Platform Beer Company. The presentation will take place on Thursday, October 23rd at 6 p.m. at the main .

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Downpour Brewing opens this Saturday in Kingston
Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. This just in. Downpour Brewing, a brand new brewery in Kingston, Washington, is scheduled to open this Saturday, October 25. Located within walking distance of the ferry dock, the tasting room at Downpour Brewing promises to provide bar seating, TVs, picnic tables, and a kids play area....


Home brew spirit brings success to Triple Crossing - RVANews

RVANews

Home brew spirit brings success to Triple Crossing
RVANews
EURœWhen I first started home brewing, I had no idea what I was doing,EUR Worcester said last week. So he phoned his friend Jeremy Wirtes, a home brew hobbyist raised by home brewers. EURœWe started brewing together andEURlike all home brewers I'm sure have done .

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