the beer from the sediment will result in clearer beer and improve the characteristics of the beer. Beer cancondition and clarify in the secondary fermenter for weeks or months depending on the style and strengthof the beer. Transferring the beer in to a 5 gallon glass carboy or better bottle will reduce oxidation of thebeer. This kit is highly recommended if you intend to brew any high alcohol or lager beers.*6 out of 10 customers purchase this equipment kit.
We have revamped this equipment kit to incorporate Better Bottles. These are becoming more and morepopular for their many advantages over glass. In addition, we have upgraded this equipment kit to includea Fermtech AutoSiphon, the easiest method of starting a siphon. The components of this kit representa considerable savings compared to being purchased separately. This equipment kit is sure to keep youbrewing for years to come.
Midwest has conveniently included everything needed to get started in homebrewing in our CompletePackage Equipment Kits. These complete packages are perfect for someone just getting into the hobby thatwants to open the box and brew a batch right away. They include the equipment, beer ingredients, brewkettle and the bottles to make a rst batch.Click hereto browse all Equipment Kits.
Midwest oers a large selection of 5 gallon recipe kits. For rst time brewers we recommend brewing an Alerecipe kit. Ales ferment at room temperature and are ready to drink faster than lagers. Some of our morepopular recipe kits include: Liberty Cream Ale, Big Ben Pale Ale, Autumn Amber Ale and our most popularrecipe kit, the Irish Red Ale. Check out our Light, Amber, Dark and Wheat beer recipe sections. Any of therecipes in these sections will be the perfect addition to our Equipment Kits. ****9 out of 10 gift givers willinclude a recipe kit with their gift****
The brewing process requires the brewer to mix and boil the ingredients from our recipe kits in a stock pot.Many brewers might already have a stock pot in their kitchen that might work for this process. The pot mustbe at least 2-3 gallons in size. Stainless steel, Enamel and Silverstone coated pots will work ne. We do notrecommend using aluminum pots. They can oxidize the beer. Midwest oers 4 and 5 gallon stainless steelbrewing kettles for homebrewing. Our high quality pots have riveted handles and can be used for other thingslike boiling pasta or crab legs.
*Including a new shiny stainless steel brewing kettle will complement any gift equipment package from Midwest.*
Five gallons of beer will require 52-56 twelve ounce beer bottles. Roughly two cases of 24 and a six pack.Shipping glass bottles can get expensive due to the shipping weight. Many homebrewers will collect empty12 ounce as they drink them, rinse them out and use them for their homebrew. IMPORTANT: the bottles cannot be screw o bottles. They must be pop top bottles. These are the bottles that are commonly found in the24 bottle case returnable. The kind of bottle that requires a deposit when purchased. If all of that seems liketoo much work. Buy one or two cases of bottles when getting started with Homebrewing.*Most homebrewers who accumulate 10 case of bottles typically will have purchased 5 new cases andcleaned 5 used cases of pop top bottles.
A kegging system is probably the number one thing you can purchase as a homebrewer that will greatlyimprove your quality of life. It’s far easier than bottling, you don’t need to use corn sugar anymore sinceyou’ll be force carbonating with CO
, and you’ll be the envy of all your beer-drinking friends. Our CorneliusKeg System comes with everything you need to start kegging your beer at home. A used refrigerator canusually be found very cheaply through your local want ads or craigslist.
Before You Begin
1. Check to make sure you have all of the equipment and ingredients that you need. There is nothing worsethan starting a batch of beer, only to nd out that the spoon you use has gone missing.2. Pour yourself a good microbrew or a mug from a previous batch of your own beer. This is almost arequirement when making your own beer.