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Home Brewing Starter Kits

Homebrew Kits are the starting point for the majority of home brewers, and this is always my recommended starting point for someone who wants to get into brewing their own beer (and even wine).

Modern Homebrew starter kits are great and come with pretty much everything you will need to brew some rather good beer in the comfort of your own home. Beer kits do not take too much time to get started, generally allow the homebrewer to make a good beer at a great price.

The big benefit of a Home Brew Starter kit is once you have finished your first beer you are left with all the equipment that you will need to make a second beer that you can choose from the massive range available from all home brew stores!

We offer a range of great Home Brew Kit Starter Kits that include everything you need to get going!  In this post we will show you each kit, along with any pros and cons.

Youngs MicroBrewery

The Young’s Micro Brewery is the starter kit of choice by many home brewers, and the quality is the highest of all the starter kits that we offer.  These complete systems include everything you need to start making your own beer, and most importantly a keg to serve your beer from (which is not included in any of the other kits that we offer.)

The Young’s Micro Brewery is available with a choice of beers that really are some of the best that kit brewing have to offer.

The Young’s Micro Brewery is generally priced between £55 and £70 depending on the beer choice you select.

Home Brew Starter Kits

Young’s Brew Buddy Starter Kit

The Young’s Brew Buddy Starter Kits are budget starter kits, but don’t be fooled these kits will make you 40 pints of very drinkable beer.  These home brew starter kits come with all the equipment and ingredients you need to get going although you will need to add sugar (home granulated will be fine!).

The significant item missing in this kit that really differentiates it from the Micro Brewery is a serving solution.  You will need to purchase either a keg or some bottles (you will need around 40 500ml bottles!) to serve your beer from.  We would suggest a couple of boxes of PET screw cap bottles as a good starting point.

The Young’s Brew Buddy Starter Kit is available with a choice of 3 drinks!

The Brew Buddy Kits are usually priced between £25 and £35.

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Bulldog Brewery Micro Brewery Home Brew Starter Kit

The Bulldog Brewery is a complete home brew starter kit from the Hambleton Bard team, and we would consider it to be a budget kit in comparison to the Young’s Micro Brewery.

Once again this starter kit contains everything you need to make 23 Litres of great beer including, fermenters, siphons, steriliser, thermometers and the beer kit itself.  As with the Brew Buddy Kits though you will require sugar and a serving vessel in the form of a keg or bottles!

We offer the Bulldog Kits in a choice of 3 beers!

The Bulldog Micro Brewery Home Brew Starter Kits are usually priced between £25 and £35.

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