Hole grain brewing by making a smale mash tone with two buckets works very well and Bach sparging folowd by washing the last of the malt of the grain with a watering can.I think the quality of the beer kit is important. You can get ones where everything is in a big tin and you just add water, I had one where it said you didn't even need to boil it.
Then there are the kits where there is a tin of malt extract and at the very least a bag of hops, plus hopefully a small bag of malt grains of whatever type is needed for the recipe. I would go for this type of kit but you do need more stuff, including a decent sized strainer and of course a big boiling pan - but you've got one of those for jam and marmalade already I am sure.
find a good home brew shop it's more fun going to your local shop and you get grate advice and I just love seeing it all first handwow, didnt realise it was this complicated lol, two options then either keg and chill it in a fridge (need to buy fridge) or bottles but need to sterilise all the individual bottles.
However it does seem a pre-requisite of owning a motor home (similar rules to owning a narrow-boat) you must drink and be merry !!!!
Next question does anyone have any good websites to buy the kit from.
sorry for hi jacking your threadvery simple recipe for apple wine4 x cartons coop apple juice one lemon a small 250 mil jar of honey
20z of resins optional but helps with tanning
boil resins in a cup of water stain throw in to demi Jon
ensure every thing is sterilise
only fill dime Jon to shoulder till initial fermentation is over
shud ferment for two week in a warm place and then start to clear but may take longer
coop grap juice works very well but you don't need the lemon
Probably not cheaper than the sort of budget kit I mentioned where it is all in one tin - but it didn't make very exciting beer in my experience. If you have a home brew shop locally go along to it and have a chat with them.Daft question please help, i just rang homebrew shop and they suggested not buying a kit but get it individually as will be cheaper, is this so ?
That's a good website - lots of interesting stuff there.
Bought this kit two weeks ago. I'm on day 6 of the brew and it's still bubbling, so I've not tasted it yet. Will put it in a barrel next week when I come back from the gourmet weekend meet. I'll have a taste then and let you know, if you haven't already bought it.
Discussed in the thread on 8th Nov.
Broken Link Removed