Yesterday, we talked about learning to brew from a clone recipe or kit. Today, let’s talk about kits in general. Kits come in the full range of all extract to all grain – even no boil. So when you’re ready to take the next step in your brewing life, there’s kit waiting to help you on the way.
They’re a good way to try our different styles without having to create your own recipe. You don’t have to worry too much about measurements at this point. Just focus on your technique. Cause once you nail that (and get to know your equipment), there will be no stopping what you can brew. And once you find one you like, you can tweak it to your own taste or use it as a blueprint for future batches.
You can try your hand at a number of different styles, easily and fairly cheaply. you don’t have to worry too much about measurements at this point. Just focus on your technique. So without any further ado, here are my picks for the best places to get kits as a beginner brewer.
Brooklyn Brew Shop – I’ve got a few from these guys in the past and they’ve been great. They have 1 gallon kits which are great if you don’t have a big kettle. Their instructions are really solid for beginners too. Highly recommend.
Midwest Brewing Supplies – I get a lot of my ingredients here. When I first started brewing, a friend turned me on to them and they were the first kits I used. Very helpful guys on top of it. Plus, you can get a free instructional DVD.
Northern Brewer – Solid selection and they have a great youtube channel as well. They also hook up with breweries at times and offer limited edition kits. So always good to keep an eye on their rotation.