Buying gifts can be pretty hard at the best of times, but when it is for a hobby you know little about it is even harder. More and more people are homebrewing recently, so for a beer lover in your family it is a pretty good idea for a gift. They may already brew canned kits and wish to move onto something a bit more serious. Or perhaps they use to brew but fell out of practice. So here we’ll talk through what you’ll need to know before buying, and what is the right present to get.
First you need to know what equipment you have or lack. Homebrewing doesn’t require a huge amount of tools, a lot of the equipment you’ll need is probably already in the back of your cupboards. Jug, cups and timers are all pretty common but make sure you have them in good condition. One piece of equipment you may need to really root through your kitchen for is a large pot. You’ll need something to heat up your homebrew in for the early stages, for our kits a 5 litre+ pot is recommended. Some equipment like this you might be able to nab something off a relative, but being a present maybe new is best if you want to wrap it all up together.
The other equipment you’ll need is more specialised. We make this easier by supplying all the necessary homebrewing equipment in one pack. Fermentation bucket, tap, airlock and food safe thermometers can all be bought together. There is other equipment you can get on top of that like Hydrometers, but these aren’t necessary to brew. They can simply add to the experience while not being crucial to creating your beer.
Ingredients are something you really won’t have to worry about too much. Our kits measure out exactly what you need for a 1 gallon brew, also coming with instructions so you know exactly what to do with them. There really isn’t anything to worry about in this regard, we’ve covered the hard part for you so all you need to do is add the ingredient at the right time.
The last thing you’ll need to think about is ability. We’ve tried to make homebrewing very small scale so anyone can do it, but even so you have to consider your circumstances. You’ll need somewhere to store your equipment when it is in use and when it is not. It is also important to consider the ability of the person trying to homebrew. Can they lift 5 litres of water? If not they may need a hand with brewing. There are in fact many conditions where the person may need assistance or can’t be left alone while brewing. This won’t be a problem if there is someone willing to give them a hand but it is something to consider.
So all that really leaves is finding something that will suit their tastes. Homebrewing is no more restricted that full scale brewing, we have a large range of kits to suit anyone’s tastes. From our store you can buy all the necessary specialised homebrewing equipment in one pack and select any kit to go with it. You don’t have to know anything about homebrewing to be secure in your purchase.