My first beer - the starter kit
I bought my kit online at brew-it-yourself.co.uk where I sent for their Complete Starter Kit (I paid GBP 59.95). It contained:
I found it had everything I needed to start brewing. There wasn't an overall guide to starting off, but as I'd already read a book on brewing (Homebrewing for Dummies, ISBN 0764550462), I was reasonably comfortable. The sterilising powder and beer kit have instructions printed on them.
- Fermentation bucket
- 40 pint barrel
- Brewer's paddle (a long-handled spoon)
- Sterilising powder
- Beer kit (malt extract, hop powder, yeast packet and instructions)
The beer kit that usually comes with this is either Woodforde's Wherry or Admiral's Reserve.