Product: MOREBEER! 1 GALLON HOMEBREW STARTER KIT & MALT EXTRACT
- Fermenter with airlock
- Mini Auto Siphon and tubing
- Bottling wand
- Bottle capper
- Special grain and bag
- Malt extract
- Carbonation drops
- Bottle caps
Where to buy: MoreBeer!
Price: between $49.99 and $54.99
The product comes with a choice of 3 different types of ales, at slightly different prices.
Customer support: email or phone. Efficient and friendly.
Product warranty: One year on all equipment
My rating: 4.6 out of 5
The benefits of starting with a one-gallon kit
Starting small is a smart thing to do, especially when it comes to home brewing. To a beginner, the equipment and the techniques may be a bit intimidating, so a smaller size makes YOUR ENTIRE FIRST EXPERIENCE MORE MANAGEABLE.
Of course, one obvious advantage is that you will MINIMIZE YOUR INITIAL INVESTMENT.
If you live in a home where STORAGE SPACE is of consideration, the one gallon kit is a good idea.
This is also the perfect size for a GIFT.
The MoreBeer! 1 Gallon Home Brewing Starter Kit is the perfect way to start.
Easy to follow instructions for the beginner
MoreBeer! is a well-designed site, easy to navigate and full of resources. Their customer service is very helpful.
If you follow the 10 easy steps illustrated with simple pictures in the instruction sheet, YOU WILL MAKE GREAT TASTING BEER.
Read more about understanding the beer fermentation process published in a previous post, if you are not familiar with it yet.
All you need is a 1.5 to 2 Gallon kettle and empty glass 12 oz beer bottles. For the rest, EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED FOR YOU TO START BREWING. If you decide down the road to scale your home brewing, you will just need a bigger kettle and a bigger fermenter.
The clear PET fermenter allows you to monitor what’s happening during fermentation and is easy to clean
Some starter kits come with inexpensive opaque plastic fermenters that are not durable and that get scratched after a while, making them harder to sanitize. Most importantly, they won’t let you see the beer fermentation. For my first home brew, I used one of those buckets and couldn’t resist the temptation to open the lid and check if it was actually fermenting – don’t do it! You risk to contaminate your beer with wild yeasts or bacteria, or even to oxidize it.
Because of its wide mouth opening, the MoreBeer! 1 Gallon quality clear PET fermenter is easy to clean, fill and easy to transfer from.
The Mini-Siphon for transferring is easy to sanitize
A fermenter with a spigot will save you a step when bottling your brew, however, you will need to make sure the spigot is sanitized properly, which presents an additional concern. Instead, the mini-siphon is FUN TO USE, EASY TO CLEAN, AND SANITIZE.
The 3 beer recipe kits to choose from are sure to please the crowd
Most one-gallon home brewing kits come with no beer ingredients at all or don’t offer an appealing selection. MoreBeer! offers a choice of 3 VERY POPULAR STYLES:
SUMMER WHEAT ALE: At 3.8% ABV lower alcohol, this style is perfectly refreshing and has a creamy, lingering head. Enjoy it with a slice of lemon, or not.
AMERICAN IPA: Featuring Magnum and Cascade hops, this IPA is what made the craft beer movement so popular. It is intensely aromatic, with pronounced bitterness on the palate. 6% ABV/ 81-86 IBU
IRISH RED ALE: This 4.5% ABV medium-bodied classic Ale has a gorgeous color, rich malty character. A best seller.
To start with your new most exciting hobby, look no further, go with the MoreBeer! 1 Gallon Home Brewing Starter Kit & Malt Extract Kit
What is the best home beer brewing starter kit? – The MoreBeer! definitely delivers for the money
Simple, manageable, easy to clean, you will enjoy your first brewing experience and you are sure to soon reward yourself with your own delicious homemade beer!
It is the most complete kit on the market. All you need to get started is a 1.5 or 2 Gallon kettle and 10 to 12 empty 12 oz glass beer bottles.
And Yes, making beer at home is cheaper than buying it. See how you can save money in this article – Is it cheaper to brew you own beer?
Upgrade your starter kit with these essential tools:
You will learn how important it is to keep records of your brewing experience and to do so, a few common will come in particularly handy for just a few more bucks:
A 12-inch glass thermometer at $8 You will keep it for a long time
A triple-scale hydrometer for $5 to measure the wort initial density (before fermentation) and of beer final density (after fermentation). This will give you the ABV. Find a simple formula here.
To experiment with second fermentation or to brew lagers, you will need:
Please share your comments or questions about this product, and I’ll be happy to get back to you.
Cheers and to our health!