What is Homebrew?

You may hear the term homebrew applied to beer that is made at home. Home brewing is becoming increasingly popular with beer aficionados everywhere because it allows for the opportunity to home brew your own specialized type of beer, just how you like it. While brewing beer at home may sound difficult at first, there are all kinds of brewing kits that make it a breeze. They start at under $50 and go up in price from there. If you are brand new to making home brew then a beginner kit is ideal for you as they are affordable and easy to use.

There are many places where you can purchase home brewing kits. They are available in a variety of brick and mortar stores as well as online. Some brands include Homebrew Heaven, Maestro and Mr. Beer. Let's take a look at a couple of the Mr. Beer kits, sold in stores like Target and Sears to name just two. The least expensive kit is the Deluxe at $39.95. For this low price you get a 2 gallon fermenter, an instructional book on home brewing and a 2 gallon refill. This makes a perfect gift for the beer lover in your life.

Another kit by this manufacturer for the more experienced home brewer is the Brewmaster's Kit, priced at around $99. If you order this kit online they offer free shipping, but as mentioned earlier you may be able to find a kit in one of your favorite stores. The Brewmaster's Kit comes with everything the Deluxe kit includes, as well as 2 premium refills, bottling system, a thermometer and sugar measuring device, and just for fun a cap, T-shirt and two beer glasses. This is everything you need for home brewed beer and then some. This company even sells a Root Beer Kit for those who don't drink alcohol.

Eventually you may want to try homebrew techniques without a kit. There are separate components you can buy when you get more experienced. Also there are literally hundreds of beer recipes you can experiment with. Along with the recipes found in brewing kits there are recipe books you can purchase and even recipes online. So if you are looking for a fun new hobby and you love beer, consider brewing it at home for fun and to achieve a distinctive personalized flavor.





 

 

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Arc crowns home brew master, raises $70K for disabled adults (PHOTOS) - The Star-Ledger

Arc crowns home brew master, raises $70K for disabled adults (PHOTOS)
The Star-Ledger
EURœNew Jersey has a vibrant and growing home brewing community and we wanted to make sure [that was] a part of our event. This contest creates another level of excitement to the evening,EUR Heather Comstock, Senior Director of Development and .

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Why Molson Coors Brewing (TAP) Stock Is Jumping Today
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Molson Coors Brewing Co. are higher by 7.27% to $77.02 on Monday morning, as beer brewing stocks get a boost from SABMiller's offer to acquire the Netherlands-based beer manufacturer and seller, Heineken. Heineken turned down SABMiller's offer, issuing a statement on Sunday saying it intends to remain an independent company. Heineken's founding family owns over ...


Home brewers plan to go pro in Fishers - Indianapolis Business Journal

Home brewers plan to go pro in Fishers
Indianapolis Business Journal
Small brewers have multiplied nationwide, increasing their numbers by 73 percent in the past five years, according to the Boulder, Colo.-based Brewers Association. Indiana's 85 microbreweries represent a 162-percent increase in the same period of time.

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Business aims to take fear out of home brewing - Washington Times

Business aims to take fear out of home brewing
Washington Times
GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) - The cost, time and mess that come with brewing beer at home scares a lot of beer connoisseurs, but a Greenwood health care executive thinks he has the answer. Jeremy Hough, 42, plans to open Brew-By-U in November in a .

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Scale Ale: How a Home-Brew Hobby Launched Third Rail Beer - Village Voice (blog)

Scale Ale: How a Home-Brew Hobby Launched Third Rail Beer
Village Voice (blog)
When he and Haubrich, whom he'd met in college, moved back to New York City, they began a serious home-brewing habit, and they began making more and more complicated beer, including a turbid mash lambic, a traditional Belgian-style ale that requires .

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Molly Pitcher Brewing in Carlisle to open taproom this fall - The Patriot-News - PennLive.com

Molly Pitcher Brewing in Carlisle to open taproom this fall
The Patriot-News - PennLive.com
The microbrewery joins a growing list of established craft brewers in the midstate that include Alter Ego Brewing Co. in Harrisburg and Moo-Duck Brewery, both expected to open this fall. Molly Pitcher is the brainchild of four partners, all of them .

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The Downfall of Watch City Brewing
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Brewing up knowledge at Central Michigan University
CMU's College of Science and Technology is creating a certificate program in fermentation science...


Patti Engineering Assists Real Ale Brewing Company with Project to Quadruple Bottling Output .
Real Ale Brewing Company selects Patti Engineering for engineering support as it gears up for continued growth of its Texas handcrafted brewery business with the installation of its new Krones bottling line. Austin, TX – Patti Engineering, Inc., a leader in control systems integration, today announced details of its engineering support for the installation and commissioning of a new ...


Brewing your own beer? 4 common mistakes to avoid - Philadelphia Business Journal

Brewing your own beer? 4 common mistakes to avoid
Philadelphia Business Journal
It's no secret that Philadelphians have a love affair with craft beer. Not only are bars carrying more and more local craft beer favorites, people are increasingly attempting to make their own beer at home. And Jason Harris wants to make sure you're .

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Brewing a winner: 'Stanley Cup of homebrewing' chooses best in show - Citizens Voice

Brewing a winner: 'Stanley Cup of homebrewing' chooses best in show
Citizens Voice
Mike Velo-Zorzi, a founding member of Luzerne County Brewers, announced the winners around 3 p.m.. EURœThis is the Stanley Cup of home brewing,EUR he said, referring to the Conical Cup awarded to best in show. Edward Walkowski of the Scranton Brewers .

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Entrepreneur to offer home brewing minus the hassle - Indianapolis Business Journal

Entrepreneur to offer home brewing minus the hassle
Indianapolis Business Journal
The cost, time and mess that come with brewing beer at home scares a lot of beer connoisseurs, but a Greenwood health care executive thinks he has the answer. hough-2-15col.jpg Jeremy Hough plans to use his beer-making skills to start a brew- .

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Pabst Brewing Company Issues Statement Regarding Future Ownership Group
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A number of inaccuracies have been reported about the parties that have agreed to acquire Pabst Brewing Company and their intentions for the business.  We would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight. Pabst has been an American company since 1844 and will continue to be an American iconic brand with its headquarters in the U.S. The ...


First Draft: The altruistic side of homebrewing - Tribune-Review

First Draft: The altruistic side of homebrewing
Tribune-Review
EURœWe were just starting the club, and when we talked about it, homebrewing still had a stigma to it, like we're just a bunch of drunks sitting around and drinking beer,EUR says Shane Terrick, 41, of Indiana Township. EURœSo, we said, let's try to do .

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Brick Completes Sales of Waterloo Property, Announces $9Million Expansion Project for Kitchener
Brick Brewing is targeting recurring savings in excess of $1Million per year KITCHENER, ON, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Brick Brewing Co. Limited ("Brick" or the "Company") (BRB.TO) completed the previously announced sale of its Waterloo property on Monday, September 22. The buyer, HIP Developments, and Brick have agreed to terms of a lease which will have Brick remaining in the building in the short ...


Monument City Brewing will debut two craft beers
Monument City Brewing Co. plans a limited distribution of its "honest craft beers" starting next month, the Baltimore-based craft brewery said today...


Miami Dolphins punter, home brewer names his top FIVE craft beers - Palm Beach Post (blog)

Miami Dolphins punter, home brewer names his top FIVE craft beers
Palm Beach Post (blog)
For the last seven years, the Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl punter has been brewing his own craft beer. And this month, he inaugurated his first batch brewed on an advanced, all-grain system designed by Ryan Sentz, co-founder of the wildly creative Funky .

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