The True Brew equipment kit and the True Brew Oktoberfest extract kit really simplified the whole brewing process. If you want to start home brewing, know close to nothing on how its done, and want your hand held... this is the way to go. Plus, if you really get into it, you can upgrade for better equipment later on. If you're anything like me, hobbies come and go so spending tons of cash on it will be a waste.
The main things you need outside of these two boxes are either a stove top or a outdoor burner, five gallon soup pot, hydrometer, 50 bottles, room for 50 bottles in your fridge, and if you want labels you can print online or buy ones you can print at home from a supply store.
I could tell you how to exactly brew the beer on here, but I don't want to take away the thunder of the well written directions on the True Brew kit.
Country - USA | Style - Oktoberfest | ABV - 4.2%
We haven't sampled it yet, but hopefully I'll remember to update this once we do in October.
So this is pretty fun. If you're into cooking (and *cough* drinking) like I am, then it is a natural progression to want to brew your own beer. I have been wanting to try this for quite some time and after researching and becoming overwhelmed by the amount of information out there on the topic, I decided to opt for buying an equipment kit and an extract kit (and borrowing my "do it right the first time" brother). It's my first time so "minus whale" make this easy so I don't get flustered.
Amazon highly rated the True Brew Oktoberfest beer kit which comes with all the necessary ingredients to brew the beer, but not the equipment. I thought this "kit" would be a good start as a beginner. Luckily, there is a great shop in Tampa with brewing supplies AND beer so I am all ready to jump the gun and hit the grains. Unfortunately, my sensible brother said lets do one more kit before jumping into the grain world.
Bottles are free if you are a drinker like my household. Basically keep all bottles that are not a screw top, think recycling. 😉 I read a great tip to get the labels off fairly quickly and that is to use OxyClean in a sink full of hot water. Most labels will rub right off and if there is any glue left, just rub lightly with a wash cloth. It's seriously magical.