How Do I Choose a Beer Kit?

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How to choose a beer kit

If you’re buying a homebrewing system as a gift, choose the beer style you like. First time brewers take great pride in their efforts and most will certainly offer you a sample or two.

When picking a beer recipe kit for someone else, it’s best to do a little homework before visiting the homebrew shop. Take advantage of a night out to observe which beer is ordered and make a mental note of the comments about it. Armed with this knowledge, the homebrew shop owner should be able to guide you to a recipe that matches the taste profile of the person the gift is intended for.

When you’re looking for a beer kit for yourself, buy what you like to drink first and then consider the degree of brewing difficulty and your brewing experience. There is nothing wrong with purchasing a kit that may be more challenging as long as you are equipped to meet any special brewing and fermenting requirements. Your homebrew shop should be able to explain any special requirements needed to make any recipe. This is very important because homebrewing is supposed to be relaxing and fun; if you become frustrated in the middle of a brewing session, you will taste it in the beer.

homebrewed beer with malted grains and hop flowers

Home Beer Brewing

Brewing beer is an American Tradition.