A heat Source – A stove or propane burner (a.k.a. turkey fryer).
Pot – A 2 to 5 gallon pot for boiling water.
Long-handled Spoon – Plastic, wood or metal as long as there is no rust.
Fermenter – Typically around a 6.5 gallon food-grade bucket with airtight lid with a small hole for an airlock.
Airlock – Small device inserted in the hole in the lid of your fermenter. Filled halfway with water, it allows carbon dioxide to escape while keeping oxygen out.
Thermometer – To check temperature of beer.
Racking Cane w/tubing – This is used to transfer the beer from one bucket or carboy to another.
Bottling Bucket – A bucket with a hole in the bottle where a spigot can be placed for use when bottling.
Spigot – screwed into the hole in the bottom of your bottling bucket.
Bottle Filler – Spring-loaded, hard plastic tubing used for transfering beer into bottles.
Bottle Capper – Device used to place caps on beer bottles
Sanitizer – A solution for sanitizing all of your home brew equipment.
Bottles – Can be bought or reused. It is not recommended to use screw top bottles. You’ll need about two 24-bottle cases per 5-gallons of beer.
Bottle Cleaning Brush – Used to clean your bottles.
Hydrometer – Used for measuring specific gravity. By measuring before and after fermentation will allow you to monitor the progress of your beer and calculate alcohol content.
Heritage Home Brew offers a selection of starter kits that contain these pieces of equipment and more. Stop in today to see what we have to offer!