Beer Making Kits

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After discovering a vintage fermenter in her father's basement, Erica Shea and Stephen Valand researched the art of home brewing and swiftly became self-taught pros. The pair quit their advertising jobs and left for a seven week beer-tasting tour of Europe to train their palates and test the possibility of a business partnership. They returned inspired and ready to launch this do-it-yourself kit, equipped with everything you need to brew up a mouth-watering storm of pale ales, porters or saisons. Yields the equivalent of 8 pints of beer in four weeks. Made in the USA and Canada.

Kits and Refills sold individually.
Kit includes:
1 Gallon Glass Fermenter, mix (Malted Barley Blend, Hops, and Yeast), airlock, tubing, thermometer, tubing clamp, packet of sanitizer, stopper and blowoff attachment.
Please note: additional ingredients may be needed. Please see individual instructions below

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Click here to see the Everyday IPA Brewing Instructions
Chocolate Maple Porter
Chestnut Brown Ale

Made from
glass, vinyl, cardboard, acrylic, grain, hops, yeast
Measurements
packaging - 12" H x 13.25" W x 8.25" D; 7 lbs.
Notes
Do not leave in extreme heat. Recommended Ages 21+
Item ID
30328

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note: Beer Making Kits have been discontinued. When they sell out, they will no longer be available.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.


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Beer Making Kits
 
4.2

(based on 118 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good flavor (36)
  • Fun (12)
  • Thirst quenching (11)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Boosts enegery (4)

Cons

  • Small container/bottle (6)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (74)
  • Whenever (35)
  • Parties (22)
  • Relaxing (22)
  • Hobby (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (75), Budget shopper (30)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (31)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (20), Husband (11)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (24), Birthday (8)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Starter Kit!!!

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from Florence, SC

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun Activity
  • Great Taste
  • Inexpensive
  • Quality Materials

Cons

  • Vague Directions

Best Uses

  • Gifts
  • Parties
  • Relaxing
  • Whenever

Comments about Beer Making Kits:

The only reason this kit didn't get 5 stars is because of the instructions. The online PDF left with me a lot of questions and the video on the website is a bit vague (although the simplicity was nice). The PDF instructions could be made more user-friendly.

I highly suggest reading over the instructions a few times and combining that knowledge with the video provided on their website. Also, google some people who have documented their experience to gain extra tips and insight.

Service and delivery comments:

The delivery was way ahead of the projected delivery date, by about 3 days actually. My product was shipped promptly after purchasing and arrived in the prestine condition. The boxes were extremely well packed to ensure no damage occured.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Self
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great starter kit

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from boulder, co

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Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • Saves money

Cons

  • Takes Time To Make
  • You Need Lots Of Big Pots

Best Uses

    Comments about Beer Making Kits:

    We have made two of the Brookyln Brew Shops beer kits and they are great. I do a lot of canning so we had all the pots we needed, but if you don't have big pots you will need borrow some. We have the third kit waiting to be made until we are halfway through our last batch.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    5.0

    Amazing Beer!

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    from Orange County, CA

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    Pros

    • Great Taste
    • Simple To Make

    Cons

    • Vague Instructions

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Parties
    • Relaxing
    • Whenever
    • Work

    Comments about Beer Making Kits:

    Got this as a birthday gift for my roommate. We made the Chocolate Maple Porter and it is SO tasty! It's definitely one of the better Porters that i've had.

    My only complaint is that the instructions were somewhat vague. We had to look up third party instructional videos for some additional information (such as dissolving the maple syrup before bottling it). This beer is fantastic. I just wish it came in a bigger supply.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    He's excited

    By 

    from Chicago, IL

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    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts
        • Whenever

        Comments about Beer Making Kits:

        My husband is very excited to try this out. He thought it was an incredibly neat and thoughtful present. We haven't tried brewing yet but I do wish there was information about the items that you'll need before you can get started. Like a strainer and beer bottle(s) with lids. I had to order this stuff and we're still waiting on it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Husband
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Perfect kit for first timers

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        from San Lorenzo, CA

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about Beer Making Kits:

            This is a great kit for beer enthusiasts and first time home-brewers. My boyfriend was very excited when I gave this to him as a Christmas present. The kit comes with most of the essentials needed. The biggest con was that it did not come with directions (although, you can easily find this online) or a funnel or strainer. Luckily, it is not difficult to obtain these items elsewhere, but it would have been more convenient if they had come in the kit. Overall, this is a great kit, and I would recommend it to others. I'm excited and curious to see how my boyfriend's first batch comes out!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Chestnut Brown Ale lacks Chestnuts.

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            from Bryan, OH

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            Comments about Beer Making Kits:

            I bought this as a gift for my brother for Christmas and he was very excited. I purchased him the Chestnut Brown Ale. He was going to make the beer tonight, but informed me after reading the directions online that he had to purchase the Chestnuts for the beer and needed to roast them himself. I asked him if that was a joke considering the Christmas season, but it was not. If I would of known this then I would of included them in his present. Just didn't think that would be something not included in this kit.

            Hopefully once he finds some chestnuts and roasts them it turns out good though!

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was prompt and everything arrived in good condition

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect gift for my boyfriend

            By 

            from Easton, PA

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            Pros

            • Easy To Prepare

            Cons

            • Few Flavor Options

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Relaxing

            Comments about Beer Making Kits:

            I got this kit as a gift for my boyfriend and he was absolutely ecstatic to try it out. I saw that a lot of people were saying that it doesn't come with instructions, but there are pictures on the box describing the process of making beer and underneath that, it gives you a website to go to for complete instructions for each of the flavors. Once we got the instructions and printed them out, he started to brew. It has been a very easy process thus far. It is still fermenting in our closet, so I can't give a review on the taste of the chestnut flavor. Overall, this kit was a hit and it will certainly be useful for future brews. Also, I would like to know that I have seen this exact brew kit on other sites and uncommongoods actually has the best price that I have seen.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Yummy!

            By 

            from Austin, TX

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            Pros

            • Great Taste
            • Thirst Quenching

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts
              • Parties
              • Relaxing
              • Whenever

              Comments about Beer Making Kits:

              Very easy to use and fun! we definitely enjoyed making it as well as drinking it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Awesome!

              By 

              from Burlington VT

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              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy
              • Fun

              Cons

              • Extra Items Needed

              Best Uses

              • Relaxing
              • Whenever

              Comments about Beer Making Kits:

              This is a really cool homebrew kit, and the website that the company provides has lots of helpful videos and instructions. As some other reviewers mentioned the one pain is that you need a funnel, a mesh strainer, and a huge pot which are not included. I can understand not including a pot or a strainer but they could have at least provided a funnel that fits on the fermenting bottle. I bought this for my boyfriend and the two of us had a really fun time making beer together, and now we're just waiting for it to ferment so we can taste it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Husband
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Pretty fun kit!

              By 

              from Cleveland, OH

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              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Whenever

                  Comments about Beer Making Kits:

                  Overall, this kit is easy to use. The manufacturer has an easy-to-follow video on their website.

                  Before purchasing the kit, however, I would read the online instructions for its use. Some standard cookware is required and some of the kits call for other ingredients (e.g. we needed roasted chestnuts for ours).

                  In the interest of planning, it is good to know what you'll need before opening the box to get cooking. Otherwise, it seems like a great product.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Delivery was prompt and packaging was secure. None of the components were damagaged.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Father
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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