Directions were lacking for any level - imprecise instructions ("use a third of the package of yeast, discard the rest" really?), no list of outside supplies you would need (make sure you have ice, a mesh strainer and plenty of time free), no individualized instructions for the specific type of beer (all beers are made the same I guess), individual ingredient packages had conflicting instructions that were not found anywhere else, no follow up in the instructions of what the beer should look like in the hours/days following the initial brewing, just a "check back in 2 weeks!". Total waste of money, will be pursuing a refund.
I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend and we brewed the beer together. It was so easy and a great experience. And the best part... we had delicious beer at the end. I would definitely recommend this as a gift!
For a first time brewer this is a good start, as it has everything to create a simple beer. The packaging of the racking cane needs to be better as it was broken upon receipt. This was quickly replaced at no cost.
The product was great; I got it for my husband and he loved it! As an added bonus, the quality on this one far exceeds the competition. The beer that we brewed was great tasting, and I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good gift!
It's always difficult to find the perfect gift for my boyfriend, but this is it! What guy doesn't like beer, especially one that you make and personalize yourself? The kit comes with everything listed, and the gallon jar and instruction booklet are higher quality than I was expecting. He absolutely loved it and can't wait to taste the end results.