So, you want to brew your own beer? If you have a kitchen, you can become a home brewer with a minimal amount of supplies. If you have a garage, you might need a few more. If you have only a back yard to work with, you should really see our article on Building an Efficient Outdoor Home Brewery after reading this. Here we will highlight a few very important tools of the trade and a few items which are handy, but not necessary for a bare bones home brewing operation. Here is the checklist for becoming a home brewer. For a home kitchen-brewing set-up you are going to need the following:
Home Brewing Checklist
This checklist highlights the basic tools of the home-kitchen-based home-brewer. For those who wish to be more exacting in their brewing, we recommend the following items.
Apprentice Brewer's Checklist:
Keep in mind that home brewing is an evolving process. This list will get you started on malt extract based brewing recipes, which is just the beginning of the art of brewing. Once you have mastered making extract based beer, try a batch half and half with malt extract and mashing the grains yourself. After you have learned the mashing of the grains, the sky is the limit!
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