Home brew kits are fun, rewarding, and best of all, money saving.
The best all-in-one beer kits also effectively eliminate common obstacles such as:
While you don’t have the same control that you would with a conventional brewing process, you can still tailor the product to your own tastes.
Mr. Beer. This is the least expensive of the home brew kits & one of the smallest. There are four editions of Mr. Beer, each yielding 2 gallons - Deluxe, Premium, Premium Gold, & Brewmaster Select.
The Premium edition ($54.95) is the same, but with reusable bottles and caps thrown in. The Premium Gold is identical but it includes an extra batch of beer for an extra ten bucks ($64.95).
Don't bother with the Brewmaster Select - you're basically paying an extra $35 for a thermometer, sugar measure, cap, t-shirt, and a set of glasses.
Pros: Price. Portability - bottling is optional, as you can transport & use it as a small keg.
Cooper's DIY Beer Kit. This is arguably the best value if you want to brew your own beer.
You can also save $10 per batch if you forego the Brew Enhancer (dextrose/maltodextrin/malt extract) but this is not recommended for beginners.
Pros: The ingredients provide more brewing versatility if you want to get creative. If you
Cons: Brewing process takes more time & space. Must be bottled if not consumed immediately or if you plan on bringing it to a tailgate party.
The Beer Machine. Produces 2.6 gallons and costs $99 with refills starting at $32.95. At $38 per gallon it is the most expensive on this list, but it does have its advantages:
Pros: Out-of-the-box convenience means it's the quickest & easiest of the three. It also takes up the least space.
Cons: Less versatility for tailoring your brew recipes. Since it's an all-in-one contraption, you have to replace the entire thing if there's the slightest mechanical failure.
A beer at an NFL stadium costs at least 8 bucks. If you're thinking that you can save more money by bringing your homemade beer to the game you're right, but you should read this first.
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