Home Brew Ohio RL-WKZ2-0IJS Gold Complete Beer Equipment Kit (K7) with 5 gal Glass Carboy
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|Brand Name||Home Brew Ohio|
|For use with what product?||Beer; Homebrewing|
|Lower Temperature Rating||40 degrees_fahrenheit|
|Number of Items||1|
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Take your homebrew to the next level. The Gold homebrew Kit has all you need to get brewing and adds a glass carboy for secondary fermentation resulting in a cleaner finished brew. Each equipment Kit includes: true brew handbook & Kit Instructions, 7.8 gallon fermenting bucket, 1 Lid drilled & grommet, true brew rack & fill Kit, 5 gallon glass carboy, fermometer fermentation thermometer, small buon vino drilled stopper, hydrometer, bottling Spigot, emily double Lever capper, 3 piece airlock, bottle Brush, c-brite sanitizer 8-pack.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Package Dimensions : 27.4 x 15.4 x 14.5 inches; 8.74 Pounds
- Item model number : RL-WKZ2-0IJS
- Date First Available : September 28, 2010
- Manufacturer : Home Brew Ohio
- ASIN : B008I3B0HS
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- #42 in Home Brewing Starter Sets
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When I first got the kit, I inspected everything for damaged or missing parts and discovered that the plastic airlock included in the kit was cracked up the side. I immediately emailed the seller and described my problem. Within just a few days, I received not one replacement airlock, but 5! I know airlocks aren't that expensive, but I didn't have time to order one from somewhere else, and the seller definitely went above and beyond to meet my needs.
Since we got it, we've made our first batch of beer from a recipe in the book (smells amazing!) and are currently making a batch of mead. We bottled the beer a couple weekends ago, and even though we're new at this, everything went perfectly. The siphoning hose was great for getting the exact amount in the bottles and the bottle capper worked perfectly.
There were only a couple extra tools we had to purchase for this kit to be exactly the way we like it, but you can certainly make a complete batch of beer with what you get in the kit (minus bottles, bottle caps, and ingredients). We purchased a large plastic spoon with a long handle, a large plastic funnel, a mesh hops bag (used as a cloth filter), and a digital scale for measuring the hops.
We plan on making a batch of hard cider next. The possibilities are endless! I highly recommend getting this kit if you're interested in home-brewing.
EDIT: Since writing this review, we've tried our first brew, a brown ale recipe from the back of the instruction booklet. Despite our mistakes (like forgetting to add the maltodextrose), it turned out wonderfully! It tastes a lot like Newcastle Brown Ale but a little less hoppy and bitter (which I prefer!) I was very surprised at how tasty our first homebrew was - I admit; I was expecting a disaster! But it just goes to show how easy home brewing is, even for a newcomer on the scene. I'll be surprised if we ever buy beer again :) I recommend this kit even more; I promise you won't regret it!
YOU *WILL* NEED A LARGE POT.
I recommend at least a 5 gallon stainless steel pot with a glass lid. It is more expensive upfront but you will soon replace the cheaper alternatives like ceramic coated and aluminum so you will end up saving money (which can go towards ingredients!! :D ). Both of the alternatives will work just fine however again I would suggest spending a little more on stainless w/ glass lid.
Also I would recommend investing in a cheap digital thermometer. Managing your temperature is important and digital thermometers will chime when temps are correct.
Another item that will make brewing easier for you is a large mesh strainer, I like the ones with the sides that slide out it makes straining much easier if you are brewing solo.
I know it seems like there are a lot of "additional" recommendations that I'm listing here and while most of them are purely optional they will make your brewing experience much more enjoyable. For the price this kit is great and comes with just about everything you need assuming you have some basic kitchen items on hand (strainer, large pot, thermometer).
**BE SURE TO INSTALL, FASTEN, AND CHECK SPIGOT FOR LEAKS BEFORE BREWING.
Clear the drilled hole of any burrs/loose plastic *lightly* with a sharp knife. Be sure to place a stopper inside and outside of the spigot (as common sense would dictate) then tighten nut as much as possible with fingers and CHECK TO MAKE SURE SPIGOT IS IN CLOSED POSITION. Then fill bucket with just about an inch of water. Enough that when tipped toward the spigot water will cover the spigot. Check to see if leaking. GRADUALLY tighten nut with channel locks (preferably plastic/rubber channel locks but metal will work fine) until bucket can be filled without leak. Many assume these steps are common sense however after reading through other reviews it seems this procedure needs to be explained in full.