« Basic Homebrew Kit for Home Made Beer brew kits » 3 thoughts on “Gold Complete Beer Equipment Kit (K6) with 6 Gallon Glass Carboy” 334 of 342 people found the following review helpful Worth the money. Quality products that don’t mess around., October 4, 2010 By Brady – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Gold Complete Beer Equipment Kit (K6) with 6 Gallon Glass Carboy Great product(s). Everything came as listed and they all have a quality feel to them. No cheap plastic parts, all top-notch. Almost done with my first batch – I ordered an Oktoberfest ingredient kit additionally. Once you buy this kit you will STILL NEED: -ingredients to make the beer itself (ingredient packs are convenient and fairly inexpensive)-a large wooden spoon to stir your wort-at LEAST a 5 gallon pot w/lid-bottles to bottle your beer-bottle caps to cap your beer I created a blog documenting my first batch…this may help other beginners.[…] Happy brewing homies. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (27) Reply 227 of 235 people found the following review helpful Best price for (almost) everything needed., January 5, 2011 By R. Klein “The Cloud” (Austin, TX) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Gold Complete Beer Equipment Kit (K6) with 6 Gallon Glass Carboy I decided to get into homebrewing after expecting to pay hundreds for equipment. The local homebrew store had decent kits, but this was almost half the price of those! I ended up getting a kit for myself and a kit for the father-in-law. The kit came in a nice box that was perfect for wrapping as a gift. It had everything listed and everything seems high quality, it even came with a small homebrew beginners book that should be enough to get you to make the first batch, however I would eventually recommend buying ‘The Complete Joy of Homebrewing’ as most homebrewers consider it the bible of brewing. I have just bottled my first batch of beer and everything worked great, now I have to stare at it for 2-3 more weeks as it conditions. To the reviewer who said the carboy is only 5 gallons, I have 5 gallon plastic carboys for my fishtank and this is noticably larger, however I have not been able to accurately measure it. People wishing to get into this hobby should know a few things:1) You will need to buy a stockpot to boil the wort(unfermented beer). Do not get aluminum as it can impart bad flavors as it reacts to the acidic wort. Do not skimp on this, expect to pay at least $50 for a decent one off amazon. The thicker gage steel, the better.2) You may need some miscellaneous items like bottlecaps(not included), a grain bag, stirring spoon, ammonia to remove old bottle labels, etc.3) The kit comes with some bags of special sanitizer, however most people use bleach or other readily available chemicals. Just don’t mix chemicals and rinse well.4) Start saving bottles early! The bottles cannot be screw top and should be brown, not green or clear(light ruins beer). Sam Adams bottles worked best for me, bought a couple 12 packs of their holiday collection. I’ve heard things about the wing capper breaking thin glass beer bottles, but had no problems. Also, I have been told that old champagne bottles can be capped as well.5) If you dont like doing dishes, this is not a hobby for you. Scrubbing 50 bottles, the carboy, the bucket, hoses and siphons takes time and patience.6) If you like to save $$$ and experiment, this IS the hobby for you. Most recipes work out to under .50 for a bottle of beer. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (5) Reply 117 of 129 people found the following review helpful Good Starter Kit, March 8, 2010 By M. Sorenson – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Gold Complete Beer Equipment Kit (K6) with 6 Gallon Glass Carboy I just brewed my first 5 gallons of beer with this kit. It has everything you need besides a pot to boil the wort. The pressure activated bottling attachment makes the bottling process a breeze and all the bottles end up having a really consistent fill. I would recommend “The Complete Joy of Home Brewing” to go along with it instead of using the directions this kit comes with. The book breaks the brewing process down into easy to follow steps for the beginner and contains a lot of useful information ranging from the history of home brewing to advanced brewing techniques. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.