« Ravensburger North American Skyline Puzzle (3000-Piece) JOOLA Inside Table Tennis Table » 3 thoughts on “New Brewers Complete Homebrew Beer Making Kit by Monster Brew” 61 of 68 people found the following review helpful An excellent beginner’s kit, January 8, 2010 By Michael A. Duvernois (Madison, WI) – This review is from: New Brewers Complete Homebrew Beer Making Kit by Monster Brew (Misc.) In general, I’d recommend that you would go to a local brewing store and work out exactly what you need and want to get started brewing your own beer. You’d likely end up with a setup that is pretty similar to this one. That leaves price and flexibility as the main issues. Glancing at a brewing catalog, it looks like this setup isn’t a bad deal pricewise. And of course if you don’t have a local brewing store, then buying this one is that much easier. Do compare the items included in any of these kits, there are a lot of them listed on amazon, some for as little as half of the price of this one. And remember that you can save a lot of shipping cost by buying kits without bottles. Use your own collected bottles. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply 38 of 41 people found the following review helpful Very good starter kit, May 20, 2011 By David H Holtz (Fort Atkinson, Wi. US) – This review is from: New Brewers Complete Homebrew Beer Making Kit by Monster Brew (Misc.) Ordered and received kit in Jan 2011. Started brewing March 3 2011, drank first bottle around April 4. Bavarian Hefweizen, very good taste, about 5-6 percent alcohol or 10-12 proof. Must follow directions and keep everything clean. Quality kit contained everyting to make your first brew, but I’ve added a few things like hops bags and thermometer and extra bottle caps. I do not recommend buying inexpensive kits. I also recommend buying “Joy of Home Brewing” to go along with the kit. The kit directions are basic, the book has helpful tips. The price I paid was better than what I would pay locally, in this area, by about $40. I prefered new bottles, as I didn’t want to mess with finding and cleaning bottles with non twist off caps. Extra 12 oz. bottles run about $12 for 24 bottles. First batch figures out to about $3 per bottle, which includes the cost of the kit. After that it’s about 50 cents a bottle. As a side note, I started my second batch May 19. Enjoy! 🙂 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 9 of 10 people found the following review helpful Broken Items, May 22, 2012 By Lytic – This review is from: New Brewers Complete Homebrew Beer Making Kit by Monster Brew (Misc.) Overall a great kit, but it came shipped with a broken Hydrometer and siphon… been unable to contact the company to get it replaced. I couldn’t wait any longer so I made my first batch this weekend and I had everything I needed for the first part. I’m going to have to get creative with the transfer from the one bucket to the other. Would be a 5 star if the parts were packaged better or they would respond to the broken parts. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) 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.