All grain brewing lets you choose exactly which malts and hops you want to use.
The combinations of malts and hops are endless. We are always happy to offer advice and guidance as to ingredients and the process.
The equipment needed for Grain Brewing differs to kit brewing. You will need a boiler (kettle), a device for mashing the grains (mash tun) and preferably a seperate device for heating sparge water. Single combined systems for heating, mashing and boiling are available, such as the Grainfather, alternatively, making your own equipment is more rewarding.
Brewing beers from kits takes away the time consuming mashing of the grains and boiling with the hops. These steps have been done for you by the producers.
The range of beer, cider and lager kits is truly astounding, with every conceivable style of beer covered. From traditional UK ales to American single, double or even triple IPA's, from Belgian styles to French Saisons, English porters, Irish stouts, Welsh reds, the list is endless. There's even a few of the more popular commercial beers available as kits in the form of Woodfordes, St Peters and Courage.
Everything needed for making wine can be found here. Wether you are an avid Country wine maker, or you opt for kit wines, it can all be found here.
Selecting the correct yeast strain for the correct style of beer is crucial. Creating hybrids is fun.
Alcotec Spirit Kits
Alcohol maybe legally produced at home by fermentation. The distillation of the fermented alcohol is illegal in the UK and requires registration with HMRC.