Equipment List

Brewing beer isn't as hard as you may think.

First, though, you'll need some supplies. This list is not intended to be a complete list of every gadget and supply you may want to eventually get, but instead a list of a few things that you will definitely need to get started.

< household bleach.

< 1 3-4 gallon pot. Stainless steel or enamel is preferred.

< 1 five-gallon glass carboy. A water bottle, essentially.

< 1 five- to ten-gallon plastic bucket, with lid.

< a six foot length of 3/8 inch plastic tubing.

< a fermentation lock.

< another length of 3/8" plastic hose, about 2.5 feet long.

< a large plastic funnel.

< a thermometer, with a range of 0°-220° F.

The thermometer should be accurate to at least 2.5° F.

< a beer hydrometer.

< a bottle washer (optional).

< bottle caps ─ unused, of course.

< a bottle capper.

< 60 returnable type beer bottles. Screw cap throw-aways are not acceptable!

─OR─

< 25 champagne bottles.

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