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Lots of home brew stuff half price at tesco direct - John Bull Traditional English Ale 1.8kg £6.25

£6.25 @ Tesco Direct
Lots of beer, wine kits and equipment at half price. Will not let me post image better url to see them all is https://www.tesco.com/direct/diy-car/all-home-brewing/cat35700009.cat?pageViewTyp… Read More
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Lots of beer, wine kits and equipment at half price.

Will not let me post image

better url to see them all is
https://www.tesco.com/direct/diy-car/all-home-brewing/cat35700009.cat?pageViewType=grid&sortBy=1&catId=4294737423+4294959246&lastFilter=Sold+By|Tesco
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[mod][Mod Team] 2 Likes #1
Thanks. That's me £60 lighter...
1 Like #2
Best of the bunch is this one for a newbie ...
https://www.tesco.com/direct/brewbuddy-starter-kit-bitter-40-pints/207-4096.prd?skuId=207-4096

then add

some bottles/barrel to put it in.
if your an extract brewer some good deals.. I'm not so no good for me. But heat added.
#3
Got a couple of kits to try out. Cheers.
1 Like #4
Thanks its a while since I did something foolish have ordered, the wife will be impressed I managed to buy so much beer at a great price,have to go now I can hear her speaking in detective mode,heat.
#5
Just bought stuff last week but got more now. That's 160 Pints ready to be brewed.,
1 Like #6
Nice!! Thanks for the heads up...a few present sorted! ;)
#7
BeerDrinker
Thanks. That's me £60 lighter...
Well I'm £100 lighter but should keep me happy till christmas. (_;)

Edited By: slobberchops on Feb 17, 2017 13:21
#8
Thanks for the heads up.
Been waiting for
The WineBuddy Sauvignon Blanc Kit, 30 bottles
to be on an offer.
#9
thanks OP - some great deals on - heat added
#10
Barrel and a couple of kits purchased, I'll thank you whilst my wife may not...
#11
Really good deals. Many thanks OP
#12
I brewed beer once....it had lumps in and tasted like poopies.
:{


Edited By: BeerDrinker on Feb 17, 2017 18:11: potty mouth
#13
Cheers op... that's me £53 happier!!
#14
My dad has made homebrew for as long as I can remember, I have never seen it this cheap! Super hot!
#15
zx636r
I brewed beer once....it had lumps in and tasted like poopies.:{

garethsmith72
Best of the bunch is this one for a newbie ...https://www.tesco.com/direct/brewbuddy-starter-kit-bitter-40-pints/207-4096.prd?skuId=207-4096
then add
some bottles/barrel to put it in.
if your an extract brewer some good deals.. I'm not so no good for me. But heat added.

Anyone can brew and these kits make it super easy, that kit is how I got started (but the beer that comes with it is pretty poor.) Just bottle in 2L sterilised fizzy drinks bottles and your good to go. It's not an expensive hobby and these kits have improved massively recently, I'd give it another go zx.

You'll be mashing, sparging and boiling next ;)

Edited By: BeerDrinker on Feb 17, 2017 18:11: quoted potty mouth
2 Likes #16
The JB TEA kit is one of the best I've tried. I really, really recommend dry hopping with something. East Kent Goldings works well. You can get 100g from Ebay or buyhops.co.uk for about 4 quid. Use 10g per gallon and it'll take it from a middling kit up to a very decent pub pint level. Dry hopping kits improves them so much. And changing the yeast - get a packet from Wilkos, the gervin yeast is Nottingham and a lot better than the s-33 the kits have in them.

Edited By: Duelling.Duck on Feb 17, 2017 16:55
1 Like #17
If anyone is going to buy the BrewBuddy Starter Kit to get started, go for the bitter kit as true lagers require long fermentation and cool and constant temperatures (9-14°)
[mod][Mod Team]#18
GlentoranMark
If anyone is going to buy the BrewBuddy Starter Kit to get started, go for the bitter kit as true lagers require long fermentation and cool and constant temperatures (9-14°)

The brewbuddy kit will likely be nottingham yeast so to brew at actual lager temps you'd need to substitute this out. Lower end of the scale for notts is 12°
1 Like #19
And ignore the damned instructions. I just looked at the instructions on the Brewbuddy starter kit and it says to bottle after 4-6 days. That's nonsense. You want two to three weeks in the fermenter then three in the bottle/keg before you even start drinking them. Before you bottle try and get the fermenter as cold as you can - take it out the shed or somewhere and the yeast will settle out in a few days. You can also use a tiny bit of gelatin to clear - just look up fining with gelatin on google.
#20
Bought the starter kit & a barrel,
Thanks
4 Likes #21
I spent a childhood 40 years ago watching my parents brewing. We had Parsnip wine, Carrot Whisky, and different beers, wines and sparkling wines (Elderflower Champagne) galore. I was even allowed to brew my own ginger beer which I bottled in Corona bottles until there was a series of bangs in the garage and a chain reaction caused about 18 bottles to explode...... there was glass everywhere...

So a recent clear out of my parents garage and I come away with all their wine and beer kit, filters, demijohns and all sorts of other stuff. I am sitting here deciding what to do about it, whether I am going to use it or car boot the lot when this pops up.............

We have been making Damson Port and Gin, Rhubarb Gin, Sloe gin, Redcurrent gin and all sorts of other things like that, but they are not really brewing so I was thinking I might hang on to it.

So instead of raising £20 or £30 by selling it all I spent £150.01........

Now the only problem I have is how to explain to the better half that the bottom of the airing cupboard needs emptying... LOL

Ian

Edited By: Hatchorder on Feb 17, 2017 18:50
#22
Hatchorder
I spent a childhood 40 years ago watching my parents brewing. We had Parsnip wine, Carrot Whisky, and different beers, wines and sparkling wines (Elderflower Champagne) galore. I was even allowed to brew my own ginger beer which I bottled in Corona bottles until there was a series of bangs in the garage and a chain reaction caused about 18 bottles to explode...... there was glass everywhere...
So a recent clear out of my parents garage and I come away with all their wine and beer kit, filters, demijohns and all sorts of other stuff. I am sitting here deciding what to do about it, whether I am going to use it or car boot the lot when this pops up.............
We have been making Damson Port and Gin, Rhubarb Gin, Sloe gin, Redcurrent gin and all sorts of other things like that, but they are not really brewing so I was thinking I might hang on to it.
So instead of raising £20 or £30 by selling it all I spent £150.01........
Now the only problem I have is how to explain to the better half that the bottom of the airing cupboard needs emptying... LOL
Ian
Legend!

Wow, what did you buy? And seriously, if you got beer kits then look into dry hopping if it's not something you've done before - it's like doubling their worth and even if you end up with some off flavours they mask it pretty well.
[mod][Mod Team] 1 Like #23
Duelling.Duck
Hatchorder
I spent a childhood 40 years ago watching my parents brewing. We had Parsnip wine, Carrot Whisky, and different beers, wines and sparkling wines (Elderflower Champagne) galore. I was even allowed to brew my own ginger beer which I bottled in Corona bottles until there was a series of bangs in the garage and a chain reaction caused about 18 bottles to explode...... there was glass everywhere...
So a recent clear out of my parents garage and I come away with all their wine and beer kit, filters, demijohns and all sorts of other stuff. I am sitting here deciding what to do about it, whether I am going to use it or car boot the lot when this pops up.............
We have been making Damson Port and Gin, Rhubarb Gin, Sloe gin, Redcurrent gin and all sorts of other things like that, but they are not really brewing so I was thinking I might hang on to it.
So instead of raising £20 or £30 by selling it all I spent £150.01........
Now the only problem I have is how to explain to the better half that the bottom of the airing cupboard needs emptying... LOL
Ian
Legend!
Wow, what did you buy? And seriously, if you got beer kits then look into dry hopping if it's not something you've done before - it's like doubling their worth and even if you end up with some off flavours they mask it pretty well.

Also check out coopers website as there are loads of recipes and changes you can make to the kits - http://store.coopers.com.au/brewing-info/recipes.html
#24
Errrr...........

WineBuddy Sauvignon Blanc Kit, 30 bottles 1 £11.25
BrewBuddy Starter Kit Lager, 40 pints 1 £15.75
WineBuddy Starter Kit, Cabernet Sauvignon, 6 bottles 1 £11.00
BrewBuddy Starter Kit Bitter, 40 pints 1 £15.75
John Bull Traditional English Ale 1.8kg 1 £6.25
John Bull Best Bitter 1.8kg 1 £6.25
Youngs Harvest Lager Kit, 40 pints 1 £5.25
Beer Kit Enhancer 8 £20.00
WineBuddy Merlot Kit, 30 bottles 1 £11.25
BrewBuddy Lager Kit, 40 pints 1 £7.00
YUB Campden Tablets 100's 1 £1.63
Young's C02 Injector 1 £9.50
Natural CO2 8g Bulbs – 10 pack 1 £2.50
Young's 5Gal Pressure Barrel 2 £25.00
Young's Syphon Pack 1 £1.63

I decided that I am going to try barreled beer rather than bottled and am going to try naturally pressurised as well as gas cartridge. I have a friend who uses Tesco cheap bottled spring water as he says it gives a better flavour and at only 17p a bottle you then get a bottle to use for bottled beer as it is the same bottle that they use for the sparkling water, so I may give that a try as well.

I like the idea of dry hopping as I love Guiness, real ales, Weizen Beer and Leffe so prefer something with a bit more flavour. Going to research yeasts, temperatures and hops now.......

(Don't let the wife see!)

Edited By: Hatchorder on Feb 17, 2017 19:14
[mod][Mod Team]#25
Hatchorder
I have a friend who uses Tesco cheap bottled spring water as he says it gives a better flavour and at only 17p a bottle you then get a bottle to use for bottled beer as it is the same bottle that they use for the sparkling water, so I may give that a try as well.

The 17p stuff isn't spring water. It's filtered tap water. You'd be as well putting your tap water through a brita filter
#26
BeerDrinker
Also check out coopers website as there are loads of recipes and changes you can make to the kits - http://store.coopers.com.au/brewing-info/recipes.html

Thanks. I can see this not being a casual hobby........ and harmful to my liver!

As a teenager one of the best jobs was helping to syphon the wines and beers because we always seemed to get a few mouthfuls, and tasting sessions were always more than a sip! I still use my parents glass vinometer to fortify our own ports at 21% but I remember some of mum and dad's wines being 17 or 18%.
#27
BeerDrinker
The 17p stuff isn't spring water. It's filtered tap water. You'd be as well putting your tap water through a brita filter

Right, never checked - sorry. I guess he just did it for the bottles then. Does the filtering of the water make much of a difference?
[mod][Mod Team]#28
Hatchorder
BeerDrinker
The 17p stuff isn't spring water. It's filtered tap water. You'd be as well putting your tap water through a brita filter
Right, never checked - sorry. I guess he just did it for the bottles then. Does the filtering of the water make much of a difference?
Don't be daft, no need to apologies. It could be a good option getting it if your water is hard or full of limescale etc.

Most folk don't filter, what some people do though is add campden tablets to the water a few hours beforehand which removes any chlorine from the water.

It's all about experimenting. Find out what works for you as it might be completely different for me.
#29
That is why I had bought the campden tablets, as that is always what dad did. Think I will stick with that - I don't have a filter.
[mod][Mod Team] 2 Likes #30
Hatchorder
That is why I had bought the campden tablets, as that is always what dad did. Think I will stick with that - I don't have a filter.

If you do go down the 17p tesco water route, I don't think I'd bother with the campden tablets.

mikeyblue has started up a Homebrew Discussion Thread so keep us posted with your progress - https://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/homebrew-discussion-thread-2606445
#31
Thanks OP, you have just made my week :):):):) Although I'm £80 down now lol
#32
BeerDrinker
GlentoranMark
If anyone is going to buy the BrewBuddy Starter Kit to get started, go for the bitter kit as true lagers require long fermentation and cool and constant temperatures (9-14°)
The brewbuddy kit will likely be nottingham yeast so to brew at actual lager temps you'd need to substitute this out. Lower end of the scale for notts is 12°

I started with that lager kit 2 years ago and it nearly put me off. I stuck with it though, moved to all grain and have never looked back. I've brewed many can kits but the only one on that sale list is the Canadian Blonde which I can recommend. I've the Cverza in a FV now (bought from geterbrewed with an out of date yeast for more money than it is here) to be bottled tomorrow so can't pass judgement.

As I understand, true lager yeasts are bottom fermenters that require cool temperatures. Pseudo lagers won't be a true lager but will taste lagerish. If you want a true lager then you need a fridge or some temperature control (5L batches will fit in a household fridge). The bitter kit will brew far better imo.

If anyone does brew a kit for the first time, leave it 2 weeks in the fermenting vessel, 2 weeks in bottles in a warm place and 2 weeks in your fridge before drinking your first pint. A good beer takes time.

I've moved to all grain, I've a load of grain stocked up but couldn't resist 4 kits from that list :p
1 Like #33
So here you go:

The content of my home made drinks cupboard! The big bottles are 1.75 litres each and are left over Rum Bottles! The Limoncello was made with Pure Alcohol brought back from Italy (95% alcohol).

I have a further 6 litres of Damson port 1 month into the 3 month process and then the damsons will make a fabulous boozy crumble!

https://s15.postimg.org/4afhhbhh7/Drinks.jpg
1 Like #34
66 bottles of wine and 280 pints of beer on their way to me. This site is dangerous, haha!

Was really into my homebrew 6 or 7 years ago and had a full all grain setup, but haven't had the opportunity for a while. So thought this little lot would help to ease me back in. :)
#35
BeerDrinker
GlentoranMark
If anyone is going to buy the BrewBuddy Starter Kit to get started, go for the bitter kit as true lagers require long fermentation and cool and constant temperatures (9-14°)
The brewbuddy kit will likely be nottingham yeast so to brew at actual lager temps you'd need to substitute this out. Lower end of the scale for notts is 12°
Great deal,
Just a little confused tho - duelingDuck says that the kits contain S33 yeast (whatever that is ) and best to get Wilkos Nottingham yeast.
You however are saying that the brewbuddy is Nottingham - although the context is slightly different
[mod][Mod Team]#36
pgjeffery
BeerDrinker
GlentoranMark
If anyone is going to buy the BrewBuddy Starter Kit to get started, go for the bitter kit as true lagers require long fermentation and cool and constant temperatures (9-14°)
The brewbuddy kit will likely be nottingham yeast so to brew at actual lager temps you'd need to substitute this out. Lower end of the scale for notts is 12°
Great deal,
Just a little confused tho - duelingDuck says that the kits contain S33 yeast (whatever that is ) and best to get Wilkos Nottingham yeast.
You however are saying that the brewbuddy is Nottingham - although the context is slightly different
Could be s33. They are both general purpose ale yeasts. What I should have said is it'll be an ale yeast in the kit which ferments at higher temperatures than a proper lager yeast. Kit lagers that have instructions to ferment at 20+ arguably aren't actually lagers
1 Like #37
Thanks mate. £55 spent equals £55 saved :-)
1 Like #38
I don't care about heat but I would like to thank those who were who were good hearted enough to thank me for the post.
Cheers in every way. Those who did not boo to you.
#39
beyond wine kit, what else do i need to buy?
#40
Just doing my tesco shop and thought id do a search on here for any offers and found this. Have never done any kind of home brew before but have bought the bitter kit and the sauvignon blanc!!! Thanks OP, I have a lot of fun ahead of me, both making and drinking hic!!

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