BrewBuddy Brewing Starter Kit (40 Pints Of Lager Or Bitter For Dad) £23.50 C&C @ Tesco Direct (Refills Just £10.50 For 40 Bitter Or Cider)
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BrewBuddy Brewing Starter Kit (40 Pints Of Lager Or Bitter For Dad) £23.50 C&C @ Tesco Direct (Refills Just £10.50 For 40 Bitter Or Cider)

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Found 11th Jun 2015
An ideal starter kit, just add sugar and water to the BrewBuddy brewing system to make 40 pints of delicious sparkling lager. Featuring all the basic equipment required to start your brewing experience, along with step by step instructions, you can soon be enjoying lager of up to 4.8% ABV with this BrewBuddy lager starter kit.

The starter kit includes a 25 litre capacity container to brew in and a lid to cover the fermentation container and prevent contamination. It also contains a steriliser to clean and sterilise all equipment and a hydrometer to check that the fermentation process is complete. Use the included syphon tube and clip to transfer the lager from the original container to a second container or bottles.

Featuring a beer pack from which all the lager will be made, the BrewBuddy lager starter kit also includes beer yeast to start the fermentation process. In addition to the kit you will also need 1kg of sugar and either a 5 gallon pressure barrel or 40x 1 pint beer bottles.

By law we cannot sell this product to anyone under the age of 18.

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Original Poster

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They also have refills if you want to make more bitter or cider.

Perfect for me, thanks

Just been thinking what to buy my pops and see this!

Nice find OP heat added

It beggars belief with supermarket booze so cheap that people will contemplate attempting to brew their own "drain cleaner".

muffboy

It beggars belief with supermarket booze so cheap that people will … It beggars belief with supermarket booze so cheap that people will contemplate attempting to brew their own "drain cleaner".


I homebrew and all my friends and relatives love it compared to dishwater you can buy cheap in your local supermarket.

solonely

I homebrew and all my friends and relatives love it compared to dishwater … I homebrew and all my friends and relatives love it compared to dishwater you can buy cheap in your local supermarket.



Dishwater? Henry Westons cider with an ABV of 8.2% @ £1.33 for a 500ml bottle. You and your relatives keep on kidding yourself mate!

muffboy

Dishwater? Henry Westons cider with an ABV of 8.2% @ £1.33 for a 500ml … Dishwater? Henry Westons cider with an ABV of 8.2% @ £1.33 for a 500ml bottle. You and your relatives keep on kidding yourself mate!


When you homebrew you can make it at even stronger for less then half the price, please read up on the web, and enjoy.

I've tasted a lot of homebrews from various friends and colleagues who have had a go over the years and I haven't tasted a half decent one yet.. awful awful stuff

I brewed my own beer and cider for years and drank many gallons of the stuff all through my teenaged years....when I finally got a job and had my own money to buy professionally brewed beers I realised that mine tasted like barf and stopped.
I distilled slivovice for a few years which was excellent, much easier to distill a decent drink than brew one imo.....
Edited by: "Shaydog" 12th Jun 2015

It is indeed true that the bottom end kits for both wine and beer can taste gopping. It is also true that mid range and upper range kits can and do taste as good as if not better than typical supermarket beer and wine for a fraction of the price. In my experience winebuddy and brewbuddy kits are bottom end of the range, not voting just saying. Very good price for this kit though.

If you have the time/energy home brewing can save you a lot of money (you're not taxed on the alchohol as there is none when you buy it) and can produce some great tasting beer that isn't "brewed in the UK under licence" (read: all brewed in the same factory no matter what the brand) like the vast majority of supermarket beers.

I'm not putting supermarket beers down as they can be great if you're willing to pay more. But when the very best home brew beer kits cost around 50p/pint (568ml) and the cheaper ones half that, you can see that it can be very worthwhile if you enjoy a pint with your dinner in the evening. Basically it works out around 1/4 of the price of the cheapest supermarket lager.

Brewing wine is an even bigger money saver. With a 30-bottle kit you can make wine for around 60p/bottle. It may not be the finest quality but perfect for a bbq/party and it's certainly better than the £4 supermarket bottles.

Edited by: "Whirly" 12th Jun 2015

oh no i bought this for the other half for fathers day tesco.com/dir…393
have i just bought the refill kit then?

sammy12345

oh no i bought this for the other half for fathers day … oh no i bought this for the other half for fathers day http://www.tesco.com/direct/coopers-lager-diy-beer-kit/213-1393.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=213-1393have i just bought the refill kit then?



Yes, that's a refill kit. You need the Starter Kit if it's a present.

sammy12345

oh no i bought this for the other half for fathers day … oh no i bought this for the other half for fathers day http://www.tesco.com/direct/coopers-lager-diy-beer-kit/213-1393.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=213-1393have i just bought the refill kit then?


Yeah, you will need all of the equipment etc

sammy12345

oh no i bought this for the other half for fathers day … oh no i bought this for the other half for fathers day http://www.tesco.com/direct/coopers-lager-diy-beer-kit/213-1393.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=213-1393have i just bought the refill kit then?




You have just bought one of the ingredients, you also need either brewing sugar, malt extract.
You also need the fermentation barrel, etc if you haven't already got it.

thanks guys!...so i basically need this deal also?

Yes, plus the sugar/brew enhancer etc

For anyone new to brewing, some kits taste poor, some taste lovely. My advice would be to go to your local homebrew shop and have a chat with them, tell them what beer you like now and they can advise which kit to buy. I ended up with a Hambleton Baird strong ale kit and it turned out perfectly. Just make sure everything is sanitised to within an inch of it's life, and that you don't contaminate your brew

Whatever beer you guys say is quality (ie not supermarket).
The supermarket also sells. Just saying!

ha, looks like there's a lot of Carling and fosters drinkers posting today. You can make decent beers from the kits but just had a few hops from your local homebrew shop and you can make it far superior to most things in your local supermarket

cheers!

if anyone needs any help check out UK homebrew network on Facebook, post any questions and you will get loads of help

Whirly

If you have the time/energy home brewing can save you a lot of money … If you have the time/energy home brewing can save you a lot of money (you're not taxed on the alchohol as there is none when you buy it) and can produce some great tasting beer that isn't "brewed in the UK under licence" (read: all brewed in the same factory no matter what the brand) like the vast majority of supermarket beers.I'm not putting supermarket beers down as they can be great if you're willing to pay more. But when the very best home brew beer kits cost around 50p/pint (568ml) and the cheaper ones half that, you can see that it can be very worthwhile if you enjoy a pint with your dinner in the evening. Basically it works out around 1/4 of the price of the cheapest supermarket lager.Brewing wine is an even bigger money saver. With a 30-bottle kit you can make wine for around 60p/bottle. It may not be the finest quality but perfect for a bbq/party and it's certainly better than the £4 supermarket bottles.



Are you suggesting the cheapest supermarket lager costs £2 a pint?

You can buy branded lagers from the supermarket from 60p a pint when on offer. If you are happy with own branded supermarket lager then 4 x 440ml cans from Morrisons is 89p.

When you account for buying all the equipment and the time involved sterilising and bottling then it's not worth it from a financial point of view.

konkywonky

Are you suggesting the cheapest supermarket lager costs £2 a pint? You … Are you suggesting the cheapest supermarket lager costs £2 a pint? You can buy branded lagers from the supermarket from 60p a pint when on offer. If you are happy with own branded supermarket lager then 4 x 440ml cans from Morrisons is 89p.When you account for buying all the equipment and the time involved sterilising and bottling then it's not worth it from a financial point of view.

Or, to Each His Own.

sorry your wrong, this kit will give you 40 pints for 60p a pint, a premium kit will cost around £25, so 63p a pint. I would rather drink my own home brew than the mass market stuff u get in the supermarket. however some supermarkets are stocking very good craft beer now for about £2 a bottle. However if you just want to get **** instead of having a nice drink stick to your usual drink

halsted

if anyone needs any help check out UK craft beer network on Facebook, … if anyone needs any help check out UK craft beer network on Facebook, post any questions and you will get loads of help

konkywonky

Are you suggesting the cheapest supermarket lager costs £2 a pint? You … Are you suggesting the cheapest supermarket lager costs £2 a pint? You can buy branded lagers from the supermarket from 60p a pint when on offer. If you are happy with own branded supermarket lager then 4 x 440ml cans from Morrisons is 89p.When you account for buying all the equipment and the time involved sterilising and bottling then it's not worth it from a financial point of view.



The bits don't cost that much. Sterilisation tablets cost pennies, bottles can cost nothing (if you use plastic ones from Coke or something), keg can cost very little (I use a 5l water bottle with a gromit in the top for the air lock).

Then you can use what you like. I tend to use 100% pure apple juice from Aldi (89p/l or 52p a pint). Just add yeast, sugar, Splenda, campden tablet and you're off. Timing, heat and some luck is needed.

Sometimes...it's the actual effort you put in and what you get out which makes it all the better. It's fun to experiment too. Some of the stuff I have made is better than some of the stuff I have bought.

Nice find OP.

spot on fozzeh

I'd rather go to the pub and drink with friends. you lot stay in your sheds on your own. ha ha

Original Poster

penguini

I'd rather go to the pub and drink with friends. you lot stay in your … I'd rather go to the pub and drink with friends. you lot stay in your sheds on your own. ha ha



Says the guy with the aquarium fetish. Ha ha

penguini

I'd rather go to the pub and drink with friends. you lot stay in your … I'd rather go to the pub and drink with friends. you lot stay in your sheds on your own. ha ha



Or crack it open when you have 25 people around at New Years after it's had a short spell of 4 months rest and it being fizzy-er than anything you've ever known? Maybe?

fozzeh

The bits don't cost that much. Sterilisation tablets cost pennies, … The bits don't cost that much. Sterilisation tablets cost pennies, bottles can cost nothing (if you use plastic ones from Coke or something), keg can cost very little (I use a 5l water bottle with a gromit in the top for the air lock).Then you can use what you like. I tend to use 100% pure apple juice from Aldi (89p/l or 52p a pint). Just add yeast, sugar, Splenda, campden tablet and you're off. Timing, heat and some luck is needed. Sometimes...it's the actual effort you put in and what you get out which makes it all the better. It's fun to experiment too. Some of the stuff I have made is better than some of the stuff I have bought.




ahh Turbo Cider :o)

fozzeh

The bits don't cost that much. Sterilisation tablets cost pennies, … The bits don't cost that much. Sterilisation tablets cost pennies, bottles can cost nothing (if you use plastic ones from Coke or something), keg can cost very little (I use a 5l water bottle with a gromit in the top for the air lock).Then you can use what you like. I tend to use 100% pure apple juice from Aldi (89p/l or 52p a pint). Just add yeast, sugar, Splenda, campden tablet and you're off. Timing, heat and some luck is needed. Sometimes...it's the actual effort you put in and what you get out which makes it all the better. It's fun to experiment too. Some of the stuff I have made is better than some of the stuff I have bought.



I'm not doubting that some people do it for the fun, I did myself. But don't kid yourself on that you will produce something of the quality of a proper craft ale as another poster eluded to. These kits are mass produced to give the user a product of a certain standard. It's not proper brewing, it is to brewing what a pot noodle is to cooking.

It's a good price for the kit, just don't think it will produce a top quality brew.

Edited by: "konkywonky" 12th Jun 2015

This is showing as unavailable now - but there are a lot of good kits out there in fairness!

Original Poster

lovelybeer

This is showing as unavailable now - but there are a lot of good kits out … This is showing as unavailable now - but there are a lot of good kits out there in fairness!



Thanks i have updated the link.

If you want a decent home brew kit, just get the Woodforde Wherry kit from Tesco for £16.50.

konkywonky

I'm not doubting that some people do it for the fun, I did myself. But … I'm not doubting that some people do it for the fun, I did myself. But don't kid yourself on that you will produce something of the quality of a proper craft ale as another poster eluded to. These kits are mass produced to give the user a product of a certain standard. It's not proper brewing, it is to brewing what a pot noodle is to cooking.It's a good price for the kit, just don't think it will produce a top quality brew.



Never said it did but it gives people a good starting to go from and an ethic for the work involved. Sets you off with what you need to do and basics of what to know and can lead into a hobby, just from a cheap bit of kit.

muffboy

It beggars belief with supermarket booze so cheap that people will … It beggars belief with supermarket booze so cheap that people will contemplate attempting to brew their own "drain cleaner".



Cheap kit beer is sometimes not the best, that is true, but it's an ideal way to learn the basics of home brewing.

Once you've progressed a few stages you will not only be brewing things better than you can buy in most pubs, but you'll be controlling the recipe yourself and learning about how beer is made - part art, part science.

I look at home brewing at that level a lot like I look at cooking at home. I might not be able to replicate the best restaurants, but I'll beat out most fast food joints with just a bit of experience. And it's quite a productive and creative hobby, as well.

When you're brewing, it's almost more about the getting it right, than it is about the consuming the end product. Then, later you do that too. Again, just like cooking.

I mean if you just don't like beer that's not going to help anyone, but at least come out and say that.

i remebertheold man made a still.....carrot whisky for the whole street. Might try this.

toeknee0909

Whatever beer you guys say is quality (ie not supermarket).The … Whatever beer you guys say is quality (ie not supermarket).The supermarket also sells. Just saying!



You are quite wrong, there's a huge number of beers that supermarkets don't, and won't ever sell.
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