Brumas BrauEule: A serious, set-and-forget home Brewster with an amazing [Chester] copper pot! Additional info over at www.livingbeer.com. WilliamsWarn: Beer in 7 days!?!? A superslick modern machine that costs almost as much as my diamond encrusted, bpa-free water bottle. An extravagance, to be sure, but maybe one that is worth the cost.
Etsy? You betsy. Synergybrewing hand builds a home brewery kit for 15 gallon production.
DIY Garage: This is a category that we love around here for its clever appropriation of inexpensive parts and true homebrew spirit. How can you not love converting an old keg into a huge boil pot? USA #1. Cryptic screen name: brewer_of_beer. Some suppliers of beer kits, supplies, and ingredients:
- Brooklyn Brew Shop. Prepackaged, small volume brewing for total noobz
- One step up in complexity: www.mrbeer.com
- Full spectrum supplies for those who know what they are doing: www.midwestsupplies.com
- Tech minded beer brewers might also want to check out The Beer Hacker series. The 2008 Web-based beer brewing software might be a little dated, but upon investigating, most of these online and app sources change very little year to year.
- And after you're feeling confident and fully geeky (and clear headed after "experimenting" with recipes), you can super serious like the made by John Carnet, with his impressive The Ultimate All-In-One Beer Brewing Machine
BeerSmith might look like something still loaded on the Windows 95 machine you've stowed away in the basement, but don't let appearances fool you. With nearly 100 styles of beer to customize/tweak automatically, the Windows-only application, BeerSmith, is often recommended for amateurs and expert home beer brewers alike, offering almost an unlimited amount of options to customize the taste and appearance of your brew. It also helps there's a healthy online community to tap when you need advice/feedback.
Of course if you're a smart device user, then there are a variety of apps for beer brewing recipes and calculations, such as iBrewMaster iPad Edition and the 99 cents only, BeerMath. If you need some visual instruction about how to make beer, there are quite a few YouTube vids to watch while "researching" with a beer in hand: The Easy Way: The Scare You A-Way: Moonshine: The Real American Way: