Help me start homebrewing! I need advice for the simplest possible homebrew setup.
I've been ordering and bottling "homebrew" beer from a local shop for the past few months, and I'd like to start actually brewing my own in my house.
A friend has offered to sell me his old equipment (here
): basically a fermenter, a carboy with airlock, and tubing.
I'm looking to do this as simply as possible to start, and then build up from there. I figure that probably means buying no-boil ingredient kits.
I know I'll need to buy some sort of disinfectant, but is there any other equipment I'll need before I get started? Can you recommend any simple ingredient kits you've had success with that would be good for a beginner? (I'm in Canada, if it matters). I plan on asking these questions at my brew shop as well, but I'd like some other opinions so they don't try to sell me things I don't need.
Also, do you know of any good online resources for beginners? My google searches are just turning up lots of people trying to sell me things.