COST OF LIVING GOING UP? THE COST OF YOUR FAVOURITE TIPPLE DOESN'T HAVE TO

It’s no secret the last two years have been difficult for everybody worldwide in the fight against Covid-19. One backlash of the pandemic is that the cost of living is guaranteed to rise over the next couple of years for us all. The Bank of England have announced the rate of inflation will hit 6% around Spring 2022 with experts predicting energy bills could rise by up to 50% for some households by the end of this year. The spike doesn’t just stop here unfortunately with expected rises in food bills & prescription charges on top of the services we enjoy such as phones & internet topped off with increased costs in services, we rely on like travel in particular rail fares. It doesn’t all have to be doom & gloom…

"Homebrewing, it's more than a hobby"

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BREWING YOURSELF?

Brewing at home is no longer the domain of everybody’s favourite Granddad and with advancements in kit technology the results can be better than anything you can buy on a supermarket shelf for a fraction of the price. It’s easy to see why over 1 million people in the UK enjoy the benefits of “made at home” beverages.

COST

As household finances begin to cause stress one shining light is the cost-effective method of brewing your own beverages. You can make your own beverages that will be far superior to anything available to purchase from the supermarket with a basic equipment starter kit costing you sub £20 on the Brew2Bottle store. It is important to remember equipment is completely re-usable it’s just a case of topping up on your favourite kits here on out.

VARIETY

Home brewing has come a long way since the days of creating a potato vodka mash in the bathtub. The developments in malts, concentrates & distilling equipment give you the ability to create your favourite beverages from the comfort of home. The beer kit range now offers anything from a basic lager, real or dark ale right through to something as complex as a Hazy IPA. The wine concentrates have followed suit allowing us to create our every day favourites such as Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc or Merlot through to more complex wines such as an Amarone. The home brewing world doesn’t just stop at beer, wine or cider with the introduction of specialist distilling equipment you can now create your favourite spirits & liqueurs.

TIME

The common perception is that home brewing takes up a lot more time & effort than it’s worth but as equipment & kits have developed over the years this couldn’t be any further from the truth. The kits can be setup easily inside 30 minutes & up to 60 minutes to bottle at the end all that is required in between is a little bit of patience as the magic happens inside your brewing vessel. The amount of time spent brewing is that minimal it’s easy to forget you brewed it yourself!

SOCIAL

The popularity of home brewing through the advancements of equipment & kits has grown over the last few years which has led to a sharp growth in the number of communities available for brewers to join whether that’s a group on social media like Facebook or Twitter to an online Home Brew Forum or through brand apps like Grainfather. The home brewing world now has a bit of something for everyone whether that’s a brewer starting completely from scratch, looking to get back into it or the avid brewer.

COMPLEXITY

One of the beauties of home brewing is you really can make it as complicated or as simple as you like, whether that’s brewing in a fermentation bucket using an extract kit or going all the way with all grain using an all-in-one brewing system. The opportunities are endless and a degree in chemistry is no longer required.

A TASTE OF WHAT'S AVAILABLE

Brew2Bottle Basic 40 Pint Homebrew Starter Kit

£17.95

Morgans 40 Pint Lager Premium Starter Kit

£54.95 £39.95

Solomon Grundy Gold 30 Bottle Sauvignon Blanc

£38.95

Still Spirits Air Still Essentials Kit

£199.95

WHAT'S ON THE MARKET?

BEER KITS:

We have carefully selected some of our favourite beer kits from the biggest beer kit manufacturers in the world. The beer kits all come with a premium yeast & full set of instructions so you can carefully & successfully brew up to 40 pints of your chosen beverage. Please note that although many of the kits we offer include all of the ingredients you need some will require an additional fermentable such as Brewing Sugar so it's worth checking the listing prior to purchasing to ensure you have everything you need. It really couldn't be any easier but if you need help we're always available to talk you through the process.

Mangrove Jacks Brewers Series + 1kg Brewing Sugar Bundles

£12.45

Festival Home Brew Beer Kits

£22.95

Muntons Flagship 35 Pint Beer Kits

£28.95

WINE KITS:

Our selection of wine kits boasts grape varietals from vineyards from across the globe & we have not just flavours but styles to fit every wine lover’s needs. The wine kits all come with a specific yeast to fit wine style as well as a full set of instructions so you can carefully & successfully brew up to 30 bottles of your chosen wine. The wine kits also come complete with a full set of finings, stabiliser & preservatives with some selected kits also featuring oak chips & oak cubes to further enhancer flavours & aroma. More expensive wine kits will benefit from ageing so it's well worth planning to age a few for 3-4 months so you can compare. Please note that although many of the kits we offer include all the ingredients you need some will require an additional fermentable such as Brewing Sugar so it's worth checking the listing prior to purchasing to ensure you have everything you need.

Solomon Grundy 30 Bottle 7 Day Wine Kits

£34.95

Beaverdale 23l 30 Bottle Wine Kits

£42.95

WinExpert Classic 30 Bottle Wine Kits

£50.95

CIDER KITS:

In addition to the beer kits chosen above we have also cherry picked some of our world-famous cider kits which are bursting with fruity flavours. The cider kits all come with a premium yeast & full set of instructions so you can carefully & successfully brew up to 40 pints of your chosen style. Please note that although many of the kits we offer include all the ingredients you need some will require an additional fermentable such as Brewing Sugar so it's worth checking the listing prior to purchasing to ensure you have everything you need. We highly recommend adding the Mangrove Jacks Cider Enhancer to your chosen kit to fully develop & enjoy this mouth tingling fruity flavours & aromas.

On The Rocks Cider Kits

£16.95

Mangrove Jacks Craft Series Cider Kits

£18.95

Festival 40 Pint Cider Kits

£23.95

SPIRITS & LIQUEURS:

Here at Brew2Bottle we’re proud to stock the full Still Spirits range, the world leader in home distilling products and spirit flavourings. Still Spirits offer a thorough & extensive rage of products which allow you to easily make quality low-cost homemade alcohol and turn it into delicious, full flavoured, alcoholic beverages that evoke the taste of far more expensive spirits & liqueurs. We have equipment for distillers of all levels, specialist brewers’ yeast or pure turbo yeast for each wash type & spirit flavourings from Peach Schnapps right through to Dark Spiced Rum. The art of home distilling creates a world of endless possibilities.

GOOD

UK Still Spirits Easy Turbo Water Distiller 240V/320W

£149.95

BETTER

Still Spirits Air Still Essentials Kit

£199.95

BEST!

Still Spirits T500 Still with Copper Condensor

£414.95