When I first became interested in brewing my own beer, I had no clue where to start. Thankfully we had a homebrew store located in the town I was attending college that provided me with all of the equipment necessary to get my feet under me. Although after my first couple of batches of beer, I soon realized that I would need to upgrade my beer brewing equipment inventory and fast!
So What's required?
* A Brew pot - this is one of the main necessities in any home brewers arsenal and in this instance size really does matter! Really the bigger the better you will need something in the vicinity of 20 - 30 quarts as the more mash you cook the better the quality of the end result.
* A primary fermenter - this is basically a large tank where you pour the mixture once it has been brewed. The tank itself needs to be big enough to hold the entire contents from the brew pot and it needs to be completely air tight with a small hole for the airlock to attach.
* Bottling bucket - This is another large container that we will use to bottle the beer once its fully ready it needs to have a small plug or tap on the bottom to help make life just that little bit easier.
* Other items of requirement include - Glass beer bottles and a capping tool as well as caps to put the finished home brew into and seal keeping it at its best for the longest of times. You will also need rubber stops, flexible hosing and bottling tubes to name just a few, there are literally dozens of other things that could be used to aid you in the brewing process however this is all you really need except maybe a hydrometer to check the alcohol levels of your finished product however its not entirely necessary so you may want to hold off until you decide to scale up.