Gift Idea: Home Brewtique

Monday, October 29, 2018
Today's post is going to be a little different but it's something that I think would make an amazing gift idea! My dad is one of the hardest people to buy gifts for as he is so picky and he always wants the same thing over and over but I think this kit has been a success. You might have seen this kit on my Instagram Stories (@ofbeautyand) as I always post unboxings and blogger mail there. We've been working on this kit over the past couple of months or so and it's been such a nice process and the end result is finally here. 

*Home Brewtique Kit (£140+)
I was very kindly sent the entire kit which is what you need if you're a beginner as it contains every item you will need. The kit comes with the 5 litre fermenter, tools, thermometer, instructions, brewing bag, bottling items and more. If you already have some of the items then you can just buy the bottles or the recipe kits as you'll need a new recipe kit with ingredients each time. There are quite a few to choose from, in terms of the recipes which all vary in flavours and strength but we chose the IPA so I was sent the IPA recipe kit, along with all the equipment. The kit with all the specialist equipment (the basics) is £35, then the bottle set is £30 and the recipe kits themselves are £22 each. They also have some amazing christmas kits and gift sets which range in price from £19.80 to £132.20, all of which look amazing!
I have a full video of the whole process below - the home brew process was very easy to follow using their instructions and their YouTube videos. We didn't encounter any problems apart from one, in that we didn't have a single pot large enough for the beer while it was boiling so we had to use a couple of pots instead; however Home Brewtique do offer other equipment to purchase such as a large 11 litre  pot which would've been very useful and I definitely recommend it if you are going to buy one of these kits

The process of making the beer wasn't too complicated thanks to the instructions and it was an interesting process overall. I haven't ever tried to make beer so I didn't know how complicated it would be but thankfully it isn't too demanding. I'm so glad the kit contains everything we needed as it isn't something we have done before and I think we would've been a little bit lost if it wasn't for the detailed instructions and the fantastic YouTube video going through the whole process. 
I love the design of the kit on the whole, it looks like a very well put together, thoughtful and unique gift from a fantastic, independent company – it would make it more special gift than just buying beer or alcohol from the store for your gift recipient. Also it is a great practical gift that can be enjoyed well after the Christmas period and shared with friends and family which is what we are going to do.

Yesterday was our first taste of our home brewed beer, it isn't something I ever usually drink so I don't really know what to expect. India Black Ale (and IPA) is something my dad likes and he said it was a very smooth, clear beer that he really liked so I think we must have done something right! I'm so glad that it turned out well and as it should, even though we were a little unsure at times during the process of making the beer and now I can't wait to share it with friends and family (I think both of my uncles will really like it!) over the festive period.
Overall I'm so happy with not only how easy the process was but also the all-inclusive nature of the kit, how well designed it is and the final outcome which I'm sure everyone will love over the Christmas period. I think the kits on their own would make a fantastic gift that keeps on giving into the new year but also sharing the results of your own gift is also very special is it something you've made yourself.

Any one of the kits would make it a great Christmas gift this year especially if you know someone who is a beer lover or who has wanted to make home brewed beer for a while. There are great kits for beginners and there are also kits if they already have some of the equipment, so there is something for everyone on the Home Brewtique website. Kits range in price to so you don't have to spend too much to get a unique and special gift for someone this year.

Check out my video to below for a more detailed and quick run through of the home brew beer making kit from Home Brewtique. If you have any problems with the video below, feel free to message me in the comments or email me: heathernixon4@gmail.com.

What do you think of this gift idea? Would you buy a home brew beer making kit?

14 comments

  1. This sounds great, will check it out. 💜✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x

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  2. Ooooo that is SUCH a good idea! I love it!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  3. I’ve never tried to make my own beer but you have made it look and sound very easy x

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  4. Oh wow, what a cool gift idea!xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  5. Ooh what a great gift idea

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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  6. This is so cool! I've never seen anything like it before. My husband would love it.

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

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  7. I love DIY, this looks like fun if I drank.

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  8. My boyfriend would absolutely LOVE something like this for Christmas x

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  9. This is such a fun gift! I love more unique ideas that someone wouldn't usually buy themselves x

    Gemma Louise

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