WiseBread.com contributor Marla Walters is familiar with brewing homemade beer. After her husband started the hobby, their kitchen was practically turned into a brewery—there’s a big stockpot with foam on the sides, a gigantic thermometer, tubes, and oddly shaped brushes. There’s also a bag of “carbonation drops” (which look like lemon drops, but are white), bottle caps, a capping apparatus, and a six-gallon glass “carboy” which is a huge, heavy bottle full of future beer.
These are among the most essential tools and equipment required for brewing homemade beer, available from a Sacramento brewing supplies stores, such as The Brewmeister. If you’re an aspiring brewer, however, you’ll need to take note of a few things before you venture to your local brewing supplies store.