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    Apr 12, 2020

    12 Kits To Help You Make Your Own Booze At Home

    Time to D-I-Wine.

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    1. A make-your-own-wine kit so you can recreate iconic scenes from Scandal with five bottles of home-brewed red from the comfort of your own couch.

    The Grommet

    This kit comes equipped with fermentable juice, high quality yeast, oak, and additives, plus everything you need to make a full gallon of either Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet, or Pinot Grigio.

    Get it from The Grommet for $60 (available in four wine varieties).

    2. A homemade gin kit that includes a whole garden of glorious botanicals to make your own personalized "sloe gin," whether you prefer the sweetness of juniper berries or the zest of lemon peel.

    UncommonGoods

    Each kit comes with two bottles for converting the vodka of your choice into sloe gin, plus juniper berries, coriander seeds, fennel seed, cardamom pods, black pepper corns, bay leaf, rosemary, lemon peel, lavender, and rose hips. Bonus — you can reuse it with your own botanicals when you're done!

    Promising review: "I'm always trying to find fun, different gifts for my husband. He is a gin man, and has also brewed his own beer, so I picked the gin kit as a gift for his birthday. He loved it!! He had a good time putting it all together, and was extremely thrilled with the end result. He wants to get the refil pack so he can make more. Great gift for anyone that likes to be part of the process to enjoying the finished product!" —Satisfied Customer

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $50.

    3. A Northwest Pale Ale beer brewing kit perfect for anyone who likes their beer a little woodsy and malted, with plenty of (hippity) hops.

    Target

    This set comes with a compact fermenter based on the large scale versions actual breweries use, and everything you need to make two gallons of beer, including a no-rinse cleaner and a starter pack of Northwest Pale Ale.

    Get it from Target for $31.99.

    4. Or a Long Play IPA craft beer making kit for the beer drinker who wants to lean into spring with floral aromas and caramel and toffee tones.

    Target

    Like the set above, this set comes with a compact fermenter based on the large scale versions actual breweries use, and everything you need to make two gallons of beer, including a no-rinse cleaner and a starter pack of Long Play IPA.

    Get it from Target for $23.49.

    5. *ORRR* an American Lager craft beer making kit that will yield a deliciously golden, malty beer with a just a little bit of bitterness to balance it.

    Target

    Just like the two other sets, this set comes with a compact fermenter based on the large scale versions actual breweries use, and everything you need to make two gallons of beer, including a no-rinse cleaner and a starter pack of American Lager.

    Get it from Target for $31.49.

    6. A make your own hard seltzer kit so handy that when you take a pic of yourself sipping it at the window, you'll caption it, "White Claw whomst?"

    Wayfair

    Each kit comes with a recipe, yeast, priming sugar, an airlock, a strainer, and funnel to help you make a gallon of your own bonafide hard seltzer in four easy steps.

    Get it from Wayfair for $43.99.

    7. A fruit wine making kit that lets you play with any fruit you happen to have on hand to craft the perfect sweet springtime wine straight out of your favorite new orchard: your kitchen.

    Sundry Brew/Etsy

    Psst — some delicious options for flavoring are peaches, strawberries, and apples! 🍑🍓🍏

    Each set comes with all the equipment you need to make a gallon of fruit wine (plus a no-rinse sanitizer), as well as wine tannin, yeast, campden tablets, acid blend, and an instruction manual to make it. All you need to add is your own fruit!

    Get it from Sundry Brew on Etsy for $64.99.

    8. A wine barrel (with personalization options!) that comes complete with everything you need to start brewing your own decadent Cabernet Sauvignon.

    UncommonGoods

    Each barrel comes with a full kit for making wine, complete with a stand, fermentation jug, and sanitizer.

    Promising review: "Perfect for a beginning winemaker. My Dad has been brewing beer, and recently began making wine. He uses glass growlers to age his wine. This oak barrel will give him a chance to inexpensively experiment with wood aging, as well as an attractive keepsake." —Smoores81

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $85+ (available in three sizes, plus personalization options).

    9. A personalized whiskey and rum barrel so now whenever someone is like, "Hmmm, what is this smoky top note I'm tasting?" you can be like, "Probably the pizza rolls I burned, because I MADE THIS MYSELF!"

    UncommonGoods

    Promising review: "We have now purchased this twice, as a wedding gift for two whiskey-loving couples. The first time, we named the distillery after their hometown, and the second time, after the street they lived on in their first home together. The gift has been a hit for both couples. The small size is perfect as a bar cart addition or for those with limited counter space. One couple has been using the barrel continuously (for whiskey AND other liquors!) for over three years since we gifted it. They report that everything always tastes better after aging in it!" —KellyPhilly

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $85+ (available in multiple sizes).

    10. Or a spirit-aging barrel you can use to make Apple Brandy, Irish Whiskey, Kentucky Bourbon, Malt Euro Scotch, Spice Rum, or Tennessee Whiskey (woof, is anyone else out of breath?).

    The Grommet

    Each kit includes an oak barrel with a stand, bung, spigot, paper funnel, and barrel cleaning kit, plus the optional essence for whichever spirit you wanna brew (whiskey or bust, bb).

    Get it from The Grommet for $85+ (available in two sizes).

    11. An "Ultimate Homebrewer's Kit" for true beer connoisseurs with a superior, long-lasting design so you can brew larger quantities again and again with the same surefire results.

    UncommonGoods

    Each set includes the 6.5-gallon tank fermentation system, plus 100 bottle caps for sealing your brews, a sanitizing packet, a guide to brewing and fermenting, and a recipe kit for five gallons of glorious glug.

    Promising review: "I'm already planning on buying another! I brew on average once every month or so. I really enjoy it. I've made close to 15 different beers with the Catalyst, and started with their kit. I can't say enough about these guys! Great quality, good price. Very easy to setup, easy to wash, easy to use. I upgraded to a larger mason jar for my VERY HOPPY Beers! Buy one! You'll love it." —Ryan

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $250.

    12. A pumpkin ale home brewing kit, because you know what? Time is an illusion and the Gregorian calendar is a joke. I had pumpkin spice Cheerios for lunch yesterday. Sometimes the heart just wants what it wants, y'all.

    UncommonGoods

    This kit comes with a gallon glass fermentor and all the trappings you need for it, plus sanitizer, instructions, and everything you need to make UNREPENTANTLY DELICIOUS PUMPKIN BEER. 🎃🍻

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $48.

    You cheers-ing to your delicious results after becoming a master home brewer:

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