Nothing is more relaxing after a long, hard day than a cold beer or a glass of wine. Yet, when money is tight and people are struggling, this is often one of the first luxuries to go. Money that used to be spent on alcohol of any type is no longer available. Yet, this does not have to be the case. For those who are struggling, a home brewing kit may be just what is needed.
For the past 7,000 years, alcohol has been brewed in a domestic setting. In fact, up until the 1700s, alcohol was not mass produced. Home brewing was the only method of production. Yet, even when mass production began many still preferred to make their own alcohol for a variety of reasons. Home brewing continues to this day and home brewing kits make a great gift for the person in your life who enjoys a good drink.
Home brewing is a popular hobby for a number of reasons. Not only may it be cheaper than buying commercial versions of alcohol, it can be adjusted to suit your personal tastes. Many participate as they enjoying competing against other in home brew contests. This is often referred to as “craft brewing” and has spawned a number of clubs devoted to this purpose. A home brewing kit, when purchased by an individual or given as a gift, can be the start of a lifelong hobby and possibly even a career in the industry.
A number of home brew kits are available for purchase. Kits are tailored to a specific type of alcohol which needs to be considered before buying. You can choose to purchase a beer kit, a standard wine kit, a country wine kit or an alcohol kit which allows you to make shots of your favorite drink. When purchasing as a present, a home brew starter kit is the best way to go as it allows the recipient to start his first project immediately upon receiving the gift. Wine kits often require that sugar and water be added. Alcohol and beer kits often contain everything that is needed so be sure to read the packaging before purchasing. If country wine is your drink of choice, you will need to add sugar and fruit so you may wish to include this with the kit when wrapping.
Home brewing kits make the perfect gift for a number of reasons. The benefits offered by home brewing are numerous and the recipient of your gift will be proud to share. He can impress friends with wine or beer that he has brewed himself. The quality of his alcohol will rival commercial products at a fraction of the cost and he can make any type of drink he wishes to. Home brew can add an international touch to any meal as the wine can be customized based on the favorites of a country.
A home brewing kit is also the perfect gift for the environmentalist or tightwad in your family. Environmentalists love to brew their own alcohol as this results in less packaging than commercial versions. Also, any packaging that is used may be reusable and/or recyclable. Less transportation of goods is needed when using a home brew kit which is another positive in the eyes of those who love our earth. The tightwad will love a home brew kit as it save money on alcohol purchases. Typical savings for home brew over commercial varieties is around 50%.
When you are struggling to find the perfect gift for a friend, family member or co-worker, consider a home brewing kit. Almost everyone likes a good drink now and then. Imagine providing someone with the means to make a number of bottles to keep on hand. This process takes just seven days and the results can last for quite some time. How many other gifts can say the same?