I’ve been brewing on and off since I was eighteen. My parents bought me a Boots starter set for my birthday, and the rest as they say, is history.

I’ve progressed from having cheap kits fermenting away at the end of my bed at university, to all grain brewing in a semi-dedicated shed. I thought I’d gather together some thoughts about all the equipment I’ve used over the years in one place. Feel free to ask any question about any of the kit, or how I went about certain things.

There’s not much here at the moment, but hopefully it will get fleshed out a bit over time.


I’ve used plastic vessels for pretty much the entirety of my time brewing. They’re cheap, lightweight, easy to clean and do the job well enough. While you can get away with just a plastic fermentor, it’s worth investing in a boiler. This means you can stick to kits, modify kits with extra grain or hops, go all malt extract, or even all grain with BIAB.


In 2015 I decided to upgrade the brewery using Ecokeg outer shells. It didn’t exactly go to plan, you can read all about it in this blog post – How not to build a brewery.


I’m currently in the process of rebuilding the brewery, but using stainless pots, fixtures and fittings. Eventually I hope to have some stainless fermentors, but one step at a time.