The act of brewing your own beer also gives you that mad scientist fulfillment (or at least for me), not to mention the satisfaction that you feel every time your beer-guzzling friends rave about your concoction. Better Quality For Your Beer Home brewed beer, unlike commercial beers, doesn't have cheap additives. It's an investment on your part, so you should consider first whether you're willing to brew your own beer long term. Since you'll be spending on equipment, you might as well use it for a long span of time. But first, some extensive research needs to be undertaken before you pick one. Remember, there are many types of brewing kits out in the market, so choosing the one that is best suited to your needs will ensure that every penny spent is worth it. Apart from this, a straining vessel called the lauter tun should also be available to strain out large particles from the boiled beer. Siphoning Tools Siphoning is a good alternative to straining as it limits the exposure to particles in the air while it's being transferred from one fermenter to another or to individual containers. Home brewing took a drastic blow when in the 1800's, brewing was heavily taxed by the government in order for the commercial breweries to get more profit. Eventually, the Prohibition was enacted, causing all types of alcohol to get banned. Since then, home brewing was the only way for people to get their beer, and a risky endeavor at that. It should be noted that the costs associated with home brewing can be categorized into two. The first cost can be attributed to the ingredients and the second one on the equipments that will be used for this hobby. For starters, you can start with home brewing equipments that can cost around $90. The set can include the most basic equipments. If you've only heard about this hobby recently, then you can always start with a few simple experiments. Here is a guide on how you can get started with home brewing. 1. Read articles and books about home brewing Before you set off to your nearest home brewing store, you can first read a book that discusses anything about home brewing.