This is an important addition to your growing list of home brewing equipments. When shopping, make sure that the kettle that you will get should be at least 16 quarts. Funnel. This is used for transferring your beer from the kettle to the carboy. This makes home brewing stress-free. Tubing. You will definitely need tubing for the home brewing activity. Aside from that, it is also known to be a good hobby to keep one busy. Home brewing is simple if you're already knowledgeable with equipments used as well as how they work. The knowledge of such, actually gives you an idea how the whole process work as wells as the do's and don't's of home brewing. Here are the most common and basic equipment you have to be familiar with to start and manage your first try of home brewing. And of course, drinking beer won't be as enjoyable without drinking it from the bottle (at least in my case). To avoid overspending, you can buy bottles and bottle caps in cases. Better yet, these bottles can be reused over and over again as long as you make it a point to re-sterilize each bottle after every use. I've also noticed that people who take up home brewing are always brimming with enthusiasm. I don't have a scientific explanation for this, maybe it's the effect of the beer, but you do know what I mean. I would also recommend joining a home brewing club. At best, you can persuade your friends to take up the same hobby. Now don't be distracted by the costs associated with buying these equipments; for less than $100 you can have your own basic set of equipments. Some of the major equipments to take note include the brewing bin, the air lock and the stopper, bottles, thermometer and a few more equipments and household items. And one more reason forwarded is that this home brewing is best for the busy people. You don't need to constantly monitor the progress of the brewing and fermentation. And some are saying that they took up home brewing simply for business reasons. Yes, there is a future for business in home brewing. If you have already perfected the art of home brewing and you have done your part in impressing friends over a few rounds of beer, then that is the time to expand and find a market.