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£64.98

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MICROBREWERY - Woodfordes 40 Pint Premium Beer Kit Included! (this can be exchanged for any of the Woodfordes range at no extra cost).

THE ORIGINAL WOODFORDE'S MICROBREWERY - as seen on the shopping channel for £79.99

Complete starter kit includes all the equipment and ingredients you need to brew 40 pints of premium Woodforde's Wherry Beer. Just add water and you'll have 40 pints of amazing beer in approx 3 weeks. No Need for extra sugar.


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BEWARE OF IMITATIONS!

Some retailers make their own wherry microbrew's up with less equipment and a smaller fermenter with no airlock and try to pass it off as Young's Woodfordes Microbrewery, they sell it at the same price as the original gift boxed version.

If you are looking for a gift for the wannabe brewer in your life then this makes the ideal starter kit and is the most popular starter kit we sell. Supplied with the Woodfordes Wherry which is the number one best selling home brewing beer kit in the UK. Don't just take our word for it then just check out the hundreds of great reviews of this product and the Wherry kit!

Simple to use and contains full instructions. When finished, all equipment can be reused with any beer kit and further batches of beer can be made from as little as £10.00 for 40 pints.

THIS IS AN AMAZING DEAL - SAVING OVER £15 COMPARED TO PURCHASING ITEMS SEPARATELY.

DELIVERED IN A GIFT BOX, THIS KIT MAKES A PERFECT PRESENT FOR ANY BEER LOVER!

Kit contains:

* Woodfordes Wherry Premium Beer kit
* Barrel with Pin Valve Cap
* 33Ltr Fermenting bin + airlock
* Paddle
* Syphon
* Steriliser
* Hydrometer
* Thermometer
* Trail Jar
* 1 Gas charge + converter

All the equipment can be reused after you have made your brew with any of our beer kits or recipes.

This pack is supplied with a Woodfordes Wherry Premium beer pack. Named after the unique sailing barges which were once common on the Norfolk waterways. Its flowery hoppy character, amber colour and long lasting wonderful bitter after taste, makes it very popular with all beer drinkers. Similar in taste to Spitfire and Old Speckled Hen.

We will happily exchange the Wherry kit for any of our Woodfordes premium beer kit range, just contact us once you have placed your order, subject to stock availability.

This will not delay your order!

We cannot send the Co2 bulbs overseas so these will be removed from any overseas orders.

This is delivered in a branded, printed box as per the picture. If you require plain packaging then just select the option below.

Weight 7.9kg

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including glass items, just send us a photo of the damaged items within 3 days of recieving delivery.

 

Please note that we only process orders Monday - Friday and therefore bank holidays can cause slight delays in despatch so please be patient at these times. There can also be a slight delay during extremely busy periods especially in the run up to Christmas but most orders will be despatched within a few days.

 

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We cannot accept orders to BFPO addresses.

 

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  1. Excellent introductory kit Review by Squashstar
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    This is a really good introductory kit, with everything you need to get started. I would advise looking online for some hints and tips to use in conjunction with the instructions because there are some good additional tips that make things a little easier. The kit is good value too. It is possible to buy all the items separately for around the same price but as a starter set, you have the convenience of getting everything at once and getting what you need. (Posted on 10/04/2014)

  2. Quality Review by Shedmaster70
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    I have no regrets about buying this whatsoever, a quality, well made brewing kit with everything you could require. The instructions were easy to follow and everything developed in the specified timeframes. I look forward to brewing further batches over the coming months, it will, I'm sure, pay for itself many times over (Posted on 24/03/2014)

  3. Great product and information website Review by Ian
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    First time I've made homebrew for over 30 years, prompted by a gift of a Wherry kit at Christmas! This microbrewery kit has everything you need, and with some reference to the brewuk website it's been very easy to produce my first batch - still in the barrel at the moment but tasted pretty good when syphoning! (Posted on 12/02/2014)

  4. Great starter kit. Review by yrrehs37
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    I bought this as a present for my fiance, to add to his wine starter kit I bought him at Christmas. He loves it and is enjoying making his own brew. Apparently I buy the best presents! He says the kit is great for beginners, although the plastic tap on the barrel was broken so some of his beer leaked, but think that was maybe broken whilst screwing it on too tightly. Anyway our kitchen is like a mini brewery now with wine and beer on the go. Keeps him occupied though. Definitely worth buying ,brownie points for me! (Posted on 27/01/2014)

  5. Great kit and a great hobby Review by Alex
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    I had one failed attempt at home brewing in the late 80's, but saw this kit and thought I'd give it another go. The kit has everything you need, although I also purchased an auto syphon. Not only was this an improvement on the one supplied, but it qualified me for free postage. I asked Greg if he could swap the Wherry for a Nog - I love dark beers, so the Nog looked ideal as a starter brew. Delivery was swift and I got to work.

    The instructions were simple to follow and I had the Nog in the fermenting vessel within a couple of hours after thoroughly cleaning and sterilising the gear. I allowed fermentation 14 days instead of the suggested 7 and then it went into the barrel. I'd heard of a few problems with barrels, but armed with a tub of Vaseline to help seal tap and cap everything was fine. A great vid about the barrel supplied has been made by the brilliant Brewmaster Ben on YouTube.

    Impatience got the better of me and I tried the Nog after only 1 week. It looked lovely, already had a fantastic head, but just had that slightly homebrew twang. A second taste test at 2 weeks and things were a lot better. Week 3 showed another improvement, but by week 4 it was lovely! It continued to improve - clearly patience is rewarded.

    The Nog has now been drunk. I've subsequently purchased 4 more kits - Brupak's Steam Beer (can't wait for this one), a Festival Stag kit and Brewferm's Diabolo and Triple. On the horizon I can see my first extract kit in the form of The White House Honey Ale and then I'll be preparing a Christmas brew.

    Aside from the fact that cost per pint is fantastic compared to pub/shop beers, it's an incredibly satisfying and rewarding hobby and I'm looking forward to brewing a lot more beers in the future. Another advantage of this kit is you can also use it to make wine apparently - maybe one for the future.

    One last thing to mention is Greg and the excellent customer support. (Posted on 21/01/2014)

  6. Brilliant Review by BrewerNoob
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    ideal for new brewers such as myself. Comes with everything you need to get started. Very easy to use although a certain amount of common sense is needed and the rubber gromet can be tricky to fit to the primary fermenter lid. The included handy airlock just about does the job but it will lose water or it's lid if the fermentation is very active so I'd recommend replacing this with a bubbler type before you make your first brew.

    My first brew has finished it's primary fermentation nicely without any bother and in not particularly ideal conditions either. Will be transferring to the included pressure barrel tomorrow. (Posted on 11/01/2014)

  7. Excellent last minute Christmas Present Review by Hanc66
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    Ordered on the Friday before Christmas delivered in time for Christmas looking forward to first brew once festivities calm down (Posted on 31/12/2013)

  8. good value great service Review by Emily
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    my boyfriend wanted a Home Brew Kit for Xmas so I did loads of research this was by far the best kit available for price and quality. I typically left it till the last minute to order... 12pm the day before Xmas eve which saw the worst weather in years! Despite national flooding, high winds and road closures I heard a knock at the door at 9am the following morning! The Brew Uk team had managed to get it to me in an amazing time and at no extra cost. Massive thanks for saving Xmas!

    we are yet to open it and try it out but great reviews on the kit and the company from the Guardian newspaper article gives me confidence.

    Thanks!
    (Posted on 31/12/2013)

  9. Great Value Review by David
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    I ordered the Woodford Wherry Microbrewery from Brew UK and have not been disappointed. Delivery was very quick and it was considerably better value than a similar product I was looking at on Amazon as a Wherry beer kit is included !. As I was given a Wherry kit as a present already, Brew UK exchanged it for a Woodforde Nog kit at no additional cost. I have now kegged my first home brew and am waiting patiently until it is ready. Waiting is the hardest bit. I will probably buy another keg so I can keep a supply going. (Posted on 30/12/2013)

  10. christmas gift for my son Review by Joan
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    exellent service ordered by phone I spoke to a really nice young man who helped me place my order . It was delivered within 24 hours and my son was delighted to receive it an can't wait to get brewing . (Posted on 26/12/2013)

  11. Great Review by Matthew
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    Batch 1 pf Wherry has already been brewed, bottled and enjoyed!

    Batch 2 of Yorkshire Terrier in the barrel for its second fermentation too!!

    Great product, for the most part everything is of high quality and if maintained properly should last for years to come. Instructions are easy to understand and it literally contains everything you need.

    If I had one criticism it would be that the neck opening on the brew barrel is too small to get a hand inside to give it a proper clean. I appreciate and good soak in the sterilisation will probably suffice but you cannot beat a bit of elbow grease where the 'scum line' sits to clear the odd deposit.

    Overall I highly recommend this to anyone looking to start your own home brew. It does become quite obsessive so be prepared to spend the next month or so Googling every little detail to ensure you get the best pint possible. (Posted on 06/12/2013)

  12. Forgot the CO2 container Review by Michael Nielsen
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    I received my order in Denmark rather quickly after my order - no problems there. It was all packaged fine and intact.
    I would have given 5 stars if they hadn't forgot to give me my CO2 container.
    Any way to receive one now? I am giving the set as a present, and would like to include this CO2 injecter as well.

    Michael

    RESPONSE from Brewuk - Hi there, we are unable to send co2 oversea's. It does state this in the product description. (Posted on 20/11/2013)

  13. It worked! Review by Ralph
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    Good starter kit, but could elaborate on the instructions. In addition the air lock is not very intuitive for beginners, either a three piece or one piece lock might be more suitable. (Posted on 15/11/2013)

  14. Good Service Review by Dave
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    Delivery service excellent.

    The brewing kit instructions confusing as the leaflet contradicted what was written on the tins. Had to contact Youngs to clarify. Hence only giving 4 star. (Posted on 07/11/2013)

  15. good product and a good price Review by Duncan
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    I am pleased with the product, the only thing that could make the product better is that the fermentation barrel could do with a tap in it so that you do not have to take the lid off to take the readings. (Posted on 31/10/2013)

  16. A lovely beer but needs patience Review by Matt
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    I bought the Wherry kit and it has all you need to make a good beer but make sure you check the BrewUK forum first as the Wherry tweak from Saracen makes it into something special. Don't believe the instruction that come with the kit, if you have the patience to leave the wort fermenting for 2weeks then another few weeks conditioning it is well worth the wait. I've found bottling gave a much better carbonation than the barrel that comes with this kit but it's really a matter of preference. The kit was certainly a great start to home brewing. (Posted on 31/10/2013)

  17. Great kit Review by Lee
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    Easy brewing, just followed the basic instructions.
    Now waiting to sample.... (Posted on 31/10/2013)

  18. Nice Brew Review by JFT
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    Next time I will try not to rush it 20 pints drunk and only just cleared! (Posted on 30/10/2013)

  19. woodfordes microbrewery wherry bitter Review by Graham
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    received the woodfordes microbrewery within 48hrs of ordering and immediately started to brew.it took a maximum of 24 hrs to to start fermenting and now 2 weeks down the line is nearly ready to drink.eagerly awaiting the outcome. (Posted on 14/10/2013)

  20. Ordered, delivered but not tried yet Review by Stew
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    Ordered one day at about midday and arrived three days later (would have been two but I missed the delivery on the first attempt), all pieces of the kit were present and represent excellent value for money. Not had tried to try it all out yet but hope to later on today. Allround a very positive experience so far. (Posted on 28/09/2013)

  21. Excellent Review by Lee
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    Excellent service from brewuk. First step into home brewing. Ordered this kit on the Friday and it arrived on the Tuesday. The kit was packed well and was quality.

    I loved the kit so much, I ended up buying another fv with a little bottler and more beer kits a week later also from brewuk. That order also arrived within three days. (Posted on 25/09/2013)

  22. Good service - great kit Review by Ben
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    Wanted to try home brewing and came across Brew uk. Cheapest site for the woodfordes microbrewery, and prompt service. Placed my order late Thursday night, contacted first thing Friday morning with answers to my questions. I received this kit along with some other beer kits in Spain 6 days later. Brilliant. Haven't tried the Nog yet! (Posted on 30/08/2013)

  23. Good starter kit, but... Review by Daniel
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    The service from BrewUK was great, the items arrived very quickly.

    The kit is great and has everything you need to make 40 pints of beer, the instructions were lacking in clarity though (hence 4 stars, and not 5 stars), I ended up finding some videos on Youtube that were able to explain the process a little more. (Posted on 14/08/2013)

  24. A fantastic gift Review by Gerry
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    I bought this product as a gift for my husband, so far so good, he is enjoying making the beer. (Posted on 09/08/2013)

  25. Great prices, products and service Review by PhilP
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    Very impressed by the quality, price and how quick from ordering to arrive - 3 days. Looking forward to my brew when it's ready! (Posted on 05/08/2013)

  26. Does exactly what it says on the tin.....well the side of the box! Review by Charlie
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    Nothing I can say that hasn't already been said....spot on. Simple, clear instructions. I used bottled water from supermarket....they had 5 litre bottles for 89 pence so I got 5 which was plenty.

    The only thing I noticed was that I probably filled up the air valve thingy that goes on the fermentation bucket with a little too much water to begin with but it seemed to blow the excess out until it found it's own level. I would say the water level is now just over a quarter full. It started bubbling within 12 hours of starting which I was surprised by based on some other peoples comments of 3 - 4 days to get going.

    I'm about to order a second barrel from BrewUK so I can brew my next beer whilst drinking the first......seems to make sense unless you're planning to bottle instead.

    I got the Wherry which is lovely.....going for the Porter next! (Posted on 30/07/2013)

  27. satisfiad Review by alan
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    no complaints not tried the ale yet (Posted on 19/07/2013)

  28. Happy with the kit and service Review by Ian
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    The kit arrived the next day which I was very impressed by. It all seemed straightforward and I am in the process of making the first batch. I had a couple of queries and when I phoned the company they were dealt with quickly and satisfactorily. I look forward to working my way through some more of their products. (Posted on 04/07/2013)

  29. Perfect starter kit Review by Oliver
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    I bought this kit as my first introduction to home brewing kit - and it was worth every penny. It took me from never having brewed before to having 40pints of very drinkable ale. Everything you need to get started is there and if you follow the instructions you shouldn't go wrong. (Posted on 20/06/2013)

  30. Only just Purchased - not taste tested yet Review by Kim
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    Great Value - everything seems to have been included to get started. Instructions swap about from A4 sheet to side of box instructions, which is ok but does leave you unsure that you have not missed out a step. Finding a warm place to activate the yeast difficult at this time of year when our summer is cold but not cold enough to have heating on. Due to lack of summer warmth we had had to put a radiator on for a couple of days. However not a product problem just an irritation. Very excited about tasting our first pint. ;-)
    (Posted on 12/06/2013)

  31. Excellent Starter Kit Review by Tim
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    I wanted to wait until I had brewed and tried my kit before leaving a review. I have to day the service from Brew was spot on. The Wherry kit a doddle to brew - and after only a few weeks it tastes great!!! (Posted on 03/06/2013)

  32. Just the job Review by Herby
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    Everything as stated, speedy service, all the kit needed to brew your own beer. Very pleased. (Posted on 29/05/2013)

  33. Excellent starter Review by C
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    Very easy to order, arrived quickly, no problems at all.

    Started brewing within half an hour of getting the kit, nothing else needed; everything soooo easy. OK, you do need to sterilise everything, but instructions are great and included steriliser seems to have worked wonderfully.

    Included beer is good, will order again at some point. In the shorter term will look for something with less of a cooked sugar (caramel) taste, but i will come back to this particular one at some point. All good so far. (Posted on 21/05/2013)

  34. Microbrewery Review by JMash
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    Great peice of kit! Everything you need to get stared is included. Excellent service from BrewUK as the delivery arrived just as planned and was notified of the progress by e-mail. (Posted on 10/05/2013)

  35. 1st attempt at brewing Review by EHS
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    Bought this kit as a birthday present for the husband. It contains everything needed to get started and we have the first batch in the fermenter today. Delivery was fast - less than 48 hrs. All packaged well. The forum is great for newbies such as us and I did my research to work out what pitfalls to avoid and how to get the best out of the kit. Bought some extras on the basis of forum recommendations (bottles & more CO2) A bit of patience is needed now!! (Posted on 04/05/2013)

  36. Great for first timers Review by Julian
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    This is a really good kit for first time brewers like me. Everything you need to get going with a minimum of fuss. Got my Wherry brewing along nicely and can't wait to taste it. Only bad thing is the thermometer, which can be hard to read(maybe I just got a duff one?). BrewUK give a fantastic service, really quick delivery etc... Website and forums very informative and helpful. All in all would recommend this to anyone thinking of home brewing but a little unsure where to start. (Posted on 20/04/2013)

  37. Excellent Review by Stef
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    Easily understood. Good, quality product and easy to use. (Posted on 29/03/2013)

  38. Good Starter Kit Review by Chris
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    I used to home brew many years ago, then a change of address and storage of the kit meant thant it was a bit manky and I disposed of it, this new kit is pretty good, although I agree with many other reviewers, the strip thermometer is a waste of time, kit should include a proper one. Have not had the time to start a brew yet so can't comment on that, but I'm sure it will be ok. Postage was good, only took a couple of days to arrive, all in all a good place to start I think. Drooped a star because of the thermometer. (Posted on 19/03/2013)

  39. so far so good Review by Vinny
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    First time homebrewer and I have to say it really was simple, from order process (woodfordes wherry kit) to barreling up.
    Kit came as described and delivery was prompt with the bonus of the tracking system.
    At the final stage now, just waiting for my first 40 pints (or so) to clear, so hopefully happy days ahead. (Posted on 18/03/2013)

  40. wherry microbrewery Review by paul
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    good kit apart from the stick on thermometer. just a few days now before beer is ready so cant wait. had a few sample tastes and its good already.will soon be ordering some more or may try cider instead. (Posted on 07/03/2013)

  41. Very pleased Review by Jimmy
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    Did loads of research on net to find a good quality kit. This one stood out. Delivered very quickly and not disappointed. Good quality items at a great price. can't wait to drink the first pint! Cheers (Posted on 03/03/2013)

  42. Very good value and taste for the money Review by Axle
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    I have just started to drink my first home brew (Wherry), and it tastes fantastic!! The last home brew I made was over 20 years ago, I have, just a couple of days ago started off my second home brew kit (Headcracker 7%) and can't wait to try that one. Will be ordering more very soon. (Posted on 21/02/2013)

  43. So far so good! Review by philmct
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    First time brewing using this type of kit:
    Well the fermeter has finished it's "blob, blob, blob"ing in the corner and the brew is safely conditioning in the barrel. What I saw (and sneakily tasted) looks good so far....can't wait until it's quaffable in about 10 days from now now. The beer kit was great, the equipment was good too....brew tended to blow the top off the airlock (stuck a bit of tape on to act as a stop) and the stick on thermometer was difficult to read. Apart from that this are ging splendidly....already planning my next purchase of beer kit and barrel (will try bottling in the future) - "Black Horse Breweries" is well and truly open for buiness! (Posted on 21/02/2013)

  44. Woodfordes Microbrewery Review by Graham
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    Generally this is a good complete kit of quality components. I am re-commencing brewing after a very very long lay-off. The quality of the plastic fermenter bin and pressure barrel is superior to days of yore, however, the thermometer which is an essential part of any on-going brewing is rather pathetic... it is a small piece of paper that you stick somewhere. For the money purchasing a 'complete' microbrewery, I would have expected a proper job.
    Everything else is fine.

    Thanks for the review Graham - I will pass this onto the suppliers.
    (Posted on 20/02/2013)

  45. Great product... But Review by Dazzer
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    The plastics in this kit are good quality and the kit does give you everything you need however the thermometer you get is naff. It's a piece of laminated paper. I have just bought a cheap digital one for £3.50. If you had to charge an extra couple of quid to include one of these then maybe you should. It is essential and I don't think a temperature sensitive piece of paper/plastic really cuts the mustard.
    Also you only supply one gas charge for the pressure barrel but its nowhere near enough!
    Other then that its mint! (Posted on 01/02/2013)

  46. Mrs A Review by axle01
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    This kit arrived within a few day's of ordering but came less 2 items, the spoon & hydrometer. A quick email & the 2 items arrived the next day. Excellent service.
    Can't wait to taste the results!! (Posted on 24/01/2013)

  47. perfect for starters Review by veedubz1
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    very easy to use! (Posted on 23/01/2013)

  48. Fab kit Review by tony
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    Really good kit, delivererd superfast, very reasonable price BUT i struggled a bit with the instructions, I didnt think they were clear enough and the beer kit info conflicted with the barrel info, It could just be me being a div!!! ( no comments please) all in all its a great starter kit. (Posted on 23/01/2013)

  49. Simple and tasty Review by Richard
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    Xmas present. Primary fermentation on 27th Dec. Into pressure barrel on 6th Jan and just had my first pint 8 days later. Very tasty (Woodfordes Wherry bitter). Going to leave now for a couple more weeks to see if flavour changes as others seem to suggest. Great product so far! (Posted on 14/01/2013)

  50. factastic Review by mel
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    Was a gift at Christmas. Very exciting to open, good value and great family Beer Wars to follow. Haven't tasted the beer yet. (Posted on 07/01/2013)

  51. Excellent Present! Review by Rich
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    We bought this kit as a Christmas present for a family member. It's an excellent price when compared to similar products on the market and the delivery was very quick. A friend had brewed this beer for a Christmas Eve gathering last year and we were very impressed with the results. The upshot is that we have decided to treat ourselves to one of these kits in the new year and brew our own beer for a much better price than the best offers in the supermarkets. (Posted on 23/12/2012)

  52. Great gift idea Review by Sarah
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    I bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband and I know he will love it.

    The kit was delivered reakky quickly but be careful if you're buying as a gift - the box it's delivered in gives away the content!! (Posted on 21/12/2012)

  53. Fantastic!! Review by Andy
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    This is my first attempt at home brewing, so far everything has gone well and is currently in the barrel awaiting tasting on Xmas day. Instructions were clear and consise, so even an idiot like myself can make homebrew! (Posted on 21/12/2012)

  54. excellent product fast delivery Review by Bernard
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    excellent product fast delivery, it's for my son's Christmas present, Seems to have all the equipment , Good beer kit, which I've had before. (Posted on 20/12/2012)

  55. outstanding Review by Nick
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    This was my first time brewing since living in Cambridge a few years back so I was a little nervous but the instructions were excellent and delivery was outstanding. I have just transfered the brew to the pressure barrel so role in Christmas eve when it should be ready for drinking. Now to choose which kit to get next! (Posted on 10/12/2012)

  56. love it Review by Shep'
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    I got this kit about 6 months ago, wanted to leave it a while before writing a little review here so I could get to grips with the product first. I had Been meaning to get into home brewing for ages and I have to say this kit has been great way to start.

    Brewing from the kits is generally super easy. So far I've done the Wherry that came with the set, Coopers Pale Ale, a Woodfords Sundew, Brewfirm Raspberry and I have a Muntons Wheat in the ferment now. After 3 or so weeks in the barrel or bottles all have turned out great.

    I'm currently living abroad in Berlin for work and although I love a good pilsner or hefeweizen there is not a real ale in sight out here - so its been a life saver as far as those are concerned. Delivery from Brew UK has been decent, average about a week from order to door and reasonable pricing too. Thinking of getting a second fermenting bucket and bottles soon so can ramp up the production as all my mates here love it too :)

    Good kit! Get one! (Posted on 10/12/2012)

  57. Great kit, poor instructions Review by Sam
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    The kit was delivered quickly and has everything that is needed to start brewing, except some decent instructions. (Posted on 03/12/2012)

  58. good stuff Review by nick
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    Very pleased with the kit/ well packed / & quick delivery. Thanks (Posted on 03/12/2012)

  59. Brilliant and great value. Review by Ringo69
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    Great product from a great seller. Good value CO2 kit, quite a bit less than competitors. Woodfordes great as always. As a Norfolk boy, infrequent Woodfordes often and this home brew lark is as good as the purchased bottled or pump version.

    BrewUK swapped my Wherru kit for the Nelson's at no extra charge - thank you!!

    (Posted on 31/10/2012)

  60. Very Good Review by JOHN C
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    i recently came back to home brewing after a cap of around 8 years, and the kit i bought does exactly what is says on the tin. The equipment was good quality, simple to follow instructions and quick delivery. Top marks to Brew UK (Posted on 29/10/2012)

  61. Excellent Review by Sam
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    Speedy delivery, and has everything specified on screen.
    Comes with everything needed to get started on your first brew (which at this times is fermenting in the barrel nicely), easy to follow instruction. Great site and service, just hope the beer tastes as good. (Posted on 24/10/2012)

  62. why? Review by Pete
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    I'm tempted to buy several units but why is it that of 98 reviews......nobody has rated less than 4 stars........is it really that good!!?

    Response from BrewUK - All reviews on our website are 100% genuine. This is a very popular product at a very competitive price. We have never had any one disappointed with this product. (Posted on 22/10/2012)

  63. excellent !!! Review by COLIN
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    Magic! Great beer , and very easy to make , all the kit supplied is of good quality and the end result is worth the wait . I also read the comments before I took the plunge , its is well worth it and the end result is a great tasting beer , so if you are wanting great results go for it ! (Posted on 06/10/2012)

  64. Great introduction to brewing Review by Robert
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    For the money, you can't go wrong. Simple, straight-forward to use. Practically idiot-proof!
    I bought the Wherry version. Tweaking the kit instructions makes an already great product even better. Double the amount of time the beer is in the fermenter (to two weeks) and try not to drink it for a month after that - it will blow you away. I was amazed by how good it was testing it just after it had fermented!
    Only real criticism of equipment is the hydrometer's a bit of a cheapo effort and there are no instructions on how to operate the airlock - it is simple enough but not if you're a first-timer no idea what you're doing! (for the record, just fill it about 1/3 up with sterile water and put lid on firmly).
    They're just minor quibbles on what's a great starter kit though. (Posted on 24/09/2012)

  65. Easy to use and produced great tasting, clear beer. Review by Helen
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    This kit was my first attempt to brew beer since my student days and the results were much better! The kit was easy to use and after 3 weeks I poured the first pint of great tasting, clear beer. It had a great head on it and looked and tasted like a proper pint from a good pub. Can't wait to get a different kind on the go to see if it turns out as well. BrewUK were really helpful and the kit arrived very quickly so I can't recommend them or the product highly enough. (Posted on 17/09/2012)

  66. excellent Review by Terry
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    fast delivery, every thing was in the box set, cant ask for more.. (Posted on 08/09/2012)

  67. Quality Service Review by Nick
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    Ordered my kit over the bank holiday (sun evening) so didn't expect to receive it for a few days - pleasantly surprised to receive it Wednesday morning. Brewing along nicely - so far so good - excellent service. My only criticism - why can't companies write step by step, unambiguous instructions for newbies ?? (Posted on 08/09/2012)

  68. Fantastic Starter Kit Review by tomparkes
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    I cannot rate this kit highly enough! I had absolutely no experience of home-brewing, read a few reviews of this product and decided to take the plunge - if you are thinking of doing the same, just go for it!

    Equipment is all great quality and does the job just fine. You've got everything you need to get going - the only thing I would suggest is buying yourself a thermometer and an extra bag of CO2 cartridges to keep your barrel pressurised as you work your way through the brew. Other than that, this is spot on!

    My Wherry has been conditioning in the barrel for almost two weeks, and I've snuck a few small glasses in just to make sure everything is going to plan - it tastes absolutely beautiful and my friends and family have described it as "smooth" and "better than a lot of beers you are served in a pub". The instructions that come with the kit are not the best (no fault at all of BrewUK, it's the manufacturers) - and I would suggest that, like me, you trawl through the endless information that can be found on the forum here. The users are incredibly friendly, and helpful, and I'm already taking the plunge into extract brewing after just one kit, thanks to all their help! Have a read through the following link before you get started and familiarise yourself with the process - also leave the brew in the fermenting vessel for 14 days before siphoning into the barrel, in which you should leave it for a further 14 days to get the best out of your brew. Also, make the kit up to 21 litres, not 23 litres, and you'll get a much finer beer -

    http://www.brewuk.co.uk/forum/topic/disc-new-brewers-faq-brewing-your-first-beer-kit

    In short - well worth a punt if you're still on the fence. The beer is beautiful and all the equipment can be used again with other beer kits available on this site, or even with extract kits when you feel confident enough to move on. Do it! (Posted on 05/09/2012)

  69. Good kit and great tasting beer! Review by Simon
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    Equipment all arrived quickly and in good condition. Having never brewed before I was surprised at how easy it was to set up and now enjoying a great batch of Wherry! Have definitely been bitten by the brewing bug... (Posted on 25/08/2012)

  70. Excellent easy to use kit Review by Kevin
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    Having not made home brew for a number of years I decided to invest in a starter kit to get going again. Excellent price and good delivery times along with the quality of the items were all first class. Yet to sample the first b rew but it seems to be going well! impressed by the site and the range of beer styles offered will definitely use again. (Posted on 16/08/2012)

  71. Excellent Review by Ian
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    First brew under way.
    Clear instructions, easy to follow, the beer went into the keg on Friday but tasted good.
    Great site and service (Posted on 12/08/2012)

  72. BRILLIANT KIT EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS Review by david
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    I AM NEW TO HOME BREWING AND ALTHOUGH I HAVE BOUGHT SOME KIT ALREADY I PURCHASED THIS COMPLETE STARTER KIT I WAITED UNTIL THE BREW WAS READY TO GIVE A FINAL 'PROOF IN THE PUDDING REVIEW'!!
    I USED MINERAL WATER CHEAP ENOUGH 25p A 2 LITRE BOTTLE FROM TESCO
    KEGGED UP INTO PRESSURE KEG 7 DAYS AFTER START AND SHOWED READY ON HYDROMETER
    WAITED ANOTHER 7 DAYS UNTIL TRYING WELL ALL I CAN SAY IS THE BEER IS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER WOULD BE BRILL IF I COULD CHILL TO ABOUT 10 C BUT UNABLE THIS TIME OF YEAR (JULY) AS KEEP PRESSURE KEG IN THE SHED
    KEPT NATURAL PRESSURE IN THE KEG SO HAVE TO POUR REALLY SLOWLY BUT THIS SHOULD KEEP THE BEER FOR LONGER
    GOING TO TRY A CHEAPER £12-15 KIT NEXT AND SEE HOW THIS COMPARES TO THE WHERRY KIT
    JUST DO AS I DID STERILISE CAREFULLY FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS AND YOU SHOULD BE FINE
    FANTASTIC AND SUPER SPEEDY DELIVERY (Posted on 07/08/2012)

  73. Easy to use Review by David
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    This was my fist attempt at brewing at home and it couldn't have been easier! Just over two weeks after starting the brew I have 40 pints of good beer to drink.

    The only criticism that I have of this kit is that the instructions do not mention the airlock at all. (Posted on 31/07/2012)

  74. good start Review by geoff
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    i took a while picking this kit and eventually decided saturday night to order it! everything was delivered by tuesday. great quality and service. brew day is saturday i think so fingers crossed (Posted on 25/07/2012)

  75. Brilliant! Review by Edd
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    The last time I attempted any home brewing was about 15 years ago when I was a teenager. The results then were pretty dire but a friend persuaded me to have another crack saying that the Wherry he'd produced at home was excellent.

    The kit comes with all the bits that you need. My only complaint was that the instructions were a little contradictory, that is to say the page of generic instructions sometimes contradicted the instructions on the actual Wherry kit. When in doubt I followed the Wherry instructions.

    The initial brew in the fermenting vessel took about 6 days at about 18-19 degrees I think. After the initial fermentation transferring to the barrel was pretty simple. I then added the specified amount of sugar, screwed the lid on which I'd greased with vaseline as directed and left it for a few days inside before transferring to the shed.

    While finishing in the barrel the tap, despite also being greased, did drip a little. No significant loss of beer but if you put the barrel indoors you might want to put something under the tap.

    Just under 2 weeks after transferring to the barrel I cracked and decided to tap a little off to see what it was like. You need to be careful while the barrel is under pressure, if you turn the tap too much you'll get a jet of foam, best to let the beer out slowly. I had expected something cloudy and yeasty but instead I was surprised and delighted by a remarkably clear pint that tasted delicious. Very drinkable and my friends agree, I don't think the beer will last very long.

    In summary : less than 3 weeks after receiving this kit I poured myself an excellent pint. When I get paid I'm going to buy another barrel and a few more beer kits. (Posted on 24/07/2012)

  76. An excellent starter kit that is easy to use Review by Jay_Booney
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    This is my first foray into the world of beer making and I hope that it leads on to bigger and better things. This starter kit is well equipped and seems to be of good quality. I followed the instructions supplied with the malt extract kit, as I'm sure the brewer knows how best to prepare their own malt. One thing I had been confused about is whether I could just use water straight from the tap. The water in my area is chlorinated (not sure if it also contains chloramines) and I had read online that this would kill the yeast. There was no mention of water preparation, but I took it upon myself to crush half a campden tablet and dissolve it into my 23 litres of water before use. The primary fermentation is bubbling away nicely on its 3rd day now, so I'm happy.
    The kit arrived very quickly and in perfect condition. It's also great to see responses from Brewuk to these comments, that's a sign of a fantastic customer service. I will be using this store in the future.

    Response from BrewUK - Thanks for the feedback Jay. Water treatment really depends on the quality of your water but adding 1/2 a campden tablet will certainly remove any chlorine which may help improve the taste, especially in highly chlorinated area's. Alternatively you can use bottled water which can be purchased quite cheaply in 5L bottles from most supermarkets.

    (Posted on 11/07/2012)

  77. All arrived OK, now in the ferementer. Review by Steve
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    All arrived OK, ordered Saturday afternoon and arived Tuesday morning, excellent service. Started the kit on Tuesday night and all appears to be going well. Just come back to home brewing after a long break , used to do full mash brews from grain and hops. Looking forwards to the end product, will certainly be returning to this supplier in the near future. (Posted on 11/07/2012)

  78. Good starter kit Review by Steve
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    This was my first foray into homebrewing and, having just transferred to the keg, the result is already tasting pretty reasonable: can't wait until it has conditioned!

    A few words of advice (that I have received from others):
    - Consider getting an auto syphon. After some messing about with the supplied syphon, I bought one and it makes the process a *lot* easier
    - Pressure test the keg (put a couple gallons of water in it, seal it up and inject the supplied gas capsule) before you use it to ensure it doesn't leak. I also took the tap out and applied Vaseline to the washer and threads as some people have suffered leaks there
    - Buy some extra gas capsules!

    Regards the Wherry beer kit, I would rate it as 5 stars and have just bought Woodfordes Nog for my next brew... (Posted on 06/07/2012)

  79. great value kit Review by stuart
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    very happy with the kit, it's in its first brew now! (Posted on 29/06/2012)

  80. So good. Sent one to a friend too. Review by Mr. Bean
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    You really will get beer which tastes like been from this kit. Nothing like the 'homebrew' you might have been offered in times past. I'm now addicted to brewing and have got an extract kit for myself and have sent a Wherry kit to my friend overseas.
    I bottled mine and it just gets better and better with time. Superb after five weeks – but not many bottles left!
    (Posted on 27/05/2012)

  81. Superb, but a couple of niggles Review by Lisa
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    The Wherry bitter is excellent. In under 3 weeks you can have beer which is better than many pubs will serve.

    The kit is good value, but no gas cylinder was supplied in mine (should be one according to the manifest). Also the pin valve seems to leak after filling with gas.

    I would have given 5 stars except for these niggles, and I would not hesitate to buy another, just on the strength of the results of the beer.

    RESPONSE FROM BREWUK - As you live in Germany we are unable to provide the co2 as its not suitable for air shipping and the whole orders gets returned to us as unsuitable for air travel. We do put this in the item description. If you pin valve is leaking then its probably due to the small seal on the bottom on the valve has come loss exposing the hole where the gas enters. If its still on the valve then just simply move it do its covering the hole. If its missing then we will send you another one FOC. (Posted on 24/05/2012)

  82. Beginners guide to Beer :) Review by Cat
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    Kit turned up on a Tuesday after I ordered on the Saturday afternoon, Very impressed with delivery time. Kit was lovely, included a list of everything that should be contained, (and yes it was all there) and basic instructions.

    We started our first batch last night, the instructions were simple and straitforward, for someone like me who has no idea where to start with something like this, it was the prefect kit.

    sadly I'm not a beer drinker, but hey, thats what hubbies and stepfathers are for... I bought this kit for the expereince rather than the drinking and so far I'm VERY happy, can't wait to se how it turns out at the end. (Posted on 24/05/2012)

  83. Bubbling Nicely Review by JOHN
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    Delivery was very prompt and nothing missing.
    The instructions are clear and step by step (Fool , 'me proof'). Every thing I needeed was in the kit Just made up my first Wort ang 15 hours later the airlock is bubbling nicely.
    So far it could not be easier. I suppose the item that takes most time and attention is the sterilisation of the equipment and area, but the complete process from out of the box, to pitching yeast, was about 40 minutes and I was going very slow, reading and re-reading the simple instructions.
    I will continue review when beer is kegged and primed in the barrel. (Posted on 19/05/2012)

  84. Nice equipments - but poor instruction for a beginner like me Review by Chihiro
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    Thanks for your kind and precised Mails after ordering the product. Glad to start the adventure now, just need to find out what are all about the plastic and all other things.
    Just too 'beginner' and stupid but like to give a try out of love for BEER!

    RESPONSE FROM BREWUK - please give us a call or drop us an email and we'll be able to assist with anything that you are not clear about.
    (Posted on 03/05/2012)

  85. Great value, great hobby Review by Admiral Anchovy
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    Everything you need to brew highly drinkable beer. Exceeded expectations. This kit converted me and I'm now brewing regularly, with a second barrel on the go at all times.

    Don't hesitate a moment longer! (Posted on 21/04/2012)

  86. All you need for your first brew of real ale Review by Hagar
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    I purchased the Woodfordes Microbrewery Premium 40 Pint
    starter set three weeks ago.
    Now sitting here with a pint of Woodfordes Wherry, it maybe a bit early to drink but taste as good as you would get in the Pub.

    It was straight forward to brew with full instructions, recomended. (Posted on 18/04/2012)

  87. Good Review by Matt
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    Everything has been excellent so far (about a week away from drinking the first batch). The process is so easy and quite enjoyable. The only thing I would say is the instructions are quite poor. Firstly, there are two sets (one on the ingredients box, and one with the equipment) which tend to have different instructions with regards to things like required temperature. And in general, the instructions for the equipment are poorly written, and it takes some working out for some aspects. Perhaps I'm just being stupid. Anyway, it's a lot of fun and like I said, remarkably easy once you've figured it out. WOuld happily recommend it to anyone!

    RESPONSE FROM BREWUK - sorry about the instructions, they are supplied by the supplier. We will look to amend and improve them but please feel free to contact is on 01722 410705 or info@brewuk.co.uk should you need any support.
    (Posted on 27/03/2012)

  88. great starter kit Review by robbo
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    first time at brewing and had a great success (sip) i did watch some clips on youtube which did help on how to do things, i did up grade my syphon and thermometer which i think helped. i love the co2 in the barrel the beer is just like in the pub. i have quickly gained confidence and now giving wine a go (sip sip).
    robbo (Posted on 21/03/2012)

  89. Great 1st Kit Review by Dave
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    The Woodfordes Wherry starter kit was great, it was easy to use and had everything I needed to brew the 40 lovely pints. I have now tasted the brew and can confirm that Wherry is lovely. (Posted on 16/03/2012)

  90. exceeded expectations Review by brockers
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    Bye bye pub!! (Posted on 11/03/2012)

  91. Exceeded Expectations Review by Goldie
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    I found this kit an almost foolproof (re)introduction to homebrewing. Cast aside all your doubts - things have clearly come on a looooong way from those painful and vinegary offerings from the nineteen-eighties. Dis kit is da shiznit (as the youngsters have it)! It went from 1040 OG down to 1006 in seven days (about 4.2% alcohol) using a brew-belt, and after just a week in the keg it's pretty damn drinkable. Meaning it bears more than a passing resemblance to the the stuff you buy in a pub. And hearing it's apparently at its best after 5 weeks conditioning, I was hoping I would be all grown-up and able to defer gratification - but have realised that's just not going to happen.
    (Posted on 10/03/2012)

  92. JUST PERFECT Review by William
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    The kit arrived when it was supposed to ,the instructions were perfectly clear and easy to follow, now I am just waiting to try my first batch of lager. I would recommend this company to everyone. (Posted on 07/03/2012)

  93. Top kit Review by Mark
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    I received this for Christmas and I have been so happy with the quality of materials and the amount of equipment provided. For the price, it is amazing.
    The Woodfordes Wherry kit is simple to make and using a tweek available on the BrewUK forum, is better than most beers in my local.
    I can't stop thinking about what to brew next.
    5 stars from this very happy customer :-)
    Cheers to Greg and all his team. (Posted on 06/03/2012)

  94. Excellent beer, excellent kit, superb value for money! Review by boourns
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    A brilliant kit that provides everything you need to brew your first beer and beyond. The beer tastes wonderful, as good as if not better than a pint down the local! Already getting stuck into my next brew and have got the ESB kit. Only problem was some dripping from around the barrel tap which seems to be a fairly common problem.

    Would highly recommend this kit to any brewer! (Posted on 01/03/2012)

  95. Excellent starter kit Review by Rob
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    Bought this for a friend's birthday, my second purchase as I already own one - an excellent introduction to home beer making. This kit has all the essentials, and Brew UK delivered very efficiently. Furthermore the Woodfordes kits are very good quality and will produce a highly drinkable brew with no prior experience.

    I would, however, recommend bottling once you have the hang of things. This allows you to brew 2 batches one after the other and really appreciate the effects of bottle aging. I made two Christmas brews using this kit and they are superb after 3 months in the bottle!

    Cheers! (Posted on 27/02/2012)

  96. Great quality kit Review by Green Growler
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    What a bargain this is. The contents are all high quality and arrived in just a couple of days. The instructions were very easy to follow and my new hobby is now bubbling away nicely beside the telly to the utter delight of my GF. (Posted on 20/02/2012)

  97. Really good Review by Dazzer
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    have started the brewing ,this morning and so far I am more than happy with my purchase , have been looking into homebrewing for a while now and after much reading up on various methods of how to's I settled for the woodfordes wherry kit and its gone well today the instructions are clear and simple to follow and hopefully the finished product will be something special very pleased (Posted on 18/02/2012)

  98. Fantastic starter kit for making your own beer! Review by Luke
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    This microbrewery has every you need to make your own homebrew and more. I think its the best starter kit on the market as it comes with more stuff.

    I have completed my first wort and have it on day 5 of the fermentation. It has already completed and I can smell the alcohol but I am going to leave it at few more days and then bottle.

    I have to say that brewuk were brilliant to deal with and I will be using them on a regular basis.

    Thanks (Posted on 07/02/2012)

  99. Best purchase I've made in a long time. Review by Carl
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    I was bought one of these kits for Christmas by my wife and I was really impressed with how good it was. She said it was delivered very fast and the ordering was really easy. I made the kit up as per the instructions and although I know I should leave the brew to condition and improve in the barrel for longer I really can't leave it alone and have got through a third of it already. That was a Wherry kit, and to say I'm impressed is an understatement.

    It got me into Homebrewing again and I have recently ordered another kit myself - can double the production then! BrewUK were fantastic, the ordering was easy and delivery was much much faster than I believed it would be. They swapped the Wherry for the Nog kit at my request. Nothing was to much trouble. I can't wait to get the kit on the go. All the components are good quality.

    Overall, I'm very happy with the kit and with BrewUK. Great service, I will be back for more stuff from you guys in due course. (Posted on 03/02/2012)

  100. Great Christmas present Review by Simon
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    I received this kit for Christmas which was my first attempt at home brewing, I can say that I'm now addicted! Making the brew was really straight forward with clear instructions. I had my first pint of this the other night and can't get enough of it. Its clear after only 2 weeks in the barrel, and tastes a good as anything you get in the local pub. I've already got another brew on the go, I just hope it's ready before this one runs out! (Posted on 23/01/2012)

  101. imaginative pressie Review by lucky boy
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    totally chuffed with this present for Christmas it was easy to make confusing using the hydrometer thogh.still clearing so not tasted yet but looks promising and smels awesome. (Posted on 16/01/2012)

  102. Fast delivery and looks good Review by Anna
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    I bought this as a present for christmas and after my boyfriend had a lot of trouble with another brewery company and their delivery times I went for brew.co.uk. They were incredibly fast and efficient at processing my order and delivering the box. It looks good so far :) (Posted on 02/12/2011)

  103. 1st Stage complete... Review by Liam
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    Just finished the 1st stage of this brew. All good so far, quality of equipment provided is great and nice easy to follow instructions. Only thing missing was instructions for airlock but soon found bits on the internet. Hope stage 2 and 3 go as smooth as the 1st :) (Posted on 19/09/2011)

  104. Excellent service and price Review by Ben
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    I can't belive how easy this is and that I've wasted so many years and so much money on beer when I could be making it myself. (Posted on 05/08/2011)

  105. Excellent value a perfect way to start brewing Review by HF
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    My son inlaw ordered this kit was able to change the brew kit by phone and it arrived within 36 hours. I on the otherhand ordered what was described as a Woodfordes Microbrewery kit from Brew-it-yourself and it took 3 weeks plus lots of chasing and for an inferior kit with a smaller fermenting tub, no airlock, no thermometer, no CO2 bulb and holder. If you are thinking of starting brewing then this kit is excellent value for money and the Woodforde kits produce top notch tasting beer you would be pleased to get in a real ale pub. So simple you can't go wrong. (Posted on 15/05/2011)

  106. Excellent Review by Perlogalism
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    Bought this as a present for my FIL as he's always drinking mine! I was really surprised at just how comprehensive the kit was. There was everything you could possibly need to make your beer bar the water!
    His is still conditioning but from experience I know it will be a brilliant pint, one I'd be happy to get in a pub. I'd buy one of these kits myself if BrewUK would swap out the pin valve cap for an S30 one. (Posted on 08/04/2011)

  107. Excellent Review by Dinoorin
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    Got 2 of these kits now. Saving money. Allows 2 barrels on the go and one fermenting plus another fermenter for wine use. Well worth the money and the wherry is superb. Well worth a punt this deal. Your first batch works out just over £1.50 a pint and then drops after that to about 60p a pint (including water, steriliser etc). Do the math. With the quality taste. This needs doing. (Posted on 29/03/2011)

  108. Toptastic Review by Chris
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    I gave up making beer for around 15 years but on a whim I decided to give this one a go.

    The day after the first sample was tasted I bought another kit. It's that good


    (Posted on 21/01/2011)

  109. A convert Review by Stu
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    Started off with a kit of Wherry last year. Excellent results. I don't like pub beer now. Am now on my 5th brew and it's always as good. (Posted on 20/01/2011)

  110. Fantastic Review by JHardwick
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    This was my first ever brew and to my surprise I produced something absolutely delicious. It was easy to make, and was ready in a matter of weeks. Delivery was very prompt and all the equipment was as described.
    Would recommend this kit to anyone in any way toying with the idea of brewing beer, or even just to those looking to keep their drinking costs to a minimum - one kit makes 40 pints so it works out as £1.50 a pint including equipment costs. As the equipment can be reused, further batches work out at only 50p per pint! (Posted on 13/12/2010)

  111. Simply a great kit! Review by Anthony
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    This was the first homebrew I made, couldn't be easier.
    Wherry is a great tasting beer, Also tried the Great Eastern and that is outstanding.
    These original kits are far better than the made up kits other suppliers use.
    Go on buy one you won't be disappointed. (Posted on 01/12/2010)

  112. So far so good Review by Paul J
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    Having had no experience of beer making I was eager to have a go for Xmas. So after great reviews I purchased this kit and was it worth it?? 100% YES it is so easy to use and syphoned off into my barrel last night and had a quick taste to see if it tasted like beer and it had a lovely hoppy flavour. So onwards and upwards and the patient part of waiting for it to clear and condition.

    To all new brewers try this beer its lovely and a huge thankyou to all who have given advice and tips. (Posted on 26/11/2010)

  113. Wow Review by Captain Stevie
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    Great kit, great beer, delivered quick.

    No more shop bought ale for me except the odd sneaky down the pub.

    Get your next one before you finish the first though otherwise you'll end up running out and having to wait for the next batch. (Posted on 17/10/2010)

  114. Better value than other supplier! Review by Mr Haggis
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    Ordered my second Kit from Brew after comparing to another site - the Kit was the same price - yet Brew offered a better package with more items in the kit included in the price - and the option of changing the beer kit.

    I was really only really wanting a Keg and Beer Kit - but comparing the costs of individual items, the entire kit was still a bargain - had the kit delivered to my work in Aberdeen as the postage was free - as I live and commute from the "Highlands" I would be penalised the entire cost of the postage if I had this sent to my home - not the differance i.e the Free part taken off the extra Highland Tax!

    My first batch of Wherry is now almost depleted after 4 weeks in the keg, made a really good pint, improving with time.

    Perhaps with practice, the slight Home brew taste will dissapear.

    Now have to wait fot the Great Eastern to finish in the FV, and condition - patience is a virtue.

    Only complaint is the delivery time - ordered on a Thursday morning - delivered by Parcelforce 24 on the Tuesday? Oh, and lack of loyalty points to stop my custom drifting once I have all my brewing kit collected ;-). (Posted on 16/10/2010)

  115. read the instructions Review by simon parkin
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    Nice pint easy to make.Not messy or complicated would reccommend (Posted on 06/08/2010)

  116. I can't believe its not shop bought! Review by Jimmy
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    I was skeptical about all this home brewing lark but tasted some Wherry at a mates house and I couldn't believe how good it tasted. So good in fact that I took his advice and bought one of these the next day.
    well all I can say is if you haven't tasted some you will love it.Homebrew has a bad reputation but its truely unreserved as not only is this stuff easy to make but its cheap and best of all its bloody lovely. (Posted on 09/06/2010)

  117. once bitten Review by goldie
    Rating

    Time and my dad telling me it would be a disaster always prevented me from giving brewing ago but I'm thoroughly pleased I made the effort.Start to finish was about 40 minutes.Waiting for the world cup to start (Posted on 24/05/2010)

  118. Great kit & great taste Review by Mark
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    I decided to give beer brewing another go after a very long (20year) break from
    trying my 1st attempt at brewing beer (which was disastrous), and I cant believe
    how much better this kit is and the taste is amazing!Followed the easy instructions and within two weeks I have a very very
    nice tasting ale.
    I poured my 1st pint and was amazed at how clear the ale was, and it also had a
    head on it.. then came the tasting.... and I couldn't believe how good it tasted.
    If I was blind tasting I would have said that it was a professionally brewed ale.
    Even my girlfriend like it, so looks like I am going to have to keep it locked
    away in the garage.I would recommend this kit to anyone who wants to make their own beer as
    you will not be disappointed, absolutely brilliant product, get it now as the sooner
    you purchase it the sooner you will be able to start drinking it.
    Looks like I will be having to buy some more ale's to try as I recon this 1st 40 pints
    will disappear very quickly.





    (Posted on 07/05/2010)

  119. WOW Review by Kenny
    Rating

    All that I can say is why didn't I do this a few years ago. All that money spent on beer and I could have been making my own, which not only tastes blooming amazing but costs next to nothing.

    If you are thinking about giving this a try, do it. The Wherry that comes with this kit will not disapoint and the kit is easy to follow and pretty much idiot proof.

    Just ordered the Admirals reserve and can't wait to taste it. (Posted on 04/05/2010)

  120. Great kit, great beer Review by Harry
    Rating

    This has everything the beginner needs. Easy to follow, great equipment and the end result is outstanding.

    Home brewing is the way forward. Great beer for very little pennies and minimum effort.

    1 tip, get the next one early so you don't run out and have to wait for the next batch. (Posted on 25/03/2010)

  121. Buy this now! Review by Jon
    Rating

    Excellent all round. Delivered no problem, received email with tracker number to follow delivery. Exactly as described, really good quality. I had a query regarding the actual brewing process, my partner rang the helpline and got put straight through to someone (uk based) who could answer our question. Great customer service before, during and after purchase. I will definitely be recommending this to my friends and will continue to purchase from this company. (Posted on 23/02/2010)

  122. a full and frank account Review by simon harkel
    Rating

    Ordered 2am wednesday morning. Thursday 12.10pm knock at thedoor-Parcelforce with a great big box!My beer system had arrived.

    A really expensive looking box all printed with people drinking beer and I got to work.

    It took longer to read the instuctions over a lunch time beer of course than make the kit up.It is a doddle.I waited for it to ferment and put it in the barrel. Kept checking it then drank it all in 2 weeks.

    Cons:I hadn't made any more up had to buy another kit fast well 2 actually and another barrel, I'm stock piling.I'm on a roll now and will never run out of lovely beer again.I'm drinking too much hhehehe.They take 4 weeks till you can drink the beer.

    Pro's:Turned up fast.Beer is good no seriously really good.Cheap.Fun.I'm saving money.
    (Posted on 03/02/2010)

  123. Everything you need for a great beer! Review by David
    Rating

    Except a bit of sugar, water and patience.

    I opted for the Admirals rather than the Wherry and am over the moon with my first barrel.

    Everything worked exactly as documented and the process was very simple to follow.

    My next batch of Admirals is already in the bottles, and my first barrel is almost empty.

    A great kit to begin with and I can easily see it lasting me a good few years, I'd recommend it to anyone. (Posted on 27/01/2010)

  124. Great for the newbie Review by bob1975
    Rating

    I bought this kit last October and its all turned out better than I expected. It was easy to use, took no skill and the equipment is all good quality. The best bit was drinking the beer. I had reviews about the Wherry and it certainly lived up to its reputation. Amazing, not a hint of homebrewed taste that I was kinda expecting. Everyone was well impressed so much so they a couple went out and bought their own kits.

    If you are thinking about trying homebrewing, this is the kit for you! (Posted on 03/01/2010)

  125. my mates bf has got one Review by sharon
    Rating

    I can't wait to give this to the other half on xmas day, my mate got one for her bf's bday and it's brilliant. We drink loads of it. A fun but useful prezzie to keep them out of trouble! (Posted on 22/12/2009)

  126. Why? Review by Gaz
    Rating

    Why not. This is great. Easy as, tastes delicious and with minimum mess and effort. If you like your ales then get brewing. Why pay £2 per pint when you can make it yourself for 50p. DO IT. (Posted on 19/12/2009)

  127. Great starter kit Review by Oli
    Rating

    I had been thinking about home brewing for while. Seemed to male sense as I love beer and spend way too much money on it.

    Bought this kit after reading the article in the Guardian and it was delivered next day - thanks Brew UK.

    So I was making beer that afternoon and 5 weeks later its nearly all gone.

    Tastes great and couldn't be easier. Just wish I had got some on earlier as I'm now going to have to wait.

    Home brewing is great. (Posted on 12/12/2009)

  128. Amazing present Review by Carley
    Rating

    I bought this for my boyfriend as he had been going on about brewing his own beer for a while.

    He loved it and was brewing that afternoon. Said it was the best present I'd ever bought him and the beer is lovely too so everyone's a winner.

    If you are looking for a great present then you've found it! (Posted on 21/11/2009)

  129. Impressive for the price Review by rhiannon
    Rating

    I've been looking all over the web for this exact starter kit cheaper and it doesn't exist. There are a few other sites doing a budget imitation for the same price but the ferment bin is smaller and there's no gas charge or bulb holder. Really really fast delivery and it arrived in a fancy printed box , way better than I expected. I'm glad I splashed out on the real deal and can't wait till my lovely beer is ready.

    Would absolutely recommend this as a present to yourself, family or friends. (Posted on 16/11/2009)

  130. fab Review by demi-john
    Rating

    Got this from the missus for my birthday and what a great present. Never considered homebrewing before but love cooking and making stuff, also LOVE beer. Don't know why i didn't think of it before. Glad she did though.

    Its so easy and the beer tastes amazing. Just ordered another 4 kits and a couple of barells so I can really get stocked up for Xmas.

    (Posted on 14/11/2009)

  131. Great kit, great price! Review by Freddie
    Rating

    Highly recommend this kit to anyone looking to get into homebrewing. I looked around quite a bit and this is definately the best for the money. Ordered on Monday and arrived today. Already in the fermenter so just the hard bit now... patiance. Tried some of my mates and tasted wicked so I know I'm in for a treat. Can't wait. (Posted on 11/11/2009)

  132. First time brewer, he say "Yes!" Review by Tjam
    Rating

    First-timers, virgins, débutantes, beginners, noobs and those who haven't tried brewing before: This kit is what you need.
    I'll be honest, it scared me.
    A few days spent reading articles online, trying to find how, what, how, where and why I was going to brew beer.

    I didn't really know what to do.

    The instructions are simple.
    The process is simple.
    The price is minimal.
    The results are great!

    Its been about 3 weeks since I started brewing it and in a few days time I will have lots of bottles of beer.

    Well worth the initial outlay!

    Additionally, the forum on this site is full of people who know what they're on about! Do it!

    Tjam (Posted on 09/11/2009)

  133. It's so good.....ive just ordered another entire kit! Review by New2brew
    Rating

    Simply brilliant!
    So so so so easy to do...take ya time, follow the steps, you cannot go wrong....the hardest part about this kit is having the patience to let the Ale clear properly in the barrel and not to drink it when its cloudy (although it wont harm you, it just tastes epicly good when its fully cleared).

    Im buying another one right now so that i can have a 'rolling stock' of brews so that i never had to go the offy ever again!!

    Get one ordered right now!...then check out the BrewUK forums for any help you may need!

    cheers

    New2brew
    (Posted on 06/11/2009)

  134. Lovely cheap fast Review by Harry
    Rating

    Ordered this Tuesday lunchtime and it arrived today. Its now in the fermenter and smelling delicious. Can't wait to try it. Couldn't believe how easy it was, hope it tastes as good as it smells. (Posted on 28/10/2009)

  135. ....... Review by ......
    Rating

    from start to drinking the easyest thing to do.good equipment and a decent pint at the end of it all.bareley any time to knock it all up and get going.cleared eventually.can and will be recomending to mates. (Posted on 18/10/2009)

  136. Really pleasantly surprised!! Review by AndBrew
    Rating

    This was my first experiment with homebrew and I would recommend this Microbrewery to anybody wanting to give it a try - Half way through drinking this great pint I'm still amazed at how good the end result has been. (Posted on 02/10/2009)

  137. FANTASTIC Review by beerbelly
    Rating

    Very happy with my new beer kit, it arrived very quickly !!! the admirals reserve is conditioning nicely in the garage ready to drink in 4 weeks. CAN'T WAIT. thanks brewuk for getting me started.
    [ I LOVE BEER.] (Posted on 12/09/2009)

  138. suprising Review by nik johnson
    Rating

    a present from the mrs. outstanding beer made from this.Too drinkable! (Posted on 05/09/2009)

  139. my new hobby Review by andy
    Rating

    Can't fault Brewuk at all, super fast del, changed wherry for admiral reserve. no probs what soever. starting tomorrow to ferment, can't wait to taste it. Mates are well jealous. (Posted on 21/08/2009)

  140. incredible Review by Louie granger
    Rating

    Drew my first pint off last night, incredible!!!!

    It was like I had ordered a pint from my local pub.

    Best thing was I didn't pay £3 for it! (Posted on 21/08/2009)

  141. Very interesting hobby. Review by Dr David Marks
    Rating

    I have been patiently waiting for 4 weeks to sample my beer. Thoroughly outstanding outcome. Not as hard as I envisaged and pleasurable throughout. Very good service from these suppliers with on phone support. (Posted on 20/08/2009)

  142. Excellent Review by Greg
    Rating

    BrewUK supplied a fast delivery, product arrived undamaged. I made the woodfordes brew up straight away, it hasn't cleared yet (2 weeks later) but that's because it is warm in the garage, not cold. I have made a brew up with this kit using malt extract and bottled it and it is superb! My dad won't stop drinking it all, 45 500ml bottles from 1 brew! Excellent kit, everything you need to start up. Highly recommended.

    Hint for bottling - add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar to sterilized, washed bottles, siphon upto neck leaving about an inch to two inch neck free, cap and leave at room temp for 2 days. Put in fridge for 2 - 3 days to help clear, then store in garage for a week (give or take a day or two). Then say hello to your naturally carbonated beer. (Pour slow to avoid glugging, to leave sediment undisturbed, and obviously leave sediment at the bottom). (Posted on 18/08/2009)

  143. 100 out of 10 Review by roach
    Rating

    A total boys toy. First class service by BrewUK saw my microbrewey arrive in 1 yes 1 day. Had the lads round to gloat at my ingenious new hobby. Jelousy ensued - they've all got one now but I was 1st!

    Easy to make and understand for a brew virgin like me. 1 under my belt ,the 1st of many.

    My beer was ready 1st naturally and me and the boys drunk it all last weekend in 2 nights. Gutted I haven't made more yet. Fortunate that ****'* is now ready to be devoured.

    I love making beer!

    (Posted on 03/08/2009)

  144. Excellent value Review by Richard
    Rating

    A comprehensive and high quality kit, although the instructions both with the hardware and the beer kit are a bit rudimentary if you're a complete beginner. Unfortunately I've had problems with the tap on the barrel leaking, ultimately solved by wrapping plumbers' PTFE tape around the thread to seal it. This meant tipping the barrel over sufficiently to remove the tap and has probably contributed to the fact that the beer still hasn't cleared after five weeks which is rather frustrating! It tastes good though. Service from Brewuk was first class. (Posted on 31/07/2009)

  145. Wicked Review by Master Kush
    Rating

    Ordered Monday, received Tuesday, brewing wednesday.... drinking 3 weeks later. Sounded like craig david but but this kit is great and the wherry tasted fantastic. Buy it now. its amazing. (Posted on 30/07/2009)

  146. ale me up Review by mikky finn
    Rating

    first pint out 2 days ago -gorgeous.

    fantastic buy,no regretx (Posted on 24/07/2009)

  147. cool new hobby Review by guzzler
    Rating

    i'm a brewing virgin but i reckon i'm going to be hooked.i love my brewery system -all the lads are jelouus.i'm ferementing now.

    i can't recommend brewuk enough.Superfast delivery and service excelent.Swapped wherry to nelsons n o probs no hold ups.(hope it delivers on taste front like wherry is supposed to)only going on reviews but brewuk rate it.good enough for me.

    great website (Posted on 22/07/2009)

  148. nice Review by jim porter
    Rating

    You can't beat the great taste of wherry. Easy to make, even easier to drink. A good priced equipment set I've bought two of these so far as my hydrometer got smashed and I needed some more beer and another barrel and FV and steriliser so I thought I'd get another one of these.

    Be patient with the wherry, it's fermenting out in a few days in this weather but taking a lot longer to clear. Use beer and wine finings if you can't wait or just leave it alone. (Posted on 16/07/2009)

  149. The start of something beautiful Review by Jimbooze
    Rating

    This is a fantastic beginners kit. The wherry is very easy to brew and tastes great. Mine's only been in the barrel for two weeks but is a hit with drinking buddies. Only draw back is the tap on the barrel. I sealed the barrel lid and the tap to the barrel with vaseline, however the actual dispensing tap does drip when the barrel gets under pressure ( I've had to release pressure a couple of times which is not ideal). I suggest giving this a good greasing as well when you set up the barrel and put some kitchen towel under the tap in case you get the drips.
    Top product delivered very quickly - I would recommend this to anyone.
    Already brewed a batch of John Bull cider with a Coopers next on the list. (Posted on 09/07/2009)

  150. reasonable Review by Tom
    Rating

    The delivery was on time and the beer tastes great. I try to be a little more creative than to use kits but when my patience is short, they're a good bet. i'd definitely recommend this to anybody eager to get started - a good purchase (Posted on 30/06/2009)

  151. do it Review by wizard
    Rating

    drinking my wherry as i type.brewed in the 70s with kits from boots lol. it put me off for years!this set up is awesome.totally easy, the waitings the killer part.I've become obsessed by making beer.i'm glad i gave it another go. took ages to clear but hey ho tasted ok all the same.i feel self suffifcent. (Posted on 26/06/2009)

  152. stunning Review by tony blackmore
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    just wanted to leave some feedback- amazing service.ordered my brewery 12pm yesterday(wednesday)got it today(thursday).Credit where credit is due.An awesome kit.I'm primary fermenting and counting down the days to taste my wherry.

    (Posted on 28/05/2009)

  153. absolut bargain Review by dave porter
    Rating

    I've seen this on a few other sites for £69.99 and £67.99. Was a bit weary as it is being sold a lot cheaper than everywhere else - you know that saying if it seems too good to be true ......but I've got to admit I'm really taken aback by BrewUK.

    I actually ordered mine over the phone (double check there was somebody there) they answered straight away and it was sent out that DAY!!!!! so I had it the following one. Nice presentation box too.

    If only all online retailers were like this (Posted on 26/05/2009)

  154. Excellent Review by Ryan Smith

    I bought this kit as im having a summer BBQ and thought it would be a great idea to brew my own beer and wine. I am always a bit weary about buying online but this site was easy and fantastic. The products came very quickly and within hours i had started to produce my own wine. Only a couple of weeks to go now and I will be starting on the Beer, fingers crossed it will be fantastic!

    A good product and fantastic service! (Posted on 18/05/2009)

  155. Brilliant set Review by Clare Smith

    An brilliant set.Just started drinking the Wherry, 5 weeks old now and tastes like commercial Ale. A good buy. (Posted on 28/04/2009)

  156. I'm so glad I got this Review by Si

    Well worth the money. Really good quality equipment.Ordered mine Wednesday 9.30am got it Thursday.Making Nelsons revenge.will post a review on that when I've started to drink it. (Posted on 09/04/2009)

  157. Great kit Review by Bob M

    Great starter kit, has everything you need. Wherry is a great beer, just like spitfire and speckled hen. can't wait to get some other woodfordes underway. Just need to keep my friends from drinking it all next time. (Posted on 04/04/2009)

  158. Excellent Deal Review by jimisere

    Just received my starter set and only took a couple of days from order, which I was really impressed with.
    Rang up and changed the Wherry to Nelsons Revenge with no issues.
    The kit seems pretty good quality. I believe this an absolute bargain.

    Will be using Brew Uk for all my homebrew projects :) (Posted on 01/04/2009)

  159. The best present ever!!!! Review by Lee Richards

    My wife got me this for my birthday and it's the best present ever. She is definitely in my good books.I can't wait to taste it. I only made the kit up a few days ago so another few weeks to go but i'm planning my next batch already. I never knew that you could make so many different types of homebrew. The only problem is I'v got to get her sumthing decent for her birthday now after this little beauty. (Posted on 25/03/2009)

  160. This is a bargain Review by Paul Smith

    I got this for my Dad's birthday, talk about making an old man happy. He was well chuffed. It had everything he needed to get going and it's got a really good premium beer kit inside. I'd give this an 11 out of 10. We are all drinking his tasty ale and he's glad he made it himself. It inspired me to have a go myself but I didn't want to spend that much so I had a look at what equipment came with his and thought I'd just get a few bits seperately to save money. That's when I realised what a bargain he'd had, anyway I've just ordered one but got brew to swap the wherry for an admirals reserve. I can't wait to taste that - only a week till it's ready! GREAT customer service by the way Brew I ordered mine on the Monday morning and got it on Tuesday now that is what I call service. (Posted on 25/03/2009)


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