I've been brewing for 3-4 years now, and my brother-in-law-squared (sister-in-law's fiance) wants his first brewing equipment. Looking over my own beginning-brewer's kit, I can see a couple of things that just aren't needed... and a couple that I'd like to upgrade. Since I'm kegging now, and have done a number of upgrades myself, I have some items that I can send his way that I'm just not using any more, but are still in good shape. We are doing a "secret"-santa gift exchange in that family, and he's the one I'm buying for, so I have a reasonable budget ($70) I think. Any additions/subtractions from others?
- Bottling bucket (I keg now, he'll get my old one)
- Fermentor (6 gal BB, new), + bung + air-lock
- 3 feet of vinyl beer hose
- wing capper (my old one)
- Package of Caps
- Iodaphor + PBW
- Bottling Wand
- If I have $20 left over, I'll add an ingredient kit.
I am deliberately NOT adding empty bottles, since he is already collecting, and I have to ship this a couple states away. My sister-in-law is suggesting a large discount turkey-fryer kit to his mother, so between the two of us, he should be all set. Beyond those, anything that I'm missing?