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The wilko guide to home brew

With autumn leaves on the ground and thoughts of Christmas on our minds, we think it’s a great time to try home-brewing! So, let’s make the most of our time indoors during the colder months and make some delicious drinks just in time for the festive season. Whether you prefer beer, lager or wine we’ve got all the home-brewing kits and essential equipment you need and some fab tips to get it right every time.

  • Sandra - copywriter
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The wilko guide to home brew

Home brew your way to a very merry Christmas!

Fancy having a go at home brewing? Done right, you can create delicious drinks for a fraction of the cost and you’re sure to have great fun while you’re doing it too. Whether you’re making beer and wine from scratch with your own equipment or you’ve got a home brewing kit to make life that bit simpler, it’s easy to get started.

Just follow our handy guide to home brewing for beginners and if you start brewing now, you’ll have a whole host of lip-smacking drinks in time for Christmas!

Whatever your preferred tipple we have something for you, whether it's ale, beer, stout or wine we've got everything you need. Choose from IPA or Canadian ale to wheat beer or stout, all in our wide range of home brew kits which contain all the ingredients to make delicious drinks. Most of our kits can be brewed and ready to drink in around 21 days... that's a little win!

If wine is more your thing, we have a great range of red, white and rose wine home brew kits. See for yourself just how easy it is to make your own wine and become one of the growing numbers of 'artisan winemakers' in the comfort of your home. It's such great fun, so easy to do, and even better – great value for money too!

So, why not give it a go and let the tasters decide on your girls' night in, at your dinner parties or date nights on the sofa. We think there’s always a good reason to bring out the wine... made by you, of course.

Home brew also makes a lovely gift around Christmas-time. Make a special brew of their favourite drink and pop into glass bottles, then add a labelled gift tag secured with ribbon around the top of the bottle. For a tasty festive treat that's perfect for cold winter evenings, why not add some spices and make festive mulled wine.

We hope you have fun making and drinking your home brew. We’d love to hear all about your autumn kitchen adventures and any home brew tips or tricks you’d love to share. Let us know on Facebook and Instagram.