I have followed this page for months and the posts and supporting comments are the most valuable information source. Great help for my hobby
April 23, 2020
Anton is a top bloke, quickly and graciously rectified a part issue I had (through no fault of his own) and replaced the entire unit. Was very communicative through the process, will be back again and again for my home brew needs. Great fast shipping. Quality service. Premium products.
December 2, 2019
Great place to start your home brew experience. I used Small Batch Brewing to start my home brew adventure and found them to be easy and hassle free. Their 5 litre recipe packs are perfect for the beginner. Easy to follow instructions and the finished products are fantastic. Also the customer service is excellent when you get stuck...or loose your instructions, had me up and running via email straight away. They also have a great Facebook page with plenty of people willing to help or trade ideas.
October 13, 2019
Customer service is awesome. Quick and eager to answer all my questions while I’m in the middle of a brew. Beers awesome too.
October 9, 2019
Smal batch brew, BIG BIG service. Anton always ready to deal with things personally. Keep it up guys. Nice to know you have our backs!
October 8, 2019
I got my first small batch brew to make not to long ago. Shipping was fast and everything is easy to do in a step by step process. Would definitely recommend Small Batch Brew to anybody 👍👍
September 26, 2019
Best place to suit your needs if you’re starting out brewing. Or if your a seasoned brewing wanting to experiment!
September 26, 2019
a very helpful page dedicated to helping new and seasoned brewer's. like the saying goes- "it's not the size that counts".... "it's how you use it"
September 25, 2019
Very happy with the quality of my small batch brew start kit, the chocolate vanilla stout smells great, it’s going to be a long wait until I can drink it but definitely looking forward to that day 😃😃
March 28, 2019
Ordered this kit with the Citra Warrior recipe. It is really great for first time brewers. Already drank all the beer from the first batch with a few different friends and everyone was really amazed at how good it tasted and actually preferred it over some of the other craft beers we usually drink, which is pretty crazy for a first home brew. So two thumbs up straight away. But, I had the same problem with the auto siphon mentioned in another review. Basically it straight up didn’t work for these smaller volumes, the siphon needs to be submerged above a certain point to even begin to force the liquid up the tube and it is almost certain you will mix everything up during fermentation transfer and bottling trying to get the thing to pump. I ended up throwing the auto siphon away and just trying to siphon it across with the tube filled with water, but that resulted in lots of wasted wort and beer… bought a small diaphragm pump and some food grade silicon tubing for about $50 and it made the whole process a million times easier. I wonder if in future they could sell this kit with a small transfer pump or at least add it as an option? I honestly don’t know how anyone transfers to and from the fermenter without mixing everything up when siphoning. Otherwise great kit and great recipe!
This thing’s absolutely superb. I’ve been trying to brew in QLD’s tropical temps and with the few degrees the yeast adds, I’ve struggled to keep the little buggers from taking big stress dumps in my beer. The alternative is the old fridge I’m lucky enough to have, but it’s designed to drop the temp to single digits and that puts most yeasts to sleep. So basically the Inkbird overrides the dumb thermostat in the refrigerator and keeps the temp exactly where you want it. It took all of 30s to set up - I didn’t even need the instructions. And bam, it has ushered in a whole new era in brewing. I punched in 19 degrees and within a few fractions of a degree, that’s where it kept my brew for 2 weeks no worries. Genius. I stuck a heat pad under my primary thinking the Inkbird would need both to balance, but in our climate anyway, I don't think you need it. Just a good old fridge will do the job. Fast delivery and sharp price from Smallbatch too. Highly recommended all round.
Good kit to start off with, and especially appreciated the clear instructions and tips included and the help from Anton. I really wish the kit had included a bottle wand though. I would also happily pay extra for a 'premium' kit that included a higher quality siphon (the seal on mine was DOA) and the hop bombs shown in the picture instead of hop socks. Now i just have to improve my technique!
Bought the all in one beginners kit, got it in the post in just over a week. Everything is high quality, only just managed to get it started due to busy times but I found the instructions really easy to follow and im now just about to transfer to bottles. Will see how it turns out! Thanks small batch brewing
I have been using my Inkbird ITC-308 for a month or two now and cannot fault it - it is the perfect solution for temp controlled brewing. The Inkbird Pro app makes setup and configuration a breeze and lets me keep an eye on temperatures wherever I am. I have been recommending this product to friends and will definitely be purchasing a few more of them!
First time brewer, straight into it from scratch, great detailed instructions and all the bits you need, meant I brewed a beer I’d pay for. I didn’t quite extract enough from the grain so it was a bit lighter in alcohol than it was meant to be, but it was still full flavoured and crafty. Planning the next batch now
Think Inkbird ITC-308 Wifi is great. I am really enjoying the features of the Inkbird and using the app makes all the difference. The ability to track the temperature of my brew and keep it in the right temperature range is great. Anton from Small Batch was super fast in responding to the queries I had and the shipping was fast. Will be buying from here again
The All in One Starter kit from Small Batch was my first attempt at brewing. Seriously surprised at how well the first brew turned out. The recipes come with great instructions and the kit explains how to brew pretty well. Already have my 2nd brew bottled and looking forward to experimenting with different grains/hops. Having tasted a couple of homebrews from friends that use extracts, the difference in flavour and quality from the all-grain is significant. Highly recommend this starter kit, it is a great way to learn the basics of brewing!
I got it as a birthday gift for my boyfriend. Boy, how little did I know !! He is now obssessed with home brewing, all I can see is him reading online about malt, hops and ordering a bunch of stuff. Now we have a big keg fridge with 3 taps, so he can brew multiple beers at a time... The pilsner was delicious, great beer. Customer service is also top notch, all of my questions were answered imeditatelly. thank you
My first homebrew kit and was easy to follow. Kit is good quality and packaged really nicely. I just had my first glass of the Pond Ripple Pale Ale and I'm so happy with the result. Great taste and colour with a good head. A good choice to start with, I've already got second recipe in the fermenter.
I just another brew using the kit, I love how easy it is with all of the gear provided and the fact that I don’t need a dedicated brew shed to fit everything in. I’m now brewing very 2 weeks versus my mates with big 3 vessel set ups who only brew once every couple of months. Thanks Small Batch Brew!!
I am fairly new to homebrewing and am pleased with this effort. No problem following recipe, and the result is, as others have reviewed, a light crisp Pilsner - and for me, without the usual odour that accompanies homebrew. I will be back to try other recipes as I like the size. If you make 23 litres of disappointing beer it is a bummer! So this small batch is just right.
My first time attempting home brew has been made pretty simple and stress free thanks to this awesome kit. Everything you need to get started, with clear instructions and FAQs that made it a fun activity for myself and my partner! Would highly recommend this for anyone interested in having a go!
One of the best craft brewing Kit's in Australia if not the word quality equipment and beer it makes it crazy good and tasty compared to others and I have tried a lot of others also the service and is second to none with the how quick product gets shipped to you and how helpful the staff are honestly I wouldn't any other now
When I was thinking on home brewing, this kit was exactly what I dreamt of, but I couldn’t find it elsewhere. I’m in love with the products. Can’t wait to use my mini keg for the first time. It’s been 24 hours from adding yeast and I want to look at the bottle every hour to see what is happening with my first batch. Highly recommended!!!
I bought this with the demijohn, easy to follow instructions and everything is packed well. I racked into the growler today and smells awesome. I also tasted it and you can almost drink it without carbonation it’s that good but will wait a few weeks 😀 I don’t suppose I can get the recipe for a full batch 20-23 litre? Highly recommend small batch brew, they obviously take pride in their products as everything is presented well and of high quality, thanks again. John
After some careful consideration I decided to go with Small Batch Brew for my fist home brew experience. Brew day was awesome, the instructions so easy to follow and I've been eagerly checking the temp on the fermenter to make sure its within range. Cant wait now for dry hop and bottling this weekend!
I bought this kit after being a little disappointed with the Cooper's DIY Brew Kit, hoping that I could create something a little more "crafty" in nature. I'm only 4 days into fermentation, but I can tell you that the experience up until now has been a blast! I knew I'd made the right decision from the moment I ripped open the sealed packet containing the hops and got a lung full of that sweet sweet smell. The whole process just feels so much more authentic than chucking a heap of pre-made ingredients into a barrel, mixing, and waiting. I cannot wait to taste my first creation!
Bought the kit as a gift for my partner. But I too got involved in brewing. It was super fun. I love the fact that is super compact, so it fits anywhere. Right now it is in my cupboard and fermenting the brew. The kit has all the apparatus you will need. We opened our kit bit late and realised long after we bought that it was missing the hop sock and grain bag. But Anton was amazing in sending them out quick and fast. We thought it'll take a number of calls/emails to resolve, but all we had to do was drop an email and everything was taken care of. Small Batch team provides amazing after sales support. They replied fast to all the queries we had. Keep up the good work!!
What a great purchase! Have used the mini keg twice now. Once with a beer off tap from my local brewery it kept it well carbonated and was great for the party. second time was with my own home brew it was so easy to setup and any help i did need the costumer service was next level good . might defiantly get second one in the future
Very impressed with the kit, but even more so with the customer service. Anton has gone over and above what I would expect from a company- even responding to an email sent on my first brew day, Good Friday! My brew is chilling on the fridge ahead of bottling day and I’m looking forward to tasting the Pond Ripple Pale Ale. Very highly recommended from this happy customer.
Order process was simple, and delivery was fast (Order marked as shipped within an hour of placing, delivery was 3 days to outer Sydney). The products received are excellent quality, were beautifully presented, and include all the information required to get a novice like me started. Now to brew!
After being a beer lover for so many years I thought it was time to give brewing a go. The BIAB/carboy set-up seemed like a great way to get started. This great kit with high quality ingredients has definitely got me off to a good start. The pale ale greatly exceeded expectations, I’m already thinking about buying another carboy to increase my brewing capacity.
I’ve been brewing large batches for a while but when I came across the small batch kits I thought I would give it a go. Everything was delivered on time and well packaged. I Am very pleased with this kit and being able to try heaps of different brews. I would recommend getting a second glass carboy to run a secondary ferment and this also allows you to leapfrog with your brewing.
Great looking kit, still need to make my first brew. Delivery was very quick considering it was ordered the week before Christmas. Only issue I have is that the stock photo's can create a false impression as to what the kit contains, especially if one doesn't read "whats included in the box". Otherwise great first impressions!
Small Batch Brew worked overtime and sent out my purchase with express shipping to make sure it got to me before Christmas (after experiencing delays because of the bad weather in Sydney). I am so grateful for their hard work, dedication and excellent customer service. My boyfriend loved the Christmas present 🙂
This was the first brew I tried out and it turned out pretty darn well! A very nice crisp beer perfect for hot summer days and very easy to drink. the only downside is that you'll want more. I found the instructions a little tricky to follow as they are lacking clarification in some areas like calculating the abv but most areas are covered in detail. Overall an excellent one for your first brew that will inspire you for your second batch. Cheers and beers!
I purchased this kit a few weeks ago now, but wanted to do a couple of brews with it before my review. The verdict... this kit is awesome!! It was packaged very well. I live in Hobart and was worried that my carboy and hydrometer may not make it in one piece. But I shouldn't have been concerned at all. Everything arrived in good time and without any breakages. Secondly, this kit is very well put together and has pretty much everything you need for your first small batch. Finally, the team were quick to answer a few questions that I had prior to my purchase. Keep up the great work, I'll be a repeat customer for sure 🙂
Bought the All in 1 Kit. Had an issue with the bung not sealing (ended up in the carboy). Anton helped out with tips on how to prevent this happening again and how to get the bung back out. Very satisfied with response time and fix. All the equipment is of very high quality and after the initial disappointment of the bung issue, looking forward to my next brew.
Got this to go along with the AIO Home Brew Kit setup as well as introduce myself to BIAB, starting off on a small scale. I could not be happier with all the products I have ordered through Small Batch Brew and will be recommending them to everyone I know. Cheers.
I bought additional fermenter with my all in one starter kit and I love it. Small batch brewing is great, its quicker and takes up less space than larger batches which is great in my small unit. The customer service is out of this world. Anton and his team do an amazing job.
Brew went well, during fermentation I was sceptical with a "brain" looking glob forming (freaked out the Mrs), however once the fermentation completed and the solids dropped it produced a clear beer. Two weeks in the keg and what a drop! Nice hop flavour with a malty background. I prefer using Irish moss instead of Whirlfloc, but each to their own. Happy to try the supplied ingredients.
I purchased a starter kit for my husband. The small batch brew had AMAZING customer service and Not just before the purchase was made. I was able to ask questions about which was best and what was included to make the right purchase then afterwards Anton happily sent us some extra info on how to brew it. (He even replied to me on date night, talk about service). We will definitely be buying from here again. Even home brewing friends who’ve come to check out the goods were surprised by the great quality and are excited to get their hands on some small batch brew merch.
I have brewed the Pond Ripple Pale Ale a couple of times now and its a great beer. Quality ingredients with an easy to follow recipe that has been dialed in to suit the Small Batch Brew equipment and volumes. The advantage of small batches is the ease of brewing and opportunity to try different styles and brews, The disadvantage is that it tastes so damn good that all your mates will drink it on you. Cheers
I brewed my first small batch with the kit on the weekend - indeed, my first ever home brew. The kit makes it so easy to get started using equipment you already have at home. I also used the Citra Warrior IPA recipe kit which lays out the process at just the right level of detail for the first-time brewer. All in all, the process really was a breeze thanks to this kit and my IPA is now happily fermenting away in the basement. The hard bit will be waiting a month to try it!
I scored a small batch kit for my birthday recently and couldn't wait to get started so bought this one as my very first brew experience. Loved it. Like opening the batch kit box, opening up this parcel felt like Christmas with all the little goodie bags of grain, brew booster, hops and even some cleaning agent to get your carboy ready. The laminated instructions make this a breeze and the smell that filled the kitchen reminded me of my time spent living near the CUB brewery, glorious. While the beer is currently still fermenting, every day I'm getting more and more excited about ripping into it. My very first brew and undoubtedly one of many to come.
For $100 to get started brewing you can either get a massive cheap plastic kit or a smaller high quality glass kit. I (obviously) went with the latter and am very happy I did. First brew ever was the Splat and Smash Pilsner. Not bad for the first go - though next time I'll try and get more juice for the initial wort. The thing about brewing small is that I'm already on to the next batch - the amber IPA. If I had a big plastic 23 litre rig I'd be stuck drinking my 'lite' Pilsner for the next month and a half. With the 5 litre glass carboy I can make adjustments and actually (hopefully) improve. Thanks!
I ordered this a while ago, and haven't left a comment in the discussion until prompted by email. However, the all-in-one starter kit is a budget friendly, convenient, and small package that will allow you to get started on your Small Batch Brewing journey. The package takes away the stress of trying to figure out what is needed for a small batch of beer brewing. Aside from that, I am a complete convert to smaller batch brewing now. After 5 brews have fermented in the carboy, I am confident to say that this thing is going to last for a long time before it is in need of being replaced!
I recently ordered one of these and was immediately impressed by the quality of what it contains after having seen some of the other offerings on the shelf of other retailers for a similar price. Great products, even better customer service from the guys at Small Batch Brew Company - I've asked near on two dozen questions since ordering and receiving my kit and the responses have been immediate and more than helpful. The guys are genuinely keen to give punters new and experienced alike a great customer and beer making experience. I highly recommend sourcing anything you need from these guys.
Got this as a Christmas pressie for my dad who is notoriously difficult to buy for, and he loved it! He hasn't had a chance to brew yet, but looking at it the components they all seem very high quality and the instructions easy to follow. The size and price are absolutely perfect for beginners. Can't wait to taste the results!
I'm a lapsed 20L kit/concentrate brewer but am short on time and wanted to improve the quality of my brews, so small batch brewing appealed to me. I purchased the starter kit about 6 weeks ago. It was delivered quickly and is full of all the gear you need to start small batch brewing. I've since joined the Facebook group, have brewed 2 batches and am now looking forward to using the kegging kit my family bought me for Christmas. The gear is all good stuff and the support from Anton has been outstanding, supplemented by friendly help and support from the Facebook group. Great stuff all 'round, highly recommended!
I purchased this item for my partner who is a lover of beer and, has always wanted to start a brewery. When he saw it he was absolutely thrilled. An excellent size for any beginner and comes with all the items you need to brew. Amazing customer service, always willing to give any assistance if needed. Can’t wait to start brewing!
I purchased this item and 2 others around 9am this morning. 15/11. 2pm on the dot I had a knock on the door.... it was delivered. Beyond impressed with the service and help I have received from Anton over the last few weeks while I procrastinated with indecisiveness about what to purchase. Thanks again Anton. Very much appreciated.
Bought the kit to begin BIAB brewing. Small Batch Brew were fantastic in providing information and advice to help with my purchase. The kit itself looks great quality and is all as described and was well packaged. Also delivery was super fast! Can't wait to start brewing. Will definitely ve back for more ingredients soon!