• John Bull HBO John Bull Complete Kit - Cider

John Bull HBO John Bull Complete Kit - Cider

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Electrim Heating Tray 25Ltr (Model TE25)
Electrim Heating Tray 25Ltr (Model TE25)

Heater for Home Beer and Wine Making - Suitable for Standard 25 Litre Fermenting Vessels

Keeping your home brew at the correct temperature is essential to ensure that it not only starts fermenting but also to ensure it ferments completely and all the sugars are converted. This will leave you with a clear, correctly carbonated brew with the correct alcohol content. 

Heating devices are used throughout the primary fermentation stage and also to start secondary fermentation. Using a heating device for your homebrew will also ensure that the process of fermentation is completed quickly, enabling you to enjoy your beer and wine as soon as possible!

Achieving correct, constant temperatures is easy with our range of economical heating devices.

25L Fermenting Vessel Heater Tray
Fermenting tray designed specifically for 25 litre containers. Constructed to withstand the weight of larger vessels and with the correct power output. Also suitable for demijohns and wine making. Thermostatically controlled to maintain a liquid temperature approximately 9 deg C above ambient room temperature, giving a fermenting temperature of 22-29 deg C in most domestic environments. If the temperature is in excess of 20 degrees C (during the day for example) the heater should be switched off. Regular checks should always be made to ensure that the correct temperature is being maintained. Detachable power lead for ease of cleaning and storage. 230 volts 25 watts.

Dimensions of usable heat surface approx. 280mm x 280mm
Low Wattage/Economical
Controlled Heat
Thermally Insulated Base
Safe for Glass or Plastic Containers
Easy to clean
Heater On/Off Light
Size: 31cm
Best used with vessels not larger than 28cm at the base
Uses 25 Watts

Please note: This heat pad is thermostatically controlled at a preset temperature and isn't manually adjustable. Not be used in direct sunlight, with the vessel covered or in a room with a high ambient temperature. The temperature must be regularly checked to ensure the correct fermenting temperature is being maintained. For accurate temperature control, use in conjunction with the Inkbird ITC-308 Plug N Play Digital Temperature Controller.

Whilst this heater tray is ideal for use with Home Brew Online fermenting vessels, it is not suitable for use with a Coopers DIY branded starter kit as the fermenter does not have a flat base. 

A guide to heating devices is on our forum; http://homebrewonline.vanillaforums.com/discussion/428/heating-devices-a-guide-to#latest

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Brew Belt Heater
Brew Belt Heater

High Quality Heater for Heating Home Beer and Wine Making

The Brew Heat Belt can be used to aid fermentation with one or two demijohns or any make of 5 Gallon/25 Litre vessel and is suitable for both beer and wine making.

The Brew Belt is designed to be used during primary fermentation and to aid the start of secondary fermentation.

One of the main benefits of using a BrewBelt is the reduced time it takes to complete the brewing process of your beer and wine.

The heat can be regulated by moving the Brew Belt higher or lower on the vessel.

Full instructions are included and each Brew Belt is individually gift packaged.

Please read and follow the instructions with the Brew Belt. Regular checks should always be made to ensure that the correct temperature is being maintained

About the Brew Belt
Fits around any 5 Gallon Fermenter or two Demijohns
Easy to use
Suitable for all Beer and Wine making
Complete with fitted mains plug
Full Instructions Enclosed
Double Insulated
25 Watts / AC 230v / 50Hz
Made in England

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2. select bottle brush (the easy way to clean bottles)
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Nylon Bottle Brush
Nylon Bottle Brush

Our Bottle Brush is just the job for making life easier.

Cleaning bottles can be laborious without the proper equipment, especially when cleaning lots of bottles at once.

This high quality Bottle Brush is sturdy and can easily squeeze through the necks of standard wine bottles, beer bottles and demijohns to enable thorough cleaning.

Well cleaned bottles will help to avoid any contamination and prevent off-tasting or worse… wasted beer.

Size: 40cm / 16"

Brush head measures 7.5cm 3" across approx.

Also available: Long Barrel Cleaning Brush

Please Note: These brushes are long and awkward to post without bending. They are designed to be bent and will easily re-shape.

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Clean Express - Bottle Brush Cleaner (Drill Attachment)
Clean Express - Bottle Brush Cleaner (Drill Attachment)

Bottle Cleaner Brush

(Drill and Carboy NOT INCLUDED - For illustration purposes only)


For the problem of cleaning your wine and beer bottles, here at Home Brew Online we now have these great brushes which have revolutionised the cleaning process for the home brewer and wine maker for cleaning your bottles. With Spiral Force Technology, the Bottle Brush will clean your wine and beer bottles in a fraction of the time it takes with the standard bristle brush. The product attaches to any standard cordless or power drill (not included) which provides any home brewer and wine maker an efficient and effortless cleaning process. Please note these can be a tight fit into some beer and wine bottles especially when new.

Key Features include:

High Quality product made in the USA

Clean your wine or beer bottles in seconds

Easy to attach to any cordless drill (not included)

Spiral Force technology cleaning the inside of your bottle better than any other brush

Must have with all of your wine or beer bottle cleaning equipment

Measured 14 inches (350mm) in length to clean any size wine bottle, 500ml beer bottles,

Fits inside standard 3/4 inch bottle neck openings

Does not fit Grolsch-style bottles


Cleaning Tips

1. Tip the bottle on its side while cleaning with Bottle Cleaner to add extra water contact in the upper shoulder and neck area of the bottle to remove tough stains and grime.

2. Do a preliminary rinse of container prior to using the Bottle Cleaner to remove any large loose material.

3. Clean container with Bottle Cleaner for 30 seconds, let soap and suds sit for 5 minutes to soak, then finish for another 30 seconds.

4. Adjust drill speeds to find an even, consistent speed to reduce vibration.

5. One minute of cleaning/scrubbing is all that is needed on most cleaning applications.

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We have this High Quality kit available with 6 different styles to choose from Beers/Lager/Ginger Beer/Cider

Anybody can use this kit –! It’'s Never Been Easier! Just add water - sugar and bottles included!

This kit makes up to 40 pints of John Bull Cider - Can be made to the Traditional or Strong recipe, Containing quality European apple juice concentrate, this premium cider kit produces a full flavoured, sparkling medium dry traditional country cider.

This High Quality Complete Starter Kit contains everything you need to make 40 pints (23 litres) of cider, including reusable high quality PET bottles with caps, and provides excellent value for money. 40 Pints of great cider in just 21 days! Full easy to follow step by step instructions included, with full support available by email or phone too if needed!

After brewing the first batch of cider, you need only buy tins of cider ingredients malt extract (beer kits) to start your next brew. Choose from our range of ingredients kits for your next batch. 
Tip: Purchase extra kits at the same time as the starter pack and receive no extra postage costs.

The Complete Starter Kit makes a fantastic gift and introduction to a new hobby. After brewing the first batch of cider with the included kit, all that is required to start brewing future batches is another beer, lager or cider ingredients kit, a selection of which are shown below. This setup is suitable for brewing real ale, lager, stout, cider and all varieties of beer, just choose your preferred beer kit from our extensive selection. 

Complete Starter Kit –Contents

Fermentation Container - For the initial brewing process, includes lid with grommet for airlock
PET Plastic Re-useable Bottles - High quality bottles with caps suitable for bottling 40 pints
Little Bottler - Makes one-handed filling your bottles a doddle, no need for a syphon tube!
Plastic Paddle –-It takes a long spoon to mix the ingredients!
Airlock - Fill it with water half way, it lets the gasses escape and prevents contamination
Hydrometer,– with its own trial jar- Lets you check on the alcohol content so you know when it’'s ready
Thermometer (LCD Style) - Helps you keep your brew at the correct temperature
Steriliser –- Ready to start? Clean your equipment to avoid contamination
Instructions - A full easy to follow, step-by-step guide for the beginner
Manufacturers' Instructions – Under the lid of each beer kit. Easy-to-follow guide.
Sugar - 1kg of brewing sugar is included for a 40 pint batch
Carbonation Drops - Place one in each 500ml bottle to condition the beer
John Bull Cider Ingredients

We may substitute products for a similar or higher value if unavailable

Frequently Asked Questions

How long before my beer/cider will be ready?
To brew your own fantastic beer takes 2-3 weeks, varying slightly on which kit you choose. It takes around 5 days for the initial brewing process in the fermenting container and then around 2 weeks in the bottles to allow the brew to clear and to develop into a smooth, clean tasting beer.

Will I need to buy anything else?
This Complete Starter Kit contains all the equipment required. There are lots of other accessories available should you wish to get into home brewing in a big way, but to start with our kit provides all the gear that you need to get started. The equipment included with the Complete Starter Kit will last for many years, all that is required to continue brewing is additional beer ingredients kits.

Are all the beer kits the same and can they be brewed with this equipment?
Essentially all the beer kits are quite similar, the difference is in the balance and style of ingredients which produces varying beer types. Any beer kit can be brewed with this equipment.

How long does the beer last?
After bottling your beer it will last for a long time, several years in some cases.

Will brewing my own beer save me money?
One of the best advantages of brewing your own beer is the amount of money it will save you. A Coopers 40 pint beer refill kit will cost around £12, so you'’ll be brewing top notch beer for around 35p a pint!

Can anybody make home brew?
Absolutely! Full step by step instructions are included and it’s very straight forward. It is important to clean the equipment (with the included steriliser) and keep it at the suggested temperature but nothing difficult needs to be done –other than waiting!

Cider (John Bull)

John Bull Premium Cider Kit – Can be made Traditional or Strong
Containing quality European apple juice concentrate, this premium cider kit produces a full flavoured, sparkling medium dry traditional country cider.

Delivery Rates

UK Orders Under £65

Order Weight Royal Mail Tracked 48 Royal Mail Tracked 24 Express Courier
0 - 1.4 Kgs £2.95 £4.95 £5.95 (for exceptions see below)
1.4 - 2.5 Kgs £3.95 N/A £5.95 (for exceptions see below)
2.5 Kgs + N/A N/A £5.95 (for exceptions see below)

UK Orders Over 2.5 Kgs

  Under £65 Over £65
Includes most postcodes - see exceptions below

Choice of STANDARD
or faster EXPRESS COURIER also available at £5.95

Scottish Highlands: FK17-99, G83, IV1-30, IV31-39,
KW all,PA21-33, PA35-40, PH18-26, PH30, PH31-42 
Scottish Islands: HS1-9, IV40-54, IV55-56, KA27, KA28,
KW15-17, PA20, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE all
£13.50 £13.50
Isle of Man - please select 'Isle Of Man' as the country, Not UK
£18.50 £18.50
Northern Ireland - please select 'Northern Ireland' - All BT postcodes
£14.95 £14.95
Jersey & Guernsey - please select country, Not UK - VAT is charged £13.70 £13.70

There is NO weight restriction for UK orders. You will NOT incur extra charges if your order is very large or heavy

Very small orders
For eligible very small and light orders such as sachets of yeast, etc, there will also be the options of Standard Royal Mail post at £0.95 and First Class Royal Mail at £1.45. All other orders are tracked, for urgent orders please choose Express Courier only.

Urgent orders
For urgent orders please choose Express Courier only.

BFPO orders
Unfortunately we are unable to accept orders to BFPO addresses. Any orders placed to BFPO addresses will be cancelled.

UK Orders

With high stock levels all orders are dispatched as quickly as possible, usually within one working day or less, at busy times and holidays this may take a little longer. For urgent orders please select the Express Courier' service which is tracked

*FREE Shipping is available on most UK orders over £65, exceptions apply. Does not apply to Northern Ireland, Isle Of Man and remote Highlands/Islands or Guernsey and Jersey postcodes which incur a courier surcharge

Free shipping is by standard courier and may take longer than the Express Courier option

Express 1-2 working day shipping is available for all items for £5.95 to eligible postcodes

Please provide your email address and phone number for order updates and/or tracking information

We use Parcelforce and DPD for our courier deliveries and the parcel usually needs to be signed for. If for any reason you are out or unable to take the delivery, the couriers may attempt to leave your parcel with a neighbour for you and put a card through your door. If they are unable to deliver the parcel, when possible it will be taken to your local Royal Mail sorting office or Post Office, or they will re-attempt delivery the next working day for you. A calling card will be left with details of where the parcel is. Estimated time slots will be introduced soon to help with delivery. You can enter an alternative shipping address at the checkout such as your place of work, etc, if you know you will be out, or we can add a delivery note to your parcel such as 'Please leave with a neighbour' or 'Please leave in porch' if you email us any specific delivery instructions after placing the order and we are more than happy to add them to your parcel for you. Parcelforce and DPD will follow any instructions whenever possible but it is at the discretion of the delivery driver and cannot be guaranteed. Orders left in a place specified by the customer are at the customers own risk.

IMPORTANT - For urgent orders you must select the tracked courier option, the Royal Mail service is slower and can in some cases take much longer. In the case of any problems courier deliveries can be resolved much more quickly. Please always check at your local sorting office where Royal Mail will take any parcel they cannot deliver for any reason.

Shipping prices are calculated automatically and are limited to a maximum charge of £5.95 for most UK postcodes 

Does not apply to;

Northern Ireland, Isle Of Man and remote Highlands/Islands postcodes

Scottish Highlands & Islands affected postcodes:

Channel Islands - Please select Guernsey / Jersey as country. Other Channel Islands use UK > Highland/Islands options. 

Scilly Isles

VAT will be charged on all International orders (including The Channel Islands)

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS - Please see rates below

We ship to many countries and the list is being added to whenever possible, please select the correct country on the drop down menu. International shipping rates are priced on weight and value, and are limited to 25kgs per parcel. If your order exceeds 25kgs the shipping cost is based on the number of parcels needed to send the order. If needed we will contact you with any problems on international shipping restrictions. Please note the following;

We cannot ship pressurised containers such as CO2 bulbs overseas

Glass items will be packed as well as possible but we cannot guarantee glass items on overseas orders

The cost of shipping does not include any taxes or customs charges which some countries charge. It is the responsibility of the customer to pay any charges on international orders.

Please contact us with any questions regarding international shipping

Shipping rates based on orders per 25kgs:

International Shipping Rates

Country  Rates
Australia £153.80
Austria £36.22
Belgium £15.28
Canada £133.24
Czech Republic £36.22
Denmark £13.92
Estonia £66.79
Finland Not available
France £13.92
Germany £13.92
Greece £29.44
Hungary £15.28
Ireland (Republic Of) £17.26
Italy £29.44
Latvia £17.26
Lithuania £36.22
Luxembourg £15.28
Monaco £13.92
Netherlands £15.28
New Zealand £153.80
Norway - Sorry, we are unable to deliver to Norway N/A
Poland £36.22
Portugal £29.44
Romania £66.79
San Marino £36.22
Slovenia £36.22
Spain £29.44
Sweden £36.22
Switzerland £36.22
Turkey £66.79
USA £133.24




Can I return my order?

We want you to be 100% happy with your order from Home Brew Online and have total confidence ordering from us. We will accept returns for the usual reasons detailed below. When returning any item to us it is very helpful to email us first with details to enable us to help you and process it as effectively as possible.

What do I do if I receive the wrong item?
Please email or call us to inform us of the mistake and we will advise how to return the incorrect item(s) where necessary and resolve as quickly as possible for you.

What do I do if my order arrives damaged?
Please email or call us to inform us of the damage and we will arrange to replace or exchange whichever is best, please do not dispose of anything until we have resolved for you as it may need to be recovered.

What do I do if my order is faulty when it arrives?
Please email or call us to inform us of the fault and we will provide details of how to return the faulty item(s) where necessary and arrange for a replacement. Please do not dispose of any item until we have resolved for you.

What do I do if my order develops a fault after it has been used?
Please email or call us to report any problems with a product, as we can resolve and replace any items if necessary. Many products have guarantees and we will help wherever possible. Products that have been used must not have been misused, and please keep the damaged or faulty items as they may be needed or exchanged. 

What do I do if I change my mind about something when it arrives?
Please email or call us with any item you have changed your mind about and wish to return. Items can be returned up to 30 days from date of delivery. Orders over the Christmas period can be returned until the end of January. Items returned due to no fault of our own may incur a 10% re-stocking fee. Postage paid for the delivery of your order is non-refundable. Your remaining refund will be credited after the returned goods have been checked over and must be fit for re-sale. Please do not return goods which aren’t in their original, re-saleable condition. We won’t send out items to other customers that have been returned and aren’t in perfect condition. Any items returned which are not in perfect, original condition won’t be credited so please ensure adequate packing methods are used.

Can I cancel an order before it is dispatched?
Yes, however a 10% re-stocking fee will be applied if your order has already been packed.

Can I return my item personally?

Yes, if you live nearby and it is more practical to hand deliver an item please contact us.

Who pays the return postage costs?
If the order needs to be returned because of a fault or a mistake on our part then your postage costs will be refunded. We will refund reasonable costs up to the value of 1st Class Royal Mail recorded. If the order is returned because it wasn't suitable or you changed your mind the postage costs are your responsibility. Returned items are your responsibility until we receive them so please use an appropriate service such as Royal Mail recorded. If an item is going to cost more than £15 to return please let us know as this is our maximum postage credit amount, we will arrange for collection in these circumstances.

How will I know if you have received my returned item?
You will automatically receive a confirmation email when your returned item is received.

How long will my return take to process?
We aim to process your return as quickly as possible and usually complete them within a week. Please allow slightly longer at seasonal peaks.

How will I know when my return is completed?
You will receive an email to update you when your return is completed to let you know either that your replacement product is on its way or that your refund has been processed.

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