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Home Brew Online Complete Starter Kit - With Coopers Dark Ale

1. select heating device (for brewing in cold rooms)
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1. Select heating device (for brewing in cold rooms)

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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Better Brew Heater Belt
Better Brew Heater Belt

Suitable for heating 1 gallon demijohns to 33 litre fermenters. You can adjust the size by either the toggle or by the Velcro lining.

The Heat Belt is designed to be used during primary fermentation and to aid the start of secondary fermentation. Help keep your brew at a constant temperature and not get too cold.

Fits fermenting vessels, 25 litre kegs, 1 gallon demijohns (Please note this belt will not fit around a Fast Ferment)
One of the main benefits of using a Heat Belt 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.
Please read and follow the instructions with the Heat Belt. Regular checks should always be made to ensure that the correct temperature is being maintained.
About the Brew Belt
Safe for use in the UK
Easy to use
Suitable for all Beer and Wine making
Complete with fitted mains plug
Double Insulated
CE Marked
240V 50z 25W
The length of the heating band itself is approximately 90cm long

A great Christmas gift!
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Better Brew Flexible Heater Pad
Better Brew Flexible Heater Pad

The Heater Pad has a 30cm diameter. Ideal for keeping brews warm in cooler temperatures, just stand your vessel on the pad

The Heat Tray Pad from Better Brew is a total re-think of what a home brew heat pad should look like. This is a flexible, round ”mat” which will fit under any bucket or vessel, it is totally wet-proof and has thermal cut-out protection just as our belt. This product has been thoroughly tested for safety to comply with all UK regulations and is supplied with a UK plug.

Suitable for use with 23 Litre & 33 Litre Fermenting vessels and 5 gallon kegs and smaller with a flat base

The Heat Pad has a 30cm diameter.

This heater pad is permanently on and gives off a constant warm heat so it is important that regular checks should always be made to ensure that the correct temperature is being maintained.

About the Heating Pad:

Easy to use


Suitable for all Beer, Lager, Cider and Wine making


Complete with fitted mains UK plug

Double Insulated

UK Plug

240V 50z 25Watt

Must not be immersed in water

A great Christmas gift!

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2. select bottle brush (the easy way to clean bottles)
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Nylon Small Bottle Brush
Nylon Small 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 - approximately 37cm in length

Ideal for cleaning many 500ml to 1 litre glass bottles such as the ones we stock

(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 a 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 a 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 glass wine bottle and 500ml glass beer bottles,

Fits inside standard 3/4 inch bottle neck openings

Does not fit Grolsch-style swing top 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 40 pints of great tasting Coopers Dark Ale - Rich Mahogany colour and a creamy head. Roasted malt aromas with a hint of chocolate, generous mouthfeel dominated by roasted malt flavours, sufficient hop bitterness to give balance and a dry finish.

This High Quality Complete Starter Kit contains everything you need to make 40 pints (23 litres) of beer, including reusable high quality PET bottles with caps, and provides excellent value for money. 40 Pints of great beer 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 beer, you need only buy tins of 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 beer 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 PET 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 Spoon -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
Sanitiser - 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/back of label of each beer kit. Easy-to-follow guide.
Sugar - 1kg of brewing sugar is included for a 40 pint batch
Priming Drops - Place two in each 500ml bottle to condition the beer
Coopers Dark Ale Ingredients - makes 40 pints

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!

Delivery Rates

UK Orders Under £65

We send orders out using First Class Royal Mail and also courier options. For eligible very small and light orders such as sachets of yeast, etc, there will also be the option of First Class Royal Mail letter at £2.45. For urgent orders please choose Express Courier only, details below:

Order Weight Standard Delivery (approx. 1 to 2 working days) Express Courier (usually 1 but up to 2 working days)
0 - 2.5 Kgs £3.95 to all UK postcodes £5.95 (for exceptions see below)
2.5 - 6 Kgs £4.95 to all UK postcodes £5.95 (for exceptions see below)
Any weight and over £65 Choice of STANDARD FREE DELIVERY (approx. 2 to 5 working days) or faster EXPRESS COURIER also available at £5.95 (for exceptions see below) £5.95 (for exceptions see below)

 EXPRESS COURIER (usually next working day but not guaranteed) Under £65 Over £65
Includes most postcodes - see exceptions below

Choice of STANDARD
FREE DELIVERY (2 to 5 workings days) or faster EXPRESS COURIER also available at £5.95

Highlands/Islands (approx. 2 to 3 working days)
Scottish Highlands: AB31-35, AB36-38, AB41-54, AB55-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-30, IV31-39, IV40-63, KA27-28, KW0-14, KW15-17,
KW all,PA20-78, PH15-18, PH19-29, PH30-31, PH32-33, PH34-44, PH45-48, PH49-50
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 (approx. 2 to 3 working days)

£18.50 £18.50
Northern Ireland - please select 'Northern Ireland' - All BT postcodes (approx. 2 to 3 working days) £14.95 £14.95
Jersey & Guernsey - please select country, Not UK - VAT is charged (approx. 2 to 3 working days) £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

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 fully 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, usually 2 to 5 working days

Express Courier is a 1-2 working day service available for all items for £5.95 to eligible postcodes, deliveries are Monday to Friday and there are no weekend deliveries available

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

We usually use DPD and UPS for our Express 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 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 two hour time slots are usually given on the morning of delivery 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.  The couriers 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.

Standard Delivery - Standard delivery is usually sent by either UPS or Royal Mail on most orders up to around 6 Kgs in weight, delivery times with Royal Mail can really vary, the First Class service is generally 1 to 2 working days (Monday to Saturday, although these are guide times only and can take much longer especially during busy periods. Orders may be upgraded to a faster courier service at our discretion if your parcel needs to be due to size/weight.

IMPORTANT - For urgent orders you must please select the Express Courier option, the standard 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)

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

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;

Please always supply a telephone number with your order as we need to supply the couriers with one

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 - Sorry, we are unable to deliver to 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 - Sorry, we are unable to deliver to Norway N/A
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 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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  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
5An excellent starter kit.

I bought this kit because I had never brewed beer before and had little idea what was needed to do it properly. This is ideal with everything I needed to make 40 pints of Coopers Dark. Everything I needed was included with an explanatory leaflet on what to do and when. I followed the instructions and the beer has turned out very nice. My only comment would be to maybe add a small packet of dried hops, because the finished product seemed to be a little too malty, but that is just my personal taste. I think the tightness of the lid fitting on the fermentation bucket may be an issue with some examples judging by the forum postings. If there are few bubbles through the airlock even when fermentation is racing away, it is because the gas is finding other ways to escape. I can thoroughly recommend this for those new to the hobby who are keen to get started.

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
4Great starter kit!

...forgot to add that I invested in a heated pad! This was an excellent buy and keeps the fermenting vessel at a steady(ish) temperature in a corner of my conservatory in winter!

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