Ben Franklin once said "if you want something done right, do it yourself, or better yet, get your stepson to hold the key attached to the kite during that lightning storm". Enabling even dudes who didn't invent bifocals to do something very right, Craft A Brew.
From a suds lover who grew tired of choosing between quality and affordability, CAB kits were born out of the owner's valiant two-and-a-half-year post-college quest to pare down large-scale complex brewing processes into something fit for a noob, while keeping it cheap enough that you still have money left over to buy beer when your "Boston Cream Rye" doesn't turn out exactly as planned. Aside from a pot and stovetop (no, not the stuffing kind, Fallbrook), each kit comes with everything needed to get cookin', including a three-piece air lock, lab thermometer, funnel, 4ft of tubing, a how-to book, and a one-gallon growler to house the finished product, assuming you don't cut it too much with baking soda. Fortunately fit for more than one use, the starter kit can be re-purposed to mix up any of the other four $15 recipe packs, ranging from American Ale with a golden malt extract and Perle/ Cascade hops, to Smooth Brown Ale with chocolate and Carapils grains, made lightly bitter by Fuggle hops, also what JK Rowling calls it when f-ing ugly humans try to dunk.
Because following directions only matters in Creepy Crawlers, they're working on acquiring "exotic brewing ingredients" for customization, and will soon be releasing more flavors like Orange Saison and Chocolate Coffee Stout, both of which Mr. Franklin cites as proof that God loves us and wants us to be considerably more happy than his stepson, Shane Franklin.