Home brew

With this nifty bit of kit, which wouldn't look out of place in a Victorian chemistry lab, you could be sipping bottles of homemade beer within two weeks

 Microbrewer one gallon kit, Box Brew Kits, £98

Microbrewer one gallon kit, Box Brew Kits, £98

Last time Ernest brewed his own beer he found himself with enough condiment to scatter over his chips for three months. Perhaps he needed one of these splendid kits from Box Brew Kits duo Mike Langone and Matt Gorman. This one gallon kit is the smallest of their range and comes with everything you need, including a recipe book with over 25 recipes, to brew 8-10 bottles of hopefully awesome-tasting beer that will impress your friends/partner/father/chippy.

Microbrewer one gallon kit, Box Brew Kits, £98