$50 It is inexpensive and easy enough for a beginner. The kit includes EVERYTHING so there won’t be the apprehension that you might have more money to put into this project. The bottles and barrel are lightweight. The barrel can easily sit on your counter as it takes up little space. I didn’t even notice it was there! My husband was thrilled to be making HIS OWN brew! Truly macho! You can give it to him for Christmas, unlike that cashmere sweater, this won’t get stuck in a drawer!