I'm starting to set up for a brew system. Long time ago, I brewed. The equipment, ingredients, and to a lesser extent, methods have changed. Mostly what was brewed was juice wine and local grain beer. Brewer's yeast from the grocery store was the only one. Hops were hard to come by and I have no idea what type. Powdered ginger was used as a substitute. Sanitation was bleach, heat, and vodka. Had some kit beers from some friends and found them so good that I had to get back into it. Some others did all grain with the mash tuns and all. I did it with a mess of cheese cloth in the day. I'm so out of date.