Depending on what type or style of beer you want to make will determine exactly what home brewing supplies you will need. If you are going to make your own beer for the first time you will probably want to brew using malt extract. This will make things much easier and let you get an idea of what home brewing is all about. You may want to consider buying a kit with all the necessary supplies. Use dry yeast and do a malt extract beer with some grains. Do not start with a mini mash or all grains.