In this guide I will go through all the equipment you will need to make boilies at home. When starting out you will only need the basics but if you want to make boilies on a mass scale(more than a kilo of boilies at a time) you may need to expand your equipment to make produce a larger amount of bait.
This guide will list the essential equipment and also the more advanced gear you will need if your making a large volume of boilies at a time. Also I have added a shopping list at the bottom of the guide to make it easier for you to find where you can buy some all this equipment as some items can be tricky to find.
The Basic Boilie Making Equipment
There a two types of scales traditional and digital but in my experience digital scale are more accurate and just much simpler to use.
Having a measuring jug can some in very handy for measuring large amounts of liquid and also you can use it to mix your eggs/liquid mix and simply add dry mix to it.
Great for measuring favours and other liquids to get an accurate base mix.
Does pretty much the same as a measuring spoon but just makes the job of measure a little easier with less spillages etc.
Ideal for mixing your base mixes and creating a paste ball, ready for rolling.
A sieve has many uses when making baits such as sieving out lumps in your base mix and also when boiling your baits you can easily remove them from the saucepan.
Kitchen Spoon or Fork
I would advise using a fork or a spoon to blend your base mix and liquids together.
Boilie Rolling Tables
Essential for rolling round or dumbell shape boilies in various sizes.
Top tip – put some sunflower oil on a kitchen towel and wipe onto the rolling table to making rolling smoother and easier, also this prevents the boilies cracking in the drying process.
Sausage Gun or Sausage Rolling Table
A sausage gun has the ability to create perfect diameter sausages to use in conjunction with a boilie rolling table to create round shaped boilies.
To cut the sausages to the correct length of the rolling table your using.
Saucepan or steamer
Boiling or steaming your baits is essential to seal in the nutrients and flavours. Boiling normally take between 1-2 minutes but steaming can take up to 10 minutes.
Air dry Bags
Essential for drying out your baits which also prevents the boilies from going off at a much quicker rate.
I usually use a towel to dry the boilies off once they come out of the saucepan/steamer.
Large Freezer Bags
Used to mix basemixes and also to freeze you boilies for convenience, I find the zip lock bags to work the best please you can reuse them time and time again.
Sealed Buckets/Sealed Storage Boxes
Top Tip – Store dry ingredients in sealed containers to prevent outbreaks of bugs and other pests also keeps the dry ingredients fresh.
Most Importantly Recipes
Recipes have to be one of the most important parts of making boilies, you can find lots of different recipes on this blog which I’ve tested and most likely have caught lots of carp on them.
Advanced Boilie Equipment
Mixing can be time worthy and take a great deal of effort and strength so getting an automatic mixer would remove the hard graft of mixing your boilie recipes which is ideal if you plan to make large quantities of bait.
Airgun and Compressor
Why not take out the effort of creating boilie sausages and automate the process with an airgun and compressor. Although this sort of equipment may seem expensive it worth the money if your planning on creating huge amounts on bait.
Deluxe Sausage Gun
This is an upgrade on the basic Gardner sausage gun will can hold a lot more mix making it easier to make lots more boilies.
Large Rolling Table
Like the deluxe sausage gun this is a upgrade version of Gardners basic boilie table which can produce a large amount of round shaped boilies each time.
Great for dry out a large amount of boilie at one time ideal if your making more than 2-3kgs.
Large Catering Style Pan or a Water Boiler
Ideal for boiling a large amount of baits at one time. Some pans have the capacity of boiling 1/2-1 kilo of boilie at a time.
Large Air Dry Trays
This is just an upgrade on Gardners basic air dry trays holding and drying alot more boilies at one single time.
Here is a the entire list of boilie making equipment just make it easier for you to buy it all in one hit, there are a few things that are pretty hard to find so I’ve also included links to where you can find them online.
Advanced Boilie Equipment
If you new to making boilies please check out my post Top 5 Videos For Making Homemade Boilies. You will find some great informative video on how to create boilies and how to use all the equipment featured in this guide.
If this guide has helped you, if you have any questions or if there any gear you use which hasn’t been mentioned in this guide I would love to hear what you have to say by leaving a comment below.