My DH has been brewing beer for over a year now. I don't know how serious your FI is about beer but DH made himself a kegorator. He also bought a turkey fryer - he did this because they are powered by gas and this way he can brew outside. He brewed in the kitchen once and I was NOT a happy camper. So stinky!
Anyway - they certainly make small non-complicated kits but if your FI is serious about brewing and storing his own beer PM me - I am sure I have some websites for you to check out.