How to brew homemade beer
To brew beer all you need is to have the right equipment and to learn a few right steps. Brewing beer at home is, actually, fun, easy on the pocket, and utterly straightforward. Besides, once you become an expert in it, you can brew far superior qualities of beer, and even start it as a pure home-business. Apart from this, you’ve an advantage to brew beer according to your taste as well.
We aren’t the dinosaurs anymore, and now, we aren’t dependent on others as well, like before. Today, we’ve all the accessories we need to do almost everything we know. Therefore, if you’re pondering preparing beer at home, you’re in luck! You can begin your training, or start the process, with a few simple equipment and knowledge, and brew beer on a grand scale like a professional. We recommend you to use a brewing kit, such as Coopers Homebrewing kit, which review you can find here.
Just be proactive and canvass these steps in detail and you will become a matter of public debate among your friends and family members. Well, let’s get started.
Canvass the Recipe: Of course, this is the first, basic, and the most important, step. If you would make a gaffe here, you would sign the death warrants of the entire process. Read and review the recipe over and over. The more you would perceive it, the more it would be possible for you to earn the positive end results. And, in addition, you don’t have ample time to spend too. When you would have a recipe in your mind, the utter process would be quick, and won’t baffle you with the details. So, first, decide your recipe before taking the next step.
Gather the Kit: A brewing kit will make your job a lot easier. Ensure that you’ve all the right equipment for preparing the beer at home. For instance: if you wish to brew and bottle 6 gallons of beer, you need Patented Fermenter, Carbonation Drops, 740 milliliters PET Bottles, Beer Hydrometer, Bottling Wand, Beer Mixing Spoon, and etc. These ‘extra’ equipment’s can also sometimes play a vital role, or halt the entire process if you don’t have them. Therefore, it’s better to have them by your side.
The First Stage: Let’s say, you’ve decided to formulate your first beer with the Mall Extract. In the first stage, if you already have all the equipment, clean it; you can employ unscented cleanser; it can facilitate you grandly. Next, in the pot, heat at least one gallon of water until it boils. Please, remember that, you don’t need to boil the water on the highest intensity. Just boil it with a customary heat… After that, first, remove the pot from heat, and then add Mall Extract in it. However, keep stirring the Mall Extract and the boiled water so that it can dissolve and doesn’t gather at the base of the pot.
The Second Stage: Once the water and the Mall Extract are stirred and dissolved, put the pot on the heat again, and boil this new assortment. As you feel that it’s reaching the boiling point again, add hops in it (Hops are, actually, the green, cone-shaped flower of the hop plant; the professional brewers of beer use this special ingredient to inject balance, flavor, and aroma into the beer). Next, sanitize the fermenter well for reducing any menace of contagion, and fill it with half the cold water… Yes! Fill with the “cold” water. And, after boiling water and the Mall Extract Mixture in the pot for 30 minutes, allow its vehemence to calm down for 5 minutes as well, and then add it into the cold water, in the fermenter… After that, load the fermenter once more with cold water to achieve 5 gallons and let the mixture sit.
The Third Stage: As the water temperature drops to 70 to 75 degree Fahrenheit, add brewer’s yeast into the fermenter, and then seal the fermenter with the help of clips, and etc. Once you complete this step, shake the fermenter robustly for 3 to 4 minutes in order to provide some oxygen to the yeast. However, shake the fermenter carefully, because, of course, you don’t want to splash the liquid until the beer is relished. After that, store the fermenter where the temperature is around 65 to 75 degree Fahrenheit, and where it can stay safe from the light, for 3 to 4 weeks, so that it can complete its own fermentation process. You can also monitor the fermentation process after every 24 to 48 hours through the bubbling airlock, in case it’s on the fermenter.
The Final Stage: After 3 to 4 weeks, your beer would be almost ready to be packaged. Boil two cups of water, add 5 ounces of priming sugar in it, and boil it for 10 minutes more, and put in the new bottling bucket… Now, transfer the beer (just liquid) from fermenter into the bottling bucket securely and attach the bottle-filler with it. Now, fill the sanitized bottles till their neck and cap them with the bottle capper. And, again, store the bottle in the room temperature of 75 degree Fahrenheit… Now, after 2 to 3 weeks, invite your friends, and family members, and astonish them with your newly learned skill. I assure you; they won’t only relish the taste of your hand, but also do their best to learn every secret from you.