Most common begginer brewing mistakes
This time I would like to discuss the most common mistakes made by novice brewers. I will share my experience and information that you won’t make the same mistakes.
- Lack of cleanliness – most of the beginners don’t pay much attention to the cleanliness of the room and equipment. You have to choose an environment in which the risk of infection is minimal, make sure that all the tools and equipment are sterile.
- Lack of interest in the brewing process -novice brewer doesn’t have to study biology and biochemistry, but one should look at the key processes, their causes and consequences. Understanding the processes will let you know what you did wrong during the brewing process.
- Too much confidence – novice brewers, who brewed beer once or twice tend to think that they already have enough experience to change the recipe drastically. They create a recipe with at least 3 different malts and exotic spices. Do not change everything at the same time. Start by changing 1 ingredient at the time, so you what is the influence of the beer. Start with one type of single malt, hops and one kind of neutral yeast. Later put another extra malt. Or – Use other hops. Or – any other yeast. This is the only way you can tell how one or another ingredient changes the beer.
- Wrong fermentation temperature – the bear is often left to ferment carelessly. This is one of the biggest mistakes in the production of beer. Strictly follow the manufacturer’s instructions for specific yeast and choose an appropriate environment for the fermentation. Most important that the temperature remains constant. Otherwise, you will get inappropriate fermentation, or the fermentation won’t happen at all.
And do not forget – the production of beer is not an exact science. After you start to brew beer, it is likely that you will make mistakes. It is important to not to give up and learn from your mistakes. Eventually, you will succeed in it!