It ain’t that hard to brew your own beer. You just need patience, creativity, and of course, I love for beer! It is not as hard as some people make it sound. It is actually a lot of fun to create and make great tasting beer that you can drink and be proud of and share with your friends and family. WHo knows, you might be the next Sam Adams!
Home Brew kits are available online at even at the local liquor store!
When you are going to brew your own beer at home, you are going to need the following:
You will have to have a malt extract, water, and brewers yeast. The malt extracts can be liquid and they are usually in the form of syrup. Dry extracts can be stored longer than the liquid form. You can find that there are many different extracts to choose from. You may find that it is easier to order these things online so that you can get your brewing started faster. Many companies have everything you need “in a box” just to wet your appetite for home brew.
If you think about it, beer is like 99% water! How much easier could it be? It is best to use spring water even though some people get good results with tap water as well. I use a reverse osmosis filter for my home brew, this way I have the purest, cleanest medium for my precious brew!
Yeast is another big part of making beer. Yeast is what ferments the malts and the sugars into the alcohol. This is what will release the carbon dioxide.
You will see that there are many different ways to make beer. The only way to do it is to find the recipe that you like best. You will see that there are certain ones that take longer than others and ones that will take no time at all. Figure out which one sounds better to you and then you will have a better idea of the entire process of making great beer.
It is important to be careful and sanitary, you don’t want to make yourself or family sick right? You need to make sure that all the equipment that you use is sterile. This is very important because you do not want to take any chances on the beer becoming tainted and someone getting sick from your invention. How bad would it suck if your careful home brew gave everyone the sh*ts?
Making your own beer is a great way to tap into your inner artist. It is something that you will only get better at over time and all of your pals and buddies will enjoy the fact that you can make them good tasting beer.