How To Brew Your Beer
For millennia, people have been brewing their own beer. Since that time, not much has changed in the process, except for the equipment used. Brewing beer is an art and something that people take pride in doing. It’s not as hard as you may think to learn How To Brew Your Beer the right way every single time.
All you beer lovers are in for a real treat today. I’m going to talk about the ingredients that are needed to brew your own beer. There’s nothing more satisfying than drinking a tall glass of ice cold beer brewed in your very own kitchen. It’s also a lot cheaper than buying beer in your local store.
The Brewing Process Explained
There are two types of methods for brewing beer. The first method is extract brewing. This process is easier for the first time beer brewer because you use ready made malt extract. There is no sugar extraction process because it has already been done for you.
The second method is all grain. There are several steps in this process to remove the sugars from malted partially germinated grains. This is how beer is made and the key process in brewing the perfect beer. I would recommend that first time brewers use the extract brewing method first. It’s a much easier process to do!
Main Ingredients For Brewing Beer
There are only five ingredients needed to brew beer. You can easily find these ingredients online. It’s important to buy your ingredients from reputable distributers in order to insure you brew that perfect beer every single time. Let’s take a look at what we need below.
Water is the main ingredient in beer. Beer contains 90% water so you want to use the best water you can find. You don’t want bad tasting water used for brewing beer. For example, you don’t want water that tastes and smells like chlorine. Most people use tap water but you can choose what you want. I prefer to use bottled water.
Hops are probably the most well known ingredient of them all. We have all seen those beer commercials talking about hops. Anyways hops are flowers which are also called strobiles or cones. Hops come from a plant called Humulus lupulus. This is where the taste comes from.
The acid levels in hops vary from year to year and region to region. It’s important to keep track when and where you buy yours hops. You will brew different tasting beer depending on the acidity in your hops. By keeping accurate records, you will have no problem duplicating your most favorite brews.
#3 Malt Extracts
I would recommend using malt extracts if you’re brewing beer for the first time. It makes the process so much easier and enjoyable. Believe me, this is the best way to go for beginners. Even seasoned beer brewers use malt extracts. The quality of malt extracts are outstanding nowadays and can produce great tasting beer.
Grains are probably the most important ingredient of them all. Grains are cornmeal, wheat, barley and flaked oats. These are just a few but there’s more. Grains are used for their sugar. You can skip this step by simply using malt extracts. The extraction of sugar is done for you already.
Using grains to brew your beer will add body, color, aroma and taste. There are all kinds of specialty grains to choose from. They vary in price and quality. Make sure you buy your grains from a reputable supplier. You can easily find them online by doing a Google search.
Without yeast, we’d be drinking something similar to molasses. Well, not as thick but just as sweet. Yeast is what turns a sweet drink into beer. There are hundreds of kinds of yeast. Back in the old days there were two kinds of yeast. The first was ale yeast and the second was lager yeast.
Is It Legal?
You may be asking yourself, is it legal to brew your own beer? Yes, it is legal to brew your own beer at home. Thousands of people brew their own beer every day. It is illegal to sell homemade beer without a distillers license. Don’t break the law! The penalties are stiff! For more information, you can visit the Food and Drug Administrations official website at fda.org
In 1919, prohibition made it illegal to brew your own beer. In 1978, homebrewing was federally legalized for the first time since prohibition. Since then, in is now legal to brew your own beer in all 50 states. I’m not sure what the laws are in other countries. Those outside the U.S., check your local laws.
*Important to note: Laws do change so, it would be a good idea to check the laws in your local jurisdiction.
Step-By-Step Brewing Instructions
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