How To Home Brew Beer

  • What Is Beer?
    Beer can be one of two things; a lager or an ale, but there are countless variations within those two categories.
    What Is Beer?
    STEP : article

    beeradvocate.com

  • Basic Beer Ingredients
    Yeast, Hops, Malted Barley, and Water are the four substances you need to make beer. There are numerous variations of those four ingredients, which are used to make certain styles of beer.
    Basic Beer Ingredients
    STEP : article

    alabev.com

  • Why Homebrew?
    Brewing your own beer is a great hobby, can be cost effective, and has a fellowship with other beer enthusiasts.
    Why Homebrew?
    STEP : article

    tastingbeers.com

  • Basic Preparation Philosophy
    Preparation, sanitation, and good record keeping are three important things to keep in mind when home brewing.
    Basic Preparation Philosophy
    STEP : article

    howtobrew.com

  • Locate Local Breweries
    Find a local brewery or brewpub. Also, create your own beer trip!
    Locate Local Breweries
    STEP : article

    google.com

  • Equipment
    Standard beginner equipment kit.
    Equipment
    STEP : article

    highgravitybrew.com

  • List Of Additional Equipment
    Additional equipment you may need for brewing the perfect beer.
    List Of Additional Equipment
    STEP : article

    google.com

  • Beginner Ingredient Kit
    One of these kits has all the ingredients you need to make a 5 gallon batch of homebrew.
    Beginner Ingredient Kit
    STEP : article

    brewersbestkits.com

  • Getting Organized On Brew Day
    Being organized when brewing is important. Make sure you have all the necessary ingredients, use the sanitizing and cleaning checklist, and be sure you have a clear workspace.
    STEP : article

    howtobrew.com

  • Why Sanitation?
    It is good to start sanitizing equipment just before the boil ends.
    STEP : article

    howtobrew.com

  • How To Sanitize
    How to clean your plastic, glass, copper, brass, stainless steel, and aluminum equipment.
    How To Sanitize
    STEP : article

    howtobrew.com

  • How To Sanitize Part 2
    All Equipment used in brewing must be clean and free from oil and soap residues. All equipment that touches your beer after the boil must also be sanitized.
    How To Sanitize Part 2
    STEP : article

    breworganic.com

  • Yeast Preparation
    Wyeast is my recommended brand for beginners, because of the ease of use and quality.
    Yeast Preparation
    STEP : article

    wyeastlab.com

  • Steeping Grains
    One of the first steps which imparts flavor and color before adding malt.
    STEP : video

    youtube.com

  • Beginning The Boil
    Step by step on the boiling process.
    STEP : article

    howtobrew.com

  • The Boiling Process
    Boiling tips while you are waiting...
    STEP : article

    howtobrew.com

  • Adding The Hops
    Once the hot break occurs (see previous step) add the hops. Be careful that the wort does not boil over and continue boiling for remainder of the hour.
    STEP : article

    howtobrew.com

  • Video Of Boil Process
    Video of the Boil Process. Shows a slightly different way to do things.
    STEP : video

    youtube.com

  • Easy Method For Chilling Wort
    After boiling it is important to cool the wort quickly. Rapid cooling forms the Cold Break.
    STEP : article

    howtobrew.com

  • Chilling Wort
    The faster you cool the wort from boiling to 70 degrees the better.
    STEP : video

    youtube.com

  • Fermentation Vessel
    This article describes the differences of using buckets versus carboys as your fermentation vessels. Also the differences in airlocks and blowoff hoses.
    STEP : article

    howtobrew.com

  • Original Gravity Reading
    The gravity reading tests the amount of sugar available for the yeast to eat and produce flavor and alcohol. The video shows you how to do this and what equipment you will need.
    STEP : video

    youtube.com

  • Transferring Wort
    The wort should be be cool before transferring from the kettle to the fermenter.
    STEP : article

    howtobrew.com

  • Setting Up Primary Fermenter
    After wort is cooled transfer to the primary then and add the yeast.
    STEP : video

    youtube.com

  • Pitching The Yeast
    Pitching (activating) the yeast.
    STEP : video

    youtube.com

  • Simple Aeration Of Wort
    You must introduce oxygen into the chilled wort to help the yeast get to work. This video shows the simplest way.
    STEP : video

    youtube.com

  • Storage Of Fermenting Beer
    Hurry up and wait! Place the fermenter in a protected area that has a stable temperature between 65-75F. Good places are closets, basements, or a spare bathroom if you have one. Maintain a consistent temperature if possible. Temperatures below 55-60F will cause ale yeast to go into hibernation and slow or stop the fermentation process.
    Storage Of Fermenting Beer
    STEP : article

    howtobrew.com

  • Fermentation Time Lapse
    Time lapse of what the fermentation cycle looks like.
    STEP : video

    youtube.com

  • Transferring Beer To Secondary Fermenter
    Transfer the beer from the first fermenter to a secondary fermenter. It then stays in the secondary for about 2 weeks before it is ready to bottle. Always remember to sanitize first!
    STEP : video

    youtube.com

  • Final Gravity Reading
    Testing to see if the beer is ready to be bottled. You do not want to bottle the beer if there is too much carbonation.
    STEP : video

    youtube.com

  • Preparing To Bottle Part 1
    This video shows the equipment needed to bottle your beer. Be sure to clean and sanitize your bottles and all bottling equipment.
    STEP : video

    youtube.com

  • Preparing To Bottle Part 2
    After the bottles and equipment are cleaned and sanitized it's time to bottle your beer boil the priming sugar. Add directly to the bottling bucket.
    STEP : video

    youtube.com

  • Racking Beer To Your Bottling Bucket
    The video demonstrates how to start a siphon- don't use your mouth! Want to see some yeast and hop residue along the sides of the secondary fermenter. You do not want all of this in your bottles!
    STEP : video

    youtube.com

  • Bottling And Capping
    Finally! It's time to bottle the beer, cap it, and .... wait two weeks to taste. It's tough to wait, especially if it's your very first batch, but it might be flat. Good luck!
    STEP : video

    youtube.com

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Tom Downey

October 30

Ummmm Beer.

The cause of and solution to all of life's problems.

James Geary

November 2, 2010

A fun new hobby

Great playlist, I love beer even more now that I am learning how to make my own!

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