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Beginners Guide to Brewing Beer

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Making home made alcohol is not a very hard process. With the right brewing beer instructions, a person is able to make good drinks. To be a good homebrewer, a person is advised to be keen on minor details and also be patient. The whole process can be completed in four easy steps. To distill alcohol a person needs water, hops, malt extracts and yeast. Research is of key importance during the process.

Always taste the water being used for the fermentation process. This is because it is the major ingredient of the drink. After the water has passed the test, the next step is sanitizing the equipment to be used for the process. Sterilization can be done using bleach or iodine, after cleaning them with the chemicals they should be thoroughly rinsed using water.

Everything used for the fermentation process should be placed within easy reach. Start by preparing the Wort. This is the mixture that is used to make the alcohol. Boil water in a stock pot and add malt extracts and hops while stirring. It is important for the hops and malt extracts not to burn. In the event that they do, then the drink made from the Wort will not have a desirable taste.

When the hops and malt extracts are added into the boiled water, a lot of stirring is required. Never let the malt extract and hops stick to the pot, if the do they tend to burn. A drink prepared using burnt Wort always ends up having a bitter taste to it.

Once the Wort has been prepared, it should be allowed to simmer. While the mixture is still cooking, put in the hops. The mixture should be left for an additional quarter of an hour to one hour. As the mixture boils, the malt and hops undergo a breaking down process. This breakdown leads to the release of compounds needed for fermentation.

On average, it will take twenty minutes to cool down the Wort. The brewer’s yeast is prepared by adding the dry yeast with a cup of warm water. After five minutes, the mixture will form the live yeast culture. If there is no froth after five minutes, then the mixture is not good and so it cannot be used for the distillation.

Use the clean carboy to mix all the final ingredients. Add clean water into the container followed by the Wort. The yeast is then added into the mixture and the container sealed. Shake the container to thoroughly mix its contents.

Add some more water and close the container using the carbon dioxide airlock lid. This lid is designed to release any excess gas produced during the fermentation process. Place the mixture in away from direct sunlight. The fermentation takes place in a period of two weeks.

The next step is adding a mixture of water and corn syrup into the carboy. Swirl the mixture to ensure that the sugar is evenly spread. The yeast in the mixture gets rid of unnecessary sugars. The final step of the brewing beer instructions is to divide the mixture into smaller bottles and store it for two or more weeks. The finesse of the drink will be determined by how long it fermented in the last stage.

 

3 Simple Homemade Beer Recipe Ideas

To brew beer is generally easy. It is only necessary to find a very large pot, preferably enameled, and to have malt and hops. However, the latter is sometimes replaced by yeast.

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Malt

This is the ingredient that creates beer itself. If you drink a beverage without malt, it will be a mash, mead, wine or kvass. Anything, but not the beer.

Malt may be produced from any grain. There can be rye, barley, and wheat malt. To obtain malt, grain is being germinated first and then being dried and milled.

Hop

We use only bumps of this climbing plant to brew the beer. Hop gives the beer a specific, bitter taste. Hop participates in beverage clarification, in the formation of solid foam.

Hop is sold dry, it can be bought in pharmacies, in markets or in shops – it is included in the kits for brewing. When you choose hop pay attention to the color, it should be yellow-green. Grayish hop is unripe and red hop usually is overripe.

Cookware

Beer is best to make in a glass cookware. You can use an enamel pan, but without chipping. Dishes from stainless steel will also be a good choice. But don’t place beer in plastic containers.

Dishes should be slightly more spacious than beer because it needs a place to ferment.

Dark Beer

1 pound of a grain mixture (wheat, rye, barley, and oats)

1 ounce of chicory

4 cups of sugar

2 ounces of dried hops

Zest from 1 lemon

2.5 gallons of water

Step 1. Fry grain in a frying pan until becomes brown, grind it in a coffee grinder.

Step 2: Add chicory to the grain and boil it all in one-third of the water.

Step 3. Then pour the remaining water, add sugar, hops, and zest. Then stop boiling.

Step 4. Leave it for a few hours, then strain infusion through cheesecloth, pour into bottles and put in a cool place.

Mint Beer

1 mint beam

0.8 gallons of water

3 cups of sugar

Yeast stick

1 bag of vanilla sugar

Black bread crust

Step 1. Put mint in boiling water, cover the pan with a tight lid and leave for 1 hour.

Step 2. In the meantime, add sugar to the yeast to wait some time.

Step 3: Strain infusion, add sugar, a crust of bread, and yeast.

Step 4. Put for fermentation. When on the surface will appear foam, add the vanilla sugar, bottle and store it.

Honey Beer

For this recipe, you will need some kind of a container from which can continuously pour hot water. The Large electric kettle is most convenient because it does not cool the boiling water.

3 cups of rye malt

2 cups of honey

3 ounces of hop

1.5 yeast sticks

1 tbsp. of sugar

2.5 gallons of boiling water

Step 1. Grind malt, rub it with hops very carefully and put in a linen bag. Add a spoon of sugar to the yeast and leave it.

Step 2. Put honey in a large saucepan. Place on a table cattle with boiling water. Water should flow through the bag into the pot with malt. While it is being poured, malt must always be stirred.

Step 3. When the required amount of water will fall into the pot, you need to mix everything, give the liquid a time to cool and put yeast in the infusion.

Step 4: Wait until all yeast will fall down, and then pour the beer into bottles, put it in a dark place. Withstand it for 3-4 days and you can drink honey beer.