Try Making Beer at Home

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We all know the effects (and side effects) of beer. But you raise a glass of cool liquid in your mouth on a hot day, have you ever paused to consider the processes and ingredients involved in making it?

 

Well, maybe not, but here is the answer! Simply put, beer is a fermented mixture of water, barley, yeast, and hops. The main difference in any beer is the type of yeast used in the fermentation process. Let’s take a look at the features of this drink. 

 

Water is a major ingredient in beer. In the past, water purity had a profound effect on the end result and was directly related to the earth’s origin. Today, water is filtered from these contaminants, although clean water is still popular among brewers. 

 

Barley malt is a very important ingredient in beer as it is a major source of fermented sugar. Many breweries use barley malt extract, syrup or powder form, as this form boils faster. 

 

Without yeast, beer would not exist. Yeast is a single living cell that consumes sugar and produces alcohol and carbon dioxide, two of the most visible ingredients of beer. Yeast comes in many forms, of which two major components determine the type of beer produced; Ale and Lager yeast yeast. If yeast was used alone, beer would have been quite delicious, so another ingredient would have to be added to achieve the final product. 

 

Hops are the flowers of the hop plant, a climbing vine that thrives in many different climates. Hops contain acids that add bitterness to beer. Adding salt to beer helps balance the sweetness, as well as acting as a natural protector. Add more hops to the mixture and you will get a more spicy taste. This type of beer is very popular in Britain and is simply called “Bitter” (original words always go by!). 

 

The variety of these ingredients creates a variety of flavors and contributes to alcohol. When making your own beer there are many good resources available that provide home brewing kits. It is important to read the packaging ingredients to find out which combination is best for your needs. One quick tip many breweries fail to adhere to is this: “Use still water”! Many people are looking for beer brewing and basic home brewing equipment that is not too expensive to get what you need, for as little as $ 100. To start brewing beer, you will need the following:

 

  • Liquor Pot

  • Main fermenter

  • Airlock and lid

  • Bottle bucket

  • Bottles

  • Bottle brush

  • Bottle capper

  • Thermometer

 

In addition you can even use items from your kitchen to help make beer. The classification of all resources is as follows:

 

Brew Pot

The liquor pot is made of stainless steel or wrought iron with a capacity of at least 15 liters, but it does not help if it is made of aluminum or if it is a glazed pot with a hard coating, (this will make the beer taste funny). A brewing pot is used to boil the ingredients thus starting the first stage of brewing.

 

The main fermenter

The main fermenter is when the beer starts to boil and becomes the best stuff that makes you laugh and love it. The first fermenter should have a minimum capacity of 26 liters and an airtight seal and should include an air cover and a rubber cover. Make sure the one you are buying is made of food-grade plastic, as it will not allow bad things to get in or take out good things.

 

Airlock and stopper

Airlock is a useful gadget that allows carbon dioxide to escape from your main yeast during fermentation, this is the process that keeps it from exploding, but does not allow any bad air from outside to enter. It fits into a rubber band, and is placed on top of your main compost. The stops are numbered in size, so make sure you use the right lid for the right hole.

 

Plastic pipe

This is a plastic feed tube for food measuring about 5 feet in length. It is necessary to transfer the beer from system to system, and it is necessary to keep it clean and free from damage or clogs.

 

Bottle bucket

This large, state-of-the-art plastic bucket with a suction tap, needs to be as big as your main yeast, because you need a volume to pour all the liquid from your main yeast into a bucket full of bottles. bottlenecks.

 

Bottles

After fermentation, you put the beer in bottles for fermentation and storage. You need enough bottles to hold all the beer you will make, the best kind of bottles is a hard glass with smooth tops (not a twist-off type) that will accommodate a cap from a bottle capper. You can use plastics with screw caps, but they are not ready to be molded and do not look good anymore. Whether you use glass or plastic bottles, make sure they are colored black. The light hurts the beer, I would recommend green or brown bottles.

 

Bottle brush

This small, curved brush used for cleaning bottles due to the shape of the brush makes it very effective in making the bottle colorless. We have not yet figured out how clean everything should be, but we will, and a bottle brush is a special cleaning tool you will need to maintain your bottle kit.

 

Bottle capper

If you are going to buy glass bottles, you will need some kind of bottle capper and caps, yes, and you can buy them at any liquor store. The best type of bottle capper is the one that can be attached to the top and used with one hand while holding the bottle with the other.

 

Thermometer

This heat sink that can be attached to the side of your yeast, is just small pieces of plastic that stick to themselves, and can be found at any brewery, or pet store or in the water. Not everything costs money though some household items can be used.

 

In addition to the above special tools, you will need the following household items:

 

  • Small container

  • Pan

  • Rubber Spatula

  • Oven holders / pot holders

  • Large mixing spoon

 

So you already have the ingredients and how to make your own homemade drink, all you need now is get yourself a beer brewing kit and you are on your way to the beer heaven.

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