A Guide to Home Brewing Products
Almost everybody loves a mug of beer and some love it to the extent of making their own. However, they are not certain on how they will start with it. Most of the time, people think that it is quite expensive or difficult to get all home brewing products they need. But what you should know is that, it is actually easier and cheaper to procure than what you initially think.
So you have a malt extract and probably want to start brewing beer at home, let’s get straight to the point and discuss about the different brewing products needed to start.
Now, for your 5 gallon batch, you must prepare a large pot that can accommodate 2 to 3 gallons of water. The brew kettle should be durable enough and have handles so pickup can be easier especially when it is full of hot liquid. Make sure that you have a quality thermometer when brewing as this will help ensure that the temperature inside the pot is at the right level. Before adding the yeast to the brew, you have to make sure that the temperature is neither too cold nor hot. If the temperature is too high, then there’s a chance that it’ll kill the yeast, however making it too low and the yeast will do nothing.
It will be wiser for you to use a long steel spoon when you are stirring the brew for one, it is not ideal to use and two, it may be filled with bacteria. Once you are done in brewing the beer, you’ll have to transfer it to the fermenter. There are a number of fermenter available with the most basic is the plastic bucket. Say that you wish to know the alcohol strength of beer you are brewing, you should get a hydrometer, which is basically a gadget used to measure brew density.
The next thing you should do after noticing that the fermentation is complete is to transfer the beer to its individual bottling buckets. You should use a sanitizing solution in order to clean the brewing equipment so by that, your beer doesn’t become ruined with bacteria. Transferring the beer is often done by making use of a plastic hose that’s connected to siphon. While moving the beer from bottling bucket to their individual bottles, you have to be sure that you’re using a bottle filler along with a plastic hose. Bottle fillers are basically spring-loaded and can make the filling of bottles easier rather than making use of simple hose.
Whether you believe it or not, you can brew your own beer at home. What you should do is just buy these home brewing products.