Homemade Beer Can Really Be Made At Home: Learn These Tricks To Master It

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Make Your Beer At The Fraction Of the Cost Of Commercial Beer

If you are a beer lover, then you really know how to appreciate a good pint. If something the pandemic has taught us then it is that sometimes you cannot enjoy your favorite beer at your local pub. Also with the rising cost, wouldn’t it be best if you can brew your own beer and enjoy it at home at fraction of the cost that you would get at the pub or local store.

What more, it can even be a good hobby to develop and someday sell your own beer or just enjoy it with friends and neighbors. There is nothing more enjoyable than meeting your friends after a hard day of work over cold home-brewed beer. 

You don’t need to break your bank when starting to brew your own beer. You can make it using a simple home brew kit easily available online. They come with all the basic necessities to help you as a beginner. This not only makes the process easier to understand but is a great tool for learning from a novice to moving up as a pro beer brewer. Once you have perfected the art of brewing, use these basic tricks to master the art of brewing the perfect pint at home.

Taste Enhancers

Once you know created the basic recipe for your beer, it’s time to get bolder and experiment with different tastes to enhance its flavor. To begin with, try it in small amounts so you don’t end up with a new flavor you dislike but have gallons left to finish off. You can use dried hops, molasses, licorice, herbal teas, herbs, and much more to try new flavors. 

Brew In Colder Temperature

The right kind of temperature can assure that your fermentation process is done right. Different kinds of beer are brewed at different temperatures. However, a constant temperature is vital as the yeast can react to variance in temperatures. This can result in a beer that doesn’t taste good. When you are making your first brews, ensure that it is done in a warm (not hot) area and where you can maintain the temperature at a constant level. 

Don’t Bottle It Just Yet

As much as you would like to bottle your beer as soon as possible and stick your brand name on it, hold your horses and be patient. When you bottle your beer before the fermentation process has rightfully been completed, you could end up with the risk of the bottles exploding. Let your beer rest for a bit longer in the fermentor. This will assure your bottling is safe and the likelihood of your beer tasting good is also higher. 

Use A Hydrometer

Though over time you will acquire the power of sixth sense to know when your beer is ready, for starters we advise you to use a hydrometer. When you use it correctly, it can help you understand when the batch of beer has been fermented. When you get the same reading after you have tested it a couple of times then the fermentation is complete. You can also use a hydrometer to check the alcohol content of your beer. 

Keep It Clean

Once you have made the beer of your choice and enjoyed it with your friends, then it’s time to face the last part of brewing and also the most important one. It’s time to clean and sanitize all your beer-making equipment. This means you need to spend a good amount of time ensuring you have got rid of all the horrible bacteria that could be lurking in the utensils or spoons. Beer needs a warm environment to start fermentation which makes the area more in need of a thorough sanitization. Most kits have a sachet of cleanser in them along with the sanitizer. Soak your barrel for as long as possible to sterilize it. (Not long enough to develop more bacteria and bugs). 

When in Doubt, Make Use Of The Internet

The internet is now the go-to platform for almost any type of question. If you have access to it then make the best use of it. There are many platforms and forums wherein you can meet like-minded people who like to brew their own beer. You can exchange information with them and even ask any queries that you are feeling stuck with. You may even meet a group of people in your locality who have the same interest and widen your friends’ circle. 

Remember the most important element when brewing beer is patience. We cannot emphasize this one enough! We do understand when you badly want to taste your beer after you have placed it in well-sterilized bottles to see how your efforts have resulted in. However, you will have to wait maybe for two to three weeks till it’s ready. After all, good things happen to people who wait.

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