Brewing beer at home is easy. If you can make mac and cheese from a box without help, you can make beer.
Step 1: Prepare
1. Gather your brewing equipment. You’ll need:
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Your success will rely on how clean your equipment is. Anything that comes in contact with your beer after the boil process should be sanitized.
Step 3: Ferment
Don’t forget to sanitize all your supplies!
1. Pour cooled wort into the fermenter. Some brew kettles even have a valve for easy transportation from your kettle to your fermenter.
2. Add water to the fermenter.
3. Aerate wort by splashing it around in its container. Yeast need oxygen, and splashing your wort will help.
4. Add yeast. Dry yeast is the easiest, as you don’t have to prepare it beforehand. Sanitize the yeast pack + scissors, cut the corner off the yeast pack, and pour the yeast into the fermenter.
Step 4: Bottling
After fermentation is complete, typically within two weeks, it’s time to bottle your beer.
1. Cleanse everything: bottles, bottle filler, bottle caps, bottling bucket, and any transfer hoses used. Use a bottle brush on your bottles.
2. Transfer your beer. Siphon the beer out of your fermenter and into your bottling bucket. Leave as much sediment in the fermenter as possible.
5. Fill the bottles. Attach bottle filler to hose, and hose to bottling bucket spigot. Open the bottling bucket spigot and push the bottle filler to the bottom of the bottle.
NOTE: Fill each bottle right to the top. When you remove the bottle filler, it will leave the perfect amount of space at the top of the bottle.
6. Cap the bottles with caps and a bottle capper.
7.Store the bottles at room temperature for roughly two weeks. This gives your beer time to carbonate
You did it. You made beer. All that’s left to do is..