My first purchase for homebrewing cooking was a $ 50 kit. Before I ever made a drop of beer, I watched some YouTube videos.
Of course I ruined everything the first time the beer just exploded.
Only for the third time was I able to cook an amazing red ale beer.
It all started in college with my roommate, who only wanted to drink as much as possible with a minimum of money.
I will tell you in this article how to avoid rookie mistakes and some of my success secrets.
Size does matter for homebrewing
Buy at least 7.5-gallon stainless steel kettle.
Once the mixture is boiling, everything starts to leak from the kettle when it comes to a boil.
There are a variety of types and sizes all about the same.
Chillers are more important than you thought
Cooling beer quickly after cooking is an important issue,
That’s why you can buy second-hand Wort chillers.
The whole process of bottling beer takes time, buy yourself a long auto-siphon to help you during the bottling process and save you valuable time.
It’s a profession tool but you must make a yeast starter. If you want to get a wonderful beer taste.
It’s just a great way to make sure that your fermentation cycle starts properly.
It also prevents infections.
Oxygenate your wort.
The yeast loves oxygen so bring them some,
My preferred method is to use either an aeration stone or an oxygenation kit. The price ranges from $ 30 to $ 60
It sounds like something unnecessary but it will ease your work order and arrangement. Think about lifting the container without carboy handles 🙂
And it costs only five bucks
Sanitizer your Bottle
The sanitizer issue is the most important part even more than the cooking itself.
The smallest bottle infection will ruin everything!
That’s why it’s important to sanitize the bottles properly.
MY Tip for homebrewing
If you do not have the money for Wort chillers, you can pour the mixture through a cloth with ice.
Three basic thing:
1.Hands down cleanliness. i’ve got a bottle of bleach and bottle sanitize with me at all tomes while i’m brewing. Keep everything around you clean and sanitized.
2. Don’t be afraid to screw everything up Be adventurous, it happens and it happens, it’s a learning process. Homebrewers are not easy and there are many variables, you will succeed and you will have perfect beer at the end
3. Before pouring the beer into the bottle, mix the batch with a little sugar (quarter halp ounce of sugar for one gallon)
Good luck I go back to cooking ….
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