How to Steep Your Grains

The process of steeping grain is extremely similar to brewing tea. Boil water, insert the grain or tea and wait for it to brew. Brewers just have to be more careful than tea makers because they are dealing with larger amounts. Tracking the amount of water added to the pot is the key to steeping grain. When dealing with gallons of liquid, brewers have to be extremely particular to make sure that there is not too much or too little water. For the quality of the beer to be good, the amount of water … [Read more...]

Fermentation Temperatures A Key Part Of How To Make Beer

Fermentation Temperatures A Key Part Of How To Make Beer

Making great beer at home is an art, and there are a few key components that affect the quality of the finished product. Fermentation temperature is one of the most essential factors and affects the style and taste of beer that is brewed. … [Read more...]

Malt – The Key Ingredient of Beer

Malt - The Key Ingredient of Beer

Many people fail to realize exactly how important malt is in the crafting of beer. As much as 200 grams of malt will end up being used per liter of brewed beer. Not only is it responsible for the alcohol content of the brewed product, but it also creates the base flavor and gives the beer its final color and body. Aside from the skill of the brewer, malt is the most significant factor in determining the end quality of any particular beer. … [Read more...]

Bottling and Priming Your Beer

Bottling and Priming Your Beer

Brewing beer is a fun experience with tasty results. When you've worked hard to make the best beer possible, it's time to prime and bottle. Priming and bottling are very important steps that are crucial to the success of the entire brewing process. If you have dirty bottles or don't prime your sugar properly, disaster could strike. … [Read more...]

A Look At Why Hops Are Used For Beer Brewing

A Look At Why Hops Are Used For Beer Brewing

Many people have heard the word Hops before but don't know what they are or why they're used. Hops are flowers used in beer when brewing. They come from the flower called Humulus lupulus. This flower has glands that produce lupulins. These glands are the main reason why the beer becomes bitter. These flowers usually enjoy climates that grapes thrive in. … [Read more...]