For those who long for the days of chemistry sets, consider buying the adult version, a home brewing beer kit. There are many types available that will make beer brewing fun for the novice and challenging for the expert brewer. Consider these real benefits of home brewing beer before you buy your next six pack.
Unleash your inner scientist as you develop techniques and recipes that will impress even the most critical beer connoisseur. Whether you are trying to recreate your favorite beer or design one of your own, the possibilities are limitless with home brewing kits.
While large breweries usually use standard ingredients that can be purchased in mass quantities, home brewers can find unique ways to make their beer taste and look extra special with their own additions.
A Hobby That Saves Time and Space
The actual time that you need to spend attending to the beer while it is fermenting is minimal. It will work on its own and you will only need to tend to it a few times a week. In addition, a home beer brewing kit does not have to take up that much space. Let your beer ferment in a corner in the basement and, when it is ready, bottle and store it easily.
Not only can home brewers use creative ingredients, they can also choose the very best to give their beer an edge over the competition. Because you are making relatively small quantities at home, you can splurge on quality ingredients in a way that wouldn’t be economical for large breweries.
Drink to Your Health
Home brewed beer does not have to be pasteurized so the beneficial vitamin B is not removed. This is good news for heavy beer drinkers because vitamin B is beneficial in preventing hangovers. So, you can drink more beer without the headache when you brew your own.
Sure you have to pay for the kit itself but, aside from all the fun you will have with it, it is sure to save you a lot of money in the long run. It is much more cost effective to buy the ingredients and make your own beer at home when you consider the volume of beer that can be produced with very little overhead. When you brew at home, you won’t have to pay the store mark-ups that you would on brand beer. If you don’t mind forgoing the big brand names, your own home brewed beer is a much better deal.
Make New Friends
Beer brewing is a popular hobby. Chat with the owners at your local beer supply store and find out who else in your town is a home beer brewer. Look online and you can find many forums where brewers exchange recipes, techniques, and advice. Get together with other beer brewers for a tasting and find out what concoctions that have brewed up in their basements. You are sure to have a blast and broaden your social circle fast.
Never Get Bored
Basic brewing kits make it easy for novices to get started. Step by step instructions and prepared ingredients will take the guess work out of the process and allow you to brew some tasty beer while you hone your skills and learn the craft. No fear, when you outgrow the basic kit, there are many ways to advance in home beer brewing. Whether you are just looking to make enough beer to sample occasionally or if you want to make enough to supply a whole beer party, there are kits available for all purposes. Thousands of beer recipes are available in book format or online. Or, once you become more skilled, you can start to create formulations of your own.