Step-by-step guide to making your beer
STEP 1: BUYING THE EQUIPMENT
Home brewing facilities is not on the high side, and you don’t need to expend more than £75 for this specialized materials they are listed below:
• Brewing bin: it is used to hold the beer.
• You need a seven gallon used for primary fermentation.
• You need a plastic hose that is five foot that will aid the transferring the beer.
• Airlock and stopper.
• A big container with a spigot at the bottom and will help the bottling of the beer.
• Many bottles used to house the beer you are preparing.
• Brush for cleaning the bottles.
• A capper to fasting the cap.
• Stick-on thermometer.
• To transfer the content from the brewing bin to the fermenter, you need a funnel and a strainer
The under listed household equipment is required
• Little bowl.
• Rubber spatula.
• Oven mitts.
• Mixing spoon.
STEP 2: SELECTING A BEER KIT
If you are a long time brewer, and you can produce your recipes and buy your ingredients differently. If you are a novice, you can purchase your brewing kits from shops or online brewing supplies stores. The kit is always made up of hopped malt and yeast. On the kit you will be advised on additional fermentable you will need to make your beer. And this includes brewing sugar, dry malt extract, rice syrup and liquid malt extract.
STEP 3: COOKING THE BEER
After washing and serializing your equipment, boil a gallon of water to 160°-180°F (71°-82°C), discontinue the heat. Add the beer kits to other fermentable based on the directions. You need to stir to ensure everything is dissovled properly. Introduce a lid to the pot and let it sit for 10-15 minutes using the lowest heat level of your cooker. Then add the content in the pot to four gallons of cold, clean cold water that are in the primary fermenter. Mix it properly for two to three minutes then allow fermenting based on the recommended temperature range.
STEP 4: FERMENTING PROCESS
At this point, you can know add the unfermented malt into the beer. The next is that you will need to attach the funnel and strainer to the top of the fermenter container. After that add the cooled wort through the strainer into the fermenter slowly, Using your thermometer to ensure the wort is at room temperature. Pour the yeast right into the fermenter and the fermenter should be stirred gradually and slowly to introduce some level of energy as the yeast requires tithe airlock and stopper should be on the top of the fermenting container, and it should be tightly sealed. And after that put the fermenter in a fresh and dark environment. Every five days go back and check the fermenter and ensure the temperature is stable, and it does not go high, and the process is working in the right manner.
The initial fermenting process should take within one week to ten days. There are several ways to know if your beer is ready for bottling: where the airlock brings out bubbles at a rate of fewer than one every minute, it means that the beer is ready to be bottled. Where the yeast goes to settle at the bottom, removing the haziness in the beer and the brightness is visible.
STEP 5: PRIMING AND BOTTLING
The last step is known as priming, and it comes before the bottling of the beer, and it has to mix sugar with the beer to increase the fermentation process. Add a small amount of sugar it will ferment the beer and carbonate it as well and at this point; it is important you sterilize everything the beer will touch.
After that siphon the beer into the beer bucket. Add to list two or three cups of sugar to the beer and mix it gently, and then transfer the beer into the bottles using the filter. And do not fill to the brim create space of an inches or more at the top so as to aid the fermentation process. Add the cap and use the bottle capper to seal the bottle. The alcohol will be ready to drink in few weeks, but the average will reach it peak flavor any time from eight to 15 weeks after the brewing process store in a cool dark place for the first two weeks after that you can transfer it to your refrigerator.