Okay, so if you are a first time homebrewer or if you are the expert homebrewer that has won multiple gold medals, some things about homebrewing you should always know.
A:If you are a pet owner one thing that you should know is that discarded hops can be very dangerous for your dog.
- Q: How can you improve your beer recipes?
A:One thing that you can do is to add malt extract instead of sugar. A good ratio for this is one pound for one pound.
- Q: Should I buy the expensive kit or a cheaper kit? Does it really matter?
A: The equipment that you need is a pot (2 to 5 gallons),a cooking spoon( no rust), can opener, strainer, measuring cup, a small bowl (for the yeast), A thermometer (to check temperature of the yeast), a bucket (6.5 to 7 gallon), plastic tube (to transfer beer) and a air lock stopper (this should not cost a lot).
- Q: What type of beer should I brew?
A: Brew a batch of beer that you like; however, make sure the first batch that you brew is a recipe that works.
1 lb - pre-crushed roasted barley (hint: you can buy grains crushed and then crush them yourself)
1 can - Hopped Amber Malt extract
2 lbs - light dry malt extract
1 packet dry ale yeast
- Put one gallon of hot water in pot
- Put the crushed roasted barley in the grain and close securely. Bring to a boil and stir three to five minutes.
- Remove the grain from the bag and strain
- Once the grain is removed allow the liquid to boil for 15 more minutes
- Add the hops and turn off the burner and stir until dissolve
- Fill the fermenter one-half full with cold water
- Add hot wort to cold water in the fermenter to 5 gallons and allow to cool to 75 degrees.
- Follow fermentation process.