How To Build A Home Brewery
For beer connoisseurs, the decision to learn how to build a home brewery is an easy one, guaranteeing that they will always have a readily available supply of their favorite brew and one which they know exactly what went into it. The steps to build a home brewery are simple, and the same concepts apply regardless of the size brewery wanted, although the materials will, of course, vary.
- Running Water
- Brew pot, 2 gallons or larger
- plastic bucket and lid, 5-10 gallon size
- Plastic hose, 5/16 vinyl tubing can be used
- Cooking spoon, plastic or wood
- Sanitizing agent
- Beer starter
- Brewer's Yeast
- 2 Pound Malt Extract
- 1 ounce hops pellets
Clean all equipment using warm soapy water, then rinse all equipment thoroughly to remove any soap
- Bring 1 gallon of water to boil in pot.
- Turn off burner, then add the starter and malt extract, stirring until all has completely dissolved.
- Turn burner back on and bring to a boil, being careful not to allow contents to boil over. Boil for 30 minutes.
- When mixture has been boiling for 25 minutes, add hops.
- Put three gallons of water into plastic bucket with lid.
- At the end of 30 minutes of boiling, turn off the burner and remove pot from it.
- Using strainer, carefully strain liquid into bucket. Add cold water to bring to 5 gallon mark.
- Allow liquid to cool.
- Sprinkle yeast on top of liquid. Do not stir.
- Snap the lid into place and attach fermentation lock.
- Add a slight amount of water to fermentation lock to form water seal.
- Store fermentation bucket in location where temperature stays as close to 65 degrees as possible.
- Bottle as desired.
- Sugar is added when bottled