How To Make Easy Ale

Have you ever wondered how to make easy ale? Making your own ale can be very easy and can allow for individual flavors to be added. Why buy it when you can brew just what you want? Many people choose to brew their own beer as a hobby, because it's cheaper, or simply to get the satisfaction of brewing your own ale. Whatever the reason, this article will teach you how to brew your own ale.

To make easy ale you will need:

  • 6 ounces of dry malt extract

  • One package of 33 billion yeast cell yeast propagate.

  • 11 pounds of grain

  • 2 five galleon buckets

  • 1 ounce 4.8 percent alpha-acid Styrian Goldings hops

  • 1/2 teaspoon of ginger

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • Blow off tube

  • 3/4 cup of corn sugar

  1. Make your base ale mix. To make the mix for an easy ale, mix two quarts of water and the dry malt extract. Bring the mixture to a boil for ten minutes. After the ten minutes have passed, let the mixture cool to room temperature and move to step two. Sixty degrees Fahrenheit should be used as the standard room temperature measurement.

  2. Add the yeast to your mixture. Simply add your yeast into the malt mixture. Stir the simple ale base mixture slowly until fully dissolved. Cover the mixture but leave a small air gap.

  3. Make the mash mixture. The mash mixture is required for any ale and especially for an easy ale. To make the mash mixture, mix half of the grain with eleven quarts of water. Place the mixture over heat and raise the temperature of the mash to 150 degrees Fahrenheit and keep it at that temperature for an hour on the stove.

  4. Prepare the draining and fermentation buckets. The mash and mixtures for your easy ale will need to ferment. To give it a proper place to do this start by drilling 1/8-inch holes into one of the five gallon buckets. Place this over the other five gallon bucket and strain the mash. Pour the runoff into your brew pot.

  5. Mix the wort for the easy ale. A wort is needed for any ale mixture. Mix the remaining grain with half a galleon of water per pound of grain. Place the mixture over heat and heat to 180 degrees Fahrenheit. When this is ready, re-strain it, and pour the runoff into your brew pot. Reheat the wort to a boil and boil for one hour. Place the hops in at this point and the cinnamon and ginger five minutes before you stop the boil. Cool the wort to 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

  6. Strain the wort. Place your wort over the carboy and drain slowly. Halfway through the straining, add the yeast to the solution in the carboy. This is where most of the fermentation of the beer will occur.

  7. Affix a blow off tube to the carboy. This is so that the carbon dioxide that is produced can escape. Place the other end under water in order to insure isolation from the outside environment.

  8. Maintain the easy ale. You will need to maintain the easy ale by transferring the ale to another container after a week. Siphon the easy ale so that the ale is not exposed to air. In two weeks, boil corn sugar in a pint of water for fifteen minutes. Cool the mixture and place at the bottom of the bottling container. Move the easy ale to this container and wait two weeks for full fermentation.

The two guidelines to keep in mind when making in home brewing of ale are to keep the work area clean of any debris or germs and to maintain the mixture until it has fully fermented. If the area is kept clean and the fermentation process is allowed to develop, then the ale will turn out smooth and be able to keep a shelf life in a dark cool space.

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