How to Brew Your Own Beer

Written by Bill Kaplan

Beer brewing has become increasingly popular because it produces a large amount of beer for a very little amount of money. There are three things to consider when brewing your own beer from home - equipment, ingredients and procedure.

Equipment Needed:Ingredients

•A 20 quart brew pot● Water •Large stirring spoon● Malted Barley •A basic tablespoon● Hops •Measuring cup● Yeast •Glass jar •Fermenter (plastic bucket) •Air lock • Sanitizer •Thermometer •Rolling pin


1.Preparingrepparttar Ingredients – Crushrepparttar 148871 malted barley into suitable sizes using your rolling pin. This will breakrepparttar 148872 grain into pieces and will extractrepparttar 148873 goodness ofrepparttar 148874 grain when it’s inserted into hot water.

2.Boilrepparttar 148875 Wort – The ingredients forrepparttar 148876 wort are mixed withrepparttar 148877 amount stated onrepparttar 148878 beer recipe. This is calledrepparttar 148879 “mash”. The mash is mixed together inrepparttar 148880 boiler and hot water is added. The mash is brought to a boil for approximately half an hour. Once it’s finished boiling, you must filter outrepparttar 148881 grains and addrepparttar 148882 hops. Boilingrepparttar 148883 hops will eliminate its bitter flavor. Boilrepparttar 148884 hops for approximately 10 minutes.

Making Wine Like a Pro

Written by Bill Kaplan

Wine making is an easy, cost-efficient way to stock up on your favorite vintages. Althoughrepparttar wine-making process is fairly simple, it’s important to followrepparttar 148870 steps carefully to ensure you don’t miss any elements. These steps will be crucial torepparttar 148871 success of your batch.

Once you’ve decided to make a batch of wine,repparttar 148872 first thing to consider isrepparttar 148873 equipment needed. The following is a list ofrepparttar 148874 wine making equipment required to make a basic batch of red wine:

•Large nylon straining bag •Cloth (any kind will do) •Large pail (with a lid) •Hydrometer •Thermometer •Acid titration kit •Clear, bendable plastic tubing (a half inch in diameter) •Two, one gallon glass jugs •Corks •Hand corker •Fermentation lock and bung •Wine bottles (between 5 and 7)

After you’ve assembledrepparttar 148875 necessary equipment, just follow these easy steps and you’ll produce a great batch of wine in practically no time at all:

1.Preparerepparttar 148876 Produce – First, inspectrepparttar 148877 fruit to ensurerepparttar 148878 grapes are ripe and free of insects or other contaminants. Putrepparttar 148879 grapes inrepparttar 148880 straining bag and measurerepparttar 148881 sugar level using your hydrometer. A hydrometer can be purchased at any wine making store. The sugar density should be 22 ideally. Also, remember to removerepparttar 148882 stems from all grapes in order to make your wine smoother and sweeter. Finish this step by transferringrepparttar 148883 ingredients intorepparttar 148884 jug.

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