The Home Brewing Process.
A genuine beer lover can tell good beer from that which has not been brewed properly. Good beer has to be brewed from good equipment and this means investing in the best. For many who wish to brew their own beer they might have a hard time with where to start. chances are that you think that obtaining the equipment needed in brewing beer is expensive and difficult but it’s actually very simple.
Boiling kettles are essential parts of a home brewing industry , they should be built strong enough to handle the job. Most of the times the boiling kettles will be full of hot liquid and this means they should have insulated handles to enable ease when lifting . The brewing of beer must make use of the temperature change as there are optimum times to add ingredients like yeast hence the need to keep track of temperature, here you will need a thermometer.
The thermometer in this case needs to be made in a way to work well under high temperatures. Adding yeast to a very hot brew kills it and on the other hand low temperatures are not going to make the yeast active hence one should aim for medium temperatures. A long steel spoon is an important addition of the equipment to aid in stirring of the brew, wooden spoons tend to attract bacteria hence not recommended. After one is done with the brewing process the next step involves fermentation, here you need a fermenter.
Fermenters exist in different types but the most common one and simple is the plastic bucket type. It’s a legal requirement to know the strength of alcohol hence the need to have a hydrometer, the gadget measures the density of the brew. To bottle your beer, first you have to transfer the beer into a bottling bucket and with the help of a plastic hose, siphon and bottle filler one can begin bottling the beer. For the last step of home brewing process, a bottle caper is needed to put the caps on the bottles.
Sediments may be there when transferring the beer from the boiling kettle to a fermenter hence the need for a strainer which helps in ridding the sediments. All through the entire process it’s important to remember bacteria destroys the beer or the brew. Its important to have sanitization equipment and agents as well to ensure you are using clean equipment. Intensive cleaning of the brewing equipment should be performed after each brew, one should make sure any equipment ha touches the brew has been cleaned not leaving out the bottles and bottle caps. Ensure that the way you store the brewing equipment is safe from contamination as well. Beer at the end of a long day is relaxing ,homemade beer is even better.