If you always had that urge to make your own beer and never knew how to start it, well, here’s your chance. Grab it. Because beer making has never been so easy and inexpensive that you can practically make your own brew in your very own basement or even in the attic. Now you don’t need anyone to tell you how it should taste like or what the ingredients should be or how much lather it should have, you get to choose what your beer should taste like, look, or feel like. You can be your own boss.
All this can be possible with a little research, buying the right equipment, and the most important thing of all, buying the right material to start with.
So if you have made up your mind to make your very brew of Beer, here are some of the things that you are going to need. First, you will need a malt extract. Then you will need the right kind of water and then the magic ingredient – the Brewers Yeast!
The malt extracts are usually in syrup form. That is they are pretty vicious in nature. It can be in liquid form, but keep in mind that dry extracts usually last a lot longer than extracts that are more liquid in nature.
Talking about extracts, there are a number of extracts that exist out there so choosing the right one may be a learning experience. But that would give you a lot of options as to what you want your beer to taste like. The best way to buy these ingredients would be to buy them from an online store. This will help you in getting your ‘Beer Making Home Project’ kick-started a lot earlier and faster.
Water being the base of beer, it is important to choose the right source for the water. Spring water usually gives the best results. However many people have been rather successful by using tap water. The bottom line being, the type of water chosen is totally up to the beer maker and his taste.
The next most important thing about making beer is the yeast. The yeast is the catalyst that starts the chemical reaction between the malt extracts and the sugar so that alcohol is formed which is the part of the beer that makes you feel real good! The formation of carbon dioxide is what follows next after the formation of alcohol. The carbon dioxide is what gives the fizz effect to the final product.
Making beer at home is fun and it can unleash the creativity that has been kept within you for a long time. It is something wherein you can look back and say, you have ‘Been there – Done that. It can be a memorable moment. And to keep it memorable, you will need to make sure that whatever you do, you should not compromise on the quality of the equipment or the raw materials that go into making that special beer or the final product – the beer itself. You will need to maintain a positive hygienic scenario at your workplace. You will need to make sure that your equipment is sterile. All this is just to make sure that the fun never stops with someone tasting your beer and falling ill. After all the idea is to do what you like to do best and share it with everyone. So share it with happiness and pride.