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Homebrewing 101

  1. 1. Home Brewing 101<br />
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  3. 3. Ancient Mesopotamia(Egypt)<br />Clay tablets indicated brewing was a respected occupation.<br />Most Brewers Were Woman.<br />
  4. 4. Crusades<br />Monasteries were some of the first organizations to brew beer as a trade.<br />Built Breweries to provide food, shelter, drink for pilgrims.<br />
  5. 5. Christian Saints are patrons of Brewing<br />Saint Augustine of Hippo<br />Saint Luke The Evangelist<br />Saint Nicholas<br />
  6. 6. Industrial Revolution<br />Thermometer (1760)<br />Hydrometer (1770)<br />Two huge contributions in home brewing today.<br />
  7. 7. Darkest Days in American History<br />
  8. 8. Prohibition<br />Boot-Legging was the only way to get beer.<br />Boot-Legged beer was watered down to increase profits. American palates to this day prefer weaker beers.<br />
  9. 9. Famous Brewers<br />Stone Brewing<br />Adolphus Busch<br />Arthur Guinness<br />
  10. 10. Famous Beer Connoisseurs<br />
  11. 11. Brewing Equipment<br />Kettle<br />Immersion Chiller<br />Carboy<br />Hydrometer<br />Thermometer<br />Air-Lock<br />
  12. 12. Water<br />90% of beer is water.<br />The water you use will lend characteristic to your beer.<br />Water with high concentrates of dissolved Sulfur, Iron, or Bicarbonates (Think Bottled)<br />High Chlorine (Use Household Filter)<br />
  13. 13. Steeping Grains (Malted Barley)<br />Similar to wheat in appearance.<br />Steeped in water under carefully controlled conditions until it begins to sprout, after which it is dried.<br />After drying the barley has been said to be malted.<br />This process develops sugars, soluble starches.<br />
  14. 14. Hops<br />Cone-like flowers of the Hop vine which can reach 20 ft.<br />Their bitterness, flavor, and floral aroma are primary considerations of the brewer.<br />They have the properties to inhibit the growth of certain beer spoiling activity. <br />Aids in flavor stability and head retention.<br />
  15. 15. Hop Types<br />Whole Hops (easy)<br />Hop Pellets (easy)<br />Hop Plugs (easy)<br />Hop Oils (difficult)<br />
  16. 16. Yeast<br />Microorganism that uses sugar as food for their life cycle.<br />Helps convert sugar and hops into the tasty refreshment we call beer.<br />More about yeast in 1B!<br />
  17. 17. So You Ask, Why Homebrew?<br />Hobby (Stick with your strengths!)<br />Creativity<br />Anything Goes! (Cinnamon, Molasses, Hibiscus, Orange Peel, use your imagination! Can’t promise it will work, but it will fun in the process!)<br />
  18. 18. MONEY<br />Guinness 8 pack (14 oz.) $0.14/ oz.<br />Newcastle 12 pack (12 oz.) $0.11/ oz.<br />Coors Light 18 pack (12 oz.) $0.07/ oz.<br />HOMEBREW KEG (640 oz.) $0.05/ oz.<br />By the way if you were wondering that is 54 12 oz. beers!!!<br />
  19. 19. -Charlie Papazian-<br />“Relax, <br />Don’t Worry,<br />Have a Home Brew!”<br />

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