Guidance for home brewing of beer


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A simple guidance for home brewing of beer, especially easy for beginners; Don't be afraid to brew your own beer, once you start, you will never stop it

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Guidance for home brewing of beer

  3. 3. GUIDE TO MAKING HOME BREWED BEER EQUPMENT NEEDED – FERMENTING DEVICE Or FERMENTER Fermenter accessories (tap, grommet, air lock tape thermometer) HEATING DEVICE(FOR WINTER) Page 3
  4. 4. GUIDE TO MAKING HOME BREWED BEER EQUIPEMENT NEEDED – BOTTLING & CAPPING DEVICE Caps Bottle washer Little bottler TAP Capper Bottles Bottle Tree Page 4
  5. 5. GUIDE TO MAKING HOME BREWED BEER EQUIPEMENT NEEDED – OTHER ACCESSORIES Hydrometer Brush Paddle Sugar measuring Brew Thermometer Sanitizer Page 5
  6. 6. GUIDE TO MAKING HOME BREWED BEER INGREDIENT NEEDED OR Brewing Kit Yeast (normally go with kit) Malt Extract Kit + Brewing Sugar mix Hops (Optional) Malt (for advanced brewers only) Carbonation drops or raw sugar Page 6
  7. 7. GUIDE TO MAKING HOME BREWED BEER STEP 1: SANITATION First clean the fermenter with warm water and a soft sponge (no scouring pad) Sanitizer Put 1 teaspoon sanitizer and 1 litre cold water into fermenter, close the lid and shake the fermenter up and down, then drain it out – no need to rinse; IMPORTANT : GOOD SANITATION IS THE VITAL FOR BREWING GOOD BEER! Page 7
  8. 8. GUIDE TO MAKING HOME BREWED BEER STEP 2: RE-HYDRATE THE YEAST A teaspoon of normal sugar Yeast Take a clean vessel with about 200 ml 2225C water, put the yeast and a teaspoon normal sugar in, and stir vigorously; cover the vessel and leave it aside for 30-40 minuts; 200ml 22-25C TEPID water Page 8
  9. 9. GUIDE TO MAKING HOME BREWED BEER STEP 3: Boilling of HOPS (For individual receipe only) 30g hops 10g hops 10 Min. Bring 1 litre water to boiling, and put 30g hops in and stir (so called bittering hops) Boil for 10 minutes and add another 10 g hops(so called flavour hops); 10g hops 35 Min. 1 Min. After 35 minutes add another 10 g hops (so called aroma hops) and boil 1 minute and pour into fermenter; Note: Please follow the instruction from individual receipes! Page 9
  10. 10. GUIDE TO MAKING HOME BREWED BEER STEP 4: MASH THE GRAIN (Optional, for individual receipe only, so called Mini Mash) Mash for 20Min Bring 500 ml of water to 70C; Add the grains, stir, lid on and turn heat off; Page 10
  11. 11. GUIDE TO MAKING HOME BREWED BEER STEP 5: MIXING OF SUGAR 1L Boiling water Pour about 1 litre of boiling water into fermenter and mix in the brewing sugar and the can of concentrate; Rinse the can with about 300 ml boiling water, and then add cool water up to around 20 litres and check the temperature. Page 11
  12. 12. GUIDE TO MAKING HOME BREWED BEER STEP 6: ADJUSTMENT AND PITCHING THE YEAST Adjust the water temperature to around 23C by adding cold water or warm water and fill up to 23 Litre Pour the re-hydrated yeast into the fermenter and stir, then close the lid; Page 12
  13. 13. GUIDE TO MAKING HOME BREWED BEER STEP 7: FERMENTING Fill the airlock with Store the fermenter in dark, cool water to the level place and control the temperature indicated, and plug it at 23C by using heating device or into the lid with a fridge; At this stage a grommet ; temperature controller may be needed which is availabe at BrewersChoice. Observe the airlock to see if there’s level difference after a few hours; if not try re-tightening the lid Page 13
  14. 14. GUIDE TO MAKING HOME BREWED BEER STEP 8: Hydrometer Measurement When the bubbling has stopped or very slow(3-5 days), take some beer from tap into the hydrometer and make a reading. Don’t forget use a spray bottle to wash the tap after filling; Most standard beer should be bottled when the specific gravity drops to 1010. If the reading is higher leave it for another 1-2 Page 14 days and test again.
  15. 15. GUIDE TO MAKING HOME BREWED BEER STEP 9: BOTTLING Place one teaspoon sanitizer and 1 liter cold water into bottle washer and stir Insert the bottle onto bottle washer and press, then the sanitized water will jet upwards and wash the bottle Put the sanitized bottle onto bottle tree to dry for more than 10 Min. Page 15
  16. 16. GUIDE TO MAKING HOME BREWED BEER STEP 9: BOTTLING or ½ teaspoon sugar for stubby, 1½ teaspoon for 750 Mil bottle 1 carbonation drop for stubby and 2 drops for 750 Mil bottle Add proper quantity normal sugar or carbonation drop to each bottle according to bottle size; Plug the little bottler into the tap, and insert the bottler into the bottom of bottle, press up a bit, then the beer will fill up the bottle slowly till it’s full Page 16
  17. 17. GUIDE TO MAKING HOME BREWED BEER STEP 10: CAPPING AND 2ND FERMENTING After you fill up all the bottles, cap them and store them at same temperature as when fermenting for 5 days to carbonate the beer, then store them in the cool and dark place; 2 weeks or plus for best result Put the beer into fridge before you drink, best temperature is 48C for different beer. then ENJOY YOUR OWN BEER YOU BREWED YOURSELF! Page 17
  18. 18. GUIDE TO MAKING HOME BREWED BEER IMPORTANT TIPS: * It’s important to sanitize all brewing equipment used for brew; * To have good temperature control is very important for brewing good beer. Around 23C is best for most beers. Advanced brewer may ferment the beer lower to 10C for certain type of beer only, using special yeast; * The hops play a very important role in the brewing of beer: the type of hops, quantity used, and boiling time in Step 5 is critical for giving different flavours to the beer of bitterness and aroma. To know more and make your own favorite beer, please read Colin’s book “ The homebrewer survival guide for beginers>” and visit our website for more information! Page 18
  19. 19. GUIDE TO MAKING HOME BREWED BEER THANKS FOR YOUR SELECTION OF BREWER’S CHOICE,HAVE A GOOD BREWING AND ENJOY YOUR BEER! Notice: This file is only for guidance of home brewers who bought or wish to buy from BrewersChoice, DON NOT USE it FOR OTHER PURPOSE! Page 19
  20. 20. GUIDE TO MAKING HOME BREWED BEER CONTACT: BrewersChoice HomeBrewing Supplies 1389 Healesville Rd, Woori Yallock Phone: 0359 646 222 Mobile: 0481 152 322 Email: Page 20