Save Money on Beer! Homebrewing for Beginners

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The Extract Brewing Method

Stop spending money on store-bought beer. Instead, save money by learning how to homebrew! Getting started is not as difficult or expensive as you may think. You can enjoy a delicious craft beer of your choice without the high price. Learn the basics of how to make beer using the extract brewing method below.

Homebrewing Equipment

  • Fermentation Bucket with a spigot / Bottling Bucket & lid
  • Airlock
  • Hydrometer with a hydrometer testing tube
  • Large stock pot
  • Large stirring spoon
  • Wort chiller

Homebrewing Ingredients

  • Liquid malt extract
  • Hops
  • Brewer’s yeast

How to Homebrew

  1. Bring 1.5 gallons of water to a boil.
  2. Remove water from heat. Once the boiling has stopped, slowly add your liquid extract to the water.
  3. Bring pot back up to a low simmer.
  4. Add in your first addition of hops and stir occasionally.
  5. Add in your last addition of hops and stir.
  6. 60-120 minutes after starting your wort, submerge your wort chiller and turn on the cold water.
  7. Once your wort is chilled, pour the wort into your fermenting bucket with about 3.5 gallons of water, for a total of 5 gallons.
  8. Stir wort and water together, then put the lid on the bucket.
  9. Pour in your yeast, stir, and replace the lid.
  10. Fill your airlock halfway or to the water line, then insert airlock into the fermentation bucket.
  11. Store bucket in a cool room for 4-7 days to ferment.

There are different methods to brewing beer at home. Don’t wait, just give it a try and start experimenting with different recipes and ingredients to find your inner homebrewer!

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