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.
- Fermentation Bucket with a spigot / Bottling Bucket & lid
- Hydrometer with a hydrometer testing tube
- Large stock pot
- Large stirring spoon
- Wort chiller
- Liquid malt extract
- Brewer’s yeast
How to Homebrew
- Bring 1.5 gallons of water to a boil.
- Remove water from heat. Once the boiling has stopped, slowly add your liquid extract to the water.
- Bring pot back up to a low simmer.
- Add in your first addition of hops and stir occasionally.
- Add in your last addition of hops and stir.
- 60-120 minutes after starting your wort, submerge your wort chiller and turn on the cold water.
- 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.
- Stir wort and water together, then put the lid on the bucket.
- Pour in your yeast, stir, and replace the lid.
- Fill your airlock halfway or to the water line, then insert airlock into the fermentation bucket.
- 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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