Brewing Made Easy: A Step-by-step Guide to Making Beer at Home (Paperback) - Common

Brewing Made Easy: A Step-by-step Guide to Making Beer at Home (Paperback) - Common

Language: English

Pages: 104


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They are available loose, in plugs, and pelletized. (Hops are also available in the form of hop extracts and oils, but we won’t be using them here.) Loose hops are whole hop flowers that come in 1-ounce bags. Hop plugs are whole hops that have been compressed into 1⁄2-ounce cakes that will loosen up in the boil. Pelletized hops have been ground and pressed into pellets. These are available in 1-ounce pouches. They take up less space per ounce than loose or plug hops, but they are also more

thermometer (left) or a floating one (right), is useful for telling when it’s safe to pitch the yeast. Yeast can stand very cold temperatures, but anything above 90°F will kill it. Timer. A kitchen timer helps you keep track of boiling times. Not essential — but definitely helpful. Sanitize Everything! The worst enemy of beer, and the most common cause of first-time-brewing failure, is contamination by microorganisms. The most important thing you can do for your beer is keep your

ale yeast 2⁄3 cup (160 ml) corn sugar for priming Instructions 1. Heat 11⁄2 gallons (5.7 L) cold water to about 150°F (65.5°C). Put the crushed grains in a grain bag and immerse in the hot water. Allow to steep for 15 minutes, keeping the water temperature between 150°F and 170°F (65.5–77°C). Turn off heat. Remove the grain bag and rinse over the brew pot with 1⁄2 gallon (1.9 L) 180°F (82°C) water. 2. Add the extract and honey and boil for 60 minutes. Remove from heat and add the hop

combining, fermenting, and aging them to produce the age-old and ever-new libation called beer. Some people spend years perfecting just a few recipes; others never brew the same recipe twice. It all depends on what you want to do. Some brewers enjoy complex recipes and elaborate equipment setups; others cultivate simplicity. There is a comfort level of brewing for everybody. That’s what makes homebrewing such a great hobby. Brewing Made Easy is designed for the beginning brewer, and our goal has

0.1 ounce (2.8 g) Fuggles flavoring hops (15-minute boil) 0.1 ounce (2.8 g) Willamette aroma hops (added after boil) 1 packet Wyeast #10288 London Ale or Fermentis Safale S-04 ale yeast 6 carbonation drops for priming Chapter 3 Ingredients and Recipe Formulation The modern homebrewer has a global ingredients list. As the hobby has grown, so has the availability of new products from all over the world. There are so many choices in ingredients, equipment, and information now that

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