Looking On The Bright Side of Brews
The Art of Home Brewing and Brewing Equipment.
For any person who appreciates good beer, they can tell good brewed beer and that which has not met the cut. Brewing good beer boils down to the equipment that you are using hence it’s good to ensure that you have the very best. Brewing your own beer might be challenging especially if it’s something that you want to star for the first time. A lot of people think that obtaining the equipment needed to brew your own beer is very difficult but on the contrary its actually very much doable.
In order to start brewing using malt extract, one should make a point of having a boiling kettle which is strong enough. When the boiling kettle is on the job it will have some hot liquid and it makes it necessary for it to have some well insulated handles. The brewing of beer must make use of the temperature change as there are optimum times to add ingredients like yeast hence the need to keep track of temperature, here you will need a thermometer.
The thermometer to be used in the brewing process must be good in working with high temperatures hence the need to get a quality one. Adding yeast to a very hot brew kills it and on the other hand low temperatures are not going to make the yeast active hence one should aim for medium temperatures. To help in making the brew more quality it needs some stirring and for this, one needs a long steel spoon which cannot carry bacteria like those made from wood. After brewing the beer it needs to be fermented and hence the need for a fermenter .
There are various types of fermenters available but the most common one is the plastic bucket. A hydrometer is a gadget that measures the density of your brew and determine the alcohol strength. The fermented beer is ready for bottling and with a plastic hose, bottle filler and siphon the bottling process can begin. Applying bottle caps is the last thing when it comes to home brewing and for this you need a bottle caper.
A strainer is an equipment which is needed to filter beer sediments when transferring brew from the kettle to a fermenter. Contamination of the beer is bound to occur if you are not using clean equipment. In an effort to stay clear of the contamination , its important to have and use sanitization. Sanitization should be performed on everything involved in the home brewing process. The way you store your brewing equipment matters , storage should be in a way that there are no contamination. Home brewing is fun and what better way to enjoy good beer than have it from your own effort.
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