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Top 5 Home Brewing Tips

Updated on March 9, 2012


Top 5 Home Brewing Tips

Are you looking for home brewing tips? There are many different recipes online for both the seasoned brewer and the beginner. If your a beginner brewer you are without a doubt looking for home brewing tips. If so, you definitely found exactly what you are looking for.

Home brewing has been around since the dawn of time. Remember Prohibition? It was a dark time in American history. But, it set loose the art of beer and wine making. The biggest thing to remember is that you must abide by all the local, state and federal regulations when brewing your own alcoholic beverages.

Top 5 Home Brewing Tips

  1. Quality! This is a must, you may have heard that quality is better than quantity. It is true in the home brewing field also. High quality ingredients will not only produce a better tasting product, but it will also affect the fermentation process. Old yeast or malt can slow the process down, and maybe even make it end before the final product is consumable.

  2. Allow for complete fermentation. This is a must. Most beer takes a minimum of 2 weeks to ferment. If you rush to the bottling stage you could end up with exploding bottles of beer. This is caused by the beer be forced to finish the ferementing inside the bottle. The outcome is a build up of CO2 in the bottles and BOOM!

  3. Good quality bottles. Inspect all glass products. If you see any imperfections or possible weak spots then the glass bottles can break and you could lose all of your product. You don't want that to happen, but it is very common with home brewing. So, remember that you must inspect your bottles prior to bottling your home brew.

  4. Weigh your sugar. Different home brewers have different methods. The thing to remember is that different sources of priming sugar could have different weights. So, just because a cup of sugar from one source does not mean that a cup is a cup. But, a ounce is an ounce. So, to make sure that you are getting the right amount, weight not just measure.

  5. Store in a cool, dark place. Heat and light are enemies of a good home brew. Light can can affect the flavor of the brew. The issue is really heat. As the brew heats up in the bottle, it causes additional fermentation. This can cause bottle bombs and a huge mess. Not too mention you could end up losing your entire brew.

Home brewing can be very rewarding. If you are a beginner do not give up if your first batch is not very good. Just do a Internet search and find a home brewing recipe that you want to try and give it another shot. Just remember to take the above Top 5 Home Brewing Tips and put them into your practice. And remember enjoy your beverage. That is the most important thing.

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