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Homemade Beer Ingredients

Updated on April 28, 2012

Home made Beer Introduction

From the Germans to the Irish, Beer is full of tradition and will never go away. One reason, it is so easy to make from nature and it allows people to bide there time and relax with the effects it has on the stresses that press down on your day. Sit back and pour back a cold one and enjoy the mead as you read.....

Before brewing homemade beer Important Read First

Before setting out to brew your first beer, please sanitize everything.with soap and water then bleach and water and rinse everything well of any residue bleach and soap.

also when finished using everything clean it right away, dont ever let anything sit anywhere too harden food residue on it, get it when it is easy to clean and therefore sanitize it well. buy a bottle brush also. If in doubt of how clean a bottle is then clean it good with a bottle brush scrubbing. don't towel dry anything shake it out and let air dry. If you want to towel dry then use a newly dried towel not just an old one sitting around in kitchen or anywhere else.

Taste Good

People in the past years had to be cleanly for a reason and they never complained about it, they just did it and they knew that they had too or there brew would taste weird. Technology today, not like it is bad. it is an awesome thing technology, just want to say people take all the ease of stores we have for shopping for granted and nobody ever creates much foods from scratch themselves no more. Same as today when making things do a good job and be proud to do a good job, don't be a filthy bastard. have some dignity and do it to perfection.

Brewing homemade beer from scratch. Simple

In Honor of the closing in on St. Patricks Day, an Irish Holiday, I am doing an article on home brewing beer. Now if you want to color this beer green I suppose you have to pour in some green food dye or something like that. Creating beer gives your creativity an outlet of enjoyment and a cinch to do. beer requires an easy recipe that don't cost much at all. Throw in unique tastes of any flavor from berries to apple, alternate grains for thickness and taste.

Beer Ferments

Beer ferments and has a smell, not a bad smell, just only that of beer. And those you live with can be a problem to your brewery. try to find an area to do this or throw your friend or whoever it is out. Nothing shall get in thy way of your brewski. Nothing is staying in the way of an alcoholic that's for sure.

Brewery Items

Now its time to stagger around and find a few basic things to make the suds. Drink six 2 liters of pop and wash and save them, including the caps. buy a 5 gallon food safe plastic bucket with a removable cover or a cowboy with a funnel. A 5 or 6 foot siphon hose with clamp, a thermometer. and conclude with a large pot and hydrometer. For around $ 40.00 to $80.00 You can search out these items at liquor stores that sell brewers equipment, Hardware outlet or restaurant supply shop.

Ingredients and Instructions

Now the inebriant needs ingredients so lets go locate these little troublemakers.

First off, Malt Extract, either purchase light, dark or stout in a 40 oz. canister. Then 1/2 teaspoon of regular brewer's yeast and the brew only takes a little of this.

3-4 cups of white granulated sugar.

Bring in the 5 gallon bucket and fill it up with 1.4 gallons of cold water while at the same time you boil 3.7 quarts of water in the large pot.


Cover immediately with a lid on loosely so it don't explode from pressure build up of fermented gases. No opening lid for 6 days, you want to leave it alone and forget about it, only keep the temperature in your building at between 62 and 68 degrees *F for the most excellent beer.

Beer Fermenting
Beer Fermenting


Cast into the boiling water 20 ounces of malt extract and stir and boil for 20 minutes, then stir in sugar until ultimately liquefied. Rapidly spill the concoction into bucket (or carboy with funnel) of cold water. Begin gradually adding cold water to the beer medley until thermometer reads room temperature at 68 degrees fahrenheit. Speckle in the brewer's yeast and stir a good one.

Bottling the Brewski

After the 6 days of waiting are over take out hydrometer and clean it well first before placing in the beer. A reading of 1.008 for light and 1.010-1.015 for darker is what your looking for if not put the lid back on and wait 2 more days and then the big bucket of booze is ready for bottling.

Sanitize bottles, place bucket of Ale on stable even table top and never shake or tip or it will flatten the taste. Now lay out the six 2-liter bottles on floor on top of something to absorb any spills such as a towel. Give one level teaspoonful of regular white granulated sugar to individual bottles.

Siphon the beer into each bottle using siphon and clamp. Be careful not to touch the sugar with siphon as it can suck up into the siphon and we do not want that. Hold siphon hose close to the side of the bottle to deter any froth or foam from developing that will make the brew taste screwy and allow beer to expand in bottles by leaving an empty space of air near the top of bottle.

Lastly Cap the bottles mighty tight, then shake them to dissolve the sugar at the bottom, place in warm dark area for two or three days then transfer to a cool sunless room where there is no light. After four days the beer is ready for drinking. The brew will keep fresh and healthy for a long time in a cool dark space.

History of Beer in Ireland

Irish beer breweries were spanned frequently over the green grass hills and land.There were different bearings in different geographical scopes serving the local folks with stouts and ales. In the hamlet and county of Carlow nestled in the Barrow Valley region aquires much of the optimum arable land on the whole large island of green and in years past sprouted terrific barley as it still does ath this very present. A river by name of Barrow, a navigable canal system is hugged by malt house of old which still stand by it's side to this day.


Oktoberfest, cast all over the world to see life in even the

loneliest of cities of which even where I live. And its establishment was

in Munich, Bavarian, Germany in the year of our lord 1811 with 5

million and more people adventuring down to this event from late

September to early October, 16 days tollied for this worlds most

collosal fair and an occasion that is of one of the most famous in

Germany. Oktoberfest also Wiesn is momentous and lives on the

tradition of a beautiful culture of Bavarian tastes.

Youtube video of someone brewing homemade beer

It is always easier to watch someone doing something and this video should help you see how to brew and what to visual look for in the shops.

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A Photograph of a Dark Delicious Foaming Beer

Dark Beer

A delicious handle mug with a chilled foaming dark beer.

Photograph of Amber Beer

A mug full of tasty amber colored ale.

Photograph of Xingu black beer

Dark beer bottled and in front of a map of land.

Photo of a man drinking a beer

Man drinking a Beer
Man drinking a Beer

Photo of bottle and glass of Guinness Extra Stout

guinness extra stout
guinness extra stout









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    • troybreimon lm profile imageAUTHOR

      troybreimon lm 

      6 years ago

      @KarenCookieJar: Hi Karen, yes it is interesting, good feeling when you finally accomplished making it :)

    • troybreimon lm profile imageAUTHOR

      troybreimon lm 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: Your welcome TeamSTM :)

    • troybreimon lm profile imageAUTHOR

      troybreimon lm 

      6 years ago

      @CuAllaidh: thank you Meadman :)

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      Jeff Johnston 

      6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Why do you have those text modules at the bottom with stuff like aaaa as the title, it muddles the lens... otherwise good lens.

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      6 years ago

      I have to see if I can make my own Homemade Beer No, thanks for the Share!! ;)

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      6 years ago

      I've helped a friend make beer once, it was an interesting learning process.

    • troybreimon lm profile imageAUTHOR

      troybreimon lm 

      6 years ago

      @actiononlinenz: thank you action :) yes drink it faster, lol kidding. You could use a carbonator to add some extra fizz :)

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      6 years ago

      Great lens Troy. I make my own beer as well, some good, some not so good!

      I'm never 100% happy it's fizzy enough though. It's fizzy when I pour it when goes flat after 5 minutes.

      I know, why do I wait 5 minutes to finish the beer! ;-)

    • troybreimon lm profile imageAUTHOR

      troybreimon lm 

      6 years ago

      @KimGiancaterino: yes it is a lot of fun to make your own Kim. for room I have a lot of shelving units for all the things I do, lol. well thats what I do :) thanks for commenting again another post of mine :)

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      6 years ago

      My dad made beer from a kit once and it was pretty good. I grew up in a wine town, but there is a store that sells beer making equipment too. Some wineries are even adding beer to their lineups. I would try it myself if I had more room.

    • troybreimon lm profile imageAUTHOR

      troybreimon lm 

      6 years ago

      @delia-delia: I love dark beers too and german beers are very tasty. Some woman gave me recipes at a place i worked, she was 100% german, i still have her directions :)

    • delia-delia profile image


      6 years ago

      Oh boy does that photo below of the dark Beer looks inviting, my mouth is salivating...I'm German so I love German dark Beer out of the keg.


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