Brewing beer at home is simple, fun, and a great way to learn about a beverage that's been brewed since the pharaohs ruled.
Beer brewing boils down to mixing a mash of malted grain (often barley) with hops and then fermenting it with lager or ale yeasts. The yeast you choose helps determine the brew you end up with. Lagers are light, crisp and golden; ales, darker and more alcoholic.
Turning Water into Beer
Water makes up 90 percent of the brew, so using tasty water makes a big difference. Tap water works perfectly fine if it has no unpleasant flavors. If you don't like the taste of your local tap water, try bottled or distilled water.
Sanitized for Your Protection
Before you begin brewing, you'll need to clean and sanitize your equipment and work area to prevent spoilage and avoid foul tastes in the beer. The saddest situation for a beer brewer is to wait weeks for fermentation only to find the beer's spoiled.
Ready for more? Check out Beer Brewing for Beginners and Beer Brewing Equipment.
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