Home Brew


I have made home brew for years and highly recommend it as a good clean past-time for anyone, especially beer drinkers. You would remember how hard it used to be to make home brew if you have any age about you at all. But today you can make beer in many different styles and flavors.

Years ago you used to have to boil your own hops and barley and spend countless hours putting everything threw strainers. I can still remember that awful smell when my father was in the back yard making his creations. Even when you spent hours and days making your brew there was no guarantee of any success at all and quite often your mixture would turn out to be a complete disaster.

With the advent of new equipment anyone can make their own beer now. It is fairly simple and really requires no skill at all. Gone are the days of making your own mixture as well. Now you can simply buy pre-packaged mixtures and just add warm water. Add your sugar and some yeast and that’s really about all there is.

Of course you have to sterilize everything extremely well or your brew will get contaminated and either the yeast will die or spoil the flavor.

Once your mix is sitting there fermenting you just sit back and relax and let mother nature takes its course.

After about a week your brew is ready to bottle. Add a little sugar to each bottle with your beer mixture and cap your bottles. Let them sit again for a few days to do their work and just like magic you will have nice frothy beautiful fresh home brew. Stick your bottles in the fridge and when chilled you can enjoy your drop.

Of course there is a little more to this but that is the basic method of brewing your own beer.