A few years ago, I talked a friend into teaching me how to brew beer. He came with a great pedigree… a Brit who grew up in Germany, the UK and New Zealand. He lived on a boat that was moored a few blocks from my house… and he was very keen to find a space to brew in. And I was glad to find someone to teach me everything I need to know about homebrewing.
Homebrewing is a HUGE topic. There is so much information and advice out there. Here is everything you need to know broken down into a few easy-to-follow topics. I’ve been brewing beer for a few years now, so if you have a question feel free to write in the comments below or on the Fermenting For Foodies Facebook page.
Equipment: A summary of the equipment needed for brewing beer, including some easy DIY substitutions.
Ingredients: Barley, rye, hops, yeast and more.
Sterilization and Sanitation: It’s important to ALWAYS make sure that all your equipment is clean and ready for use.
Basic Process: How to go from grain, hops and yeast to something delicious and drinkable.
Recipes: Actual recipes for making your own beer!
Some fermentation topics are more generally popular than others… beer is one of those topics that is very popular. There are a lot of great websites out there dedicated to the topic of brewing beer. This overview is meant to help the novice get started, but if you decide to become an aficionado, then I recommend checking out a few of these websites: