Brewing Beer at Home
While I am diving into the history of beer, I will also be researching how to brew my own batch.
As a result of researching, I have purchased a beer making kit for home brewing. I have never brewed beer, and I have always wanted to try, so I am only going to name the simple steps that are needed to brew beer.
While I am brewing beer through the process of writing about history, I will describe the steps that I have taken to make my beer. Through trial and error, I hope I can make a great beer.
I will start with a book that I had started to read online, called “How to Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Beer Right the First Time” by John J. Palmer. Palmer describes how the brewing process works in 4 simple steps.
The Four Simple Steps of the Brewing Process
So what are the four simple steps? Palmer states:
First, “Malted barley is soaked in hot water to create fermentable sugars”
Second, “The malt sugar is boiled with hops for seasoning”
Third, “The solution is cooled, and the yeast is added to begin fermentation”
Fourth, “The yeast ferments the sugars, releasing carbon dioxide and ethyl alcohol”
Lastly, “When the main fermentation is complete, the beer is bottled with a little bit of added sugar to provide the carbonation” (Palmer)
There are many more specifics to dive into, but this is the broadest way of describing how to brew beer.
I will make sure that you are informed on how to make great beer in detail once I discover how to use my beer kit from home.
Palmer, John J. “Introduction.” How to Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Beer Right the First Time, Brewers Publications, 2006, pp. 1–4.