Your First Homebrew

Beer and other alcoholic beverages are always put on a pedestal as if they are a difficult product to produce; throw away that concept and pull the wool from your eyes. Beer is as easy as making soup; toss some key ingredients in boiling water and voila. With beer, the only extra step is to let it cool and wait for it to ferment.

Often times it is not just the industry that scares people away but potential startup costs. Listen, you don’t have to buy a $3000 brewing sculpture to make beer, all you need are a few basic items, sanitizer and some old bottles you can collect for free! Beer is simple, I promise.

If you want to learn to brew beer right now, today and without any background knowledge then go for it! Read this post about brewing extract beer and you'll be ready in 5 minutes. If, however, you'd like some more background information, checkout the links below and keep connected to All Grains for more advice and information about the great hobby that is homebrew.

No Fuss Beer Brewer's Starter Kit

Extract Brewing

Laws of the Land: Can I Homebrew?

Planning Ahead

Temperature & Light, Treat Your Beer Right!

Savoring those Seasonal Suds

As with any subject, there is more to learn than one person can teach so do checkout this book (my personal favorite) by Charlie Papazian on The Joy of Homebrewing. It was my jumping off point and I think a great base for every new brewer.