Beer Brewing Made Easy With Recipes (Boxed Set): 3 Books In 1 Beer Brewing Guide With Easy Homeade Beer Brewing Recipes
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Brewing the perfect beer can be considered an art-form, which requires attention to detail and great care to get that ideal taste. In this Boxed Set, the reader will find the core information needed to brew a world-class batch every time. Every effort has been made to present a wealth of information in a concise way, which is suitable for both educational and leisurely reading. 

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Date de parution 22 novembre 2019
Nombre de lectures 0
EAN13 9781633835580
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 4 Mo

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Table of Contents
The Guide To Great Beer Brewing
The Beginners Guide to Beer Brewing
Beer Brewing
Beer Brewing Recipes
1. Introduction
2. The Red Ale
3. The Dry Irish Stout
4. The American Wheat Ale
5. The Old English Mild Ale Blend
6. The Historical California Common
7. The Fresh Pilsner
8. The High-Alcohol Russian Imperial Stout
9. Important Things to Remember When Brewing Beer at Home
10. Conclusion
Thank You Page
The Guide To Great Beer Brewing
Basic Beer Making Tips
By: Frank McKinley


Chapter 1- A Brief History of Beer Brewing
What Is Home Brewing? Is It Safe?
Twenty years ago, if you wanted a beer your options were somewhat limited. The beer market was dominated by a handful of major breweries. The products these breweries produced were often similar in taste and appearance. In short, beer generally meant a mass-produced, slightly watery and neutral-tasting lager.
Those days are gone.

There has been exponential growth in the craft brewing market. These small brewers, some of whom make only a few thousand barrels of beer, wine and other products each year, began to chip away at the dominance of the major breweries in the 1990s. The following decade brought even more growth as consumers displayed a preference for newer, more exotic beer and wines. The proliferation of craft beer led to creation of thousands of new breweries. Those breweries created new and exciting twists on classic beer formulas and introduced trends that were later copied by larger macro-brewers.
But as successful as craft brewing has been, it has been accompanied by growth in another beer market -- home brewers.
Home brewing is just what it sounds like -- the brewing of beer or similar products at home using specialized materials.
Home brewing is no modern fad. As long as humans have been making beer, they've been brewing it at home. American colonials such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were avid home beer brewers. They were hardly alone in that regard, as home brewing has always been a popular practice, not merely among the elite, but among the common man as well.
So how does one become a home brewer? Luckily the barrier to entry isn't high -- you only need to buy a home brewing kit.
Such kits are readily available online and in selected beer, wine and spirit shops. The kits range from easy to master to fairly complex. They also generally come with specific instructions for home brewing. The kits come with a variety of different ingredients. Malt and all grain are two of the more common varieties sold.
All grain kits usually include grain, hops and yeast and allow home brewers to complete the process from beginning to end. Sugars needed for the brewing process can be extracted from the grain provided. Malt extract comes in several forms and is used in place of milled grain, allowing for a somewhat easier brewing process as no extraction is needed. The two varieties can impart different flavors when the product is brewed.
Along with all grain and malt extract, home brewers who wish to simplify the process can purchase pre-hopped malt kits. These kits allow home brewers to bypass the boil stage of beer production while still giving the resulting beer a hoppy flavor and a bit of bitterness -- both desirable qualities.
In general the home brew process is much like the brewing process one would find in a professional brewery. Near the end of the brewing process, home brewers can use items such as molasses, coffee, milk, spices or even meat to help flavor their home brew.
Once the home brew has been produced the next step involves storage. While this may seem easy it is critically important to the quality of the product. Kegs, bottles and barrels are some of the common ways to store home brew. Because the choice of storage material can affect the product's flavor or drinkable lifespan, it is important to choose clean, well-cared for storage items to ensure maximal quality.
So now that we know what home brew is, what about the safety of the product and the process itself?
You can rest easy on both counts. Home brewing is very safe. If directions are followed closely drinking home brew is no more dangerous than drinking commercial products. The presence of alcohol is actually beneficial when it comes to killing disease spreading pathogens.
After all, we are all "home cookers." So why should beverages be any different?
Regulations for home brewers do vary among jurisdictions. In the United States home brewing is legal in all 50 states and it is estimated that the number of people who have tried home brewing is in excess of seven figures.
Given all that, who is home brewing and why?
The first part's easy -- home brewers are generally those who really enjoy beer, wine, cider or other similar products. Many professional brewers get their start by brewing at home.
But not everyone who enjoys a good pint of beer wants to brew it at home. So why decide to do it yourself?
For many it's creative expression. Home brewers get to experiment with a near-infinite number of combinations in the quest to brew the perfect beverage. You draw up your own recipes and can tweak them at will. While it's difficult to make an amazing home brew with your first batch, the learning curve isn't too steep. And when you've finally created a batch worthy of sharing with friends and family it's quite an accomplishment -- there's nothing like savoring a delicious brew you've created from the ground up.
Cost is another benefit for home brewers. Although kits can run north of $100 (exotic ingredients can set you back significantly as well), brewing in bulk can save money in the long run. And who knows? You may love home brewing enough (and be skilled enough) to turn it into a profitable side business or even a career. There are a number of popular and well-respected craft breweries that began as an idea in the owner's garage.
So if you're a casual beer fan who thinks he can do better or an aspiring brew master looking for a first step into a career, home brewing might be the thing for you. Kits are reasonably priced and readily available and the process of making it isn't as arduous as you might think, as modern kits are almost foolproof.
It might take you a little time to fine-tune your process, but you know what they say: even bad beer is good beer.

Chapter 2- What Is the Equipment You Need For Home Beer Brewing?
If you are interested in trying home brewing for the first time, it is important to have the right equipment. You will want to make sure you have all the proper equipment, in addition to the ingredients, prior to starting your batch. The worst thing you can do is realize halfway through the process that you are missing an integral piece of equipment. Let’s take a look at the hardware needed in each step along the way.
First off, you will need a sanitizer to clean your equipment prior to brewing. Sanitation is a critical step as it prevents infections that can infuse the beer with off flavors and make it downright undrinkable. Make sure you find a solution that will sanitize and is safe for use on your home brewing equipment. One recommendation would be Star San. To go with your sanitizer, you will want a sponge and a bottle brush for use in cleaning your equipment. Make sure you do not use anything too coarse, as it may scratch the equipment. These scratches could serve as havens for bacteria to grow and potentially spoil your beer.
Next, you’ll need a large brew pot and a thermometer to put in it. The pot is where you will boil the wort, also known as unfermented beer, and needs to be large enough to hold 3-4 gallons of liquid comfortably. Keep in mind that you’ll want the brew pot to be big enough to avoid dangerous and messy boil overs. The thermometer will be in use during the boil to make sure the temperature stays within the desired range.
Another important piece of equipment for use during the boil is a muslin bag. Its purpose is to hold the grains while they steep in the brew pot so they can be easily removed and discarded after the boil. In addition, you will want a stirring spoon to keep any of the ingredients from scalding the bottom of the brew pot.
After the boil, you will need a way to cool down the wort quickly. One solution requires access to a large bucket and some ice. A more advanced (and pricey) piece of equipment is the wort chiller. This device uses copper coils and cold running water from the sink to efficiently cool the wort. You may find this a worthy investment since quickly cooling the wort to the desired temperature reduces the chance for infection and off flavors.
When the wort reaches the desired temperature, then it is time to get out the sanitized fermentation vessel. The two most common options for fermentation are a five gallon bucket and a glass carboy. Whichever you choose, you will need to have a sanitized airlock as well. An airlock is a small piece of plastic that you affix to the top of a fermenter to let out carbon dioxide. If you are taking a scientific approach to your home brewing, you will need a hydrometer to test the batch’s specific gravity and final gravity. This will give you information regarding the density of the beer as well as the alcohol content. It will also give you insight into how well your yeast is reacting within the fermenter.
Once the beer is in the fermentation vessel, temperature control becomes a priority. If ambient temperature is too high, you will need to find a solution to keep the fermentation going within the ideal range. For those who do not have access to a location with proper ambient temperature, there is the option of a mini fridge. By outfitting it with a thermostat control unit, you can override the settings of the fridge and get things cooled to the correct temperature.
Regardless, one important piece of equipment to track the temperature of your brew is a liquid crystal thermometer that can easily be stuck to the fermentation vessel. This is crucial since fermentation is a chemical reaction that increases the temperature of the beer in the vessel. The crystal thermometer will tell you the temperature of the beer in the bucket, which is what matters most.
After primary fermentation, you may choose to do a secondary fermentation to improve clarity and taste of the beer. If you choose to do so, it simply means acquiring another fermentation vessel not unlike the one you have already. The beer can then be transferred from one to the other. You will need a way to get the beer out of the first fermenter without risking contamination. The best piece of equipment for this process is an auto siphon with tubing. This will help you transfer the beer safely into the secondary fermentation vessel. The auto siphon and tubing will again be useful when transferring the beer to your bottles.
Sanitizing dozens of beer bottles can be a hassle, so another handy tool is a jet bottle washer. It simply attaches to a faucet and allows you to quickly wash bottle after bottle with ease. Once you fill your bottles, you’ll need sanitized bottle caps at the ready. You will also need a bottle capper to securely attach the caps and prevent contamination.
The hard work is now over and it is just a matter of letting the beer condition in the bottles. You do not need any specific equipment for storage, though some prefer to use fridge space to maintain temperature control after the bottling process. Others simply store the beer in boxes that they place in a cool room with minimal temperature fluctuation.
At this point, you should have the equipment necessary to start home brewing. Of course, there is always more hardware if you want to make more intricate and/or experimental brews. This includes advanced kegging systems and mash tuns for those who are experienced with the basics and really want to customize their brews. This is where home brewing can quickly turn into a pricey venture. However, if your main goal is simply to make quality brews at home, these items are more than enough to satisfy.

Chapter 3- What Are the Key Ingredients for Home Beer Brewing?
Brewing your own beer at home is something that more than 1 million people do in the United States alone. There is a certain satisfaction involved in tasting the fruits of your own labors. Brewing your own beer at home may sound expensive and complicated at first, but it is both simple and affordable for just about anyone.
Sometimes questions arise about the legality of home brewing. People see movies where people are being chased for making moonshine, and they wonder if home brewing is legal. The answer is yes. Home brewing is legal in all 50 States in the US, as well as the territories. It has been legal since the year 1978, it was declared illegal by lawmakers during the era of Prohibition. However it should be noted that selling home brewed beer without an appropriate license is considered illegal.
Some people are intimidated by the idea of brewing their own beer when they see commercial brewing facilities at work. They look at the machinery and all the people and think things like, “I can’t do that!,” or “I could never afford that!” The fact of the matter is, home brewing your own beer is as simple as many of the recipes you prepare in your home for meals, and probably simpler than many of those.
One of the first things people ask when considering brewing their own beer at home is, “What do I need to put into it?” There are many different recipes available for brewing home brewed beer. Some of the kits that you can buy also come with recipes so that you can start brewing your own home brew almost instantly.
The basic ingredients that must be included in all of your home brewed beer recipes are malt and malt extract, yeast, hops and water. Other ingredients can be added later, like fruits, some types of vegetables, other grains and various spices. These extra ingredients help provide the wide variety that can be found in home brewed beer recipes. But before you get into all that, let’s take a look at the basic ingredients needed to home brew your own tasty beer.

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