Home Brew Process

By: Dan Stewart
July 20, 2017

Here is a generic process for brewing extract beer that I use. All temperatures are in Fahrenheit. This list is not “How to Brew”, it’s how I brew.

Before your Brew

Brewing

The day of the brew, “relax, don’t worry, have a homebrew”.

Don’t let the huge list of things to do stress you out. Enjoy the process. You are brewing beer!

Beer

Steep

After steeping

Dog Treats

The Boil

Boil

Fermenting

Bottling

Bottling

Bottles of beer

Enjoying

After cold conditioning in the fridge for a week, I opened my first bottle of homebrew on April, 12th, 2013. There was some sediment at the bottom of the bottle, but that is normal.

You should open a bottle of homebrew in a sink just in case it’s over-carbonated.

Pour with vigor into the glass! The sediment should stick to the bottom if the bottle is still cold.

After pouring, save and clean the bottle for the next brew.

Some beers taste better with time. Our Crimson Hefe didn’t start tasting really great until it was about four months old. We plan on letting the Donkers, our Belgium Tripel, age for 6 months before we let other people try it.