overview to homebrew beer making...

Making beer in five easy steps

These are general steps intended to give you an idea of how simple brewing beer is. You will always need to follow the instructions contained in the beer kit you have selected.

STEP ONE
Pour concentrate into a sterilised plastic bucket (brew bin). Rinse out the can with hot water to make sure all of the contents are used.

STEP TWO
Add the required sugar and water to the brew bin and stir to dissolve.
NOTE: Not all beer kits require sugar.

STEP THREE
Top up with cold water to the required amount.

STEP FOUR
Sprinkle on the brewing yeast provided and leave in a warm place to ferment. This usually takes 5-10 days.

STEP FIVE
When fermentation is complete, syphon into pressurised bottles adding a level teaspoon of sugar per bottle. Seal with crown caps. Alternatively transfer into a pressure barrel, adding 2oz of sugar.

Your beer is ready for drinking when clear but it is best left to mature for at least 3 weeks. The addition of beer finings when bottling or barrelling will speed up the clearing process.