The following is a basic
procedure page for making beer. All of our ingredient kits will come with
an instruction sheet that will vary according to style of beer:
Thoroughly clean and sanitize all brewing
Add 2 gallons of water to your pot. Take the bag
of grains and empty into the steeping bag. Tie bag and place into pot.
Bring temperature of water and grains to 155 degrees and steep for 30
Remove the grain bag from the steeping water and
squeeze excess water and discard bag and Grains.
Bring this to a boil.
Remove from heat and add all Malt Extract.
Bring this mixture to a boil and add Bittering
hops directly into the pot.
Allow the wort to boil for 45 minutes. Add the
flavoring hops to hop bag , add to boil.
Boil for an additional 15-min.
(Relax, have a homebrew)
Put 3 ˝ gallons of cold water in your 6.5-gallon
primary fermenter and add the wort.
Put on the lid and airlock. Fill airlock half way
Allow the wort to cool to 75 degrees or below.
The stick-on thermometer can monitor temperature.
When the temperature reaches 75 degrees it is time
to pitch your yeast. Before the yeast is pitched take your original Gravity
reading. Never drop the hydrometer directly into the wort, but pull some
wort out and test in a tube or large glass.
Follow the directions on the package of yeast
Put the lid and airlock back on fermenter.
Keep the fermenter in an area which will maintain
a constant temperature of below 75 degrees, but no lower than 60 degrees.
Fermentation should start in 8 to 48 hours.
Between 3 and 5 days the fermentation will slow or
appear to stop. This is a good time to use your hydrometer to test your
After 5 days transfer to your secondary if you are
using one. Add the Aroma hops now. This is called Dry Hopping.
Condition your beer for 7 to 10 days or until it
It is now time to bottle your beer. Wash all
bottles in hot soapy water and rinse. Use the sanitizer of your choose to
sanitize your bottles.
Dissolve 5 oz of priming sugar in 1 cup of water
and bring to a boil. Allow to cool to room temperature. Place this in your
sanitize bottling bucket.
Using the siphon equipment transfer your beer to
the bottling bucket.
Attach your tubing to the spigot on your bottling
bucket and fill your sanitized bottles. Leave at least 1” of air space in
Using your capper cap all bottles immediately.
Store your beer at 70 to 75 degrees to carbonate
and age in the bottle for at least 10 days. Aging time varies from type and
style of beer. Chill and enjoy!