Lots of time the urge to finally take the plunge into home brewing comes when you go to the pub and pay $15 dollars for an imported beer, with the same flavour that you can get in a homebrew kit.
Even if that beer is good, it’s easy to start to suspect that you could do as well making your own beer and that your beer would be perfectly fresh and would cost a lot less than ten dollars a glass to enjoy this flavour all the time. When that thought crossed your mind, the home brewer in you is born.
Why you need a good beer making kit
The community of beer lovers is very large as documented in the huge beer sales that stay consistent around the world. That is why it is almost a shame and a crime when the beer is mass-produced and bad beer is sold so widely.
It’s a crime because it is so easy to make really good beer. If you have that desire to enjoy the finest of this ancient recipe and maybe crossing the line to want to BE a maker of great beer, you will find that getting started on this great hobby is far easier than you may have thought.
Yes while you will have to learn a few things about the process of making beer, it will be more fun than any class you took in high school for sure because you are learning to make something you love and you get to drink your final exam!
Learn the basic of brewing
Unlike school though, once you get down the basic process of home brewing, the variety of “right answers” to how to make a great beer are diverse and fun to play with. You can try different grains, hops and yeast combinations.
You can adjust when each ingredient is added and learn how to balance the bitter flavour with the hops flavour.
Which gives you a deep rich blend or a light beer. All by using the same equipment and much the same ingredients.
There is so much enticement to the fun and endless variety you can find in a hobby of homebrewing. It’s just a matter of getting started.
It’s very easy to fall under the influence of “beer purists” who will advocate very expensive and complicated equipment and using exotic ingredients to make a beer of very high quality and taste.
If you make it a practice to socialize at the home brewing retailer or at home brewing clubs or web sites, it’s easy to pick up that side of the homebrewing community that is very particular and advanced in the craft of home brewing.
What you need to really know
But it is important to remember that just starting out that you are not a home brewing purist yet!
It’s best not to try to be one starting out. Because its best to let others help you get some very basic equipment. That way you can learn the craft of home brewing and develop your skills easily and without so much pressure.
If you spend thousands on very elaborate and hard to operate equipment. You will end up being frustrated and disappointed if the outcome is not just right.
So cut yourself some slack and buy just the basics. Then start to learn to make a very down to earth starter batch of beer.
If it is drinkable at all after you step through the process a few times, you are doing great. You have all the time in the world to learn your craft. It’s a long journey to being a “beer purist”.
Start with a basic beer making kit
Don’t be ashamed to buy a basic beer making kit at the beer retailer store or online to get started. These starter kits have everything you need step through making your first few batches of beer.
It’s important you give yourself the time to use these starter kits to learn your basic skills.
Then once you have the basics you can start to refine your skills. By buying different types of grains, hops and yeasts and experiment with. It’s a really natural way to learn.
As well as a way to become beer-making enthusiasts. So you can enjoy this wonderful hobby for many years to come.