Monday, January 25, 2010

How to Brew Beer in 3 Minutes

It took way too long for me to put this together, but here it is:



From my brew day this past weekend.

Note: At the end of the video, I meant to place an approximate length on secondary fermentation of 4 -6 weeks. Obviously, this is subject to change if you are brewing either a huge beer or a smaller session beer.

-HolzBrew

5 comments:

wsxwhx611 said...
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Kevin Holloway said...

Pretty cool stuff there. I just did my first batch yesterday. Just a cream ale, but hopefully successful.

HolzBrew said...

Kevin,

Let me know how the first batch turns out. Just a warning, you are now in danger of becoming hooked on homebbrewing. Proceed with caution.

Kevin Holloway said...

1 week into fermentation. I did this batch in a plastic bucket. 45-50 sec between bubbles in the airlock. Any advice on taking hydrometer readings without contamination?

HolzBrew said...

Kevin,

I'd keep it in primary fermentation for another week, or at least until the bubble activity subsides significantly. Then rack it into a secondary fermenter, if you have one, if you don't then just keep it in the bucket for a few more weeks. don't worry about hydrometer readings until you rack into secondary or before you bottle. If your cream ale is of modest original gravity then you should be able to bottle after 3 - 4 weeks total of fermenting. Prime it, and then let it sit in bottles for approximately 10 days. Then drink that stuff, baby!