The Basic Brewing Articles


The links below complete a series of articles that I have written about the very basic steps to brewing your own beer. The Basic Brewing articles are written to provide an overview for the beginner brewer using a 5 gallon malt extract based recipe. The steps throughout the articles are not all inclusive and you will need to seek additional information to brew successfully. My hope is that you will first review the Basic Brewing articles and then check out the breakdown of each step in further detail throughout the website. I recommend reading these articles entirely before trying anything. Alright, lets get started.
Basic Brewing #1 — Picking out Beer Style and Buying Ingredients

Basic Brewing #1 — Picking out Beer Style and Buying Ingredients

This is the first in a series of articles that will go into the very basics into brewing your own beer.  Basic Brewing #1 will go over the different types of beer, the different ways to brew beer, where... [Read more]

Basic Brewing #2 — Brewing the Beer

Basic Brewing #2 — Brewing the Beer

Basic Brewing #2 will break down the six basic steps that are listed below for actually brewing the beer. 1. Clean and Sanitize Equipment 2. Steeping Specialty Grains 3. Adding the Malt Extract 4. Adding... [Read more]

Basic Brewing #3 — Fermenting the Beer

Basic Brewing #3 — Fermenting the Beer

Basic Brewing #3 breaks down the four basic steps that are listed below for fermenting the beer. 1. Transferring the Wort 2. Adding Additional Water 3. Pitching the Yeast 4. Storing the Fermenter Keep... [Read more]

Basic Brewing #4 — Bottling the Beer

Basic Brewing #4 — Bottling the Beer

Basic Brewing #4 breaks down the six basic steps that have been listed below for bottling the beer. 1. Prepare and sanitize the equipment 2. Prepare and sanitize the bottles and caps 3. Prepare the priming... [Read more]

Basic Brewing #5 — Drinking the Beer

Basic Brewing #5 — Drinking the Beer

Basic Brewing #5 breaks down the three basic steps that have been listed below for drinking the beer. 1. Refrigerating the Beer 2. Pouring the Beer 3. Drinking the Beer After the beer has been bottled... [Read more]