20 Easy Home Brews That Absolutely Anyone Can Make at Home
Updated: Jun 14, 2020
Cooper's Brew Kit: First Time Ever Brewing Lager Beer From Start to Finish
What a fun hobby this is to get into. In this DIY Beer: Cooper's Brew Kit, this video shows my first time ever brewing this super easy, no boil, lager beer from start to finish. II take you through every single step of the process of making beer right in your home. Again, no boiling. What? Yup that's right, just add the ingredients and wait. I was extremely surprised and happy with the results. This DIY Beer kit is perfect for the beginning brewer. Actually it's perfect for an advanced brewer looking to make a tasty lager. The nice thing about this is that it comes with everything you need to make a nice batch. I mean everything. The steps involve nothing more than adding the ingredients, then waiting for a little bit, then bottle, wait a little bit longer, then it's beer time. This beer was good to go after just a couple weeks but to tell you the truth, after letting much of it sit on the shelf for a couple more months, it was absolutely outstanding. There's a saying I'm hearing and reading about amongst home brewers and that is "If you think you made bad beer, just give it another week". So you can almost never go wrong if you stay within some given parameters.
Three easy steps are as follows:
1. Mix Fermentables
2. Brew for 2 weeks (for best results)
3. Bottle 2 weeks minimum (also for best results)
Here's the link to this same kit: https://amzn.to/2My8UDk
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2. DIY Beer: Brewing Morgan's Austrailian Blonde-Start to Finish
No boiling. Just add ingredients, stir, and wait. In my "DIY Beer: Brewing Morgan's Austrailian Blonde-Start to Finish" video I take you along with me through the process of making this tasty blonde all the way to the taste test at the end. This here is was my second batch of beer ever made. I'm just at the very beginning stages. My first batch (Lager) turned out so well I had to keep going. Once ingredients were added to my DIY Beer Cooper's Fermenter, I added dextrose and the can of Morgan's Australian Blonde. Making homemade beer is a lot of fun. To be honest this batch turned out as it should, it just wasn't my favorite taste. I currently just bottled a batch of Morgan's Stout and have a Pacific Pale Ale in the fermenter. The goal for me is to make it tasty while keeping the cost of great beer down.
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3. Morgans Pacific Pale Ale with Cascade Hops-Brewing, Bottling, and Taste Test
The first thing I did was head to the beer store and pick up a can of Morgan's Pacific Pale Ale liquid malt extract, some cascade hops, 1kg of dextrose, Safale US05 yeast and some steeping bags for my hops. I plan on using my Cooper's DIY beer kit for the fermentation process. There is yeast that comes with the can of the extract if you don't want to use SAFEALE. I didn't boil a thing for this batch. I dumped a gallon or so of hot water into the fermenter bucket and added my can of liquid extract and the dry dextrose then mixed it around really good. I added some more warm water and added it to the mixture. I then filled the fermenter up to the 23L mark with cold water and gave it another stir. Once stirred in I added the yeast and stirred it for about 30 seconds. I then took my hops, placed them in the steeping bag and dropped it into the bucket of wort. I placed the lid on the Cooper's DIY fermenter and let it sit for a week or so. Then it's time to bottle. I use two carbonation drops per bottle. Once bottled I let it sit for at least a week. I found it tastes the best after being in the bottle for right around the 1 month mark. This one really turned out nice if you like Pale Ales.
4. Morgan's Brand Cortez Cerveza- Mixing, Fermenting, Bottling, and Taste Test
I bought the liquid malt extract for around $25 US, and a kilogram of dextrose. The yeast comes with the liquid malt extract, however, I used Safeale US 05 instead. This beer batch was extremely simple to make and no boiling involved at all.
5. Morgan's Pacific Pale Ale Hopped 2 Different Types of Hops Brewed at Home & Tasting
In my DIY Beer: Morgan's Pacific Pale Ale Wet Hopped with Two Different Types of Hops Brewed at Home video, I go through the whole simple process step by step to demonstrate how easy it is to make delicious beer yourself. I first went to the local DIY beer store to purchase my can of liquid extract (Morgan's Pale Ale). It was just under $35, two 500mg bags of light malt extract, two different types of hops, and some carbonation drops.
6. Brewers Best Mosaic India Pale Ale Made In Kitchen-Super Quick and Easy Beer Kit
This was a small batch home brew that I made and it turned out fantastic. The taste test in the video was done on the last half bottle that I bottled. It was so good that I'm saving it for a special occasion. Kind of like a vintage wine that you keep on the shelf. As us home brewers know, the beer does get better the longer it sits in the bottle, to an extent. This one was a home run. It takes a solid month or so to make but it goes by quickly especially if you have other brews that you are making. You won't even notice and it'll be ready before you know it. The mosaic hops that came with this beer kit really set this off. The flavor had depth and was quite moving. I knew it was going to be good once I sampled it off the fermenter just before bottling. It only got better with age and a little more carbonation. So to get started I made a homemade fermenter out of a filtered water bottle and an airlock with bung. I had to cut out a larger hole in the top of the water bottle in order to make this work. I pulled out all the contents of the Brewers Best Mosaic IPA beer kit. The nice thing about this is that it came with specific easy to follow directions on how to make it. You will need a food thermometer if you are going to make beers like this. They are readily available for cheap so go grab one. Temperature is important when making beer so you need to pay attention to it for favorable consistent results. This whole home brewing thing is a blast and saves you money as well if you like to partake of brews once in awhile. The process is simple, make the wort, add the fermentable, cool it down quickly, siphon into fermenter, add yeast and wait a couple weeks. After a couple weeks it's ready to bottle. When it's bottling time (I just use reusable plastic bottles) then add two carbonation drops to each one and twist the cap on tight then let sit for a minimum of two weeks. The results are outstanding as well as very rewarding.
7. Brewer's Best Pacific Coast India Pale Ale | Unboxing, Brewing Bottling & Tasting
In this DIY Home Brew Kit: Brewer's Best Pacific Coast India Pale Ale video I take you through the whole process from unboxing the kit, brewing, bottling and taste testing. The kit includes hops, yeast, corn sugar for bottling, bottle caps (I don't use them), grain bag, grains, two cans of liquid malt extract and a recipe sheet which gives gives exact directions on how exactly to make this fine homemade brew. You'll need a heat source such as an oven as well as a brewpot. I used my Cooper's DIY beer kit fermenter as my fermentation bucket. The first thing I did was add a couple of gallons of filtered water to my brewpot and bring it up to temp. Between 150 and 175F. You do not want to bring it to a boil at this time. Once the water is within the temperature range pour the grains in the grain bag and place into the water.While holding the temp within the 150 to 175F range, steep the grains for 20 to 30 minutes. Once done discard the grain bag. Don't squeeze the grain bag, just let it drain into the pot. Now you have wort. Bring the wort to a slow rolling boil and add the liquid malt extract. This same method can be used for almost all these beer kits. Stir in the malt extract while it's at a slow rolling boil. Add hops accordingly. In this batch, I use both the wet hopping method and the dry hopping method. Keep the slow rolling boil going for an hour or so then let it cool. You can cool down quickly using a wort chiller or an ice bath. You can even just let it cool naturally. If you cool it naturally it takes a long time. Add the cooled wort to the fermenter. Once the wort in the fermenter is within desired range for the yeast you are using, add the yeast to the wort. Place the fermenter in a dark cool place for a couple weeks. Then you're ready to bottle. Once bottled you need to let it sit for at least a couple weeks. You can drink it just fine after two weeks, however, I found it had the best flavor and best carbonation and head after a month in the bottle. It turned out delightful.
8. No Brainer Mangrove Jack's Workingman's Stout | Super Easy to Brew at Home
This homebrew recipe turned out really good and was a total no brainer easy to make beginner type beer ready in less than a month. Mangrove Jacks's brewing packet came with all the simple directions on how to make this easy stout. Turned out really good. They call it Workingman's stout and it came out tasting similar to a Guinness for lack of a better comparison. There are better stouts out there of course but for a simple cheap home brew stout, this was on the money. The longer you let this sit in the bottle the better it'll be.
9. Starbucks Chocolate Sumatra Home Brew Stout with Raw Organic Cacao Nibs
This delicious Starbucks Chocolate Sumatra Home Brew Stout with Raw Organic Cacao Nibs turned outstanding. Super easy to make right in your kitchen at home. For this brewing session I used Starbucks Sumatra Blend, Malt and Barley, spray light malt, liquid malt extract, and a handful of organic cacao nibs. I got this new and larger brewpub as a present from my wife. Thanks dear. Love it. I filled the brewpot up with filtered water (approx 2 to 2.5 gallons) up to around 68 to 70C. Then placed the grains in the grain bag and steeped at that temperature for 20 to 30 minutes. Now the wort is created. I then added the dry malt extract, cocoa nibs, Starbucks coffee and the liquid malt extract. I then boiled it for about 60 minutes before placing in an ice bath in the sing to cool down as rapidly as possible. This is so the temperature gets low enough to pitch the yeast. If you pitch your yeast at too hot of a temperature it will kill it and it won't work. Look at the recommended temperature on the outside of the yeast packet in order to know what temp in which to add it. I siphoned the wort into the fermentor and added more cold filtered water leaving room for foam in the top. I waited two weeks, bottled it, waited two more weeks, then sampled.
10. Craft-A-Brew Irish Stout Beer Recipe Kit-Brewing and Taste Testing
In my DIY Home Brew: Craft-a-Brew Irish Stout Beer Recipe Kit-Brewing and Taste Testing video I step through the process of making this tasty concoction right at home. It's super easy as well as rewarding. Not only is it a lot of fun but there is also a cost savings involved in making quality beer at home this way.
11. Craft-A-Brew Irish Stout Beer Recipe Kit-Brewing and Taste Testing
In my DIY Home Brew: Craft-a-Brew Irish Stout Beer Recipe Kit-Brewing and Taste Testing Video I step through the process of making this tasty concoction right at home. It's super easy as well as rewarding. Not only is it a lot of fun but there is also a cost savings involved in making quality beer at home this way.
12. Morgans Hazy Mosaic Centennial IPA-Brewing, Bottling and Test Testing
For this delicious home brew I used liquid malt extract made by Morgan's (Frontier IPA) and dry spray malt hopped light. This sucker turned out wonderful. I used Centennial and Mosaic hops. No boiling was involved or needed at all in this brewing session. The hopping technique was dry hopping. I just simply mixed the ingredients in the fermenter along with some hot filtered water (and cold) and dry hopped the two different hops mixed into one bag. Then used the brewers yeast that came with the Morgans liquid malt extract. I made sure to add the yeast when the wort was at correct temperature. I placed the top on and waited for two weeks. Two weeks later I bottled it. Was ready to drink two weeks after that. This was a no brainer tasty beer project. Great fun and rewarding hobby. I just use my Cooper's DIY beer kit I got off amazon. Here's the link to it below. This is a great super easy way to get started.
Cooper's DIY Beer Kit: https://amzn.to/2TkzeWt
13. Northern Brewer | Dead Ringer India Pale Ale Kit
I ordered this awesome beer kit from amazon. In this DIY Home Brew: Northern Brewer | Dead Ringer India Pale Ale Kit video, I take you step by step through unboxing, brewing and taste testing. This was ready to drink in just over a month. The first thing I did was heat approx 2.5 gallons of filtered water to 155F or approx 68F. Then take the provided grains, pour them into the grain bag, tie off the grain bag and place it into the water once it reaches temp. Maintain that temperature, no higher and no lower (plus or minus a couple degrees), and let it steep for 20 to 30 minutes. Once 20 to 30 minutes has elapsed, pull out the grain bag and let drain over the newly created wort. Don't squeeze it. Then it's time to bring the wort to a slow rolling boil. Total boiling time will be 60 minutes. Once boiling add the liquid malt extract. and stir in well. While it's boiling I added cool filtered water to the fermenter. I then added hops at 10 minutes time intervals and stirred them in. Once 60 minutes in complete I transferred the wort immediately to an ice bath. Once completely cooled I transferred (siphoned) the wort to the fermenter and topped it off with some additional filtered water. I then added the yeast and shook it around a little. Then I installed the air lock and let the brew sit for a couple weeks in a dark area. After a couple weeks I transferred it to a separate fermenter that was actually only used as a bottle filler and then mixed and added some hops and the priming sugar solution to give the brew carbonation. I then bottled it and let it sit for a couple weeks before sampling.
14. Octoberfest with Mosaic Hops | Craft & Brew Beer Recipe Kit
DIY Home Brew | Octoberfest with Mosaic Hops | Craft & Brew Beer Recipe Kit. I was very happy with the way this turned out. I had to use Mosaic hops b/c when this kit showed up the package had been damaged and the hops missing. I had some mosaic hops on hand so I used those. I turned out amazing tasting and very unexpectedly unique. These beer kits make the best beer. I don't buy beer at the store anymore since making my own. Making your own beer gives you a deeper appreciation for it. You realize what goes into making it and the ingredients involved. You can have this brewed on your brew day in less than two hours. I left it in the fermenter for two weeks, then two more weeks after bottling.
15. Hefeweizen | Craft a Brew Beer Recipe Kit | Start to Finish | Brewing to Taste Test
DIY Home Brew: Hefeweizen | Craft a Brew Beer Recipe Kit | Start to Finish | Brewing to Taste Test
16. English Brown Ale | Craft Beer Recipe Kit | Brewing to Taste Test
Follow along step by step during the video. DIY Home Brew | English Brown Ale | Craft Beer Recipe Kit | Brewing to Taste Test. This turned out really good and got better after 3 to 4 weeks.
17. Easiest Beer Recipe Ever | Weizenbeer | Brewer's Best Home Brew Kit | Delicious
It doesn't get too much easier than this as far as beer making goes especially considering the tasty product it yields. This Weizenbeer beer kit from brewer's best was one I got from amazon and was a fun DIY beer project to make.
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Russian Imperial Stout: https://amzn.to/2whlkL4
18. Kolsch | Brewer's Best Beer Kit | One Month From Start to Finish at Home | Delicious
DIY Beer | Kolsch | Brewer's Best Beer Kit | One Month From Start to Finish at Home | Delicious
Link to this beer kit: https://amzn.to/3cIeUWh
19. Brewer's Best Robust Porter | Basic Step by Step "For Dummies" Home Brew Making
DIY Beer | Brewer's Best Robust Porter | Basic Step by Step "For Dummies" Home Brew Making Tutorial. This porter turned out really good. Nice smokey flavor but not as robust as a stout. It was best after being in the bottle for a month.
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20. Northern Brewer Bavarian Hefeweizen | Full Brewing, Bottling and Taste Test
Ordered my Northern Brewer Bavarian Hefeweizen home brew kit from amazon. I'll post the link below This turned out really nice and was super easy to make. The kit comes with a nice set of directions. I used my Cooper's DIY Beer fermenter once the boiling and cooling processes were done.
The steps are super simple simple:
1. In your brewpot, bring 2.5 gallons filtered water to a boil
2. Add half of the wheat malt syrup (approx. half of 6lb. container)
3. Remove from heat and stir it in
4. You now have wort. Bring it to a boil again
5. Add the 1oz of German Tettnang hops and boil for 60 minutes
6. Add the remainder of the 3lbs of wheat malt syrup and add the 1lb of dry malt extract
7. Cool the wort.
8. Once cool, (siphon) add wort to fermenter leaving sludge at bottom
9. Fill remainder of fermenter (to 5 gallon mark) with water
10. Pitch yeast and add to wort once temp is 78F or lower (not warm to touch)
11. Let sit in fermenter for 2 weeks then bottle using priming sugar or carbonation drops
12. Let sit in bottle for 3-4 weeks.
13. Refrigerate for 1 day and then enjoy.
Link to Hefeweizen: https://amzn.to/2Vdp8HD