DIY Home Brews-Getting Started Is Easy and Making Good Beer is Fun
Updated: Jun 15, 2020
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)
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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.
DIY Beer Kit: https://amzn.to/2JLltue
Brew Demon Brew kit: https://amzn.to/2qgdZJ1
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.
In this 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.
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.