Home Brewing: How to Make Homemade Beer

This home brewing guide explains how to make homemade beer, and includes step-by-step instructions, equipment illustrations, beer recipes and a beer ingredient chart.



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Raise your glass to home brewing, a fun, challenging activity that yields delicious results!
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Primary fermenter and Boiling Kettle
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clockwise from left: hydrometer, siphon tube, thermometer.
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Fig. 2. Adding malt extract
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Stainless spoon and bottle capper.
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Secondary fermenter with fermentation lock
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Fig. 3. Stirring the extract
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Fig. 6. Transferring to primary fermenter
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Fig. 7. Sparging the wort.
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Fig. 4. Adding the hops
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Fig. 5. Adding malt grain
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Fig. 12. Siphoning into bottles.
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Fig. 8. Adding Yeast
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Fig. 10. Adding priming sugar
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Fig. 9. Transferring to secondary fermenter
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Fig. 11. Sterilizing the bottles
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Fig. 13. Capping the bottles
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Fig. 14. Enjoying a home brew
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