Starting a microbrewery is usually an exciting and fun process and something that a group of friends may go in together to purchase and use. Home beer breweries don't need to be pricey, because the majority of the beer brewing equipment can be purchased for under two hundred dollars. Of course, you will also find more pricey products available on the market that automate the process and produce much more beer at a time which cost a lot more, this is typically used by a home business owner, not for people who only want starting a microbrewery for their personal consumption and for friends and family.
Whether home draught beer is desired or bottled beer, there are some pieces of equipment which are common between them. The actual primary difference comes if the beer is prepared to become either bottled or put into a keg after primary fermentation has taken place and it's all set for secondary fermentation while using pure dextrose added into it. It's during secondary fermentation that the beer becomes bubbly and also the sediment settles so that it is all set for drinking. Putting the beer from the microbrewery system into a keg is a fun variation since it enables the individual to serve their very own draft beer for parties at their home.
Starting a microbrewery demands a brew pot to start with. The actual brew pot must be capable to hold no less than sixteen quarts to ensure that all the water and ingredients to make wort could be contained in it. This brew pot should be manufactured of stainless steel or enamel covered metal to ensure that the flavour of the metal isn't transmitted towards the wort. Right after the brew pot, the primary fermenter is needed. This fermenter wants to be able to hold a minimum of seven gallons as well as needs to possess an airlock and stopper to go with it. This permits the wort to ferment without exploding, allowing the carbon dioxide out and preventing air from getting into the system.
A bottling bucket is required too as well as a saucepan where to mix together the pure dextrose and water solution that is added towards the mixture prior to bottling or kegging it and going into secondary fermentation. If bottles are used, they should be glass or special beer PET bottles and of a dark color for example dark brown or green. Each of the bottles must be cleaned and sanitized prior to the bottling process and there should be at least forty bottles.