If you want to enjoy high-quality beer without having to spend a little fortune, then you should definitely consider brewing your own beer in the intimacy of your home. One of the main advantages is that you can determine the quality and the style of your homemade beer.
You will need proper equipment to brew beer, and you can easily purchase all the necessary equipment from a store that specializes in beer making products. Nevertheless, if you cannot find a store near you, you can order the equipment online - you will certainly find the necessary products on the Internet. As we advance in the process of beer brewing, we will present the necessary equipment.
It is essential to keep in mind that the equipment must be clean and properly sterilized before it reaches the beer. However, most equipments come with a cleanser, all you have to do is to carefully read the instructions.
You will need a kettle or a boiling pot that can hold five gallons or more (it is ideal to use a stainless soup pot - just make sure it has a capacity of at least five gallons). If you cannot find a large, stainless pot in your kitchen you can simply purchase one from the local beer supply store.
If you feel like "taking the bull by its horns", you can make your own beer from scratch - this way, you have a lot more control over the entire process. If this is the first time you brew beer at home, it is better to use a special kit (it is nothing more than a can filled with malt and hops, but it is certainly very useful). Most kits are highly convenient, since they do most of the job: generally, all you have to do is to boil the water and then add the contents of the kit.
After the water starts boiling, make sure to quickly cool it before adding the content of the can and sealing it using an airlock. You can do this with the help of a special cooler - they are quick and very efficient. However, if you do not own a cooler, just put the pot in ice-cold water and make sure to have enough ice prepared. No matter which option you choose, make sure to keep cooling the pot until it is almost cool to the touch.