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Brewing is easier than you might think. Although the science behind it can get quite complicated, it is best to start with a simple understanding of the brewing process and learn by doing. Once the basic ideas of the brewing process are understood brewers are free to keep brewing without expanding their knowledge, or geek out and learn as many of the details as they want. Either way, you are making beer.
It is helpful for beginning brewers to do a bit of research to help them understand the basic processes and equipment they need to brew. Check out our Brewing Resources page for a list of resources that will help you get started down the path to brewing great beer!

Brewing Resources

 

Below are links to the basic steps of all-grain brewing.

  • Brewing Step 1

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    The Mash: Malted grains are crushed, added to warm water and steeped for about 60 minutes – releasing enzymes that convert...

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    Sparge/Lauter: The sugary liquid from the mashing process (wort) is drained and the remaining grain is rinsed with hot water.

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    The Boil: Collected wort is boiled for 60 minutes and hops are added  at various times during the boil. Hops...

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    Chilling the Wort: Boiled wort is chilled to fermentation temperature – usually around 68º F.

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    Fermentation: Chilled wort is transferred to the fermentation container and yeast is added (pitched). The yeast then begin multiplying and metabolizing...

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    Packaging & Conditioning: Once fermentation is complete and sediment has settled, the beer is transferred to bottles or keg and carbonation...

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