Wednesday, January 21, 2009


My lovely wife got me a beer brewing kit for Christmas. Since we both had Monday off we decided to start the process. The kit she got me is supposedly dummy proof-which means it was designed for the likes of me. It eliminates a lot of the steps of regular home brewing and makes it pretty simple. The steps are; sanitize everything, open the can of ingredients and dump it in the fermenter, add water, the bag of sugar they give you, and sprinkle the yeast on top. Then you screw on the lid and wait about a week. When it is done fermenting you bottle the beer. In each bottle you drop in a little tablet that provides the last bit of sugar for the yeast to create the carbonation, You then cap the bottles and wait two weeks or so. After that you have beer. I'll let you know how it turns out.

The kit:

The hopped malt concentrate:

Let the brewing begin!:


queasyfish said...

If idiot-proof doesn't prove idiot-proof-enough, George has brewed beer ("from scratch") for years.

Jared said...

I am sure you will be as happy as the people on the box. Sounds like fun. I don't known if you know this about me but I really like beer. said...

Where the Gin making kit?