Benefits of Brewing Your Own Beer at Home

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Benefits of Brewing Your Own Beer at Home

Some people love treating their tastebuds to whiskey, and wouldn’t change it for anything. And for others, there is nothing like sipping on a cold, fizzy beer on a hot day. The light, bright flavour along with bubbling carbonation and cold temperatures, make beer the perfect way to cool down.

If you’re a beer lover, you’ve probably heard lots of good things about homebrew. While you might currently prefer to buy commercial beer, your curiosity may be making you wonder what perks you can get if you brew one. Aside from spending less with every bottle, there many other benefits of making homemade beer.

It’s Not as Complicated as You Might Think

Mastering the process of fermentation doesn’t take a high level of understanding of science. All you need to do is get yourself familiar with the essential steps, fundamental concepts and the importance of cleanliness in the brewing process. In no time you’ll be making beer that suits your taste and is something you can proudly share with your family and friends.

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You Don’t Need a Lot of Things to Get Started

Contrary to what many people often think, homebrewing is not an expensive hobby. A simple beer making kit can get you started with making a few bottles to enjoy and savour. You only need a brewing pot, a few bottles, a fermenter and a sanitiser solution. A homebrew recipe kit can also come in handy for beginners, as the number and quantity of ingredients are measured for specified product output.

As a beginner, you’ll want to make five gallons of beer to get started. Brewing recipe kits generally contain ingredients sufficient for making such an output. As you get familiar and confident with the brewing process. you can expand your hobby by buying large-size equipment and adding bells and whistles.

Beer Brewing Is an Adventure

Do you want to know what is the best thing about brewing your own beer? It allows you to embark on a quest to find the perfect flavour for your palate. That particular commercial beer flavour that you like so much, you can recreate that flavour right at home by buying a homebrew recipe kit that imitates that flavour. Beer brewing also offers you the chance to make a new and original beer taste. As you’re in charge of the whole brewing process, you’re free to add new ingredients, such as herbs, that can bring out new flavours that are not found on the commercial shelves. Because you’ll be making small batches, you can experiment with flavours as much as you want.

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Home Made Beer can Benefit Your Health

When it comes to a drink with health benefits, the first name that comes to mind is red wine. However, drinking moderate amounts of beer can also be good for your health. Beer contains vitamin B, folate, antioxidants, fibre and protein. The ingredients used to make it, malt, yeast, hops, are what provides these nutrients. When you make your beer, you decide the beer’s final nutrient makeup. For example, you can make your beer healthier by adding herbs such as sage, chamomile, nettles, yarrow and other extra ingredients that can improve the nutrient content of the beer. Just make sure you research the extra herbs you put in your beer, as some can have adverse health effects.

Home Made Beer Makes a Great Gift

Buying gifts for family and friends on special occasions or during the holidays can be quite expensive. Instead of splurging on items, you aren’t even sure your loved ones will use or maybe will a couple of times, give them something they will love to try. A homemade gift speaks of thought and caring, something that doesn’t often happen with store-bought gifts. No matter the occasion, your loved one will be highly impressed with their gift.

Homebrewed beer with hops besides it

Expand Fun With Friends

Drinking bear with friends is always fun. Now, imagine doing that in your garage, drinking a beer you’ve brewed home. This is something that will surely bring you and your friends together. Chances are that your friends will follow you. You can then create a social platform for beer brewing you never knew could exist. With a community that loves beer and like-minded hobbyists, there’s nothing more you could ask for.

Quality Over Quantity

Is homemade beer better than store-bought? In a certain way, yes. Home-brewed beer is handcrafted. This means you, the brewer, can use ingredients and techniques that are commercially impractical or inaccessible for big breweries. In home brewing, all-malt full-bodied beer is the standard and the cheap additives are the exception.

You may find making good beer at home using different recipes a challenge, but this is part of the charm. Pushing the limits of the hobby to create the perfect brew is part of the fun.

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Chris Wilson

Writing for the blog since 2012, Chris simply loves the idea of providing people with useful info on business, technology, vehicles, industry, sports and travel – all subjects of his interest. Even though he sounds like quite the butch, he’d watch a chick flick occasionally if it makes the wife happy, and he’s a fan of skincare routines though you’d never have him admit that unless you compliment his impeccable skin complexion.

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