The Beginner's Guide to Making Home Brew



In this episode, veteran beer-making instructor Jeremy Frey, from F. H. Steinbart Company, one of the oldest home beer supply houses in the country, shows us how to make a batch of home-made beer. The printed recipe from the video is on Cooking Up a Story: Amber Ale recipe: http://cookingupastory.com/the-beginners-guide-to-making-home-brew

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28 comments

  1. Question to anyone here: when the beer has been added to the fermenter and to be topped up with cold water – is there anything special you have to do with this cold water in terms of sanitising it? (E.g. boil and let cool or something)

  2. About a decade ago, I got a MrBeer kit for xmas. Made about 3 batches, then stopped. It was a lot of time/effort for 2 beers that may, or may not be, good (One gallon batches & not drinking alone.) After a few years of making wine in larger quantities, just bought a 7 gallon fermenting pot for beer. Making 5 gallons at a time will (probably) be more worth it. Thinking about using keg rather than bottling. I'll surely watch this video a few more times as reminder. Really good step-by step.

  3. The first time i homebrewed i didnt make such a mess…and i didnt watched this video…the guy perfectly knows his job and has skills but i'll never allow him to enter my kitchen…water and word everywhere on the floor ahahahah…good job anyway. 101 homebrewing.

  4. I was watching this. Major fail to place a glass 6 gal carboy full of beer on top of a plastic 6 gal bucket on a table! What where you thinking? Sure you can do it. But a guide?….

  5. Thank you. This is EXACTLY the concise summary of the simplest beer brewing process that I was looking for!

    To confirm my understanding:

    1. When brewing from malt extract, you actually don't really need any special equipment like those all-in-one breweries, right? That is needed only when creating my own malt from scratch, correct?

    2. When brewing from malt extract, are the "specialty grains" always used? Or is that just a way to add more twist to otherwise "generic" malt?

    3. In relation to the previous question, when using malt extract, the main way to affect my beer taste is which hops I use, maybe which malt extract I combine and maybe adding the "specialty grains"? Does the yeast type or process make a difference too (other then top fermenting vs bottom fermenting)?

    Thank you all for helping me out in my humble beginnings! Greetings from the Czech Republic, one of the beer motherlands 🙂

  6. I wanna brew beer but I am a very detailed and number centric guy. In this video our host didn't mention a lot of value or measurements, did I miss something?

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