Here are the basic steps that come with most beer kits to give you an idea of what’s involved.
- Clean and sanitise all your equipment, sometimes you will have a sanitising powder provided with the kit but usually not. Be sure to buy one along with the beer kit if it doesn’t come with one.
- Mix the malt extract with a quantity of water. The beer kit will usually be in one or two tins, these are concentrated so mixing with water dilutes them to the correct level for your beer
- Mix everything up and add yeast. Adding yeast is called pitching and the yeast are the organisms that convert the sweet sugary liquid you just mixed up, into beer by creating alcohol and carbon dioxide.
- Fermentation is an important part of the brewing process and is often not explained very well with your beer kit instructions so let see what’s happening during this process.