Quick-Start Guide to Our Brewday

Let’s take a look at what our brew day is going to look like, in essence a quick start guide to brewing one of the beers I’ve listed down below.These short steps are all you need if you just want to get going right away. However, below I run through with some more details for each part of the process and give you a little more information on why the brewer does certain things. All you need to do is click on the sidebar if you want to get a fuller explanation. Cool.

Extract Brew Day As It Happens

  1. 8 litres of water is heated in your brew pot.
  2. Grains are placed in a straining bag and immersed in the brew pot at 70°C, bringing the temperature down to about 67°C.
  3. The grain is steeped for 30 minutes.
  4. The grain bag is removed and drained. The resulting wort is then heated to a boil.
  5. Once we reach a rolling boil hops are added at varying intervals and the boil is maintained for an hour.
  6. 20 minutes before the end of the boil the malt extract is added and thoroughly mixed in
  7. After an hour the heat is turned off. The brew pot is immersed in a water bath.
  8. The cooled wort is added to the fermenter through a sanitised strainer and the level topped up to 19 litres.
  9. Yeast is pitched (added) and fermentation takes place over the course of 2 weeks.
  10. The beer is then transferred into bottles and stored for 2 weeks.
  11. The beer is ready for drinking.