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