Need a reason/excuse to start making your own homebrew beer? Well, here’s seven to get you started.
Most people think in order to get going making homebrew beer, you need to spend at couple hundred bucks. This is just not true. There are some excellent homebrew kits available for under $100 that have everything you need to get started making your own homebrew beer. If you really want to get going on a minimal investment, take a look at what they did at instructables.com with some fairly ordinary items most of us probably have around the house ( buying a kit is probably easier, but it’s still fun): How to Make Beer. Also, after brewing several batches you’re actually saving money over buying beer in the store. Take a look at our article “Home Brewing Beer Saves Money!” for more.
It’s good to have a hobby that you’re passionate about to get your mind off of the everyday stress we all encounter. It’s tough to wind down sometimes if you’re not occupied with something you enjoy doing. If you’re already a beer drinker, this can be a great way to relieve a little tension and spend some time focused on something fun – beer.
Brewing beer at home is your chance to invent a beer with it’s own distinguishing taste. After your first batch, you’ll probably begin to change the recipe to suit your taste more. There’s been several cases of home brewers making money from their recipes after word getting out about their new flavor or style. There are also many regional contests you can enter and see how your homebrew beer stacks up against other brewers. However, regardless of any level of fame your beer may have, you will feel a sense of pride and accomplishment when you crack open that first beer that is brewed by you. After all, you took the time to learn a new skill – how to make beer at home.
If you can boil water and follow instructions, you can make beer. Some recipes can get complicated but you don’t have make something complicated to brew great beer. Start with something simple, refine your technique, and go from there. Whether you use a pre-made ingredient kit or just find the right recipe, anyone who can follow directions can homebrew beer.
Whether you love Anchor Steam, Guiness, or Beck’s, there are literally hundreds of recipes out there designed to help you clone the taste your favorite beers. It’s pretty cool to fool people into thinking they’re drinking something you bought when they’re actually drinking a beer you brewed yourself. Plus, over time you’ll end up saving money with your homebrew beer over store bought beer.
Just about all home brewers will tell you that homebrew beer is just as delicious if not better than store-bought beer. This is because home brewed beer is much fresher than anything you’ll find on a liquor store shelf. Besides, only you know exactly what kind of beer you like, so you can customize your recipe according to how you want your homebrew beer to taste. It’s like pizza – the basic components are the same, but everyone likes different toppings.
Let’s not get away from the fact brewing beer at home is a lot of fun! You get to spend time in the kitchen, play around with a bunch of cool equipment, and the end result is BEER. Great tasting, one-of-a-kind homebrew beer.