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Beginner's Guide To Beer

"Beer" is the casual term used to describe a cold refreshing alcoholic beverage made of malt and hops. However, beer lovers around the world will heartily agree that there's nothing generic about beer.When it comes to types of beer, there are many, many options to choose from. The amount of differing characteristics that can be found is surprising, with most people having a favorite type even if they are not aware of it. From stout to cider, and porter to pilsner, there really is something for everyone.Most beers, particularly those sold commercially, are processed using similar methods. However, there are enough slight variations on the basic brewing process for each type of beer to have individual characteristics. Taste, appearance and aroma are just some of the qualities that make different beers unique.Some common favorites include these:Lager: Some of the most popular types of beer are lagers. These include American styles including basic lager, all-malt lager, light lager, double pilsner, malt liquor an...

 


Brewing Beer : How To Do It Yourself

If you are one of the many people out there who are a tried and true beer lover, then you are definitely going to want to know how to make beer at home. Not only is it fun to do, but it's neither expensive, nor difficult.So, how do you make beer at home? We will cover the main steps below. It really is that simple that you can learn the basic process involved in just 5 minutes.Making beer at home requires you to only really follow a few steps. The first is to get yourself a beer kit, which is a kit that includes all of the different tools and materials that you are going to need to make the beer.Then you need the four main ingredients, which are: water, malt, hops, and yeast. You might be surprised to know water is actually the most abundant ingredient, and makes up most of the final product. Malted barley is barley grain that has carefully been soaked in water until it sprouts and is then dried and used to make beer. Hops balance out the sweetness by adding a degree of bitterness and also add a distinctive a...

 


Where to Find Home Wine Making Supplies?

Although purchasing the initial home wine making kits will allow you to make usually up to six gallons of wine, once you've done that, you' will be out of supplies and just have the equipment left and a craving for more wine! When this happens, it is time to top up your home wine making supply kit, but where can you find the supplies you need? There are actually a couple of ways to pull together what you need; it is mostly a matter of preference. And do not despair; needing to pull together a new home wine making supply kit means that you can take the opportunity to make some new wines!LocallyThere are likely several places where you can pick up the home wine making supplies you need. Check out your local brewery for things like equipment or specific yeast. The grocery store of course will have your basic supplies, though if you want something fresh, try to get to an orchard or purchase in a farmer's market. Not only will you get high quality fruits for your wine, but you'll also be supporting local industry,...

 




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