Brewing beer doesn't require a large amount of expensive equipment. You can get began with just starting out brewing beer at home kit for about $100. This list outlines the equipment you need to achieve success brewing beer. I am going to briefly explain the intention of the items and give you suggestions according to what brewing equipment I personally use.
Brew Pot - This is when you combine all your ingredients to produce your wort. I use a 22 quart stainless pot. However, a fundamental canning pot or seafood pot will likely be all right. Actually, everything else you have in your kitchen that is large enough to keep about 3 gallons of liquid and safe enough to use on the stove work.
Large Metal Spoon - You'll use this to stir your wort. Don't use a wood spoon. Any spoon that is either food-grade plastic or metal work.
Metal Whisk -You should aerate your wort just before pitching your yeast. It becomes an important step in the brewing method that I am going to explain at length later within this eBook.
Measuring Cup - You will need to measure the correct quantity water to include in your brew pot. You'll have to measure when adding water for your fermentor. I take advantage of a Pyrex glass measuring cup that measures up one quart. Bigger is way better here because you be measuring your liquid in gallons. HINT: 4 quarts = 1 gallon
Fermentor - This is where all this decreases! This is where your beer will rest for a lot of weeks whilst the yeast convert the wort into beer. There are several ways of thinking on this topic. Some think a bucket will be the best option although some rely on glass carboys. I like a 5 gallon food-grade plastic bucket. I guarantee this will work perfectly. You can get one of these brilliant from either your neighborhood homebrew shop or online.
If you choose to use a bucket, you will need to get a lid. The lid should have a small pre-drilled hole sealed using a small rubber o-ring. That's where you may put your airlock.
Airlock - Airlocks prevent blow-offs. Blow-offs can be harmful! The airlock in inserted to your pre-drilled lid. It releases gasses created during fermentation while preventing bacteria from stepping into your fermentor. It bubbles, which is extreme fun understanding what are you doing inside!
Sanitizer - This is important. You need to sanitize everything quite well. There are lots of different sanitizing solutions available on the market. Some people even use a diluted bleach mixture. I prefer a product or service called Star San, which you can purchase either at the local homebrew supplier or online.
Kitchen Thermometer - You might need a thermometer to determine the temperature of the wort while it's boiling. A candy thermometer is very rewarding. You are able to clip it on top of the side of your brew pot and conveniently monitor your wort temperature.
Stick On Thermometer -You may also need to have a thermometer to watch the temperature of your respective beer during fermentation. Homebrew suppliers sell these. It's a peel and stick adhesive thermometer that sticks to the surface of one's fermentor.
Kitchen Strainer -During the boiling and cooling process, the hops will sink and settle towards the bottom of your respective brew pot. It's perfectly fine to transfer those to your fermentor. However, you'll create a much clearer beer if you're able to avoid transferring this for your fermentor. Therefore, I pour my wort by having a kitchen strainer into my fermentor.
Hydrometer - This is a great tool to get. It will take a little knowledge and a few very easy calculations. It allows you to definitely measure your gravity and calculate the alcohol level in your beer.