Proper hygiene is needed for this one. Not only to ones own personal body but also on how he deals making and brewing beers. Most commonly since everybody on the planet love beers. So you have to keep everything tidy before you start the experimentation. You also have to keep your hands clean while handling the supplies and all.
You have to sterilize the utensils that you will be using. Not only wash it with the use of the old method of cleaning. But also to sanitize all of them by soaking them in a hot water after you have washed them. With that, the microorganisms that have cleaved onto their surfaces will be killed.
No matter how simple the recipe of your beer, you may need to keep a record of that. So that whenever someone tastes it and want to drink another brewed beer, you can immediately leaf through the pages. This will also give you the chance to tweak the recipe to achieve perfection of the brew.
Being the beginner that you are, there is the need for you to master the basics before you jump into the more advanced process. You need to take heed into the fermentation, the beers, and the yeast. You should master the procedure for the basic brewing. And move on to advanced process after acing it.
With the fermentation and temperature control, you may have to use the hydrometer to monitor the fermentation. Do not use the airlock activity for it is not efficient for the monitoring purposes. Sure you can use that as a gauge but not the end all. There is the right tool for this and that shall be used.
Since there is a cliche that goes that the practice leads you to achieve perfection, you may have to consider doing the steps again and again. You have to develop it so that you will achieve the desired result. You may also let others try and taste it for any kind of feedback, positive or negative.
Sure you will be encountering a lot of problems but you got to under that you made them all efficient. You need to redo the process and undo the things that you should not do that might affect the taste. You should again keep the records of the dos and don’ts as a guide for your own future use.
And lastly, always use the right home brewing supplies. The cost of them will vary depending on the brand that you bought. You must ask the shop about the suggested materials that they can give you. They are the manufacturer after all, so that means, they know things better than you do.