Speaking of bottles, you’re going to need some empty ones. A five gallon batch of beer fills approximately 144 bottles, so that’s how many you’ll need. A good source for bottles is the empties you have around when you finish a few beers. Breweries regularly reuse bottles. You should too! Plus, it gives you a good excuse to have a beer or two.
Beer is one of the world’s oldest beverages. It is still one of the world’s most popular beverages. The past 20 years have seen a resurgence of craft and micro-brewing. This, in turn, has educated people about the complexity of what a good beer contains. The growth of small brewing has also led to the growth of the home brewing movement. People like you are brewing some of the world’s finest, and rarest, beers right in their own homes. So, what beer brewing equipment do you need?
And finally you will need a strong cleaner to regularly sanitize your all grain home brewing equipment.
First, let’s take a look at the equipment you need for the home beer making process. You’re going to need a large stainless steel pot, big enough to hold five gallons. This is your brew kettle.
When you’ve got the water to the right temperature, you’re going to add your malt. You do this by placing the malt in the mesh sock provided in your home brewing kit, tying off the end and putting the sock with the malt in the water in the brew kettle. Think of it like a large tea bag for beer!
You’re also going to need a five gallon glass or plastic carboy with a rubber stopper large enough to seal the neck. (Think of what’s on the top of a water cooler. That’s a carboy.) Finally, you’re going to need a good thermometer, a large wooden spoon and a funnel. Equipment-wise that about all you need for this stage of the home beer making process.
The home beer making process is straightforward and simple. Anyone can do it! All you need is some basic equipment and some basic ingredients and you can brew great beer at home.