Home Brew West – Introdution

Home Brew West – Introdution

You do need to buy all of your home brewing supplies or products, in addition to all of your home brewing equipment. Based on the form or style of the beer you want to produce it will decide exactly what equipment you will need for home brewing. If you intend to brew your own beer for the first time you could be talking about buying a package with all the supplies you need.

Below is a list of home brewing supplies, which will include a-kit:

Sirup Malt Extrac

Specialty Grains (this is in some kits)

Grain Bag



Sugar Priming

Now let’s study the supplies from home brewing and give you a general notion of how you’re going to use them.

Sirup Malt Extract:

One thing that helps make home brewing simpler is using malt extract. Malt extract consists of distilled sugars from malted barley. It is for sale, either in a powdered form of syrup or dry. The syrups are about 20 percent water, meaning that 4 pounds of dry malt extract (DME) is the equal to 5 pounds of malt extract syrup. In addition, malt extract can be purchased in either a hopped or non-hopped form. Munton & Fison, Alexanders, Coopers, Edme and Premier are all brands of high quality. Be sure to look at the list of ingredients while selecting malt extracts to prevent any kinds of additional refined sugars. Often these refined sugars are placed into Light Beer-style packages.

If you’re home brewing with unhopped extract you’ll want to add 1-2 ounces of hops for bittering and flavouring during the boil. To order to give the finished beer an improved hop character, hops may be added to the hopped extract brews near the end of boil.

Speciality Cereals:

Specialty grains are small quantities of other varieties of malted barley used to improve the brewing of the extract. Using this method needs no additional equipment but a grain bag and allows you a great deal more flexibility to generate the wort for your intended form of beer.

Grain Sack:

The grain bag can be used in your brew kettle to steep your specialty grains into the wort.


Hops may be a subject which is concerned. There are several types of hops, but in general they are classified into two main groups: Bittering and Aroma. Bittering hops are rich in alpha acids (the major bitter agents), typically more than 10%. The aroma hops are smaller, around 5%. There are a variety of hop varieties that can be used in both and for both purposes. Bittering hops are added at the start of the boil, and are normally boiled for an hour. Aroma (or finishing) hops are brought into the boil near the end and are usually boiled for 15 minutes or less. Often a mesh container, called a hop pocket, is used to help hold the hops in the boil and make it easier and extract the hops before fermentation. Definitely recommended to strain or drain the hops before fermentation.

A few more experienced brewers even add hops in the fermenter to the finished beer for additional hop aroma. This is known as dry hopping but is generally achieved during a secondary fermentation.