Homebrewing

Homebrewing 101 in a One Gallon Batch


January 2nd, 2012

 
Nothing says micro brewing like brewing a single
gallon of beer, one at one time. The following will
produce a mere micro-small batch, but if done
well, will provide a BIG treat of zymurgy bliss.
Good luck!
Pat and Chris Helmers

Cleaning Preparation:
1. Chill 1 gallon of water
2. Sanitize everything you’ll use to cook and
ferment
Cooking:
1. Pour 1 quart of water into a pot
2. Depending on recipe, add crystal malt
(cracked an in a mesh bag)
3. Heat water to between 150-170 F
4. Let cool 15-30 minutes to extract malt
5. Add malts and hops
6. Bring water to boil 5 minutes (Make sure it
doesn’t boil over)
7. Add finishing hops for 2-3 minutes
Cooling:
1. Pour wort into gallon jug of remaining
water, strain out hops
2. Check temperature, let cool to room
temperatures – 72F
3. When temperature is ready, pitch 1/2 pack
of yeast
4. Place stopper with blow off tube into jug,
place other end in another jug, into water to
halt introduction wild yeast

Fermentation:
1. In one day fermentation should start, and
continue violently, creating foam to escape
blow off tube
2. As fermentation slows replace blow off tube
with fermentation lock
3. After a week proceed to bottle or rack for
secondary fermentation by pouring or
siphoning
Bottling:
1. Sanitized bottles and caps
2. Add 9 tsp of priming sugar to fermented
beer
3. Stir with siphon
4. Fill bottles
5. Cap
Drinking:
1. Wait one week
2. Chill bottle
3. Uncap, pour into glass
4. Critique and enjoy fresh beer

 

 

 

Measure conversions:
6 tsp = 1 oz
8 oz = 1 cup
16 oz = 1 lb
2 cup = 1 lb
2 cup = 1 pint
2 pint = 1 qt
4 qt = 1 gallon

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: