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The Beginner's Guide to Making Home Brew

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In this episode, veteran beer-making instructor Jeremy Frey, from F. H. Steinbart Company, one of the oldest home beer supply houses in the country, shows us how to make a batch of home-made beer. The printed recipe from the video is on Cooking Up a Story: Amber Ale recipe: http://cookingupastory.com/the-beginners-guide-to-making-home-brew Food Farmer Earth - a journey of wide discovery about our food http://www.youtube.com/ffe Subscribe to Food Farmer Earth-receive the latest videos http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=foodfarmerearth Visit Cooking Up a Story for more stories, recipes, photos, and complete written posts http://cookingupastory.com Follow us: rth/posts twitter http://twitter.com/cookingupastory Facebook http://www.facebook.com/cookingupastory Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/foodfarmerearth/ Website RSS Feed http://cookingupastory.com/feed Cooking Up a Story channel on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/cookingupastory
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Text Comments (735)
Dan (10 hours ago)
Where is a good place to get those white muslim bags?
Will Underhill (1 day ago)
I wonder if one can use old plastic bottles instead of real beer bottles?
dn angel (3 days ago)
One quick question. How did you make the beer more clear like light yellow ( on the last part when you transfer the beer on the wine glass) thanks for the answer.
Alessandro Marton (5 days ago)
Beer is just tea.
Gering Gardener (6 days ago)
And you always always always rehydration your yeast in 1-2 cups measuring cups of wort that is 60℉ let that sit for about an hour or two then add to wort NEVER EVER just add the yeast directly to the carboy or fermentor
Gering Gardener (6 days ago)
Do not add that tablet you can get the same effect by cooling your wart from 220℉ to 60℉ and do not use a word chiller it is a waste if money just add 2-5 gallons ice cold water its called a cold brake and my beer us Cristal clear I make 12 gallons at a time this guy is highly inefficient and I use Midwest brew supplies very good knowagable people and the best products on the market and they will help you no matter what
Beanmachine91 (7 days ago)
well see if this would replace budweiser
Blake Norman (7 days ago)
Once you get your first clean water up to 160 degrees and put the grains in you don't put heat on while it's getting the flavour out?
tempo1889 (14 days ago)
I would like to try to brew my own beer but I don't have any place to keep everything that is required to do it.
HRRSN (17 days ago)
'everyone has a plumbus in their home'
Iron Arm (17 days ago)
Muslim bag? Racist! ;)
Mr Ramirez (18 days ago)
Hank hill approved
Doc Martn (25 days ago)
Awesome man thanks for posting!
Mr (25 days ago)
oh this seems so easy.
Sonam Lama (1 month ago)
wow good job
Good human be happy (1 month ago)
Is there any links to kits like the one you used in this video?
Emrah E (1 month ago)
WOW!! Lots of low grade plastics on hot liquid, and even drinking sanitizer foam. What a healthy and lovely recipe :)
nic pace (1 month ago)
lucky people who lives outside my country. You guys have these things widely available for you! I'm so jealous! lol
How much alcohol it produced ?
norwegianviking69 (1 month ago)
Good video, with clear and uncomplicated instructions. Thanks:)
Mangi Lal Dangi (2 months ago)
Hi
AA AA (2 months ago)
كم نسبة الكحول ؟
Till Lothaire (2 months ago)
and after this cideo i want to try this craft beer!
Tobias Guilluame (2 months ago)
Thank you so much
Ella (2 months ago)
bruh, wtf.....
1 looper (3 months ago)
I love that muslim bag
The Death by China (3 months ago)
Now I even more love my Guinness. 😍
Nikitos Nikitovij (3 months ago)
why not to use soda as sanitiser?
765tgs (3 months ago)
Very good video. Very nice way of explaining. Awesome.
Jay Zhang (3 months ago)
Very professional I want to learn that, thanks for sharing.
redEYEfight (3 months ago)
Great video, ive been wanting to start brewing my own beer for awhile. About time. Thabk you so much
Anusd Otcom (3 months ago)
Was the guy on the guitar at the end of the video playing “in the city” by the jam?
JP JR (3 months ago)
Can you imagine if we old timers had this youtube video when we were kids? Who needs a fake ID Johnny's brewing a keg in his closet? We'd be on our third liver by now. Kids today have it made. Of course most of them have little to no resolve to see something like this through. Let alone the meticulous prepping it takes not to infect your beer. I guess it's a double edge sword, here's how you do it, but you're too lazy to do it. Kind of a cruel joke.
Trevor Carl (8 days ago)
Mead can be made in gallon jugs of drinking water so it's pretty easy to closet-brew.
citic101 (3 months ago)
GREAT VIDEO THANKS
Pushyamitra Gurethia (4 months ago)
His speaking accent is not clear 2 me.
Derek Berry (4 months ago)
Well damn now u want to make beer
Bob Ramirezz (4 months ago)
When the yeast eat the sugar in the wort, where do they pee and poop? In the Beer? Do you filter out the poop and drink the pee or do you drink it all?
John L (4 months ago)
No need to add anything to the bottle before capping them to make the carbonation?
Rajesh Singh (4 months ago)
thank you buddy .
Drew Busch (4 months ago)
I would like to buy and start to make non alcoholic beer at home. Do you have any links you can share with me?
tubestick00 (4 months ago)
I wondered why my friends homebrew tasted like soap. Now I now. I am not keen on the sanitizer bubbles
Searinox (4 months ago)
Informative and I liked the video, though Id hate to be the one to clean up after you. Stress less, less mess.
eaopanama (4 months ago)
Well explained brewing step by step process! Keep it up, great job!!
Jeff (4 months ago)
LONG LIVE HAZY BEER.
Ramesh Kanagaraj (4 months ago)
But there is no ingredient measurement for the most of the item,why don't u update them?
Chris Barlow (4 months ago)
Looking forward to going to the States again- will be able to get a decent pint hopefully!
The bridos Lavigne (4 months ago)
nice...thanks
Mike theBike (4 months ago)
'You'd think after a thousand years the Night's Watch would learn to make a descent ale.'
Dillon Lee (4 months ago)
Muslim Bag? Allah!
Abomb 604 (5 months ago)
Excellent video! Thank you!
Daljit Dhillon (5 months ago)
Think I'd rather go to my local liquor store and grab a 4 pack.
Ramesh Kanagaraj (5 months ago)
Can u give a demo for Lager Beer?
ForBrewer (5 months ago)
Thank you for the video! 👍 I invented to help brewers desktop pneumatic crown capperl 🍺 I will be happy if you look and say what you think.
Stoneyard Vineyard's (5 months ago)
Yep brew your own only way to go
Robert Bright (5 months ago)
What about distilling it to get rid of methanol
mcsuchnsuch (5 months ago)
I have so many ideas for dark stout flavors but little motivation and money to do it.
john doe (6 months ago)
I don't have the patience to wait 2 weeks for the beer to brew.Rather buying it made and it only takes a trip to the store
Andrew H (4 months ago)
john doe make it then drink from the store for two weeks... then make another batch while drinking the one you made?
Only The Bold Project (6 months ago)
That was awesome!!!!
irish clowns (6 months ago)
My question is, how is all the ingredients made from scratch??
Tonio Yendis (6 months ago)
Nevermind, way to much work & time! I'll keep going to Specs where its already cold and ready.
Bad Apple (6 months ago)
Now I just gotta save up the money for ten kits but that's going to be hard with my out of control drinking problem.
Prison Mike (6 months ago)
I can't imagine the first person to ever make beer was sane, the level of things to have discovered the recipe is insane lol
Adelajda Nowlaski (6 months ago)
Does bread have live yeast in it and can it be used instead of packets of yeast?
Kris Kizlyk (7 months ago)
TY, that was awesome.
Muzz Pzz (7 months ago)
Why soap in big bottle?
T'Vontis Gully (7 months ago)
Thanks A lot.
InfamousVoid (7 months ago)
Thought that was bud
Excellent vid Thanks man
John Brandolini (7 months ago)
I have been making beer and ale for 5 decades before it was even legal. It is such a simple process. Bear in mind beer making has a history as long as bread making since the techniques are similar. Granted this video intends to aid amateur brewers wanting to make their own craft beers. Gods know that any home made concoction will be better than the commercial crap. My only concern with these vids is that they tend to make the process overly complicated. Muslim bags... yeah they're convenient but lining a wire strainer with cheese cloth and sieving your wort in which you put your hops or pellets works just as well and is a lot cheaper. I use dried malt extract (I'm lazy) and hop my wort in stages so I don't have to deal with malt syrup; however; I have used extract in the past and what I did was put hot water in the container, recapped it, and shook it vigorously to get ALL the extract into solution. The container he used for primary fermentation can be used but is a bitch to clean because in the first stages of fermentation you'll have a ring of hop resins to deal with when the wort is decanted. Bear to clean! Best to use a pail for primary fermenting. And I shuddered when he said you didn't have to rinse the fermentation vessel after using the sanitizing cleanser. If suds are left in the container you'll have soapy beer. The beauty of using StarSan or other cleansers is that they are low surface tension detergents which mean they will disappear after 2 to 3 rinsings. And as for a wort chiller, one must also bear in mind that a lot of home brewers are on a budget and a wort chiller is a frill that may not be in their budget. I use a box fan to cool my wort. (I'm a cheap SOB) It takes a bit longer but works just fine. Cooling 5 gallons of wort at 150F down to 90F takes about 2.5 hours. Since I'm a food minimalist I tend to avoid adjuncts in my ales and lagers so I usually use unflavored gelatine to clear my beer. Not that it's necessary mind you. That only affects the beverages aesthetics. Making beer shouldn't be more complicated than making a grilled cheese sandwich!
Joe Stolzenberger (7 months ago)
waste of time.
Lannie L. (7 months ago)
When you’re filling the bottles and take the bottle filler out of the bottle and into the sanitizing bucket - doesn’t the beer keep coming out into the sanitizing bucket because there’s liquid in there?
michael aldridge (7 months ago)
Excellent. Thank you
Great video
Jan Richter (7 months ago)
I don't why you use syrup... Isn't beer suposed to be made only with water, grains of malted barley, hops and yeast?
BiteThis (7 months ago)
Could we just seep malted barley instead of malt extract? I can get like a 50lb bag of malted barley for $8
jafarym77 (8 months ago)
This is my very first video to watch on YouTube on how to brew a beer. This video made me a better home Brewer. Now, twenty six batches later I keep coming back here and give this video a thumbs up every time it pops up.
Sean Glasson (8 months ago)
You constantly learn things. Adding the fermented beer to the sugar syrup is a cool way to dose the fermented beer. No more adding straight sugar for me.
Philip Roberts (8 months ago)
This guy knows how to make a video. Awesome!
+( (8 months ago)
Wait so at the beginning when you say to turn the flame on so it doesnt burn, do I turn the flame back on at all?
Kejsarn (8 months ago)
So now i wanna home brew but im only 15. I just had to inheritage my grandpas german Love for beer
Sanjay Das Das (8 months ago)
India
Sanjay Das Das (8 months ago)
hindi
Sanjay Das Das (8 months ago)
nise
Ryan Daniel (9 months ago)
a1 video
amaddock (9 months ago)
i love your vids and thanks for taking the time to really look into this hobby to help others im brewing a muntons lager my OG 1.046 i let that ferment for 7 days took a reading and it was 1.009 so i moved it to a secondary to clear but my airlock is still bubbling like crazy is this normal am i ok thanks for any help and keep up the good work yours ANDY
Randy Robison (9 months ago)
To keep the grain from burning, could you also tie the bag shut with a string and tie to a handle on the top like a tea bag?
MurkFACE McBulletWounds (9 months ago)
Is it cheaper to make or buy beer?
gabriele morelli (9 months ago)
That is just great
Sunarya sy (9 months ago)
Where i can buy all ingredients and tools?
Food Farmer Earth (9 months ago)
If you don't have a nearby homebrew supply store, search online for one. We filmed this at FH Steinbart Co. and they sell online too.
Brian Beard (9 months ago)
Why didn't you just warm up the malt extract? Warmer it is the easier it flows. Just a thought...
Man Geof (9 months ago)
how do you stop the flow from the siphon?
Andrew Skapars (9 months ago)
I have a very hard time believing that the sanitizer solution doesn't augment your beer's flavor in any way. I wouldn't recommend soaking everything in it every chance you get seeing as how for something to be a sanitizer you need an enzyme to break down bacteria to some degree and since yeast is a bacteria.. it could throw off or augment the beer's abv, flavor and so much else. Great starter video though.
Morten Maehre (2 months ago)
"Yeast is a bacteria"?! lol. Actually, the reason yeast (which is a fungus) creates alcohol in nature is to fight off its competition, which is.... you guessed it: bacteria!
William Laliberté (10 months ago)
Why do I keep hearing ''muslim bag'' lol
ting bian (10 months ago)
It is really helpful. Thanks so much for making this video!!!
robin deatherage (10 months ago)
You folks wouldn't know a thing about mash or shine. Funny watching it though. Lol
PolishChef (10 months ago)
I want to make stout not ale
Jose A Morales (11 months ago)
hi i have a question can you make beer with any type of herb like rosemary beer or any other type of herb that a person may like.
Lawrence Payson (11 months ago)
What should be put into the fermented beer in order to make the color pale?
supersirotic1 (11 months ago)
He didn't add sugar/dextrose at any point? Thought you need that.
Food Farmer Earth (11 months ago)
Jeremy does talk about having added a little sugar to the fermentation and that is intended to promote carbonation after the beer has been bottled. Rewatch around the 10 minute time frame for more info on applying the sugar mixture.
Albert Zhou (11 months ago)
What was the point of using the auto-siphon to get the beer out from the fermenter to the large container? Why not just pour it.?
Food Farmer Earth (11 months ago)
One of the main concerns with beer (especially) after the fermentation process is with oxidation. Pouring the beer introduces more o2 than through siphoning so it reduces oxidation. It's often easier to siphon than to pour, as well.
Albert Zhou (11 months ago)
Great vid btw

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