Home Brewing Beer: A Pictorial Overview

Recently, I blogged a guide to get started in making wine at home, with entries on the equipment you need to make your own wine, as well as the process of brewing wine at home.

Well, aside from making our own wine at home, my husband is an avid home beer brewer! We’ll be posting some of his recipes, but first… we tackle the basics! Beer making has a lot in common with homemade wine – including a lot of the same equipment and ideas – but also requires some different ingredients, techniques, and handling.

Beer brewing itself is a fairly simple process. While complexity of equipment and process can vary wildly between small home brewers to large commercial breweries, the concepts remain fairly similar across the spectrum. Here’s our quick guide to what goes on with making beer, as it first appeared in issue #10 of Drink Me Magazine: