Making beer at home

Glass of beer on a table. Photo by Micheile Henderson on Unsplash.

With the Covid-19 pandemic spreading across the world, we all have a lot more time on our hands. One of the things people are doing is learning to make beer at home. But where do you start with so many types of beer to choose from?

A good place to start would be with what is easy! HomeBrewAdvice says, “Ales are very easy to salvage, which is one of the main reasons why they are considered the easiest type of beer to make.”

So where do you begin? Brewing kits are available online. Northern Brewer has some great kits for beginners with prices starting as low as $64.99. They even have empty bottles for sale just in case you have already recycled your empties. also has kits for sale but at a higher price point. However, their selection of kits include everything from an IPA to a Scottish Ale.  

If you need a visual simulation of beer making, there are a huge number of videos on Youtube. Food and Farmer Earth has a video that is very well done and explains everything you need to know to get started and what to expect. After 3 to 4 weeks you will be able to raise a cold pint to yourself on a hot summer’s day.

Remember to drink in moderation and never drink and drive!

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