For home brewing, whether you’ve been brewing for a while and are looking to create your own original masterpiece or you’re an eager amateur trying to see what’s in store for the future, creating a beer recipe is the final step in becoming a home brew master. This requires a fundamental understanding of how the process works and the experience to make it happen. Nothing is more rewarding than introducing your own personal creation to the world.
Begin With a Blueprint
The Beer Judge Certification Program is the perfect place to start when designing your new recipe. They institute comprehensive style guidelines that classify various types of beer according to flavor, volume, and a variety of other factors. They also offer suggested ingredients to develop the right flavor for that style.
Did you ever think you were being healthy by crafting and drinking beer? Red wine has long been touted as having a positive effect on your health (when drank in moderation of course). Beer seems to be skipped over for its potential health benefits. However, the grains, yeasts and hops used in making beer all have nutrients such as fiber, B-vitamins and antioxidants that fortify the body’s resistance. If you’d like to get started on making your own beer, read on for a look at the basic process.
Gather the Supplies
When looking for supplies, it’s best to look for vendors who observe the standards of the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) for guaranteed safety for local and international beer styles. Most beginner home brewing recipes come with easy-to-follow instructions which are found in supply stores like The Brewmeister. An extract-only beer generally consists of a malt extract, the hops, the yeast, priming sugar and at least a gallon of water.