Brew Kits Videos – Simple Step by Step
Here’s a great video series, which shows the step-by-step method to brewing beer with brew kits. They use Coopers brew kits in the videos, but any kits could be substituted. Mr. Beer and other makers of course include all the necessary equipment, such as fermenter, airlock, etc.
Step 1: Mixing
The first step is cleaning and sterilizing. We then put the can of concentrate in hot water to heat it, facilitating it’s release from the can and into the mixing vat. We then add the amount of sugar and water called for in the instructions. First use hot or boiling water to melt the concentrate. Then cool or room temperature water can be added.
Step 2: Brewing
The second step is the fermentation. Before we put the yeast in, we need to insure that the mixture is the right temperature. If the temperature is too low, the yeast won’t grow. If the temperature is too high, the yeast will die. We sprinkle the yeast into the mixture and stir it. After that, we put on the lid tightly and insert the airlock. We then wait about a week or so before bottling.
Step 3: Bottling
After a few days, the airlock should stop bubbling. This means the fermentation has stopped. You can also check with a hydrometer. If the measure is under 1006, the fermentation is completed. Now we can start the bottling process. After the beer has been bottled, it needs to sit in a cool, dark place for about 2 weeks. It will however, improve with age.