Learn to brew with the American Homebrewers Association's director Gary Glass. Watch these short 3 minute videos to learn the basics of homebrewing. You can also find these instructions in our free magazine Zymurgy: An Introduction to Homebrewing.
Lesson 1: Introduction
Lesson 2: Brewing Ingredients
Lesson 3: Brewing Equipment
Lesson 4: Sanitation
Lesson 5: Brewing Your First Batch of Beer Part I
Lesson 6: Brewing Your First Batch of Beer Part II
You are on Lesson 7: Managing Fermentation
Now that the beer in safely in the fermenter, Gary shows you how to add (pitch) the yeast and use a hydrometer to take a starting gravity reading—fancy talk for measuring the density of the beer. Finally, learn about how to best store your fermenting beer.
Lesson 8: Preparing to Bottle Your Beer
Lesson 9: Bottling Your Beer