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Brewing beer with malt extract is the starting point for most new homebrewers, and a great option for those with limited time, space, or money. All-Extract homebrewing requires minimal equipment and procedures while still producing quality, homebrewed beer.
All-grain brewing is creating beer from only grains without the use of extracts as a source of fermentable sugars. An all-grain brew day using the batch sparge method requires additional steps and equipment, and is recommended for intermediate and advanced homebrewers.
The brew in a bag process allows for all-grain brewing at home but with minimal equipment and steps. This method is ideal for homebrewers looking to get familiar with the all-grain process or those looking for a minimalist all-grain setup.
Including specialty grains in your extract brew day allows for the ease of the all-extract brew day while getting the added flavors, aromas, and color of specialty grains, like crystal or chocolate malt. This process is a starting point for many new homebrewers, as well as a great option for a quick and easy brew day.
Making cider at home is quick and easy, and if you have brewing equipment then you’re ready to go! With no mash or boil process, cider making is as simple as mixing ingredients, pitching yeast, and letting it ferment.
Learning how to make mead can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it. This tutorial covers one of the quickest and easiest ways to make mead at home, without the use of any heat in order to preserve the flavor and aroma characteristics of the honey.
Partial mash brewing is a process in between extract homebrewing and all-grain brewing. The process involves a “mini mash” to extract fermentable sugars from grains, while the rest of the sugars are from extract. This process is ideal for the extract brewer looking to get familiar with the all-grain brewing process before going all-in.
While 5-gallon batches of beer is the starting point for some homebrewers, many are choosing to brew batches in the 1-3 gallon range. Small batch brewing makes homebrewing possible for anyone, no matter your living or financial situation.