How a Beer is Made

How a Beer is Made

by Connor Creighton May 31, 2019

Going from grain to glass is a multi-step process that can get complicated. This sheet is an overview of the entire process of making beer. This is meant to be a simple run-through of how a beer is made. Inside each section is a reference to some more detailed instructions on that step. This is how a beer goes from an idea to a cold one in hand.
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Brewing with a Mash Tun

Brewing with a Mash Tun

by Connor Creighton May 30, 2019

Upgrading from a BIAB (Brew in a Bag) system to a mash tun can be a really special improvement. If done right, efficiency, clarity, and precision can be improved dramatically from a BIAB system. Using a mash tun is a fairly different experience from using BIAB, this sheet instructs brewers how to get the most out of their new mash tun! 
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Boiling the Wort

Boiling the Wort

by Connor Creighton May 30, 2019

Learn how to properly boil the wort in your beer. This tutorial applies to both extract and all grain brewers!
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Brewing in a Bag (BIAB) Method

Brewing in a Bag (BIAB) Method

by Connor Creighton May 30, 2019

Making a beer with the brew in a bag method is an easy and cost effective way to get into all grain brewing. Brewers often start their all-grain brewing hobby with this method. Below are the instructions on how to make a beer with the BIAB method. This tutorial is based on making a 5-5.5 gallon (20L) batch of beer.
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How to Make a Lager or Pilsner

How to Make a Lager or Pilsner

by Connor Creighton May 29, 2019

Lagers are an oft-derided style, and yet they’re one of the hardest to produce. Lagers are designed to be clean tasting, which means any faults in the beer will be exposed. On top of this, specific temperatures are often needed and there are greater aging requirements vs an ale. In our mind its worth all the hard work, a well-made lager can be absolutely refreshing. This is our method to produce a nice, clean tasting lager. This guide also applies to Pilsners.
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Brewing with Extract

Brewing with Extract

by Connor Creighton May 29, 2019

We often start most new homebrewers off with extract brewing. The quality of beer is great, the process is similar to all grain minus one big step, and it takes a little less time on the first day. All in all, it is a great way to be introduced into homebrewing! Learn how to brew your first beer with extract.
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Cooling the Wort

Cooling the Wort

by Connor Creighton May 29, 2019

It’s very important to get a boiling wort chilled down to a fermentable temperature quickly. It is also something that can take a lot of time. Here are a few techniques to make this process work a little better than staring at the pot yelling “chill! Chill! CHILL!”
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