This is not intended to be an all inclusive set of instructions on the process of brewing beer. Instead it is intended to be used as a basic guideline and reference. Links to additional information and suggested reading has been added as a means of providing more details.
There are 2 main phases to making beer (1) Brewing and (2) Bottling. There is also an additional phase that is practiced by many brewers but this is an optional phase based on your personal brewing preference – Transferring.
Each of these phases has a number of “steps” that after several batches becomes almost second nature. It is still good to work from a checklist in a stepwise manner to ensure consistency and to also add in “debugging” why one batch turned out different than another.
Phase 1: Brewing
Combining the ingredients, and initiating fermentation
Step 2: Ingredients
Step 3: Sanitizing
Step 4: Steeping
Step 5: Cooking
Step 6: Hops
Step 7: Yeast
Step 8: Measuring
Step 9: Sealing
Step 1: SanitizingStep 2: Setup
Step 3: Siphoning
Step 4: Measuring
Step 5: Sealing
Phase 2: Bottling
Bottling the beer for carbonation and further maturation
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