ZHONGRU 03-10-2016

Different Types of Zrbrewing Beer Making Equipment


When beginning your first foray into home beer making, one can easily find themselves overwhelmed by the choices available in beer making equipment. There is a myriad of options when it comes to stocking your beer making arsenal. What are the important pieces you need to begin? What must you absolutely have? It isn't all that difficult, really. You just need to take a deep breath and remind yourself not to apply for a second mortgage when doing your shopping. In all reality, most equipment you need to be a rookie can be found in a simple home beer making kit. Whether you buy an off the shelf kit or decide to buy each piece individually, here are some of the essential pieces you may be in the market for.

The first piece of beer making equipment needed is a large vat for boiling water. Turkey fryers make a good choice for this purpose, as the fryer can raise the temperature of the water much more quickly than a traditional tabletop stove can. More advanced brewers may mount a beer keg on a metal frame with a large burner mounted beneath it to accomplish this task, though this is a more expensive set-up that will require modification of the keg barrel as well as the ability to build a sturdy frame for the keg. Water can be boiled on a stovetop, but this will take a significantly longer time.

Carboys are indispensable pieces of beer making equipment. Once the boiling of the water is done, and the hops and other ingredients are added, the fermenting process needs to take place, so the liquid is filtered and poured into glass containers known as carboys. The carboys are stoppered and often covered with blankets or kept in a dark room to encourage the fermenting process. The liquid may stay in the carboys for weeks or even months at a time as the fermenting process turns sugar into alcohol.

Once the beer has been fermented, other pieces of beer making equipment are necessary for bottling the beer. A bottle capper can install metal caps on glass bottles cleanly and tightly, though before this can be done, the glass bottles will need to be cleaned thoroughly, usually with bleach. A hose can be used to get water into the bottle more efficiently, and a brass sink attachment is an even better way to shoot water into the bottles. When one presses on the tip of the attachment, water will spray upwards into the bottle. The tip will stopper itself when pressure is not placed on it. Focus on please.