Set Up Your Own Home Brewery
Have you ever dreamed of owning your own bar or pub? Well how about something a little smaller and maybe build your own home brewery. Now I am not talking about some elaborate thing Automatic vertical tube UHT where you employ people and mass produce thousands of kegs of beer, but rather your own small boutique brewery where you brew different types of beer at home for own consumption and also for your family and friends. Of course you can make it as elaborate as you like.
For anyone who wants to set up their first home brewery kit you will require minimum equipment. This equipment can be found at your local home brewery store, and of course at this store you can ask as many questions as you can from start to finish. You can ready pick up your own home brewery kit which will range in price, so think how much money you are willing to spend.
Nowadays you can purchase some fantastic equipment that will turn your little brewery into a scaled back semi professional set up. You can purchase a very nice glass wort and watch your brew fermenting away before your eyes. If you want to brew a number of different beers you can of course purchase a number of worts and brew many beers simultaneously.
Firstly you will require a brew pot and this is where you will be boiling your wort. This is the process name of your beer before the fermentation process starts. We recommend that you have at least a 30 quart pot as the more wort you boil the better the finishing beer will be.
Next you will require the primary fermenter, this is what you use to pour the cooled wort after it is brewed. You will require an airtight container with a hole for an air lock to be added. The airlock is used to allow the carbon dioxide to escape during the fermentation phase; inside the airlock is water to ensure air does not travel back in.
Look at investing in a good bottling bucket to use during the bottling stage. Remember to buy additional glass bottles, plastic hoses, rubber stops and bottling tubes and other small accessories.
Look at buying additional items such as hydrometer as this will measure the density and the amount of alcohol produced during the fermentation stage. By coming reading before and after the fermentation stage you will be able to measure the amount of sugar used during the process.