Like Beer? Like cooking? Like traditional crafts? Tried homebrewing? If the answer to any of the above is yes, then read on my friend...
Hi, my name is Rich but my friends call me Chard,
After making Elderflower Champagne
about 2 years ago and then building a cider press and making homegrown cider
i got into brewing my own beer as that is the drink i drink the most!
This started by making up various homebrew kits which come with malt extract and yeast to which you just add water! Simple enough but you're limited to what the producers of the kits make and it can be kind of expensive (about £20 for 40 pints...still cheaper than the pub).
The next step is 'All Grain Brewing'. Here you take crushed malted barley, hops, water and yeast and craft yourself a beer that YOU like and for a lot less than by using kits.
This is the first in a series of 4 Instructables which will document my journey into the world of 'all grain' brewing and how you can build your very own low cost brewery from scratch! Starting with ... the Mash Tun.