Method of Preserving Beer Brewed At Home

If there on thing unique about beer, it would be the way it is produced.

Beer is produced with the help of microbes like yeast, which help to ferment the ingredients and produce the finished product.

Of course, there are other things involved as well, such as refining the finished product of any organic residues that may be left behind during the production process.

If there on thing unique about beer, it would be the way it is produced.

Beer is produced with the help of microbes like yeast, which help to ferment the ingredients and produce the finished product.

Of course, there are other things involved as well, such as refining the finished product of any organic residues that may be left behind during the production process.

But the preparation of beer is just one part of the process.

There is another one that is entirely different; preserving the finished product.

Just about anything that is edible, is perishable. In other words, anything that you can consume will get spoiled over an extended period of time, if they are not stored in the right manner.

This holds true for beer, as much as it would hold for food and drinks. And this is where the challenge lies, particularly when it comes to the preserving of beer brewed at home.

 

There are a host of different strategies that can be used for the preparation of beer.

You can use any one of them to preserve your home made brew for an extended period of time.

Some of the most important methods of preserving beer at home are given in the list below:

 

  1. Refrigeration

This is by far one of the best ways to keep just about anything safe.

Refrigeration leads to a reduction in the temperature of food articles, which in turn affects microbial activity.

And there is a reason for this. Due to the fact that cold temperatures inhibit microbial activity, the overall quality of the beer can be extended over a very long time.

It is for this reason why people use refrigerators. Do note here that while the process does preserve beer and any other food articles effectively over a long period of time, it doesn’t really ‘stop’ microbial activity entirely; on the contrary, the activity is still going on, but at a drastically slower rate.

 

  1. Don’t Remove the Beer from Its Container

This is particularly useful for the beer that has been packed for later use.

There are a few packaging techniques that allow for the beer to be sterilized upon being filled into its container. A good example is when the container is heated after being filled up and sealed. The process allows for the germs inside the container to be killed, preventing any further activity until it is opened.

As long as you don’t open or damage the seal of the container until use, you should be able to keep the beer fine for a lengthy periods of time.

 

  1. Keep Away From Sunlight

There is a reason why they say food and medication is to be kept ‘away from sunlight’.

The reason is easy to understand. Sunlight is a source of heat, which encourages microbial growth and thereby ends up affecting the final quality. And the term exposure here applies to both direct as well as indirect, as both of them can affect the final quality of the beer.

By preventing exposure to sunlight, one will be able to preserve the quality of beer for a very long time.

 

  1. Store in a Cool Dark and Dry Place

Remember how beer is shown to be stored in the movies and breweries?

They are always stored in a place that is dark and cool. The reason for this is due to what was explained in the previous point. A cool, dry and dark place is an ideal location to store the beer for an extended period of time.

As long as the container has been sterilized after sealing, you should be able to make it last for an extended period of time.

 

  1. Not All Beers Are the Same

You don’t have to go to the extreme for preserving beer.

In some cases, the more they age, the better they will taste. This is particularly true for varieties of barley wine and dopplebocks, which can age for a very long time without losing out on quality; on the contrary, the quality will only become better as time passes by.

Therefore, you can actually allow the beer to steadily ferment away over a long period of time, if you happen to be using the right ingredients. You might just end up with something that is ‘expensive’ and ‘vintage’, as the enthusiasts call, should you forget about it for a couple of years.

So also take into consideration the exact kind of beer that you are storing, for not all of them require extensive storage measures. You can just take some basic amount of precautions and do just fine.

 

  1. Managing the Bottle Tilt

Would you believe if you were told that the ‘tilt’ angle of the beer bottle would affect the quality of the beer inside it? Because that is the truth.

The angle of the beer tilt can affect the life of the beer, because of how things play out inside the bottle.

If you store the beer bottles horizontally, there will be the creation of a yeast ring that doesn’t settle. This can lead to the rapid deterioration of the final beer quality.

An alternative way to store the bottles is to store the bottles upright, as it allows for all of the yeast present in it to settle to the bottom.

 

  1. Consume As Fast As You Can

This has nothing to do with the actual preservation, at least directly.

Quite often, there is really no need for one to actually store the beer. Many times, home brews are made for parties and other celebrations, meaning that they will be consumed overnight.

But as it would be in the case of any other food or drink, there is a likelihood that you will end up with some leftovers afterwards. Try to consume this as fast as you can, and you will not have to deal with the issue of preservation whatsoever.

 

 

As a whole, these are some of the best ways to keep beer, as well as other alcohols well preserved at home.

Feel free to use any one of them as per your convenience, and you’ll be able to enjoy beers for a very long time.

But the preparation of beer is just one part of the process.

There is another one that is entirely different; preserving the finished product.

Just about anything that is edible, is perishable. In other words, anything that you can consume will get spoiled over an extended period of time, if they are not stored in the right manner.

This holds true for beer, as much as it would hold for food and drinks. And this is where the challenge lies, particularly when it comes to the preserving of beer brewed at home.

 

There are a host of different strategies that can be used for the preparation of beer.

You can use any one of them to preserve your home made brew for an extended period of time.

Some of the most important methods of preserving beer at home are given in the list below:

 

  1. Refrigeration

This is by far one of the best ways to keep just about anything safe.

Refrigeration leads to a reduction in the temperature of food articles, which in turn affects microbial activity.

And there is a reason for this. Due to the fact that cold temperatures inhibit microbial activity, the overall quality of the beer can be extended over a very long time.

It is for this reason why people use refrigerators. Do note here that while the process does preserve beer and any other food articles effectively over a long period of time, it doesn’t really ‘stop’ microbial activity entirely; on the contrary, the activity is still going on, but at a drastically slower rate.

 

  1. Don’t Remove the Beer from Its Container

This is particularly useful for the beer that has been packed for later use.

There are a few packaging techniques that allow for the beer to be sterilized upon being filled into its container. A good example is when the container is heated after being filled up and sealed. The process allows for the germs inside the container to be killed, preventing any further activity until it is opened.

As long as you don’t open or damage the seal of the container until use, you should be able to keep the beer fine for a lengthy periods of time.

 

  1. Keep Away From Sunlight

There is a reason why they say food and medication is to be kept ‘away from sunlight’.

The reason is easy to understand. Sunlight is a source of heat, which encourages microbial growth and thereby ends up affecting the final quality. And the term exposure here applies to both direct as well as indirect, as both of them can affect the final quality of the beer.

By preventing exposure to sunlight, one will be able to preserve the quality of beer for a very long time.

 

  1. Store in a Cool Dark and Dry Place

Remember how beer is shown to be stored in the movies and breweries?

They are always stored in a place that is dark and cool. The reason for this is due to what was explained in the previous point. A cool, dry and dark place is an ideal location to store the beer for an extended period of time.

As long as the container has been sterilized after sealing, you should be able to make it last for an extended period of time.

 

  1. Not All Beers Are the Same

You don’t have to go to the extreme for preserving beer.

In some cases, the more they age, the better they will taste. This is particularly true for varieties of barley wine and dopplebocks, which can age for a very long time without losing out on quality; on the contrary, the quality will only become better as time passes by.

Therefore, you can actually allow the beer to steadily ferment away over a long period of time, if you happen to be using the right ingredients. You might just end up with something that is ‘expensive’ and ‘vintage’, as the enthusiasts call, should you forget about it for a couple of years.

So also take into consideration the exact kind of beer that you are storing, for not all of them require extensive storage measures. You can just take some basic amount of precautions and do just fine.

 

  1. Managing the Bottle Tilt

Would you believe if you were told that the ‘tilt’ angle of the beer bottle would affect the quality of the beer inside it? Because that is the truth.

The angle of the beer tilt can affect the life of the beer, because of how things play out inside the bottle.

If you store the beer bottles horizontally, there will be the creation of a yeast ring that doesn’t settle. This can lead to the rapid deterioration of the final beer quality.

An alternative way to store the bottles is to store the bottles upright, as it allows for all of the yeast present in it to settle to the bottom.

 

  1. Consume As Fast As You Can

This has nothing to do with the actual preservation, at least directly.

Quite often, there is really no need for one to actually store the beer. Many times, home brews are made for parties and other celebrations, meaning that they will be consumed overnight.

But as it would be in the case of any other food or drink, there is a likelihood that you will end up with some leftovers afterwards. Try to consume this as fast as you can, and you will not have to deal with the issue of preservation whatsoever.

 

 

As a whole, these are some of the best ways to keep beer, as well as other alcohols well preserved at home.

Feel free to use any one of them as per your convenience, and you’ll be able to enjoy beers for a very long time.

The Basic Brewing Steps, Principles and Equipment Selection of Home Brewed Beer

Alcohol has in general, been an integral part of society for a very long time.

Ever since the intoxicating effect of the substance was discovered, it has been a mainstay of human life across the world.

 

Today, alcohol is a massive global industry, spanning just about every single corner of the planet.

Also, this is an industry that continues to grow, with the rise of affluence in society, as well as the changes in lifestyles.

Interestingly enough, with the growth in this industry, there has been a

 

Given below are some of the most important basic brewing steps, principles and equipment selection details of home brewed beer.

  1. Basic Brewing Steps & Principles

There are several things to be considered, when it comes to basic brewing steps and principles. Some of the most important ones are given in the list below.

 

  1. Getting the Right Ingredients

The most important aspect of brewing would begin with the ingredients themselves.

Beer can be made from a variety of ingredients, depending on the needs of the brewer. It is therefore important that the needs are determined first. Once this is done, the rest of the process will get easy.

 

  1. Get the Necessary Equipment for Making Your Beer

There is a host of different equipment required for making your beer.

These range from kettles and sanitizers to the fermenters, sanitizers, auto-siphon and a stir spoon. Additionally, you can have a recipe kit to help you along the way.

Alternatively, you could go for one of the many beer making kits available, which gives you everything that you need in a single package. This can help you deal with a lot of hassle.

 

  1. Maintain a Clean & Sterile Environment

As with anything that is related to food and beverages, ensure that you have a clean environment to work in.

From the counters where you prepare the ingredients, to the equipment that is used, ensure that you take good care of everything in terms of cleanliness and sterility.

This can be achieved using a host of different materials and methods, such as hot water, bleach, vinegar, etc.

 

  1. The Actual Brewing Process

This is where all the fun begins. To start off, heat water in a kettle or a suitable container, along with the grain and steep it for about 20 minutes.

Once everything has been boiled up, empty the water content with the help of a grain bag. It is important that the grain bag isn’t squeezed, as it tends to release the tannins, thereby giving the finished product an undesirable flavor.

As you bring the container to a boil, remove the heat and start adding the malt extracts. Ensure that you don’t boil it too much, and add the hops at various intervals as necessary for the beer. This will give you what brewers call a ‘wort’.

Allow the wort to cool down by chilling, running under cold water. Alternatively, you can just place it in a cool place and allow for the temperature to steadily drop. One way of accelerating the process is to use what is called a ‘wort chiller’, which is essentially an equipment that is placed inside the wort to speed up the cooling process.

 

  1. The Fermentation Process

Once the above step is completed, your next task is to ferment it all.

Place the contents of the container into a fermenter, and allow for nature to take its course. Add the necessary yeast to the mixture, stir the container to increase oxygen stability, and place the container in a cool place. Also to be added here is that the fermentation tank will have to be sealed and made airtight, in order for the fermentation process to go right; the process requires an environment that is oxygen-deprived, which is what a sealed tank essentially provides.

Do note that the water content of the fermentation tank will have to be roughly twice the amount of water used in the kettle.

 

  1. The Filtration & Bottling

Allow the contents to ferment over an extended period of time, whether it is a week, month or anything else.

Once the desired fermentation period has passed, remove the contents and begin the filtration process, using the right equipment.

The finished product will be your beer, and ready for consumption. You can either consume it immediately, or have the same bottled up for a later period.

 

The previous section explained details about the general brewing process involved in homemade beer.

The next section will explain about the equipment selection process involved.

 

 

  1. Equipment Selection Details

Coming to the subject of equipment selection process, there are a multitude of things to be taken into account as well. Some of the main points are listed out below.

 

  1. Size of the Equipment

This is by far one of the most important things to consider, when selecting beer equipment.

Unlike standard factories, there is a limited amount of space available for storing the equipment. It is therefore necessary that the equipment be small enough to be stored at home, in a way that allows it to be operable in a convenient manner.

So find the kind of equipment that allows for a good size, without compromising on the production quality.

 

  1. Capacity of the Equipment

The next thing to be taken into consideration is the capacity of the equipment.

There is really no need to brew industrial quantities of beer, unless you happen to be hosting a big party sometime soon. On the contrary, the real production capacity that you really need is usually a small batch, fit for a dozen or so people at most.

So find a machine that caters to this demand and go for it. There is really no need to buy a machine that produces industrial quantities of beer.

 

  1. Financial Feasibility of the Equipment

Another important factor that should be taken into account is its financial feasibility.

Unless something is light on your wallet, avoid going for it. No beer equipment is worth spending a fortune for. And even if it delivered top quality beer, there is usually a competitor offering something equally good or maybe even better.

 

  1. Running Costs of the Equipment

To buy the equipment is one thing. But the running costs are another.

Find one that doesn’t come with too much running cost. It is something that has to be taken into consideration, as you will be using it for a very long time.

These include costs such as electricity consumption, water consumption, raw material consumption, output rates and so on.

Simply put, the cost of running the machine should be affordable and sustainable in the long run.

 

  1. Customizability of the Equipment

This is not really a requirement.

But at the same time, it is a bonus feature if you have it.

Should you buy any equipment, see if you have the option to customize it in any way. The ability to customize gives you the ability to create a system uniquely suited to your requirements.

 

Services for Equipment Aftercare

Another thing that is to be taken into consideration is the services for the equipment aftercare.

Find a supplier who has a base in the country you are in, so as to ensure continued support, should the equipment break down or malfunction.

There is no point in importing the most advance equipment in the world, if there isn’t sufficient aftercare service to take care of any potential problems.

 

 

In all, do note that the information presented here is a introductory guide on going about with the beer brewing process.

There are indeed other things involved here as well, especially when it comes to the more specialized beers and personal tastes. Feel free to do your own research, in this regard.

How to clean and disinfect beer brewing equipment

Are you a newbie and want to brew some beer? First, you need to know what is brewing?

Brewing is a process through which you make beer. It is a process in which the fermentation of starch takes place. You might have bought a home brewing kit and now you might be thinking what to do with it.

Well, brewing is easy. It is more like a science that you will have to learn step by step. The art of brewing is not difficult, it is as tasteful as the beer itself. The fermentation through the home brewing kit might have few steps. If you have just started with brewing, you might want to learn how to brew a good beer.

After all the learning lessons, you will know that fermentation can be done on several things. The starch that is needed for fermentation might come from the raw material. The sweet starch from fermentation can be obtained from the following steps.

Raw material, Barley

You can use malted barley. Once you have taken malted barley, you can now soak it in water. The water has to be hot as hot water will let barley release the sweetness and form starch.

Sugaring

You can then use the sugar starch to sweeten the solution. It is also boiled with hops which are then used for seasoning and sweetening the beer.

Fermentation  

The solution you get after adding sugar is then cooled. You will now add yeast in this solution. It will begin the fermentation process in the solution.

What happens after yeast ferments?

Soon after the yeast is fermented, a chemical reaction takes place. This chemical reaction will result in the production of Ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide in the fermented starch. As soon as you have the fermented starch, you can now bottle it and add some sugar to produce carbonation. The brewing process is now complete and you can have it.

Now that you have brewed your beer and all the process is done, now you might be confused about how to clean the brewer. You will also need to sanitize and disinfect it. The brewer will need proper cleaning and disinfected material. This will not only clean the brewer but it will also keep your brewer away from debris. This is a process that contains two steps. One is cleaning and the second is sanitization. You cannot be carefree by doing any one of them. This two-way process will be required for better and a great batch of beer. If you are looking for a brewer and its accessories, you can visit yolongbrewtech. It will provide you with more guidance.

If you are thinking of making several batches of beer without cleaning the brewer and wanting an excellent tasting beer, you might be wrong. Here are a few steps which will help you clean the brewer. It will make sure that good quality beer is produced the next time you brew some more beer. Cleaning will make you have a beer which tastes good.

Use a cleaner

Sanitization and cleaning of the brewer is not a difficult step. You can use a soap or a cleaner which is appropriate for the brewer. You might not know how important it is to clean the brewer but once you taste a beer made from this uncleaned brewer, you will know why it is important.

You can find many brewer-friendly cleaners which will help you clean the brewer and will make sure to maintain the quality of your brewer. The cleaners which are famous as brewer cleaners are One Step Cleanser and Basic A. These cleaners will make your work a lot easy.

Follow the instructions

When you buy a brewer, there will be written some instructions. These instructions will guide you about how to clean the brewer. It will also tell you how to take care of the brewer and how to service it, so that, it provides a good quality beer.

Household products

If you are a bit concerned about spending some more money on the cleaners of the brewer, you can use household cleaners. But you need to be sure which cleaners you can use. You need to be sure that the cleaner which you use is not scented. The unscented cleaners or dishwashers are best suited for brewers. You can also use the bleach but make sure you don’t mix it with any other cleaning liquid. It will only make the situation worst and will not clean the brewer properly. The household cleaners will save some money for you and will also get the brewer cleaned. But you need to make sure your brewer is properly cleaned.

Use water to clean  

One thing you need to know that using the dishwasher can be harmful to you. You need to be sure that there is no residue left in the brewer as cleaning is essential and mandatory. Use a bucket of water and keep washing the brewer. It will remove all the residue and will provide you the perfect beer next time.

Sanitizer

Fill a bottle with half a sanitizer and half water. Dilute the mixture properly. Now spray it on the brewer when the brewer is properly cleaned. This is how the sanitary of the brewer will be completed. Now the two-step process is completed and finished.

Some things to remember

You should keep the following things in mind before using a disinfectant and cleaner.

  • Make sure it is not scented and free from harmful chemicals
  • When you are cleaning, the brewer does not use an abrasive. The abrasive and scrubber might affect the health of the brewer.
  • Sanitize not only the beer bottles but also the caps of the beer bottles.

This will make sure your beer, brewer and the bottles of the beer are fully protected. If you make a habit of cleaning and sanitizing the brewer soon after you make the beer, it will increase the quality of the beer. So, to make a good quality beer, sanitizing and cleaning are important and necessary for the brewer.

Nano-/Micro-Brewing Equipment for Rent? Is This Type Of Option Available?

Beer comes in a variety of styles and tastes.

Given how vastly the brewing styles can give rise to different styles of beer, it is no surprise that enthusiasts are often spoiled for choice when they go out for a party.

 

Of the many different kinds of beer available, one of the most important would be that of craft beer.

A term given to small companies, micro breweries have been in demand for a very long time. Due to their interesting tastes, blend and even the occasional secret ingredients, craft breweries have a special place in the lives of beer enthusiasts everywhere.

 

For those who are interested in being a part of this industry, there will always be a host of different concerns.

Of them all, one of the most important is that of capital and equipment. In other words, the lack of capital and equipment is what deters many from stepping foot into engaging in the beer economy.

To be more specific, it is a real trouble for new entrants into the beer industry to get started, given the high costs of beer equipment.

 

And it is here where there is been a growing need to rent the equipment by these startups, rather than owning it outright.

Which leaves you with the question of, is it possible to have nano or micro-brewing equipment available for rent?

Is such an option available or even possible?

And if so, what are the ways to go about with getting them?

The simple answer to this question is a resounding yes.

There are certainly several options available for those seeking to rent beer-making equipment. It is not really surprising to know this fact though, as the rental economy has been burgeoning in recent times, for the domestic as well as the industrial sector.

The result of this is that there has been a steady growth of service providers who cater to this demand for equipment rentals, be it for the beer industry or anything else.

What this means for the average entrepreneur is that there is really no need to go for an expensive purchase of factory equipment, when the same thing can be done for a fraction of the cost through rentals. The real purchase can be done later on, when the sales pick up and revenue starts flowing in.

 

Coming to the actual part of renting the equipment, it can be rather tricky.

And the reason is rather easy to understand. The rental market for industries is not as simple to navigate, as it is something very different from those catering to domestic rentals.

A multitude of factors are responsible for this, including the recent emergence of the rental economy, the variability of laws that regulate this industry, the reluctance of players to engage with industries and so on.

But things have started to change, and there are several active players catering to the industry rentals economy. And with the passage of time, it is possible that there will be a steady emergence of an ever larger rental economy to go for, and an inevitable reduction of the overall rental prices as well as increases in consumer choice.

 

 

When you actually go out to rent the equipment for your factory, there are several things that need to be taken into consideration. Some of the most important are given in the list below.

 

  1. The Registration Details of the Company

This is one of the most important things to consider, before one actually starts with renting any equipment.

It is important that one checks the registration details of the company to ensure that it is a legitimate entity, before getting into anything else.

There are some fraudulent companies that exist out there, which makes this step quite necessary.

 

  1. The Reputation of the Company

The next thing to take into consideration is the reputation of the company.

This may not always be possible, especially in the case of newly created businesses.

But as for the old ones that have been in the markets for a while, there are a few options. One is to check up the same online through one of the many review websites. Another way is to ask the company for references, particularly about the businesses that they have dealt with and check up with them.

 

  1. The Equipment Specifications Required For the Business & Its Actual Selection

This has more to do with you rather than the business you are engaging with.

Every microbrewery will have its own unique requirements and needs. And this is something that must be taken into account when purchasing any equipment.

Based on the requirements established, suitable equipment will have to be chosen by the business.

 

  1. Financial Feasibility

Given that the microbrewery business is small, at least in the beginning, it is important to ensure that it remains financially feasible throughout its life cycle.

It is therefore important that estimates be made as to the feasibility of the machinery, in order to maintain financial viability and stay in business for a long time.

Two of the things that need to be addressed in particular, are the costs pertaining to the initial deposit and the rent/lease amount. The initial deposit is a fund that is set up in advance by most rental services, to ensure liquidity. The rent or lease amount is the amount that is payable at the end of each period of time, whether it be months, years or something else.

 

  1. The Fine Print

This has to do with the legal aspect of the business.

Spend some time to check the rent or lease agreement for the beer equipment and related machinery, with regard to the fine print.

Make sure that there is nothing in there, which you may end up being liable for. And if you do find something in there you don’t like, either cancel the deal or have the agreement rewritten.

 

  1. Equipment Handling & Training Services

Check if the company offers any additional services regarding the handling of the beer equipment.

Try to find a company that providers this service as well or you may have to find someone else to do the job. Should the latter be the case, it would be a good idea to hire someone from the product’s manufacturer, or someone authorized by it.

 

  1. Aftercare Services

Last but not the least, has to do with the aftercare services available by the company.

There will always be issues with just about any piece of technology. That things break is a given. What really matters is therefore not whether it lasts, but rather its repairs.

Try to find a company that provider’s aftercare services as well for the beer equipment that it rents or leases out, since it will save you a lot of trouble in the long run.

 

 

So that would be it.

These are some of the things that need to be taken into consideration, when one goes about renting equipment for microbreweries.

Done right, it should make the entire a process a lot easier than what would have been the case otherwise.

Common problems and solutions in the use of home brewing equipment

Making beer at home with home brewing equipment is really fun but at the same time, there are a few problems that you may encounter if you are doing it for the first time. It is okay to make a few mistakes because you are not a professional beer maker. Sometimes, maybe it is the recipe but most of the time, it turns out to be home brewing equipment that causes problems. But don’t let those problems change your mind about making beer at home because it is worth a shot. Here we have pointed out some common problems with the home brewing equipment and their solution. Have a look:

  • No fermentation: One of the most common problems that many people encounter while making beer at home with home brewing equipment, is that it doesn’t start fermentation and it makes them worried. Surely, you have to be worried because you don’t want to ruin all of your beer because there is no bubbling activity in the vessel of wort. You have to do something. Well, there could be different reasons why there is a delay in fermentation. One of them is that the airlock is not tight enough which is why it is letting the CO2 leaked somehow. It is not a person’s fault, but this is a fault in the home brewing equipment. Fermentation can take from 6 to 72 hours but if there is nothing happening, you should either change the airlock or seal it properly so that it doesn’t let the CO2 leak. Apart from the airlock lid, your vessel could have a damaged side which is why the lid is not properly fitted, so make sure every utensil is ready to use for beer making process. Other reason could be the yeast. If your yeast is not viable then it can ruin your batch of beer.
  • Airlock is clogged: Sometimes, when fermentation starts, it goes really well but all of a sudden, there is so much pressure in the container that it started to burst out the wort. This happens because of too much yeast, sugar or sometimes temperature. What matters is that it can get the airlock clogged, so it would be better if you clean and sanitize the airlock before making beer and make sure that pressure doesn’t build in the container vessel.
  • Flat beer:It is usual that when you put the beer inside a bottle, it seems totally flat. Well just like the airlock, if your beer is flat in the bottles, it is because of the faulty beer bottle seals. If your seal is not tight enough then you will ruin the beer. So, buy the good quality beer bottle seal for packaging. There is another reason why your beer could be flat and that concerns the temperature. You must be doing the second fermentation in between 21 Celsius to 27 Celsius temperature otherwise it will be flat. If you want your beer to have bubbles, don’t forget to add some priming sugar before sealing.
  • The foam doesn’t stay long: Your beer can be flat if you are not taking care of the beer bottle seal, temperature or not using sugar properly. Sometimes, the beer doesn’t go flat but the foam doesn’t stay for long too. This is also a common problem while using home brewing equipment. Not only your foam doesn’t last longer but also your beer smell skunky and way too sour because of infection and impurities that react together to create this taste and smell. Even though home brewing equipment is clean, but they need proper cleaning and sanitizing. If you are using the utensils that have been here long, there is a possibility that there is a grease, oil, dirt, or detergent patch left in the bottles or vessels. If these impurities mix with the yeast then it is not only unhealthy, but it won’t let the foam last which mean low in quality. So, clean and sanitize your home brewing equipment before making beer. It is recommended to use a soft cloth instead of using the scorch for cleaning wort vessels.
  • Exploding bottles of beer: If you add too much priming sugar in the bottle then it can cause an explosion in the beer bottles. It is common that you have waited long enough for the beer fermentation and you put it all down in the glass bottles because you think you have waited enough but after few hours the glass beer bottles are starting to explode. Well, this is very dangerous, and it happens because the fermentation process wasn’t over yet and the priming sugar added more pressure in the glass bottles and in the result, it starts exploding.
  • Temperature effect on the vessel: Usually, if you are making beer in summer season then pick a spot where they are cool on the room temperature, try the air condition if the temperature is too hot. But if it is winter, then having a heater in the room on a normal temperature would be fine. The room temperature also effects on the making of beer. If you are making it on New Year’s Eve, it got to be chilly which mean the vessel will cool off quickly. So, take proper precautions to ferment your beer on time before it is too late.

Conclusion

Making beer at home seems very interesting if you have some friends and family but it doesn’t always go as planned. But there is nothing to worry about because home brewing equipment is not always delivered over the top quality and the reason behind is that people don’t make beer on a regular basis. The home brewing equipment is used often but not regularly but a few adjustments can make the beer satisfying for the whole family and friends. Plus, the whole experience of beer making is rewarding because you get to drink the home-made beer which is probably healthier than the market available be

Advice on home brewery equipment for making light beer

People who used to make light beer at home must have had some proper equipment in their homes back in the day because it is not an easy job. You need some sort of equipment to brew the beer. Until recently, normal people weren’t making any kind of beer at home because of the fact that they don’t have the proper equipment to make the right beer. These days, there are equipment available on the online sites by which you can make light beer through the home brewery. You can learn how to brew beer by learning a few DIY methods online. First, you need to know what kind of beer you want to make. Everyone has their own preferred flavors and when you know what to make, you can start collecting ingredients and brewing supplies.

Here are 4 ingredients that are used in every type of beer. Have a look:

  • Water: 95 % of your end product is going to be water so, water is an essential ingredient to make beer. But the quality of water really matters, so you should have clean water otherwise your beer quality will be affected.
  • Yeast: Yeast is the ingredient which turns the sweet brown tea into beer by a fermentation process. In fermentation, the yeast changes the sugar into alcohol and CO2. Without fermentation, there is no beer.
  • Grains: Barley is the most common choice as a grain to make light beer at home, but some people use other grains such as wheat, corn, and sorghum. You can choose to buy the whole grain but if you are using the extracted method, then malt is a better choice because it is ready for fermentation.
  • Hops: Hops are used to make a flavor of the aroma of your beer. Hops can change the sweetness in your beer that was left over from your fermentation process. Also, it comes in different flavors.

Here is a list of home brewery equipment that you will be needing to make your extract brewing or all grain brewing. Although you can find the home brewing equipment from anywhere but consider YoLong for it because they offer quality equipment with different sizes. We advise you to use these supplies because these have been used by other people and have got good reviews. Let’s see how these can help you make light beer.

  • Fermenter: The first thing that you need is a big vessel in which you are going to put the soon to be beer mixture. This mixture is known as wort before becoming beer. So, until the fermentation is complete, the wort will stay in a vessel.
  • Airlock: While your wort is fermenting into beer, you need to cover the vessel. For that, you don’t need just any lid, but you will be needing an airlock so that the CO2 stays inside the fermenter. You can buy the airlock along with the fermenter through any online shopping website.
  • Brew kettle: The boiling process of beer making happens in a brew kettle. Considering that you are brewing beer only for yourself, you will be needing a brew kettle that is large enough to contain all the wort probably 1.5 gallons. Plus, if you buy a bigger brew kettle, that is better because you never know when you can have friends over and decide to make them beer too.
  • Burner: If you want to make light beer at home, then having a burner is essential which can handle a few gallons of wort boiling. You will be needing a burner about 72,000 BTU because you would want your beer made in a timely fashion rather than waiting up for so many days. You can use a small stove than this, but it will take more time, which you might not have.
  • Thermometer: Thermometers for brewing are very cheap and they can be used while you are boiling the wort for fermentation. These can be used to determine the temperature of the wort. Thermometers are good to use even if you are a pro because the temperature can go up and down real fast.
  • Siphon tubing: When your wort is processed completely and transformed into beer, then you have got to put it in another vessel. Let’s say that you have a large vessel and it can’t be carried. So, you would need something that can siphon it to the other vessel. Lucky for you, there are siphon tubing available for a small time homebrewing and you can get one for yourself. There are different sizes available. Auto-siphon is really popular because they can easily siphon beer from one vessel to another without creating any mess.
  • Cleaner: Making beer is kind of a big task and there is bound to be spilling and dirty utensils but you can clean that by using some clean wipes and some cleaner powder or liquid. Just make sure they are not too scented.
  • Sanitizer: Although fermentation has a lot to do with bacteria but there are bad bacteria and viruses which are not supposed to mix with your beer fermentation. So, keep sanitizing the place through sanitizer spray. Just don’t spray on the beer.
  • Hydrometer: If you are a beginner and it is your first-time making beer at home, then you should have a hydrometer. A Hydrometer is a device that is used to check the sugar density in the wort. A Refractometer is also used as hydrometer’s replacement. Once you have tried a few times, then you might not be needing it anymore.
  • Wort chillers: To cool down the temperature of the wort is not possible too quickly that is why we suggest you use a wort chiller. These are like coil but only with big pipes. They are highly used for any kind of brewing.

These are the ten important home brewing supply equipment that you will be needing. Make sure you buy quality products because if you buy low-quality products, they will affect your beer making process and the results won’t be up to your expectations.

How to start a beer brewing business?

Beer brewing is more like an art. It is an art that has a tweak of science in it. The science that can make your beer taste better and extravagant. The process of beer brewing will not take you ages to understand. If you have the proper equipment and the complete knowledge, you can make quite a remarkable batch in the start. If you are interested in starting a beer brewing business, you should keep yourself informed about the requirement and the knowledge of beer brewing. It is not an overnight process that you can learn in a day or two. You will need to learn step by step. If you are devoted and extremely interested, you will understand the system and the procedure in a while.

You might also miss out a point of cleaning and sanitation. This is a prerequisite, which you should know. After a few batches of beer, that you produce, you will need to clean and sanitize the brewers. If you miss out on that, the quality of the beer will not stat the same. You might end up producing beer that can be rejected and is not good to use. That is why you will need to know the proper method to clean the brewer and have knowledge about the do’s and don’ts of this business.

How to start your own brewing business?

Now that, you know about the brewing process and you have done your research. Even after all the research, you might need some proper steps or guidance with which you can start your beer brewing business. Here are a few steps that can be taken to start a beer brewing business. If you are up to starting a business that is beer brewing, the below mentioned steps might be helpful.

  1. Aim and plan

You cannot just start your business with the basic idea of beer brewing. There are many complications that you have to handle. A simple beer brewing business can be of many types. You can either start a business that is for contract beer brewing. Or you can start a brewpub. It is a place where you don’t sell all the beer you have made on site. But you have an eatery going side by side. Or there is another specification of microbrewing. All these types demand proper knowledge. You can not start without knowing the endpoint or the direction you want to go to. You have to plan a proper business model before starting the brewing business.

Try to work on the principle of aiming and planning. This will make your work easier and a lot quicker for you to earn profit from your beer brewing business. As the types of beer brewing business are a few, so you need to understand and know about each of them before picking one.

  1. Legalities

Now that you have picked a proper domain, you still need to do some more work. It is the start and you need to have your business legalized by the municipalities. You will also need to know all the legal trick and needs to start a beer brewing business in that region. The beer brewing business is not like the rest of the businesses. Therefore, you need to understand the legal issues and get them all covered. You will still need to complete the paperwork in case you need it later. It is better to start all decked up and secure than ending up on trouble later.

As soon as the legal process is completed, you are quite sorted. Also, remember the legal process includes licensing of your business. It is an essential thing to have. If you don’t have a proper license to start the brewing business, you cannot start the brewing business of beer. Make sure to provide the authenticated documents to attain a license.

  1. Setting up

Now that you have cleared the legal process, one thing you need to start planning is to plan the administration. This is an important part. If you don’t have the proper management and administration, you will not be able to start your business. And even if you get your business started it might end up in the wrong direction. So, to have your business going smoothly you will require the people who can help you establish the newly started venture properly and make sure it reaches the potential point as soon as possible.

You will also require the machines for making the beer. You will need proper brewers to start producing beer. If you want to know and have the brewers, you can visit yolongbrewtech. This site has all the necessary information you will require.

  1. Employee Agreements

Now that the brewing business is all set, you can still not handle it single headedly. You will require some people to work with you in that brewing business. If you are hiring people for your business, make sure you prepare an agreement that has all the clauses which are necessary. It will help you later and save you from any conflict.

  1. Branding

This is the main part. If you have started the production, you need to make a proper appearance through your brand. Try to make a brand logo that is attractive and catches people’s eye. If you prepare a tag line also, then it will still make a great impact. Focus on the packaging and the branding of your beer. Make sure you do not compromise on the quality of the beer.

Next thing is that you will also want to make it a global brand. For that, you will need to have your account on social media. And you must make sure the brand goes to many regions. Make sure you put all the creativity while branding because the more creative and thoughtful the brand is, the more sales will be made. It will affect the production in a positive way and your business will soon start to make profits.

Things to Watch Out For When Using Micro Brewing Equipment

When it comes to beer, one can find a wide range of varieties in the market.

Things have certainly come a long way, from the time when alcohol was first used.

 

Today, we find a variety of different alcohols across the world, each of them unique in their own way.

One such category of alcohol, or beer to be more specific, is what is known as craft beers, or more generally, craft alcohols. These are the alcohols that are produced by small breweries, often owned by small businesses or families. Quite often, they come with their own interesting recipes and usually have a cult-like following in a lot of cases.

 

For many, beer is nothing more than a fun drink to engage in, when socializing with friends and colleagues.

But to others, it is more than just a casual glass of alcohol. To them, beer means business; quite literally.

And this is where things can get interesting and sometimes, even confusing. The brewing industry can be rather tricky and challenging to those who aren’t aware of how it works, whether it is the equipment, the business model or emerging changes. And this can have a negative effect on one’s business, should one not be careful in coping with the trends.

When it comes to the equipment being used, there are several things that are worth taking into consideration.

Given in the list below are some of the most important things to look into, when using micro brewing equipment.

 

  1. Check the Quantity of Ingredients Being Used

If there is a single aspect of microbrewering equipment that is unique, it would be that of the quantity.

Microbrewing equipment tends to come with limited capacity for handling ingredients, given that the finished products are usually produced in small batches. This is in sharp contrast to industrial beer equipment, where the finished product is manufactured in huge quantities.

What this means for the micro brewery, is that one must keep an eye on the amount of ingredients that are used during the brewing process, as the system can become easily overloaded.

 

  1. Maintain an Optimum Level of Ingredient Usage

This is a point that is related to the previous.

A brewery, whether micro or industrial, is a business at the end of the day. What this means is that the final business decision will ultimately depend on whether the finished product is financially viable or not.

When it comes to the usage of ingredients, it is important that the amount being used is at optimum levels. And there is a reason for this. The final cost of production will eventually be based on total input costs, which includes among other things, aspects such as ingredients being used, rent, electricity costs, water costs, personnel costs, etc. All of these will play a major role in the cost of the finished product.

What this means is that in case the equipment isn’t being used at optimum capacity, there will be a net rise in the per unit cost, given that less capacity is being utilized for producing the finished product. While this is something that large industries can easily cope with, it isn’t something that small brewers to take risk with.

Simply put, ensure that the equipment is used at optimum capacity at all times, without exception, for long-term financial viability.

 

  1. Ensure Regular Maintenance & Repairs

Another thing that is often overlooked is the issue of equipment repairs and maintenance.

If there is one thing guaranteed about technology, it is that they have a tendency to break down; sooner if not later. And that can be problematic when they are used in businesses.

This is where it becomes important to ensure routine inspection of the equipment being used. The inspection done can range in frequency, ranging from daily to monthly, depending on the brewery’s needs. But it is something that must be done at routine intervals, to ensure smooth functioning of the production process.

 

  1. Insuring Plant Equipment

This point is related to the previous one, but at the same time, something very unique unto itself.

If there is one thing to be noted about equipment damage, it is that there is always a possibility that things will break down. And when it does, the repair costs can be immense, to the point where they may seriously affect the brewery’s productivity.

Insurance can help to cover some or even all of the expenses incurred whenever repairs (or for that matter, replacement) are required. It is therefore a good idea to always have the equipment insured.

 

  1. Equipment Cleanliness and Hygiene

This may seem like a common-sense aspect of any industry, but at the same time, is something that many tend to overlook.

Small breweries at times may not have the necessary resources to pay for the additional costs of keeping things clean. This may lead to some of them cutting down on expenses by decreasing the money spent on cleanliness.

This is something that must be avoided, as it may put the public health at risk, and the business in the face of a potential lawsuit.

 

  1.  Ensure Adequate Training for Brewery Professionals

As overlooked as this may be, it is something that must be taken care of by the brewery owner.

There is a reason for this. When there is a lack of adequate training for the brewery employees and professionals, there is a possibility that the equipment might end up being handled in the wrong way, leading to its malfunction or even damage.

It may seem like a rather obvious thing, but at the same time, is something that is ignored in an effort to cut down on brewery operation costs.

 

 

Last but not the least, it should be added that there are other things to look out as well, when looking out for brewing equipment.

The above mentioned list is just a compilation of the most important aspects of beer equipment, rather than something that is comprehensive in nature.

Feel free to do your own research to find out more on this subject, for you might just find something that personally interests you, and possibly could play a major role in your own beer ventures.