The Process

Ok. You’ve assembled all of your brewing equipment, and you’ve got some fresh ingredients from your local homebrew store; it’s time to brew!


This next blog series will provide a basic overview of the following steps involved with making your next batch of beer:

  • Sanitation
  • Mashing/Lautering  (all grain brewing only)
  • Partial Mash  (extract brewing only)
  • The Boil
  • Cooling The Wort
    • Including How To Make a Homemade Wort Chiller
  • Aeration & Yeast Pitching
  • Fermentation
  • Bottling/Kegging
  • Drink Up!

I know what you’re thinking: that looks like a lot of steps! Well fortunately (or maybe I should say unfortunately) these steps take place over the course of about 4 weeks to a few months. And some of these steps (such as fermentation) require minimal work by you! And even if you don’t think you’re very patient, there a lot of these steps can serve as fun and satisfying benchmarks (such as making your house smell like a brewery, seeing your fermenter bubbling vigorously, or sneaking some samples).

So stay tuned! If you don’t want to miss out on this series, feel free to sign up for my email list using the sidebar on the right side of this page! I’m also excited to hear about your experiences with these many steps in the brewing process, so please comment on the blog posts for each step or contact me directly through the “Contact” tab on the menu! Cheers!