This video is the first in a series of educational videos aimed to help you become a better brewer and/or to troubleshoot any issues you have during your brew day. Our Intro to Homebrewing Series has two parts and covers the hot and cold sides of brewing your first beginner batch of homebrew! In Part I, we cover everything you need to get an extract ingredient recipe kit into your fermenter. Then, in the soon to come Part II of this series, we cover post fermentation activity including transfers to a secondary and bottling your first batch.

So, for all you first timers out there that just got a new start kit and some recipe ingredients, use this first episode to get started and then check back soon for help with all the follow-up activities that come 2-3 weeks after your brew day.

 

Thanks and have fun brewing better beer!
 
 
 
 
The Shorter Versions of Intro I
 
 
 
 
 
In this shortened clip from our Introduction to Brewing Pt. I - The Hot Side, Stubby finishes up the brew day by sanitizing his fermenter and transfer tools and then transfers his chilled wort to the primary fermenter for a week or two of fermentation.

What will you need? --A brewing equipment kit --Star-San or similar sanitizer --5 gallon secondary fermenter, airlock, and bung --A cool space to ferment (67-72F)

Next up, check out our second half of Introduction to Brewing and your cold side procedures for transferring to your secondary (Pt. II-A) and then bottling your first brew for conditioning (Pt. II-B). It won't be long now until you're drinking your first homebrew!

 

In this shortened clip from our Introduction to Brewing Pt. I - The Hot Side, Stubby continues his discussion of brewing an extract with specialty grains recipe kit with a focus on the boil, brew schedule, and then chilling your fresh wort so you can transfer it to a fermenter.

What will you need? --A brewing equipment kit --Kettle that can boil approx. 4 gallons --An extract with specialty grains recipe kit (here we brew our Sweet Texas Crude milk stout) --A bag or two of ice

Next up, check out Intro to Brewing Pt. I-C - Sanitation and Transferring to Your Primary Fermenter for the last steps in your first brew!