Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Did you ever think you were being healthy by crafting and drinking beer? Red wine has long been touted as having a positive effect on your health (when drank in moderation of course). Beer seems to be skipped over for its potential health benefits. However, the grains, yeasts and hops used in making beer all have nutrients such as fiber, B-vitamins and antioxidants that fortify the body’s resistance. If you’d like to get started on making your own beer, read on for a look at the basic process. Gather the Supplies When looking for supplies, it’s best to look for vendors who observe the standards of the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) for guaranteed safety for local and international beer styles. Most beginner home brewing recipes come with easy-to-follow instructions which are found in supply stores like The Brewmeister. An extract-only beer generally consists of a malt extract, the hops, the yeast, priming sugar and at least a gallon of water.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Craft brewers have a community all their own. Members enjoy discussing brewing techniques and swapping recipes, and are only too happy to share some tips and secrets with everybody else. According to an article in Fortune.com, “Recipe sharing is becoming more widespread as craft beer’s footprint grows. And, in some cases, breweries are working with home brew outlets to put together kits for fans to make their own versions of their favorite beers” Brewing at home is enjoyable because you get to try to recreate some of your favorite beers, or create a new recipe entirely on your own—one that can’t be bought from your local bars. Home brewers can come up with a different brew each time, limited only by their own imagination—and supplies. Sacramento home brewing aficionados can get beer recipes from other home brewers, and even the breweries themselves.
Friday, July 3, 2015
More and more Americans are brewing their own beer. With local Sacramento brewing supplies dealers like The Brewmeister offering beginner kits to aspiring home brewers, it’s never been easier to get into the hobby. Since its legalization in 1979, home brewing is enjoying a massive boom—amateur brewing contests are held all across the U.S., and they easily fill up with competitors in mere minutes. Home brewing equipment is now easily accessible. Brewing requires an adequate understanding of chemistry along with patience. To help you along, here are some of the most common home brewing mistakes to avoid. This will ensure that when using your brewing supplies from California dealers you will create the best beer you can.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
If there’s one thing a budding home wine maker has to know, it’s this: a wine maker’s touch can greatly affect the resulting wine’s flavor. While the type and quality of grapes you use are very important to the results, individual touches can put your own unique stamp in your creation. Quality wine making supplies from West Sacramento shops like The Brewmeister will certainly make the process easier for you, but it’s the little details that can set your wine apart from the others. Here are some of those finer points to watch out for. Grape Harvest Date If you’re growing your own fruit for your home wine making venture, consider these factors affecting grape maturity which determines the perfect time to harvest them. For instance, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir variations are picked ahead of others since they ripen much earlier. Late ripening varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sangiovese follow suit.