Brewing Beer

Learn about the ingredients, the process, and the equipment.

Most beer is proudly limited to four main ingredients: malted grains, hops, yeast, and water. That's not a large grocery list to buy for something so delicious. Brewing beer does not have that many steps, either, but the art and science of the process allows for a hobby or profession that has an endless spectrum of outcomes.

Beer Ingredients

Beer has 4 main ingredients and 2 minor ones.

  • Water
  • Malted Grains
  • Hops
  • Yeast
  • Additives
  • Adjunct Flavors and Aromas

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Beer Brewing Steps

The process for brewing beer has 2 stages and 9 steps.

Stage I: Brewhouse

1. Prepare Water
2. Malted grains are soaked in hot water
3. Sustained boil
4. While boiling, hops are added
5. Rapidly cool the solution

Stage II: Cellaring

6. When cool, Yeast is added
7. Fermentation
8. Conditioning
9. Filtering for Clarity

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Beer Brewing Equipment

Equipment is different for home brewing and commercial brewing. Home brewing has equipment centered around brewing day and bottling/kegging day. Commercial brewing has equipment centered around brewing, cellaring, and packaging.

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