Home Brewing Equipment
Brewing beer at home has become wildly popular. Countless products are available, and they vary by level of commitment.
Extract brewing is for beginners, people who prefer simplicity, or people who have limited space for brewing equipment. The wort is made using malt extract, which replaces the mashing step, and ensures the right amount of sugar for fermentation.
Partial Mash Brewing
Partial Mash brewing is Extract Brewing with one extra step, which makes the resulting beer taste more professional. A small mashing step is added, but malt extract is still used for the majority of the sugar for fermentation. It doesn't necessarily require more equipment, so it can still be suitable for people who have limited space.
All Grain Brewing
All grain brewing increases the intensity of homebrewing. Malt extract is not used, so mashing malted grain is required. Mashing relies on temperature control to maximuze diastatic power, and requires extra steps and equipment to maximize extract efficiency. These impact how much alcohol strength the finished beer will have.
Brewing Day Equipment
The first of two major days in homebrewing is brewing day. This day takes the beer from the start of the brewing process all the way to the fermenting step. The following is a list of equipment homebrewers use during brewing day.
Heating Element for Kettle
Cooling Element for Kettle
Flask for Yeast
Tub for Sanitizing
Bottling Day Equipment
The second of two major days in homebrewing is bottling day. The beer from brewing day has now finished the fermenting step. The conditioning step is done in the bottle. The following is a list of equipment homebrewers use during bottling day.
Flask for Priming
Bottle Cap Press
Tub for Sanitizing
Kegging Day Equipment
Some homebrewers decide to keg their beer instead. The beer from brewing day has now finished the fermenting step (same state as bottling). The conditioning step is done in the keg synthetically. The following is a list of equipment homebrewers use during kegging day.