Home Brewing Equipment

Brewing beer at home has become wildly popular. Countless products are available, and they vary by level of commitment.

Homebrewing Scales

Extract Brewing

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.

Brewing Kettle

Mash Paddle

Heating Element for Kettle

Cooling Element for Kettle

Flask for Yeast

Fermenting Container

Blowoff Valve

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

Bottling Container

Bottles

Bottle Caps

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.

Keg

CO2 Tank

Tub for Sanitizing

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