My husband and I decided a few weeks ago to dive into the world of beer making. Now, this wasn’t our first rodeo, we’ve made a few batches in the past. Some came out great, some not so great. After all, beer brewing is an art and a science– not something that everybody just naturally knows how to do.
But this kit made it much more manageable (It’s the Brewshop Everyday IPA from Design 55, in case you’re interested in checking it out.), something that a beginner could do. The brew process was relatively easy to make: mashing in, which means steeping barley and malt mix for an hour, like making tea, was streamlined because all ingredients were in the same pack. All of the different kinds of hops included were individually labeled and vacuum sealed so no confusion or measuring.
With a little help from the Brooklyn Beer website the process of adding the right hops at the right time was a breeze. Everything needed to transfer and strain the wort, “unfermented beer” was included in the kit.
And if this isn’t a testament to the taste, then I don’t know what is: my husband drank half of our batch before we even bottled it! (FYI, bottling is what gives it carbonation.)
What really drew me in about this kit was that you can make it anywhere, you don’t need a whole lab or empty basement. For apartment dwellers like us this is vital because we don’t have the space right now for a full beer brewing setup! Plus we can reuse the equipment for more batches in the future (we just need a few more ingredients).
All in all, a great way to build confidence for the first time brewer.
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