Homebrewing Ingredients & Equipment

Brooklyn Homebrew's Kyler Serfass details the ingredients and equipment you'll need to start homebrewing, including hops, yeast, and grain, as well as a fermentor, an air lock, and a bottle capper.

Released on 2/10/2012

Credits

Starring: Kyler Serfass

Transcript

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I'm Kyler Serfass, and I work here at Brooklyn Homebrew.
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And I'm gonna show you how to home-brew beer.
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The first thing you're gonna need is a recipe kit.
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This is a partial-mash recipe kit
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that will get you brewing five gallons of beer quickly.
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There's malted-barley extract,
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hops, yeast, and priming sugar.
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As well as instructions for brewing.
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Before you can start brewing,
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you need to get your grains crushed.
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Usually your local Homebrew store will do it for you.
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There you go.
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One of the most important things that you'll need
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is an equipment kit.
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The most common here at the store are the essentials,
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and the introductory kit.
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This is a great way to start because
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it has everything included, all in one box.
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You just open it up, follow the instructions,
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and start home-brewing.
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You'll need a few basic pieces of equipment.
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The first is a fermentor, either glass or plastic.
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This is a glass carboy, five gallons in size.
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You'll need an airlock for allowing CO2 to escape,
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and not allowing oxygen to get in.
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You'll need an auto-siphon,
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or some sort of siphon device
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to transfer from vessel to vessel.
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You'll need a hydrometer for measuring
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the specific gravity and alcohol of your beer.
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You'll need a thermometer for controlling your temperatures.
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You'll also eventually need a capper, bottle caps,
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and bottles to finish up your beer.
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And probably most importantly, you'll need some sanitizer.
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And that's basically all you need to brew a batch of beer.
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