Brewing beer at home made easy
In addition to hops, one of the basic ingredients of beer is malt. Malt is created when grain begins to germinate and the starch is transformed into sugar, which in turn is responsible for the fermentation process. Discover our brewing malts, wheat malts and flakes: barley malt and wheat malt in different variations for light and dark beers, for strong to malty tastes, for Pils or Ale. No beer without yeast. It is responsible for the alcohol content as well as for the residual sweetness in beer. We offer the dry beer yeast SAFALE, a well-known American yeast strain with low to medium sedimentation and a medium degree of final fermentation. With this high-quality brewer's yeast, you will succeed in producing a harmonious beer with little diacetyl.
Brewing kettles and other accessories for brewing beer
If you want to brew beer yourself, you need special equipment, especially a brewing kettle. Our mash kettles made of first-class stainless steel hold 25 l to 150 l, are available with or without tap and are suitable for all types of stove. Our high-quality electric brewing kettles have their own heating element with thermostat. For all brewing processes, from mashing, lautering to boiling, you only need one kettle. You will find compact electric brewing kettles for 20 l up to the fully automatic Braumeister kettle with 200 l capacity. In order for the fermentation process to be successful, you need a fermentation bung which ensures that the fermentation gases escape from the brewing container but that air cannot get in. You will find fermentation bungs in different sizes. If you grind your malt yourself, we offer you practical malt mills, for example, made of shapely cast iron, which are also suitable for grinding corn and seeds. With our extensive range of accessories you are perfectly equipped for professional beer brewing at home!
Brewing your own beer is easier than you think
On average, every people from UK drinks 102 litres of beer per year. This puts Germans not only in the EU, but even worldwide in third place. Only in the Czech Republic and Austria is beer consumption even higher. In view of the still great popularity of beer, it should come as no surprise that more and more people are trying to become hobby brewers. It is not uncommon for beer brewing to become a real passion after the first attempts. Because with the right utensils and the right ingredients it is not at all difficult to brew a beer yourself and thus to get a great alternative to purchased types of beer.
Brewing beer with a beer brewing set
If you have no experience with brewing beer so far, we recommend you to start with a beer brewing set. Such a set contains all the important components you need to start as a hobby brewer. So you can start right away and try out your first home-brewed beer. It really couldn't be simpler. The preparation of the fermentation brew is done quickly, so that you basically only have to give the beer time to ferment. Thanks to the beer brewing set, you can soon toast your first home-brewed beer.
Brewing beer is not an invention of the modern age
Brewing beer has a long tradition. The first beer was brewed about 6,000 years ago in Mesopotamia. In the Middle Ages it was mainly monks who brewed beer and used it to survive the deprivations of Lent. With the Industrial Revolution the brewing process changed as well. It was only the Frenchman Louis Pasteur who discovered that there were two different types of beer. While bottom-fermented yeast sinks to the bottom at the end of the fermentation process in the beer, the top-fermented yeast is pressed upwards by the carbonic acid. Since lower temperatures are required for the brewing of bottom-fermented beer, this brewing method was the exception for a long time. Because sufficient cooling was only possible where there was enough ice in winter. This changed only with the invention of the refrigeration machine, which could not completely displace top-fermented beer until today. Still popular top-fermented beers are, for example, wheat beer, Kölsch or Berliner Weisse.
Brewing beer requires only four ingredients
The brewing of beer is not only reserved for the large breweries, but with the appropriate equipment and the necessary knowledge, it is also possible to brew beer in your own four walls. Of course, the dimensions are much smaller. While large breweries can easily produce several million hectolitres of beer per year, the amount of beer you brew yourself will probably be limited to a few litres. The technology underlying beer brewing is basically the same, however, and the list of brewing ingredients is manageable regardless of the amount of beer you want to brew. After all, if beer is brewed in accordance with the Purity Law, it always consists of only four brewed ingredients.
The taste or the type of beer is determined by the type and amount of the individual
ingredients and the exact brewing process.
Brew your own beer in five steps
To brew your own beer, you need the ingredients mentioned and the equipment required for the brewing process, which you can get in the form of a practical beer brewing set, for example. The actual brewing basically only requires five steps that you have to go through.
Step 1 in brewing beer: mashing
Mashing is about mixing water and malt with each other and heating it. In this way, the sugar is released from the malt. This is necessary so that the yeast can later convert it to carbon dioxide and alcohol.
Step 2 in brewing beer: the refining
During the refining, the remaining sugar that is still in the malt is washed out and the malt and liquid are separated from each other.
Step 3 in brewing beer: hop cooking
In this step, the hops are added to the liquid. This gives the beer bitter substances and ensures the fine spicy aroma.
Step 4 in brewing beer: fermentation
In the fourth step, the yeast makes its big appearance. It is crucial for brewing beer. Because only the yeast converts the sugar contained in the liquid into carbonic acid and alcohol.
Step 5 when brewing beer: bottle aging
Even if the yeast has in principle already produced beer, it is necessary to let the so-called young beer mature for a few weeks. For this purpose it is bottled and left to stand for about two weeks.
We have everything you need to brew your own beer
As you can see, brewing beer isn't as complicated as you might think. With the right ingredients and equipment, you will surely soon be able to brew your own beer. Whether complete beer brewing sets, individual devices such as brewing kettles or ingredients like malt - with us you will find everything you need for brewing beer in your own home.