How to Brew Small-Batch Beer in Your Kitchen

How to Brew Small-Batch Beer in Your Kitchen(cont.)

Equipment List

  • 1 large nylon bag for holding the grains (approximately 24 inches by 24 inches), available at home-brewing stores
  • 1 stockpot (3 gallons or more), with a tightfitting lid
  • 1 thermometer (candy, dairy, or any other thermometer for measuring liquids)
  • 2 binder clips
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 kitchen timer
  • 1 small linen bag for holding the hops, available at home-brewing stores
  • PBW cleaner or another percarbonate-based cleaner, available at home-brewing stores
  • StarSan sanitizer or another acid-based sanitizing solution, available at home-brewing stores
  • 1 spray bottle
  • 2 (1-gallon) jugs for fermenting (a plastic bucket or tub will also work), with lids
  • 1 to 2 small squares of aluminum foil
  • 1 funnel

Ingredient List—Brew Day

  • 2 gallons (32 cups) water, tap or spring (do not use distilled or reverse osmosis)
  • 2 pounds pale ale malt, crushed
  • 1/2 pound Munich malt, crushed
  • 1/2 ounce Cascade hops
  • Ice
  • 1 vial White Labs California Ale Yeast

Ingredient List—Carbonation Day

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar