Getting Started with Homebrewing

If you go out to your local liquor store, chances are you’ll see six packs of your favorite beverage for sale for $6.00 or $7.00, but what if you could get a six pack of decent beer for under $3.00? The trick is that you have to make it your self, but hey, it’s pretty good if you make it right. Making your own beer can be an exciting hobby and get you the drinks you love at prices your want to pay.

There’s a company based out of Wisconsin, WinDriver Brewing Company. They sell a started kit which gives you absolutely everything you need to brew your first batch of beer for $57.95. After you get your first batch, all you need are the ingredients which you can buy a kit of for about $25.00 a piece. Each batch of beer that you make will create a massive five gallons of alcohol, that’s about 52 drinks when all is said and done! That’s only 50 cents a beer after you buy the kit! Unfortunately, the beer takes three whole weeks to makes, two in the bucket, and one to carbonate the beer. It’s definitely not a hobby for somebody without a lot of patience.

Making your own beer is a really simple process, and it’s a fun opportunity for you to try out a new activity. You can get all sorts of different types of beers from the company, so there’s no chance that you’ll get bored with what you’re brewing! You can get light, dark, and amber lagers, as well as light, medium and dark ales. You can get stouts, wheat beers, Belgian ales, and more. They even have a beer of the month club where you can get ingredients sent to you for $20 a month, which isn’t a bad price at all.

The kits do not come with bottles, so you’ll have to come up with some yourself. Your best bet is just to keep the lass bottles that you drink anyway, but they can’t be the twist off kind often sold in America. You’ll need the type of bottle that requires a bottle opener to open, such as a New Castle or a Samuel Adams.

The process of making beer takes about five hours of time spread across three different days in three weeks. It’s a very unique and interesting hobby, and the price is certainly right too. Who could turn down high-quality drinks at 50 cents a bottle?