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Although we live in time of great production and industrialization where every single product that we could possibly need we can find at a very affordable price, there are still some things that are best done by yourself. Beer also undergoes this general rule. Today, you can find almost any beer virtually anywhere and at a very affordable price still; there is no man alive who hasn’t at least once dreamt about trying to brew his own beer.

What is so great about making your own beer is a fact that there is something extremely manly about this very notion. Just for a second think of an idea of making your own beer for your family and friends. It is truly something that you can never put a price tag on. Here are some tips and advice of how to make this dream of yours come true.

Start small, strive towards greatness

Although doing something on your own leaves you with an opportunity to experiment and leave your own trademark on the product, perhaps it is for the best to keep it simple when you first start. Inquire about all the equipment that you need, acquire beer brew supplies and try to learn as much as you can about the very act of brewing. Even though experience is the best teacher it is crucial that you still do all the research necessary. In time, as you learn, you will be able to completely employ your creativity and utilize your skill in order to brew an ultimate beverage for your enjoyment.

Keep it clean

The most important thing about running your own brewery is a fact that you will be in charge of everything including the maintenance of all the brewing equipment. This is especially important when it comes to the general hygiene of your equipment you cannot afford to make any compromises. Keep your brewery clean; keep your beer clean and healthy, as simple as that.

Be as exact as possible

There is something that you need to make sure and that is that you note down every recipe you do and everything you try. It is also a great idea to keep your own brewing journal. This way you can always repeat your success and avoid repeating your previous brewing mistake. If you aim towards making a recognizable brand out of your beer, being precise is of key significance.

Patience is the key

In the end everything that is worth in life takes time, brewing your own beer included. In order to brew a batch it takes 5 to 10 hours and an additional 20 days to three months in order for you to be able to drink it. This is a perfect opportunity for you to learn from your own experience and once you have mastered the art of beer brewing make your own supplies of your own genuine, homemade, beer.

Only thing limiting you is your own imagination and creativity. If you want it, you can do anything but, in order to achieve perfection in what you do it takes time, it takes proper research and it takes will and devotion. However, if you have in mind that the end results are you being able to make your own beer for your own enjoyment and that of your friends, than any effort invested will be worth it. 

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Comment by Emily Eagan on May 14, 2015 at 8:53am

Thanks for sharing your secrets, Sophie! I encourage you to join our Brewers Pub group, I'm sure they'd love to hear your tips!

Comment by Sophie Andersen on May 14, 2015 at 10:58am

Thanks for invitation, I'll sure do :)

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