Brewing Beer - Resource Guide, Best Practices & Great Finds

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Our team here at Packaging Options Direct has compiled the best beer bottling resources from across the internet. From start to finish, this is your guide on the best beer brewing tips, resources, supplies, equipment and more.

In the below video, Jeremy Frey of F.H. Steinbart Company shows you some of the ingredients that you are going to need to brew a good batch of beer. This video is great for the person getting started in home beer brewing and as a refresher for the beer brewing novice.  


Brewing Beer 101

A simple Google search on how to brew beer will result in 1,000’s of resources, The amount of information is overwhelming and there are many opinions on the best ingredients, equipment and best processes.

Here is a quick overview on the beer brewing process:

  1. Malted barley is soaked in hot water to release the malt sugars.

  2. The malt sugar solution is boiled with Hops for seasoning.

  3. The solution is cooled and yeast is added to begin fermentation.

  4. The yeast ferments the sugars, releasing CO2 and ethyl alcohol.

  5. When the main fermentation is complete, the beer is bottled and capped with a little bit of added sugar to provide the carbonation.

Beer Brewing Supplies and Equipment 

Click here to browse our Beer Bottle selectionBrewing beer for yourself, friends, family, events or for purchase is a creative process. Choosing where to buy and what portions of barley, wheat and hops can be a fun process. The good thing is there are a ton of great websites to find and experiment with these ingredients. To jump into the conversation and learn about rare hops, specialty malts and exotic yeasts, check out The HomeBrew Forum or Home Brew Talk.

Getting started is easy with a home beer brewing kit and there are many to choose from, depending on how much money you want to spend. For those more experienced, our friends at More Beer seemed to have a wide selection of parts, supplies and equipment.

We might be biased, although, having the best bottles and caps to show off your beer is important. Check out the selection of 12, 16, and 22 ounce classic longneck round amber glass beer bottles. At Packaging Options Direct, we have a full selection of beer bottles to showcase your beer.

Steps to Get Better at Brewing Beer

Brewing beer is an iterative process and listed below are three tips to get better:

1. Buy the right equipment.

2. Use the freshest ingredients.

3. Keep your work area clean and sanitize your equipment as best as you can.

The important part is...have fun!


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