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Basics

Seltzer is basically carbonated water, which is either artificially injected under pressure or appearing naturally, which was quite famous back in the day in US. Hard seltzer, spiked seltzer or hard sparkling water is an alcoholic beverage containing carbonated water, alcohol, and often fruit flavoring.  Not yet Introduced in India.

Hard Seltzer

Seltzer is basically carbonated water, which is either artificially injected under pressure or appearing naturally, which was quite famous back in the day in US. Hard seltzer, spiked seltzer or hard sparkling water is an alcoholic beverage containing carbonated water, alcohol, and often fruit flavoring. Not yet Introduced in India.

The very basic to brewing is to know the ingredients that beer is made up of. Malt, hops, yeast and water. Brewing can be very simple as well as a complicated process. Depends totally on you.  Read more here.

Ingredients required to brew

The very basic to brewing is to know the ingredients that beer is made up of. Malt, hops, yeast and water. Brewing can be very simple as well as a complicated process. Depends totally on you. Read more here.

Malting is the process of converting cereal grains, for example barley, into malt by controlled germination. In this process, the sugar in the grains (Starch), which is to be used in fermentation to produce alcohol by the yeast is made accessible to the brewer. The process of malting is divided into three steps being steeping, germinating and kilning.  Read more here.

What is Malting?

Malting is the process of converting cereal grains, for example barley, into malt by controlled germination. In this process, the sugar in the grains (Starch), which is to be used in fermentation to produce alcohol by the yeast is made accessible to the brewer. The process of malting is divided into three steps being steeping, germinating and kilning. Read more here.

Many of the homebrewers love to have detailed knowledge about the legality of the act itself. So here we have explained the legality of home brewing. Let’s have a look!

Is Homebrewing Legal in India?

Many of the homebrewers love to have detailed knowledge about the legality of the act itself. So here we have explained the legality of home brewing. Let’s have a look!

Homebrewing is the activity of brewing craft beer, mead or wine for personal, non-commercial purposes.  Brewing beer at home requires a lot of efforts whereas it can be purchased for a couple hundred bucks at the liquor store or nearby pubs. It is the passion for experimenting with the flavours that keep the homebrewers engaged.  Read More.

Homebrewing- Art or Science?

Homebrewing is the activity of brewing craft beer, mead or wine for personal, non-commercial purposes. Brewing beer at home requires a lot of efforts whereas it can be purchased for a couple hundred bucks at the liquor store or nearby pubs. It is the passion for experimenting with the flavours that keep the homebrewers engaged. Read More.

The major reasons that have restricted the growth of homebrewers in India are:  1. Lack of Awareness 2. Costly Equipments 3. Availability of Ingredients 4. Stigma around alcohol 5. Patience 6. Ambiguous law 7. Lack of space  Read More.

Why Indians don't homebrew?

The major reasons that have restricted the growth of homebrewers in India are: 1. Lack of Awareness 2. Costly Equipments 3. Availability of Ingredients 4. Stigma around alcohol 5. Patience 6. Ambiguous law 7. Lack of space Read More.

Brewing 101

If you didn’t think that math and beer were related, then you obviously have not brewed your own beer. Brewing is a science and homebrewers quickly learn the importance of careful calculations in the process. One of those is used to figure out the alcohol content of their beers.

How to calculate the alcohol content of your brew?

If you didn’t think that math and beer were related, then you obviously have not brewed your own beer. Brewing is a science and homebrewers quickly learn the importance of careful calculations in the process. One of those is used to figure out the alcohol content of their beers.

After Malting, the grains are milled using a miller.  The milled product is added to heated water. This process is called mashing.  The mashing output is known as wort. Wort is then boiled along with hops.  After cooling the wort down to room temperature, yeast is inoculated and transferred to fermenter for fermentation.  After fermentation, the beer is bottled. The beer is top fermented in bottles for carbonation. After 7 days, the beer is ready to be served chilled.  Read More.

Brewing - The Process?

After Malting, the grains are milled using a miller. The milled product is added to heated water. This process is called mashing. The mashing output is known as wort. Wort is then boiled along with hops. After cooling the wort down to room temperature, yeast is inoculated and transferred to fermenter for fermentation. After fermentation, the beer is bottled. The beer is top fermented in bottles for carbonation. After 7 days, the beer is ready to be served chilled. Read More.

It does take a bit of speciality gear to make good quality homebrew but we do not need to spend a ton of money while starting out. The essential equipment that is used while brewing a beer are:  1. Hand milling machine 2. Brew kettle 3. Mash tun (optional) 4. Brewing bag 5. Airlock 6. Rubber stopper 7. Fermenter 8. Hydrometer 9. Measuring cylinder 10. Bottles, caps and capping machine - could be replaced with Kegs. 11. Kitchen thermometer 12. Auto-siphon 13. Stove 14. Wort chiller (optional)

Equipment required to brew!

It does take a bit of speciality gear to make good quality homebrew but we do not need to spend a ton of money while starting out. The essential equipment that is used while brewing a beer are: 1. Hand milling machine 2. Brew kettle 3. Mash tun (optional) 4. Brewing bag 5. Airlock 6. Rubber stopper 7. Fermenter 8. Hydrometer 9. Measuring cylinder 10. Bottles, caps and capping machine - could be replaced with Kegs. 11. Kitchen thermometer 12. Auto-siphon 13. Stove 14. Wort chiller (optional)

After your beer is fermented, it is ready to be bottled.  Before bottling, the carbon dioxide generated during alcohol production gets released from the airlock in our fermenter. But after bottling, the carbon dioxide generated is not allowed to escape and stays inside the bottle which gets mixed with the beer giving it a natural carbonation.  Read More.

Bottling your Beer

After your beer is fermented, it is ready to be bottled. Before bottling, the carbon dioxide generated during alcohol production gets released from the airlock in our fermenter. But after bottling, the carbon dioxide generated is not allowed to escape and stays inside the bottle which gets mixed with the beer giving it a natural carbonation. Read More.

All the beers can be classified as either Ale or Lager, which is determined by the type of yeast used for fermentation.  Ales are top fermented whereas, Lagers are bottom fermented.  Pale Lagers, Pilsners, dark lagers are some of the varieties that are encompassed in Lagers.  Most of the craft Beer is actually an Ale. Pale Ales, IPAs, Stout, Porter, Wheat and Belgian style beer are varieties encompassed in Ales.  Read More.

Types of Beer

All the beers can be classified as either Ale or Lager, which is determined by the type of yeast used for fermentation. Ales are top fermented whereas, Lagers are bottom fermented. Pale Lagers, Pilsners, dark lagers are some of the varieties that are encompassed in Lagers. Most of the craft Beer is actually an Ale. Pale Ales, IPAs, Stout, Porter, Wheat and Belgian style beer are varieties encompassed in Ales. Read More.

Recently in a conversation with Thomas Hartman, the Brewmaster of Bira91, we asked what was the best strain of yeast according to him and not to much surprise, the answer was “There are a thousand of yeast strains, and each one is very unique, so I don’t know if there is a ‘Best’, but there are definitely those that are right for your given application and beer style“  Quite a good revelations made by the brewer and VP – Innovation Brewing of B9 Beverages Pvt. Ltd.

Best strain of yeast for brewing?

Recently in a conversation with Thomas Hartman, the Brewmaster of Bira91, we asked what was the best strain of yeast according to him and not to much surprise, the answer was “There are a thousand of yeast strains, and each one is very unique, so I don’t know if there is a ‘Best’, but there are definitely those that are right for your given application and beer style“ Quite a good revelations made by the brewer and VP – Innovation Brewing of B9 Beverages Pvt. Ltd.

Lagers Vs. Ales

Beer Recipe

With a simple recipe, minimal equipment and a surplus of apples you can make a delicious sparkling apple cider that’ll be ready to drink in a day or so.  The Americans make an unfermented apple juice they call cider, a non-alcoholic drink, whereas the English are famous for their boozy cider.  Click for the complete recipe!

How to brew boozy Apple Cider?

With a simple recipe, minimal equipment and a surplus of apples you can make a delicious sparkling apple cider that’ll be ready to drink in a day or so. The Americans make an unfermented apple juice they call cider, a non-alcoholic drink, whereas the English are famous for their boozy cider. Click for the complete recipe!

T’is the season of Mangoes and today, I shall be telling you one of my secret recipes of how to brew Mango IPA. It is always good to try incorporating the seasonal fruit into the beer. IPA’s are generally hoppy beer with overpowering citrus or fruity flavor from the hops used. Thus our IPA shall also be a hoppy beer with a taste of Mango in it.

How to brew Mango IPA?

T’is the season of Mangoes and today, I shall be telling you one of my secret recipes of how to brew Mango IPA. It is always good to try incorporating the seasonal fruit into the beer. IPA’s are generally hoppy beer with overpowering citrus or fruity flavor from the hops used. Thus our IPA shall also be a hoppy beer with a taste of Mango in it.

If you have been wanting to brew the beers using the recipe posted earlier on this blog, but find procuring yeast the problem, or you just don’t like the taste of bread or strong flavor of ginger and spice in your beer, here is a solution to all your problems.  Today we shall be brewing the Pineapple beer.

How to Brew Pineapple beer?

If you have been wanting to brew the beers using the recipe posted earlier on this blog, but find procuring yeast the problem, or you just don’t like the taste of bread or strong flavor of ginger and spice in your beer, here is a solution to all your problems. Today we shall be brewing the Pineapple beer.

This is the first recipe of this page and is perfect for new homebrewers as is gives a tasty beer to being with.  Ingredients: Ale Malt (1250 grams) Water (6+3 Litres) Hops (20 grams) Sugar (200 grams) Dry Ale Yeast (6 grams)  Instructions: Follow the brewing process as explained earlier. Mashing temperature - 65°C, mashing time - 30 mins. Hops and sugar addition at zero minutes of boiling.  It requires a lot of patience to brew your own beer but the taste of that work would be worth it.

Perfect Recipe of Beer!

This is the first recipe of this page and is perfect for new homebrewers as is gives a tasty beer to being with. Ingredients: Ale Malt (1250 grams) Water (6+3 Litres) Hops (20 grams) Sugar (200 grams) Dry Ale Yeast (6 grams) Instructions: Follow the brewing process as explained earlier. Mashing temperature - 65°C, mashing time - 30 mins. Hops and sugar addition at zero minutes of boiling. It requires a lot of patience to brew your own beer but the taste of that work would be worth it.

For those who have been following my blogs, you know who Thomas Hartman is. For others, he is the master brewer for Bira91 beer. In the live session conducted by him on 17th April he taught us how to make Kvass. The live session was conducted on the official Instagram handle of Bira91.  While I was expecting a way to make beer, but what he brewed was actually a Russian hooch. Click to know about the ingredients and the way to make your very own Kvass.

Homemade Kvass - By Thomas Hartman

For those who have been following my blogs, you know who Thomas Hartman is. For others, he is the master brewer for Bira91 beer. In the live session conducted by him on 17th April he taught us how to make Kvass. The live session was conducted on the official Instagram handle of Bira91. While I was expecting a way to make beer, but what he brewed was actually a Russian hooch. Click to know about the ingredients and the way to make your very own Kvass.

Some lockdown restrictions were relaxed as the country goes into its fourth week of lockdown. Notably absent from the relaxed list was alcohol. The government reiterated its stance on allowing citizens to buy alcohol during the lockdown. Ever since the lockdown commenced, people have been experimenting and sharing handy alcohol recipes. Now here is an alcoholic ginger beer recipe that takes a few days to brew. Click for the complete recipe.

How to make Ginger Beer

Some lockdown restrictions were relaxed as the country goes into its fourth week of lockdown. Notably absent from the relaxed list was alcohol. The government reiterated its stance on allowing citizens to buy alcohol during the lockdown. Ever since the lockdown commenced, people have been experimenting and sharing handy alcohol recipes. Now here is an alcoholic ginger beer recipe that takes a few days to brew. Click for the complete recipe.

Experience

The very first time when I decided that I want to make my own beer was about 2 years from now. I had researched a lot for a good six months and thought I was ready to brew my beer from scratch but we all know the first time is always the hardest.  Click to read more!

My first Malting Experience

The very first time when I decided that I want to make my own beer was about 2 years from now. I had researched a lot for a good six months and thought I was ready to brew my beer from scratch but we all know the first time is always the hardest. Click to read more!

This is an out of syllabus post because I would like to share a small experience that I recently encountered about a few days back from now.  So the story goes like this, I was busy uploading and writing blogs on this site and suddenly one evening I had an unexpected spike of fever of 103 ℉. I was baffled and my whole body was paining and I did not even feel like eating. I took a Paracetamol and slept for the evening. This was near the 1st of May.  Read More on the link.

An out of syllabus post - My Covid test

This is an out of syllabus post because I would like to share a small experience that I recently encountered about a few days back from now. So the story goes like this, I was busy uploading and writing blogs on this site and suddenly one evening I had an unexpected spike of fever of 103 ℉. I was baffled and my whole body was paining and I did not even feel like eating. I took a Paracetamol and slept for the evening. This was near the 1st of May. Read More on the link.

Other Pins

Seltzer is basically carbonated water, which is either artificially injected under pressure or appearing naturally, which was quite famous back in the day in US. Hard seltzer, spiked seltzer or hard sparkling water is an alcoholic beverage containing carbonated water, alcohol, and often fruit flavoring.  Not yet Introduced in India.

Hard Seltzer

Seltzer is basically carbonated water, which is either artificially injected under pressure or appearing naturally, which was quite famous back in the day in US. Hard seltzer, spiked seltzer or hard sparkling water is an alcoholic beverage containing carbonated water, alcohol, and often fruit flavoring. Not yet Introduced in India.

With a simple recipe, minimal equipment and a surplus of apples you can make a delicious sparkling apple cider that’ll be ready to drink in a day or so.  The Americans make an unfermented apple juice they call cider, a non-alcoholic drink, whereas the English are famous for their boozy cider.  Click for the complete recipe!

How to brew boozy Apple Cider?

With a simple recipe, minimal equipment and a surplus of apples you can make a delicious sparkling apple cider that’ll be ready to drink in a day or so. The Americans make an unfermented apple juice they call cider, a non-alcoholic drink, whereas the English are famous for their boozy cider. Click for the complete recipe!

T’is the season of Mangoes and today, I shall be telling you one of my secret recipes of how to brew Mango IPA. It is always good to try incorporating the seasonal fruit into the beer. IPA’s are generally hoppy beer with overpowering citrus or fruity flavor from the hops used. Thus our IPA shall also be a hoppy beer with a taste of Mango in it.

How to brew Mango IPA?

T’is the season of Mangoes and today, I shall be telling you one of my secret recipes of how to brew Mango IPA. It is always good to try incorporating the seasonal fruit into the beer. IPA’s are generally hoppy beer with overpowering citrus or fruity flavor from the hops used. Thus our IPA shall also be a hoppy beer with a taste of Mango in it.

The very first time when I decided that I want to make my own beer was about 2 years from now. I had researched a lot for a good six months and thought I was ready to brew my beer from scratch but we all know the first time is always the hardest.  Click to read more!

My first Malting Experience

The very first time when I decided that I want to make my own beer was about 2 years from now. I had researched a lot for a good six months and thought I was ready to brew my beer from scratch but we all know the first time is always the hardest. Click to read more!

This is an out of syllabus post because I would like to share a small experience that I recently encountered about a few days back from now.  So the story goes like this, I was busy uploading and writing blogs on this site and suddenly one evening I had an unexpected spike of fever of 103 ℉. I was baffled and my whole body was paining and I did not even feel like eating. I took a Paracetamol and slept for the evening. This was near the 1st of May.  Read More on the link.

An out of syllabus post - My Covid test

This is an out of syllabus post because I would like to share a small experience that I recently encountered about a few days back from now. So the story goes like this, I was busy uploading and writing blogs on this site and suddenly one evening I had an unexpected spike of fever of 103 ℉. I was baffled and my whole body was paining and I did not even feel like eating. I took a Paracetamol and slept for the evening. This was near the 1st of May. Read More on the link.

If you didn’t think that math and beer were related, then you obviously have not brewed your own beer. Brewing is a science and homebrewers quickly learn the importance of careful calculations in the process. One of those is used to figure out the alcohol content of their beers.

How to calculate the alcohol content of your brew?

If you didn’t think that math and beer were related, then you obviously have not brewed your own beer. Brewing is a science and homebrewers quickly learn the importance of careful calculations in the process. One of those is used to figure out the alcohol content of their beers.

If you have been wanting to brew the beers using the recipe posted earlier on this blog, but find procuring yeast the problem, or you just don’t like the taste of bread or strong flavor of ginger and spice in your beer, here is a solution to all your problems.  Today we shall be brewing the Pineapple beer.

How to Brew Pineapple beer?

If you have been wanting to brew the beers using the recipe posted earlier on this blog, but find procuring yeast the problem, or you just don’t like the taste of bread or strong flavor of ginger and spice in your beer, here is a solution to all your problems. Today we shall be brewing the Pineapple beer.

The very basic to brewing is to know the ingredients that beer is made up of. Malt, hops, yeast and water. Brewing can be very simple as well as a complicated process. Depends totally on you.  Read more here.

Ingredients required to brew

The very basic to brewing is to know the ingredients that beer is made up of. Malt, hops, yeast and water. Brewing can be very simple as well as a complicated process. Depends totally on you. Read more here.

Malting is the process of converting cereal grains, for example barley, into malt by controlled germination. In this process, the sugar in the grains (Starch), which is to be used in fermentation to produce alcohol by the yeast is made accessible to the brewer. The process of malting is divided into three steps being steeping, germinating and kilning.  Read more here.

What is Malting?

Malting is the process of converting cereal grains, for example barley, into malt by controlled germination. In this process, the sugar in the grains (Starch), which is to be used in fermentation to produce alcohol by the yeast is made accessible to the brewer. The process of malting is divided into three steps being steeping, germinating and kilning. Read more here.

Many of the homebrewers love to have detailed knowledge about the legality of the act itself. So here we have explained the legality of home brewing. Let’s have a look!

Is Homebrewing Legal in India?

Many of the homebrewers love to have detailed knowledge about the legality of the act itself. So here we have explained the legality of home brewing. Let’s have a look!

Homebrewing is the activity of brewing craft beer, mead or wine for personal, non-commercial purposes.  Brewing beer at home requires a lot of efforts whereas it can be purchased for a couple hundred bucks at the liquor store or nearby pubs. It is the passion for experimenting with the flavours that keep the homebrewers engaged.  Read More.

Homebrewing- Art or Science?

Homebrewing is the activity of brewing craft beer, mead or wine for personal, non-commercial purposes. Brewing beer at home requires a lot of efforts whereas it can be purchased for a couple hundred bucks at the liquor store or nearby pubs. It is the passion for experimenting with the flavours that keep the homebrewers engaged. Read More.

The major reasons that have restricted the growth of homebrewers in India are:  1. Lack of Awareness 2. Costly Equipments 3. Availability of Ingredients 4. Stigma around alcohol 5. Patience 6. Ambiguous law 7. Lack of space  Read More.

Why Indians don't homebrew?

The major reasons that have restricted the growth of homebrewers in India are: 1. Lack of Awareness 2. Costly Equipments 3. Availability of Ingredients 4. Stigma around alcohol 5. Patience 6. Ambiguous law 7. Lack of space Read More.

After Malting, the grains are milled using a miller.  The milled product is added to heated water. This process is called mashing.  The mashing output is known as wort. Wort is then boiled along with hops.  After cooling the wort down to room temperature, yeast is inoculated and transferred to fermenter for fermentation.  After fermentation, the beer is bottled. The beer is top fermented in bottles for carbonation. After 7 days, the beer is ready to be served chilled.  Read More.

Brewing - The Process?

After Malting, the grains are milled using a miller. The milled product is added to heated water. This process is called mashing. The mashing output is known as wort. Wort is then boiled along with hops. After cooling the wort down to room temperature, yeast is inoculated and transferred to fermenter for fermentation. After fermentation, the beer is bottled. The beer is top fermented in bottles for carbonation. After 7 days, the beer is ready to be served chilled. Read More.

It does take a bit of speciality gear to make good quality homebrew but we do not need to spend a ton of money while starting out. The essential equipment that is used while brewing a beer are:  1. Hand milling machine 2. Brew kettle 3. Mash tun (optional) 4. Brewing bag 5. Airlock 6. Rubber stopper 7. Fermenter 8. Hydrometer 9. Measuring cylinder 10. Bottles, caps and capping machine - could be replaced with Kegs. 11. Kitchen thermometer 12. Auto-siphon 13. Stove 14. Wort chiller (optional)

Equipment required to brew!

It does take a bit of speciality gear to make good quality homebrew but we do not need to spend a ton of money while starting out. The essential equipment that is used while brewing a beer are: 1. Hand milling machine 2. Brew kettle 3. Mash tun (optional) 4. Brewing bag 5. Airlock 6. Rubber stopper 7. Fermenter 8. Hydrometer 9. Measuring cylinder 10. Bottles, caps and capping machine - could be replaced with Kegs. 11. Kitchen thermometer 12. Auto-siphon 13. Stove 14. Wort chiller (optional)

After your beer is fermented, it is ready to be bottled.  Before bottling, the carbon dioxide generated during alcohol production gets released from the airlock in our fermenter. But after bottling, the carbon dioxide generated is not allowed to escape and stays inside the bottle which gets mixed with the beer giving it a natural carbonation.  Read More.

Bottling your Beer

After your beer is fermented, it is ready to be bottled. Before bottling, the carbon dioxide generated during alcohol production gets released from the airlock in our fermenter. But after bottling, the carbon dioxide generated is not allowed to escape and stays inside the bottle which gets mixed with the beer giving it a natural carbonation. Read More.

All the beers can be classified as either Ale or Lager, which is determined by the type of yeast used for fermentation.  Ales are top fermented whereas, Lagers are bottom fermented.  Pale Lagers, Pilsners, dark lagers are some of the varieties that are encompassed in Lagers.  Most of the craft Beer is actually an Ale. Pale Ales, IPAs, Stout, Porter, Wheat and Belgian style beer are varieties encompassed in Ales.  Read More.

Types of Beer

All the beers can be classified as either Ale or Lager, which is determined by the type of yeast used for fermentation. Ales are top fermented whereas, Lagers are bottom fermented. Pale Lagers, Pilsners, dark lagers are some of the varieties that are encompassed in Lagers. Most of the craft Beer is actually an Ale. Pale Ales, IPAs, Stout, Porter, Wheat and Belgian style beer are varieties encompassed in Ales. Read More.

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