how to make home made alcohol?
anyone out there know how to make alcohol.home made.please tell me real ones i dont want to die young.products from the store and duration etc.the whole works.
First make sure what your local laws are in the state you live in. Brewing is illegal in some states. First of all you need to decide what you want to make. You cannot distill alcohol in any state as far as I know. That leaves beer or wine. I like beer.
You need a food grade bucket or 6.5 gallon glass carboy, bottles, caps, a capper, tubing, a tube to siphon from (called a racking cane), a boiling bucket (usually 6-7 gal), a bottling bucket, a good heat source, a good spoon, and sanitizer.
You should start with dry malt extracts. This is malted barley that has been prepared to be dissolved in water. You can then add hops based on the amount of bitterness you desire. You boil the hops and the malt in good clean water for 60 minutes. The liquid you have is called wort (pronounced: wert) and is unfermented beer. About 15 minutes prior to the end of the boil you can add more hops for aroma and flavor and some Irish moss to help make the beer more clear. Once the boil is over you need to cool the wort as fast as possible using either a wort chiller (a copper coil that is immersed in the wort 10 minutes prior to the end of the boil to sanitize it) or using an ice bath in your sink or in a tub. Once the wort is cool you can transfer it into the fermenter. Brewers yeast (NOT BAKING YEAST) is then added. The wort must be cool or you can kill or stress the yeast causing poor fermentation which leads to off-flavors. You also need an air lock to let the CO2 out when the wort is fermenting. In about a week the fermentation is about done. The foam at the top of the fermenter will disappear. This marks the time when you can transfer into a secondary fermemter which aids in clarity and flavor or you can bottle. The use of a hydrometer or a refractometer can give you the original gravity and the final gravity which gives you the alcohol content of the beer. Corn sugar is added to the beer prior to bottling to have natural carbonation. Bottle carefully and don’t over prime the bottles with corn sugar or else they can explode.
Sanitation is key to good beer. You must sanitize everything and keep it sanitized or else you will get nasty beer. This is the most important thing to remember. Keep it clean!
This is a quick summary of brewing. You need to get a good recipe or a kit which is available at homebrew shops. There are many websites and books about home brewing. It is a totally addictive hobby. Start out with a good beginner’s book such as “The Complete Joy of Home Brewing” by Charlie Papazian.
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