Okay, now that we’ve read a little about how to make beer, and we haven’t been totally scared off, let’s talk supplies.
According to my personal Brewmaster (don’t you wish you had your own personal Brewmaster?), you absolutely need a food-grade bucket with a lid, a large pot with a lid, and some bottles. Lots of bottles, because you are making about 5 gallons of beer, bottles hold about 12 ounces, and well, you need a lot. And a bottle capper thingie, if you aren’t using self-capping Grolsch-style bottles. Which by the way hold about 16 ounces, so you need fewer.
Everything else is somewhat extraneous. Like those kitchen gadgets you see in stores. But gadgets are cool. Gadgets are fun! And most importantly, gadgets make your life a lot easier.
Here are the things David uses to make beer:
7-8 gallon plastic bucket (food grade) with lid
Large pot with lid
Nylon hop bag
Large nylon grain bag (optional)
Cleanser (Oxyclean, B-Bright, EasyClean)
Sanitizer (potassium metabisulfite, iodophor…NOT bleach)
30-36 16 oz bottles (or about 50 12 oz bottles)
Bottle filler (recommended)
The ingredients you will absolutely need:
6 lbs. sorghum extract
Dry brewer’s yeast (not liquid brewer’s yeast, it contains gluten!)
What he added to the current batch brewing away at this moment:
1.5 lbs. roasted malted teff (