If you ever thought about getting into homebrewing but something along the way just somehow stopped you. Let us help clear up some misconceptions you might have had about homebrewing.
And we have some tips to get you started in the right way 5 Tips to Help You Start Brewing Right.
1. Homebrewing is expensive/costs a lot of money
This is only as true as you want it to be. Homebrewing doesn’t need to be as expensive as most of us end up making it. Most of the expense that you have in homebrewing goes into equipment that you don’t really need. All you really need to be successful with your in-home brewing is a pot, a way to heat it and that will get you 95% of what you need. Your ingredients are actually not very expensive at all.
2. Homebrewed beer can not compete with profesionally brewed beer
This is only partially true. While it is certainly true that most homebrewers aren’t going to brew as frequently or as nifty of equipment as the professionals. It doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re going to make better or worse beer. In reality, the only limiting factor on the quality of your beer is in fact yourself.
3. Homebrewed beer contains toxins/harmful chemicals that are filtered out by the pros
People often forget that the most dangerous thing in beer is the alcohol itself. We think the reason why a lot of people think about this is that they’re thinking about bootleg distillation. Unless you have a sanitation issue and you happen to have a dangerous mold species that makes its way into your beer and then you drink that mold. You’re really not going to have any sort of toxins.
4. It takes a really long time to make your own homebrewed beer
It takes a full day to brew it. And it takes 2 weeks to ferment. It takes 2 weeks to bottle condition. And then it’s just not good because you have to let it age in the bottles. However, there is a plethora of beers and techniques to make them within a week. Brewing technology and methods have evolved so much over the last 20 years that waiting around for a long time isn’t really a thing anymore.
5. Homebrewers are alcoholics/make and drink too much beer
It kind of tends to make people think that we’re drinking way too much for our own good. The reality is most of us even though we brew 5 or 10 gallons at a time we’re giving a lot of that beer away. And for the most part, a lot of us are actually keeping our beer on tap for a long time. One of the best things about this hobby is being able to share it with other people.