Comments On - How to Homebrew Beer in 10 Steps

kathleen, Diamond City, AB
Posted: 10/10/2014 7:25:36 PM
It's quite an intriguing weekend project!
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 10/26/2013 6:58:06 AM
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 12/19/2012 7:31:12 AM
5 gallons of BEER for $25...I'm sold! This is my next weekend project. Thanks for laying it all out.
Terry, Long Beach, CA
Posted: 12/17/2012 4:49:28 PM
@Bryan: I wouldn't say it was ruined, however, you are right - it definitely released a flavor that wasn't really supposed to be in there. It didn't turn out terrible, though.
Urban Farm, Irvine, CA
Posted: 3/26/2012 8:00:13 AM
Unfortunately you may have ruined the beer. Bringing the grains to a boil will extract tannins. It will still be better than store bought beer, just not near as good as it could be. Also the spent grains are great for compost.
Bryan, Louisville, KY
Posted: 3/22/2012 11:04:42 AM
@Galadriel - It does take a few hours to complete but it's well worth it if you can find the time.
Urban Farm, Irvine, CA
Posted: 1/3/2012 11:41:45 AM

Great! Let us know how it turns out!

The second hops usually just stay in, but you're fine if you kept them in a hop bag and pulled them out. It just won't be as hoppy, but a traditional ale isn't that hoppy, anyway, so it'll probably taste great.
Urban Farm, Irvine, CA
Posted: 12/2/2011 8:04:21 AM
OK I did it! You didn't say how long to leave the second (Cascade) hops in. I had a different kind and put it in a mesh bag just to steep for awhile. It smells wonderful! I made a pale ale and used a simple California ale yeast. We shall see!
Melinda, Garden Grove, CA
Posted: 12/1/2011 5:47:41 PM
My son brews beer with oats and rye. After he strains it, we put it in bags to freeze because our chickens love the grain. I can put it at the bottom of their feed and they dig it out to get to it! So if you or someone you know is brewing, get the grains before they go in the compost!
Patti, Mpls, MN
Posted: 11/29/2011 2:58:28 PM
Looks like a fun project. Wish I had the time.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 11/15/2011 11:39:11 PM
Hmm, I like beer. Looks like it's time to make it for myself!
Terry, Long Beach, CA
Posted: 11/15/2011 10:54:04 PM
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