Beer And Wine Making Kits

Making Wine or Beer at home a challenge? With a wine or beer making kit making your own wine or beer is a simple process you follow to get some great results.

Beer

To get started with beer brewing I made a post with what you need and how to use it. Click on this => home brewing kit <= link to go there. After your first brew and you have some experience under your belt you can expand this hobby as much as you would like. The steps you have to take are very simple and not hard to do. Just follow the directions that come with your first package and be amazed with the results. Have your fiends over and taste your own beer. You can even design your own label if you like.

 

Wine

Making wine at home can be very rewarding. You can make any flavor you like. Bottle it in the bottles you like. To start out the easy way start with buying a good => wine making kit <= click on this link to read more. Wine making is so versatile that the only limitation is your imagination. Fruit based wines from you own yard or store bought fruits it is your choice. After picking the fruit or concentrate you want to use it is important to find a good recipe for your wine.

wine and beer making

There are more and more people who are starting the hobby of brewing their own beer or making their own wine at home. Although a lot of people think that you have to invest a lot of money and need a lot of room, I can assure you that that is not the case.

 

 

 

 

Just like any other hobby you can make it as big and expensive as you want.
Start with a starter kit for beer brewing or wine making and you have all you need to make your own favorite beer or wine.

On Easy Beer and Wine we will advice you on the best deals for beer and wine making kits. It is very important to buy from a respectable store that carries the right equipment and ingredients. If your first batch does not turn out good there is a change that you will give up.

 

our website

We have made special sections for Beer brewing and for Wine making on this website. We are always happy to get feedback, advice, remarks or comments on our writing. Feel free to leave a comment or contact us for this through our contact page.

 

 

If you want to write about your own experience contact us and we might give you the opportunity for a guest post.

regulationsMake sure that you check your state and local regulations for home brewing. It is however never allowed to sell your home made beer or wine as far as I know. Sharing with friends and giving it away is never a problem. And believe me many people are more than willing to try your, what they might think, hard work.

 

 

 

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Ready to find out more about these great hobbies?

Click on our recommended products on the side bar or read more on our special pages for Beer brewing kits or Wine making kits here or on the top of this page.

 Happy brewing !! And let me know about the results !!

 

This is what Wikipedia say about home brewing

Home-brewing is the brewing of beer, wine, sake, mead, cider, perry and other beverages through fermentation on a small scale as a hobby for personal consumption, free distribution at social gatherings, amateur brewing competitions or other non-commercial reasons. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages can be made at home.

 

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Duvel Beer

One of my favorite beers

When I lived in Holland I use to drink Amstel beer just because I liked it better than Heineken.
Although Heineken is a huge brand in Holland and all over the world, and if I remember correct it was the first beer I ever drunk, it had never been my favorite.
Amstel and Heineken are owned by the same company, but have a totally different taste.

What I think is strange that people still call this beer although it actually is pilsner as far as I know.
Pilsner originate from the city of Pilsen in Czechia and you can still find some great pilsner there.

Okay back to the subject of what are my favorite beers.

There are so many great beers that it is hard to name one as my all-time favorite, but since I have to name one it will be Duvel.

Duvel is a beer brewed in Belgium in the Moortgat brewery since 1871.

The brewing process takes 90 days total. You can read the whole process here.

 90 day to brew Duvel

Duvel is a natural beer with a subtle bitterness, a refined flavor and a distinctive hop character. The unique brewing process, which takes about 90 days, guarantees a pure character, delicate effervescence and a pleasant sweet taste of alcohol.

Apart from pure spring water, which is the main ingredient of beer, barley is the most important raw material. Barley must germinate for five days in the malt house, after which malt remains. The color of the malt and as a consequence also of the beer is determined by the temperature. Duvel obtains its typical bitterness by adding various varieties of aromatic Slovenian and Czech hops. We use only exclusive hops that are renowned for their constant, outstanding quality.

Duvel ferments for the first time in tanks at 20 to 26°C. The brewer uses his own culture for this. The original yeast strain, which Victor Moortgat himself selected in the 1920’s, originates from Scotland. After maturing in storage tanks in which the beer is cooled down to -2°C, the drink is ready for bottling. Thanks to the addition of extra sugars and yeast, the beer ferments again in the bottle. This occurs in warm cellars (24°C) and takes two weeks. Then the beer is moved to cold cellars, where it continues to mature and stabilize for a further six weeks. This extra-long maturation period is unique and contributes to the refined flavour and pure taste of Duvel.

A team of beer specialists checks the process daily by means of taste analyses. It is only after 90 days, when it has achieved its rich range of flavors, that Duvel may leave the brewery.
Thanks to its surprisingly high alcohol content (8.5 %), enormous head, fine effervescence and silky smooth feel in the mouth, Duvel stands out clearly from other Belgian beers.

There are 2 Duvel beers and to be honest I have only tasted the original

Duvel basic.

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Duvel triple hop

 

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On my next visit to Holland I will try the triple hop  and let you know what they taste like.
There are many other beers I like to drink and it all depends on my mood or the people I am with at that moment.
Some of my other favorite brands I will write about in another post.

Ed

 

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Wine Making Kits

Wine making kit

 

 

Two ways to do it

Although wine making in a wine making kit is no different than with separate bought equipment, I advise to buy a quality kit to get started. These kits have all the right parts and they are made to work with each other.

After you have done a few batches you can decide to expand your hobby with more parts to make your wine making life easier. Read more »

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Beer Brewing Kits

beer brewing kitBrewing your own beer at home is a fast growing hobby. More and more people enjoy brewing their own beer at home to enjoy the taste they like instead of store bought beer.

The easiest way to start brewing you own beer is by buying a beer brewing kit. This will make sure you got everything you need and these kits contains all parts and things you need including a manual. Read more »

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