The only thing that tastes better than a good drink is of course your own homemade drink. Our good friend Sasho, that you might remember from the drunk story when we took over the world, started brewing his own beer in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. He already created a very nice Flemish brown beer and is now working on a Canadian amber ale. Luckily he was willing to share the secrets of this process with us. With the following pictures Sasho guides us through phase 1: the first firmentation.
Sasho had his first experience in beer brewing just a few weeks ago. This ‘oud bruin’, brewed after Flemish recipe with around 6% alcohol, was a big success and so a brewer was born. “Making your own beer is a hobby and a passion”, Sasho explains. “Once you start doing it, it’s like a drug. You want to improve and try new beer kinds. And then you see what kind of piss you actually drink from the big companies. My first beer was a Flemish brown which had to rest in bottles for 6-8 weeks. Now I’m working on a Canadian amber ale, which takes less. This beer will contain around 5% of alcohol.”
“Next week will be the second phase. You basically add more sugar and put the beer into bottles for a second fermentation. That way it also gets it’s natural carbonation and not the fake CO2 shit. For this it has to stay 2 days in bottles in a warm place and 2 more weeks in a chilled room. Then it’s good to go.”
4 thoughts on “How to brew your own beer in images; the first fermentation”
This is a great how-to post! Filing it away for when I can do it too!
Yeah… Actually he got me quite in the mood to do some experimenting too myself. I think this summer I will try some wines first from berries or apples. It must be so cool to drink your own creations.
You’re inspiring me.
Cool! Actually this was a guestpost by my friend. But he also inspired me. Just joined a fb group for home brewers and checked out starter kits on internet. Won’t be long till we have some LOTD beer I guess! 😉