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How to Brew Beer - Home Brewing Getting Started - Popular Mechanics - StumbleUpon. Serious about making large batches of beer?

How to Brew Beer - Home Brewing Getting Started - Popular Mechanics - StumbleUpon

Splurge for a propane-powered rig with a three-tiered brew stand. This setup, by Indiana-based Blichmann Engineering, costs about $2000 and features a trio of 20- to 30-gallon pots and gas burners that put out 216,000 Btu per hour. (The high heat quickly boils large amounts of liquid, shaving hours off the brewing process.) More casual or budget brewers can make do with one big pot, heated on a common kitchen stove. Sanitize Yeast and sugar are beer's building blocks—but they're dinner for flavor-spoiling bacteria.

TIP: Use a large container (a wallpaper tray will do) filled with sanitizer to douse hard-to-wash items, such as tubing. Old-Fashion Homemade Fruit Wine. Let yeast sit in warm water.

Old-Fashion Homemade Fruit Wine

Add all other ingredients into a container that will hold at least 2 gallons. Make sure sugar is dissolved completely. Add yeast and stir. Cover container with a bag and string or use an airlock for wine making. In about 2 months you will have some fine homemade wine. Strain off fruit and filter out sediments. VERY IMPORTANT:You can taste the green wine, but let it sit and age about another 2-3 weeks before completely indulging. Caramel Apple Shots. Photo: Michelle Oddis Once in a while, a party trick comes along that grabs our attention.

Caramel Apple Shots

Food blogger Michelle Oddis of That's So Michelle loves making caramel apple shots we can't imagine anyone would turn down. Using, wait for it, real fruit and time-tested formulas for tasty, jiggly shots that stay put in their edible "shotglasses," Michelle's gotten Food Republic on the gimmicky Halloween bandwagon we've been resisting so fiercely. Try out these irresistible boozy apple treats (and don't hold your breath for a candy corn cocktail on our end). Here's what you'll need: 10 small granny smith apples 1 envelope knox gelatin 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup coconut milk 2 drops yellow food coloring 1 envelope Land 'o Lakes caramel hot chocolate (regular would do just fine if you can't find caramel) 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup butterscotch schnapps lemon juice Halve and hollow out apples, cutting them from the stem down using a melon baller or spoon. Cut halves in quarters and those quarters in half again.

Skittles Vodka Tutorial. Ridiculous mixed drinks. Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise (Pokemon Shot and Cocktails) Ingredients: Squirtle-1/3 shot spiced rum1/3 shot coconut rum1/3 shot blue curacao Wartortle-1/2 shot spiced rum1/2 shot coconut rum1/2 shot blue curacaoFill with Mountain Dew Voltage Blastoise-1 Squirtle1 Wartortle1 shot light rumFill with Mountain Dew Voltage Directions: For the Squirtle shot, simply pour all three ingredients into a shot glass.

Ridiculous mixed drinks

For the Wartortle cocktail, shake the alcoholic ingredients, pour over crushed ice in a lowball glass, then fill with Mountain Dew Voltage. Check out our other Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, and Venusaur cocktails, as well as our Charmander, Charmeleon and Charizard cocktails. (Drink created and photographed by The Drunken Moogle.)

Homemade Liqueurs. Thirsty Thursday. Since I'm going to have the house to myself this weekend I'm thinking about having some fun in the kitchen. I've been looking around on Pinterest for some yummy recipes to play with. The possibilities are endless ! I found so many delicious, mouth-watering, "omg now I'm hungry", recipes. And not only for food, for drinks too! I don't know where to start. Homebrewing 101. Extract Brew Day Brewing beer with malt extract is the starting point for most new homebrewers.

Homebrewing 101

The process requires minimal equipment and procedures, while still producing quality beer at home. For a more in-depth look at the extract-only brewing process, download How-To: Extract-only Brewing. Review Read through the homebrew recipe and steps of the brewing process entirely before starting your brew day to ensure maximum efficiency. This tutorial will walk you through the entire brewing process for ZAITH Weizen, a German-style wheat ale. Step 1 Step 1 Equipment In order to brew your own beer at home certain equipment is needed. Familiarize yourself with each piece of equipment and its purpose in the brewing process. Heat Source When partial-boil extract brewing, you’ll need a heat source capable of bringing 1-3 gallons of water to boil.