does anyone still brew their own beer, I'm thinking of starting out
Started: 22nd Oct 2018 at 20:50
Jumping Jack,my hubby made lager for a while,nearly blew your head off.
I used to brew my own wine from raw ingredients,it was lovely too,I had to
give it up due to lack of room,but really enjoyed it.
Replied: 22nd Oct 2018 at 21:04
Thanks momac i'm thinking of trying lager but i want to reduce the sugar, I'm searching the net for the answer
Replied: 23rd Oct 2018 at 07:33
I think that you will need the right level of sugar. It is what the yeast turns into alcohol, and too little will cause fermentation to cease prematurely, yielding a too low alcohol content. (Unless, of course you are wanting to make a low alcohol version)
Too much sugar, ie sugar still present after fermentation ceases will of course sweeten the flavour of the drink. Although some beers are sweet, lager tends not to be, so hopefully, a good recipe will not have excess sugar remaining after fermentation.
When I brewed, back in 1960's, a book by author named 'Berry' was highly regarded. It did not have too much sugar in recipes. Book is still available, but now very old, and no doubt superseded by more up to date books/tastes.
Do not, in general brew these days, though I still do some wines, but this is really tied to using excess fruit from garden.
Replied: 23rd Oct 2018 at 13:09
Thanks Priscus to be honest its the sugar content that interests me the most.
Replied: 23rd Oct 2018 at 18:32