Today's topic: An overview of the four stages of your brew day
The Kitchn's Beer School: 20 lessons, 7 assignments to brew your first 1-gallon batch of beer.
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This week in Beer School, we're focusing on the actual brewing of a batch of beer — that is to say, how we turn a few pounds of dry grains into fresh, fermentable beer wort. This is the most hands-on part of the whole beer-making process, and it takes a full afternoon to complete. It's important to understand each step because a good brew day translates into good beer a few weeks down the road.
Today, read a quick overview of how a typical brew day plays out, and then over the next few days, we'll get into the nitty-gritty details on each step so you know exactly what to do and what to look for. This weekend, your assignment will be to put your new skills into practice and brew your very first batch of beer.