Home beer making has now become a very easy task. There are many home brewing kits available in the market today. Seasonal beers are generally available at the pubs and not at local stores. Also buying the special beer bottles from the supermarket is expensive affair; therefore, many beer lovers have started brewing beer at home.
If you are a newbie and still want to learn how to brew beer of your own choice, then there are many good beer-brewing kits that can be quite handy to brew a quality beer at home. Despite of you not having adequate skills, you can still get started.
If you are beginner, start with brewing simple and easy beers. Many people advise the beginners to stay away from lagers and sour beers as they can be fussier and require more equipment compared to brewing other beers. Pick a style that can be done with extract, hops and yeasts, as they are easy to brew, taste better, and condition quickly.
Simple beers have bitter component and take less time than those, which have flavoring and aroma hops. Start with something with an OG of 1.070 or less as having a high gravity will make the whole process easier for the beginners. Use dry yeast and do a malt extract beer with some grains. Do not start with a mini mash or all grains.
Let us take a look at the various types of beer and also some beginner beers to brew at home.
First in the list of good beers is Ales
The best part of ales is that when it is brewed it does not convert much of the sugars into alcohol, which gives it a sweeter and fruitier taste. For beginners brewing True Brew Pale Ale and Brewers Best Ale are recommended, as they are much easier to brew compared to other lines of Ales beer. You can add different flavors to it such as mint, citrus etc. This is a very cheap beer to brew.
The second choice can be Lagers
Most of the lagers have a crisp taste and can range from very light to very dark as per the brewing process. This beer goes well with spicy, Indian and Mexican foods.
The stouts are third in place
Stouts are very dark full-bodied type of beer and have a flavor very similar to the coffee. They can be brewed in other flavors like sweet, bitter, milk, and even oatmeal. Chocolate Stout is a safe beer to brew by the beginners. It is very smooth, chocolaty and taste very good among the other beers in the same category.
Fourth in the list are porters
These are very strong and delicious type of beer. This beer is dark, strong and has bitter hops flavor with a hint of chocolate.
The fifth beer in sequence is Pilsners
This beer has a golden color and is clear. This does not have a thick body and is soft and easy to drink. Having hoppy full flavors they are generally more preferred than general lagers.