If you're one of the thousands out there who has discovered the fine art of homebrewing for themselves, then congratulations! You truly understand what it's like to serve and enjoy a unique beverage that you've crafted from start to finish with your own two hands. You also know and appreciate beer on a level you never thought possible before, meaning you've become a true connoisseur. Quite possibly, you've even come up with some custom made recipes of your own by now.
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There will always be people who enjoy drinking alcohol in the form of beer and wine, some drink 2 glasses of wine a day (which is very healthy by the way) and some only drink in the weekends and at party’s. You could say that selling wine and beer will never get out of fashion because there will alway be people who will purchase it. If you enjoy home brewing and you have some excellent recipes that you know that people like. Making a start with a (home) craft brewery can be a good idea and more than just a lot of fun, it can be financially very rewarding.
In the beginning of lite beers it was pretty hard to reach the nay-sayers, the ones who regarded lite as a sissy beer. Television was a great way to reach those men and let them see that the manliest and the toughest men where drinking it to. Miller Lite Beer Commercials where the perfect way to do just that. They used tough guys like football players to create an more macho image.
Make Your Own Miller Lite Home Brew Clone
It is now possible to make your own Miller Lite home brew clone with Coopers beer packages
Coopers Original Series Traditional Draught create a taste and aroma suited to making Light Beer. This recipe creates a beer at approx 2.9%A/Vol.
* 1.7kg can Coopers Draught
* 100g Dextrose/Sugar
1. Dissolve Coopers Draught and Dextrose/Sugar in 2 litres of hot water.
2. Fill fermenter with cool water to the 23 litre mark and stir.
3. Sprinkle supplied yeast over the wort surface.
4. Ferment temperature should be as close to 20degC as possible.
5. Bottle when specific gravity has reached 1.006 (or two readings the same over 24 hours).
To make a beer with less alcohol you need to make a thinner brew (lower Original Gravity). You can do this by reducing additional sugars. You need to add at least 100g sucrose/dextrose in 23 litres to assist with fermentation. The fermentation is ready when the density of your clone brew remains constant over 2 days.
Add Carbonation Drops at the rate of 1 per 330ml/375ml bottle and 2 per 740ml/750ml bottle. Sugar or dextrose may be used at the rate of 8g per litre (approximately 6g of sugar to a level metric teaspoon). Store the bottles out of direct sunlight at 18degC or above for at least 1 week while secondary fermentation occurs."
After 2 weeks you can drink your beer, you can store the bottles for long periods of time (3 months or more).
This Miller lite home brewed clone is low in alcohol but packed with plenty of flavour!
The first Miller Lite Beer Commercials where on tv in 1973 and had mystery writer Mickey Spillane and football stars Matt Snell and Ernie Stautner. This is a 1970's Classic Miller Lite Beer Commercial: Merry Christmas from Miller Lite with John Madden, Bubba Smith, Billy Martin.
The slogan "Tastes Great, Less Filling" took until 1976, three full years after the first Miller Lite Beer Commercials that there was a start of acceptance for the lite beer.
Miller Lite Beer Commercials from 1986.
An other old Miller Lite Beer Commercials featuring kung fu.
And one of the latest from the many Miller Lite Beer Commercials
Hope you have enjoyed these Miller Lite Beer Commercials.
Guiness beer is a very popular dry stout beer and was developed in Ireland in the Arthur Guinness brewery. Guiness beer is popular all over the world and well known because of its distinctive flavor. This flavor is created by the use of unfermented roasted barley. Guiness beer is made from water, hobs, brewers yeast, barley and barley malt. Guiness beer is pasteurized and filtered. In spite of the full and creamy flavor of the foam, Guiness beer contains only 198 kcal per pint and that is less than a pint of orange juice and skimmed milk.
Guiness beer is often used in many recipes this Guiness beer beef stew is one of those wonderful recipes you can cook for friends and family.
Guiness beer beef stew
Ingredients for 4 to 6 persons
* 1 1/4 pounds 1 inch pieces stew beef
* I cup of Guinness beer
* 6 large garlic cloves
* 1 cup of fine red wine
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 6 cups beef stock or canned beef broth
* 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
* 2 tablespoons tomato paste
* 1 tablespoon dried thyme
* 3 pounds potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 7 cups)
* 2 bay leaves
* 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
* 2 cups 1/2-inch pieces peeled carrots
* 1 large onion, chopped
* 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
* Salt and Pepper
Take a large pot and put in on medium heat, heat the olive oil and at the beef pieces, brown them in about 5 minutes. Add and saute the garlic for a minute. Add the Guiness beer, the red wine, the beef stock, sugar, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves and tomato paste. Slowly stir the mixture top boil. Simmer for 1 hour on a medium/low heat.
Take another large pot and melt the butter add unions, carrots and potatoes. SautÃ© this in about 20 minutes until golden.
After the meat has simmered for one hour at the vegetables. You can add salt and pepper to taste, keep the lid off and simmer until the beef is soft and tender (40 to 50 minutes), spoon the fat off sprinkle with the fresh chopped parsley and enjoy.
But before you can use Guiness beer to use in your Guiness beer beef stew you can do two things you can buy the Guiness beer or you can brew a Guiness beer clone yourself. So, what do you need? Well the most easiest and tastefull way is to brew it with
a microbrewery like this one from
Irish Stout beer package.
But when you already have other equipment this one recipe that we found the closed to the Guiness beer you can buy:
Guiness beer clone recipe
9 lbs Brit pale ale
1 lb flaked barley
18 oz roast barley
12 oz carapils
1.5 oz No. Brewer hops (60 min)
1 oz East Kent Goldings hops (60 min)
First, get the "tang" the way Guinness does: Sour about 24 oz (2 bottles) of stout (pref. Guinness) by leaving it out in a bowl a week or more & then freezing it.
While brewing, thaw the sour stout & heat it to 180-190 F for 20 min.
Mash-in at 155F, hold for 1 hour, boil 1 hour & 15 minutes.
At end boil, add the sour stout.
At 70F, pitch 2 packs of Yeast #1084.
A month or so of cold lagering (<40F) after bottling or kegging will help.
(source: www. ericsbeerpage. com/Beer/Recipe/guin.html)
We hope we have helped you in the quest for the best recipes for how to brew and how to stew Guiness Beer
To give you a real short answer, yes it is possible to brew your own gluten free beer but it will take a lot of research and testing.
Normally beer is brewed with just four ingredients, water, barley yeast and hops. A person with Celiac Disease suffers from a intolerance to gluten andÂ this can lead to damage to the intestines. Gluten, are a protein that can be found in various grains like wheat, spelt, oats and barley
Most gluten 'free' beers are not gluten free at all they are just low on gluten from barley and most of the beer lovers who are gluten intolerant will settle for that.
But there are a few recipes now a day that have developed a formula for a 100% gluten free beer.
The most poplar gluten substitutions grains are sorghum and buckwheat, corn, maize, rice, teff, sunflower, quinoa and soybean. The first two sorghum and buckwheat are the most used in gluten-free beer but the fun in making your own gluten free beer is that you can experiment with other sources.
We have done a lot of research online and one of the best sites can be found here you can also find some recipes there.
Mexican beer has become very popular all over the world the last 15 years and especially Corona the absolute top of the Mexican export beers. But Beer has a long history in Mexico. Long before the Spanish arrived Maya and Aztec people where brewing beer like beverages. Grain based (usually maize corn) were used to brew alcoholic "beer"
In the middle of the 19th century immigrants of German background and four years under the ruling of an Austrian emperor gave the Mexican beer brewing some new impulses. It was also a Swiss immigrant who started the first Mexican beer brewery who produced lager, this beer grew in popularity and at the end of the century the industrialization of the Mexican beer business was on. When in the 1920 the prohibition started in United States you can imagine Mexico became a popular country to travel, and it gave the next boost for some new Mexican beer breweries. Today Corona is the flagship beer of the Mexican beer industry. It is a very light lager (you can compare it with an American-style pale lager)
If you want to brew your own Mexican Cerveza we recommend the beer kit from the legendary Cooper's company.
There is a funny little trick with Mexican beer we found on You Tube. For this trick you need to put a bottle of Mexican beer vertical standing inside a freezer for three hours. Take the beer out and tap it against a hard surface. Watch the magic happen before your eyes!
Mexican beer with lime and salt
Mexican beers are typically served witch a part lime in the neck of the bottle and sometimes a dash of salt, an other way to drink it is to mix the beer with a lot of juice from a lime and hot sauce. But what could be better then brewing it your self and drink it on a warm day with friends and family.
Most People know how to make lemonade at least they think they do, you take some sugar lemons and water and that is all to the home made fresh lemonade recipe. Well there are ways to make the perfect lemonade that will make your guests ask for more and for your recipe as well.
The word lemonade means different things in different country's, there are actually two kinds of beverages one is carbonated (Australia, UK and New Zealand) and one is not Canada and US. Both are lemon flavoured soft drinks. In French and other European languages the word limonade means soft drink, regardless of the flavour.
You need the following ingredients to make lemonade for about 6 people:
* 1 cup lemon juice
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 cup water (to make the syrup)
* 3 to 4 cups cold water
The actual secret to our fresh lemonade recipe is to make a sugar lemon syrup first. In our fresh lemonade recipe to make a classic lemonade you need to dissolve the sugar in a saucepan in the cup of hot water this way the sugar completely disappears and does not sink to the bottom. Add the cup of lemon juice and the 3 or 4 cups of water (to your taste) and place it for about 45 minutes in the refrigerator.
Add some two tablespoons of freshly juiced lemon juice to it for that extra bite.
My nice who lives in one of the southern states adds tree to five droplets of Tabasco to the mixture, and on a real hot day, that is actually rather nice. But you if you make this fresh lemonade recipe for the whole family it probably is not a good idea.
In almost every state you can find home brew supply stores, but in Dallas and the Dallas area there are some truly great Dallas home brew supply stores available. These good stores do offer all of the necessary tools and ingredients for home brewing of wines and beers. And because home brewing has become a very popular hobby, people need some good suppliers.
What do you need?
Whether it is a Dallas home brew supply or supply in any other location, there are a few pieces of equipment that are essential for the home brewer to get started.
Brewing beer is neither complicated nor expensive, and is always a lot of fun. There are of course a ton of different tools that one can purchase and use here, but just a few that are considered as being basic pieces of equipment. The best idea is to get a brew kit and one or more extract ingredient kits.
Also required here will be a pot that will allow you to boil 2 or 3 gallons of water, and enough beer bottles to hold 5 gallons.
Anyone making beer at home should keep in mind that one of the more difficult tasks in home brewing is the act of transferring the liquids. There is the Dallas home brew supply kit, which contains all of the hardware required to brew 5 gallon batches of beer at home. It contains a:
- 6.5 gallon bottling bucket
- 6.5 gallon fermenter
- triple scale hydrometer
- bottling spigot
- twin handle bottle capper
- siphon equipment
- fermentation lock
- sanitizer instructions
- bottle brush
- and more.
One of the biggest differences between this and other Dallas home brew supply kits is that it includes an auto-siphon, which solves the problem of transferring the liquids. Also included with this kit is a Better Bottle PET Carboy for secondary fermentation, to produce clearer beers.
There are many other great Dallas home brew supply kits that one can purchase as well, and as a person becomes more experienced and knowledgeable with home brewing, they can feel more comfortable spending more money on their home brewing supplies.
But in the beginning of your home brew carrier you should just stick with the basics and make sure that noting of your well spend money get wasted. And when you start with a new hobby you never know for sure if you are going to like it, some people just don't like to make beer or any other brew for that matter. Just make sure that everything you have bought by your Dallas home brew supply store is well spend. You can always give the equipment away to someone who is going to try it for the first time to.
Root beer is one of the most commonly made (non) alcoholic beverages these days, probably because of the word beer in the name. Root beer was a traditional beverage and herbal medicine. Throughout history, the beverage was often mildly alcoholic. Making home made root beer as a medicine was used for treating cough and mouth sores. There is a mild alcoholic version that is made by fermenting a solution of extract and sugar with yeast. You will end up with a beverage with about 0.4% alcohol, compared to more than 4% for most regular beers.
Making home made root beer is relatively easy, especially for those that begin the process using root beer extract instead of mixing their own flavors. Root beer was flavored with bark from the roots of the Sassafras tree, which was outlawed in 1960 once it was deemed to cause cancer.
Today making home made root beer is flavored primarily with wintergreen with vanilla, ginger, licorice and sarsaparilla mixed in for good measure. However, the simplest way in making home made root beer is to use a root beer extract, preferable the kind sold in a brewing supply outlet instead of what is available in most grocery stores. To make the first batch, you will need a container large enough in which to boil five gallons of water and still have room left over for four pounds of sugar.
If you buy the root beer extract from a supplier, it will usually have a recipe to tell you how much to add to the boiling sugar water, but as you are making home made root beer yourself your free to taste it and adjust the amount of extract added to your home made root beer.
Adding Bubbles To Your Root Beer
To add some bubbles to your root beer your supposed to carbonated it, you will need to add yeast to the mixture. Some recipes call for adding champaign yeast, but those experienced in making home made root beer recommend using ale yeast. Champaign yeast lives longer under pressure when it is bottled and can sometimes cause the bottles of home made root beer to burst under the pressure.
As the yeast is added to the flavored mixture it begins to react with the sugar, creating the fizz. It will take at least 12 hours to add the proper carbonation and when making home made root beer if it does not seem to have the kick of the fizz, an additional 12 hours of fermentation probably will not hurt it any. Once fermentation is completed, the home made root beer is ready to be bottled.
To prevent bacteria getting in, you should sterilize the bottles. Store the bottles in a chilled place. Making home made root beer is really fun to make and you end up with a nice refreshing beverage.