Strawberry Beer - Facts And Information

If you want to try a beer that is a little bit different then have you ever considered trying one that is flavored with strawberries. Strawberry beer is not as many would think the fermented juice of strawberries but the juice is in fact added to a normal beer. Many people that the sweet flavors of the strawberries of the complemented by the bitterness of the beer to which it has been added.

Today this beer is readily available and there are plenty of sites online where one can purchase it from. However, if you want and you make your own beer already why not have a go at making your own strawberry beer instead. There are plenty of places online that offer information and advice on how to go about producing your own strawberry flavored beer if you want.

However, before you do start to make your own beer whether flavored with strawberries or not you need to make sure that you have the right equipment. For a home brewing kit you will need a large stainless steel pot, a large glass bottle (carboy), some tubing, a funnel and large bucket all made from food grade plastic. Plus you will also need a large wooden spoon, a siphon rake, a thermometer and valve for the carboy. These items can easily be purchased online or from a specialist home brewing supplier near where you live.

After you have this equipment together you now need to get the ingredients together to make your strawberry beer with. For this you need strawberries, amber hopped syrup, dry light malt, crushed crystal malt, leaf hops, and pectin enzyme and ale yeast starter.

Now that you have everything you need together you can now start to actually begin to brew your own beer. Below are the steps that one will need to take if you want to produce a great looking and tasting strawberry beer.

Step 1 - Make the yeast starter by boiling a cup of dry malt extract in 1 quart of water then allow it to cool until it reaches a temperature of 90 degrees Fahrenheit. When it reaches this temperature add to it ale yeast and stir it. Now let this stand for 2 hours.

Step 2 - Whist the above is standing into a gallon of water you need to steep the crystal malt before rinsing it thoroughly and then adding it to 1 to 1.5 gallons of preboiled water in which is also the hops and dry malt which you heat up and once boiling allow it to continue to boil for one hour.

Step 3 - After an hour of boiling turn the heat down under the pot and slowly add to this the strawberries which have been washed, stemmed and then pureed. Mix together well and then leave the pot on the low heat for another 15 to 20 minutes. After this time remove the pot from the heat and before allowing it to cool make sure that you remove the hops so that all is left in the pot is a mixture known as wort.

Step 4 - As soon as the mixture (wort) has cooled down enough put it into the carboy and to it add the yeast starter. You can at this stage add the pectin enzyme or leave it until the following day. Then give it time to ferment correctly before then transferring to the plastic bucket. The strawberry beer should be left in the plastic bucket (racked) for between 3 and 4 days before you eventually then put it into bottles.

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