At first glance these pages may seem complex and difficult; rest
assured it is a easy task to perform. The above photo shows the notes I made when I made this brew, I always make simple
notes in a similar style to record my brewing progress. I will show here how to make a traditional bitter on these pages
by giving a simple, but detailed description of my brewing procedure. I use this process regardless of which style beer
or lager I make.
If you are thinking about doing an all grain brew for the first time after
reading these pages, before you do so I would strongly recommend that you set your brewing system up as you would
on a brewday and do a "dry run" first. This will let you know if your brewing system will need any modifications
before you use it and that all the necessary plastic tubing and connectors are available and cut to the correct length.
Also, if your first attempt at all grain brewing does not go to plan, don't worry unduly. An all grain brew can be very
"forgiving" if a brewday does not go as you intended.
The first step is to choose your recipe; the one used in this
process is the first one on the recipe page.
The above photo shows the grains weighed out ready for use.
The above photo shows the hops in their foil packs ready to be
weighed. These packs are kept in the fridge.
The above photo shows the hops weighed out ready for use; once
these are weighed I put them in the fridge until they are required. Please note that I do not weigh the hops out until
shortly before they are needed.