The summer has finally come along, and you have now got the option to brew outdoors. Brewing indoors is fine, but it is always nice to have a change of scenery and take your brewing outside. Sitting outside while the wort boils away is a great way to relax, you are in the middle of nature with a cold brew in your hand. Here are some of the main reasons to try outside brewing.
Making the Change
Most of us start brewing our own beers indoors and some have never done it outdoors. After a while most of us move the kettle out of the kitchen or brew cave and try doing it outside. Making the transition is easier than you think, you do not have to move all your equipment, you only need a few of the essentials. Once you have ordered a co2 gas refill and you are ready to brew outside, do not forget these items.
- Pot & Fermentation Bucket
- Airlock & Stopper
- Racking Cane
- Bottles & Thermometers
Once you have brought out all the essentials, you are ready to start brewing.
If you made the change to outdoor brewing, you may have noticed how much quicker propane burners heat large amounts of water. A stove can take a lot longer and this is one big benefit of taking your brewing outdoors. When you brew outdoors, each system is different, so make allowances for the change.
Most of us love the aroma of malt and hops as we go through the brewing process, but after a while it gets to you and it tends to linger indoors. You do not want this smell in your home when family or friends are indoors. Your partner probably also prefers you brewing outside as opposed to turning your house into a brewery.
Sitting on a lawn chair enjoying the rays of the sun is always better than being stuffed up inside waiting for your ingredients to brew. You can sit outside and enjoy a book or sip on one of your products you made a little earlier.
Brewing outdoors has many benefits and most of us like a change of scenery now and again. If you are going to take your brewing outside, make sure you prepare the area and get all your equipment ready for the process. Do not to anything too complex, just enjoy the experience and keep it simple.