Here's how to brew your very own beer at home

EMBED </>More News Videos

This is the ultimate man's hobby: brewing your own beer at home (KTRK)

We are continuing our Men's Week here on Stretch Your Dollar!

Today it's all about creating your own brew. If you can open a can, you can brew your own brew.

PHOTOS: Houston's hottest spots to drink beer


It's a DIY project that's not only easy, but satisfying as well, says Scott Birdwell with DeFalco's Home Wine & Beer Supplies.

"Most beers are blends of different varieties of hops," Birdwell said.

Some varieties are a lot more bitter than others.

VIDEO: Houston thirsty for more craft breweries
EMBED </>More News Videos

A look at Houston's booming craft beer business.



But that's the beauty of brewing your own brew: Custom and the price is right! Take for example those pricey dark ales.

"This right here is a Sesson, a Belgium style, $40.80 a bottle," Birdwell said.

To get started, a home brewing starter kit is the way to go, says the experts.

The price is $119.99. In the kit, almost everything you need to make five gallons of beer.

VIDEO: Tap into Pearland's first craft brewery
EMBED </>More News Videos

A look inside Pearland's first microbrewery, BAKFISH Brewing Company



You will also need a kettle and spoon, plus bottles and caps. That's it!

"It's one of those hobbies you can do it as easily as you like or get very involved," Birdwell said.

MEN'S WEEK: How popular shave clubs work and what they cost
EMBED </>More News Videos

Patricia Lopez has the skinny on those popular shave clubs popping up online

MEN'S WEEK: Never pay full price for men's razors again
EMBED </>More News Videos

Razors can get mighty expensive. Here's how to trim the costs!



The process does take some time. Allow the beer to ferment three or four days.

It also takes about 40 minutes to bottle five gallons of beer and another four to eight 4-8 weeks to age.

For more information, check out DeFalcos' website on how to brew your first batch of beer.
Related Topics:
foodstretch your dollarsave moneybeerDo It YourselfbuzzworthyHouston
(Copyright ©2016 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

Load Comments