Welcome to Redneck Home Brewing! Nothing fancy here. Just a guy in the Missouri Ozarks who loves to make beer. I believe in keeping things simple. If you can make Mac & Cheese then you can make good beer. I started home brewing in 2011 with a Mr. Beer kit my wife got me for Christmas. She’s probably still kicking herself for that because home brewing moved from interest, to hobby, to a “little bit” of an obsession. I’ve become a fan of small batch brewing and currently make 2 gallon batches. I brew from the comfort of my kitchen, ferment using Mr. Beer Little Brown Kegs, and bottle condition my beer. I’ve also taken to growing some hops and culturing my own yeast.
If you are looking to make better beer, the one thing that can help you the most is to control your fermentation temps. Some people are fortunate to have a temperature stable area to ferment their beer in, but for the rest of us that means utilizing some kind of fermentation chamber. There are any number of ways to build one, some elaborate and some more simplistic. Let me show you the simplest fermentation chamber you could “make”. Continue reading