Do you want to brew your own alcohol but not really sure where to start? Here we will explain all you need to know about brewing your own alcohol. The thing we must start with is the advantages of brewing alcohol from home.
Creative rewards - There is a certain satisfaction to be taken from the fact that you are creating your own drinks, that you have created. The ability to do something new, unusual, challenging and rewarding really boosts your mood the same as any other hobby
The challenge - Creating your own alcohol from your own recipes can be a challenge, if you're looking for a challenge. Alternatively, if you're not looking for a challenge there are plenty of kits and recipes you can follow to give you a tried and tested drink.
The social aspect - Most of the people down your street or in your group of friends drink alcohol, you'll be surprised at how often people will be wowed by the fact that you brew your own, they may even want to try some as you'll be able to produce it for a cheaper price than they can get it from the supermarket or off licence (remember there are duties to pay if you are selling alcohol as well as needing the appropriate licences).
Limited time needed - Home brewing is great for those who want some sort of hobby but don't necessarily have the time or energy to waste doing it. You can brew some top quality alcohol with very little time spent and very little effort. A couple of hours preparation (if that), then you can leave your wash to do its thing until it's ready to drink.
Quality over quantity - Whilst you're only doing small amounts of alcohol and just trying to beat the supermarket prices, you have no need to think about reducing costs so much that you have to stick with the cheapest options. You can change things in your recipes slightly, adding extra ingredients or using more of a certain likeable ingredient. This gives you a smaller quantity of a much preferable alcohol.
The cost advantage - Brewing alcohol from home means you can produce alcohol for under £1 per litre. If you go to the supermarket or off licence you could be paying over £10 per litre for a similar tasting drink. Most people think this is a no-brainer, but are unsure of why the drink is so cheap, which casts doubts. All we can do is assure you your drink is as safe if not safer than commercial grade drinks. We'll let you make your own mind up after tasting what you have produced.
Health Benefits - A number of studies have been carried out and they point towards 1-2 alcoholic drinks per day could possibly have a number of health benefits. One of the main ones is flavinoid levels, dark beer or red wine for example have a high flavinoid content promoting a healthy heart. Other studies have pointed out that a pint of beer can have less calories in it than a pint of juice, milk or fizzy drinks. Obviously, too much alcohol can have massive negative effects too so always drink in moderation!
Reduced hangovers - Scientific studies have been carried out, and it has been proven that some vitamins present in alcohol can reduce the effects of hangovers. Some commercial processes involved in brewing alcohol can remove such vitamins, therefore increasing some of the effects of a hangover.