OUR BREWING METHODS
Your WilliamsWarn Personal Brewery allows you to brew as you like, from a basic ‘just add water’ method to some slightly more complex options using malt, hops and other ingredients.
The Standard Method
In this method, we supply you with the extract and yeast, and you just add the water and make the beer as per the instructions. There are no extra ingredients to handle and you don’t need experience to produce a great tasting beer. You don’t need a kitchen either, as it’s all made in the personal brewery. Even if you start getting into the more advanced and creative methods, you can always make a great beer by returning to the Standard Method.
The Advanced Method
There are 80 beers in 23 categories in the BJCP Style Guidelines (http://www.bjcp.org/). We cannot supply all these beer styles via the Standard Method but we can still make them all in the WilliamsWarn Personal Brewery. What we do is offer another brewing method. It is what the American homebrewers call “extract plus grains” or “the steeping method”.
The Creative Method
As you get more experience with the Standard and Advanced Methods, there will be a natural progression towards being more creative and making your own recipes. You will be able to buy ingredients from us or other sources and play around with hops, malts, other grains, special extracts, special ingredients, strange ingredients and see what comes out the other end. Perhaps you’d like to make a beer with five random hops and five random special malts? Perhaps you’ll get into fruit beer or chilli beers? Perhaps you start adding spices from your kitchen? You may also like to start trying all-grain brewing rather than extract brewing.
The Ingredients We Supply
When using our Standard Method, we supply
1) Liquid Malt Extract
2) Dry Malt Extract
When using our Advanced and Creative Methods you need:
1) Our hopped Liquid Extracts and/or Dry Malt Extract
3) Specialty Malts
5) Specialty Ingredients