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The science of alcohol
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4 Homebrewing

Much like baking home goods to wow your friends, you can do the same with brewing. Home brewing is a popular hobby that is easy to get into. Specialist shops and websites stock all the necessary materials, but starter kits can be purchased from large supermarkets and online vendors.

For this course, as for others, there is no better way to support your learning than to put it into practice. This is not a requirement of the course, but it would be a fun way to visualise what you are studying – a genuine home experiment. Conveniently most homebrews take about eight weeks, which is also the length of this course. It doesn’t matter what type of beer you decide on as the basic processes are the same but you should aim to start your homebrew this week. So watch this video and consider putting your study into action.

In this video Danny Allwood introduces homebrewing, its attractions and how to get started.

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In the next section, you’ll start to think about setting up your own experiment.