BREWING WITH BEERMKR
You don't need any brewing experience to make incredible beer with BEERMKR. Want to see what the process is like? Check out below:
Choose What You're Brewing
Open the BEERMKR app to start a brew. You can choose one of our MKRKITs comprised of everything you need to make an incredible beer, or you can choose DIY to brew with all your own ingredients!
Open your BEERMKR and add your grain. Our MKR KITs come with everything you need to make an excellent craft beer, but you have the option to make changes to the recipe or bring all of your own ingredients.
BEERMKR works best with all-grain recipes comprised of barley, oats, and wheat, but you can also use rice, fruits, powdered sugars and syrups.
If you're brewing a MKR KIT, the amount of water required will be listed on your recipe card. Just make sure your grains are covered.
Press The Button
Close the door and press the button on the front of the machine. Your BEERMKR will heat up to mashing temperatures and convert all of those grainy starches into sugars fermentable by the yeast.
You'll get a notification on your phone when the brewing phase is complete. You now have pre-beer called "wort". You'll remove the grains and toss them in your compost (or make some bread with them!).
With the grains out of the way, it's time to add yeast and hops. BEERMKR can use dry as well as liquid yeast and pellet hops (no whole cone). BEERMKR also uses Steam Hops to provide bitterness. For more info on Steam Hops, check out www.steamhops.com.
Over the next 3-7 days your beer will undergo fermentation. BEERMKR's sensors and heat exchanger will keep the yeast at the exact temperature required by the strain and the recipe. In DIY mode, you can set this temperature. It can be in the 40s and 50s to produce authentic lagers, or in the 80s to produce an ester rich Belgian. It can even kettle sour! If your recipe calls for it, you will be get a notification in the app to add dry hops during this time.
If your recipe calls for it, you will be get a notification in the app to add dry hops during this time.
Time to Transfer
When fermentation is complete, you will get a notification on your phone that it's time to transfer your beer to the included BEERTAP. Inside the BEERTAP your beer will carbonate with the help of a CO2 gas cartridge (included in your MKR KIT).
Remove complete beer from BEERMKR
Place bag in BEERTAP
Screw in CO2
Pour a beer!
After a few days in the refrigerator the CO2 cartridge will have fully carbonated your beer. Go ahead and pour yourself a glass! Over the next week your beer will continue to mature. It's best to test a little every day so you can see how that particular recipe develops over time. Some beers like IPAs are best young when the hops are fresh. Others like Imperial Stouts are best aged for at least a few weeks so all those complex flavors have time to come together. You're now a BEERMKR! Time to brew another beer while we drink this one :)
You're now a BEERMKR! Time to brew another beer while we drink this one :)