By now you may be wondering why there’s no “beer” on the shelves at your local supermarket.
The answer is simple: the science isn’t there yet.
If you were to ask a chemist about beer, they might not even have an idea of what it is.
There’s no real way to tell how the flavour and the alcohol level will affect the taste.
You might get a sample of a beer that’s just right, but it might be too strong.
Or a bit too sweet.
And there’s always the problem of the yeast in the beer: they’re just not getting the job done.
In short, the only thing we can really say is that we don’t yet know what the flavour of a bottle of beer will be.
But it’s not too late to find out.
What can you do?
You can try to replicate the flavour by fermenting a batch of beer, then putting the resulting beer in a glass bottle.
Or, if you’re a beer aficionado, you can pour it in the freezer and then drink it as you would any other beer.
Either way, you should always drink beer that you have made yourself and it’s unlikely that the flavour will differ from what you might expect.
Even if you buy it, it’s still a long way off.
However, if all you have is a bottle, you may just be able to enjoy a delicious brew.
How to make your own beer – and drink it tooYou can make your beer at home using a mixture of grains and water, and you’ll need a blender.
For this, you’ll want to use a non-stick, plastic bag with a lid, a pint glass or a glass jar.
To make the mixture, mix the water, wheat and barley in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is almost boiling.
(If you’re making the beer for a party, you could also use a blender, but this will require you to stir constantly.)
Next, add the beer to the saucepan, and add the yeast.
Whisk to combine, then pour into a jug.
You’ll want the mixture to be as thin as possible so it can be poured into the jug.
When it’s ready, add a few drops of water to the mixture.
You can use a spoon or your fingers to gently push the mixture into the bottle.
Next, fill the jug up with ice.
This should help to keep the flavours balanced.
Once the mixture has been poured into a bottle or jar, you’re ready to drink.
This is easy to do in a fridge: it’s important to get a good temperature, so it doesn’t burn the yeast that’s in the mixture too much.
Once the bottle has been filled, place it in a cool, dark place, and let it sit overnight.
At this point, you might need to add some ice to ensure it doesn´t get too cold.
Alternatively, you know you’re getting the flavour right.
The bottle is ready to be poured!
You’ll be glad you did!
What you need:Glass jars or containersGlass bottlesGlass bottles that fit tightly and that don’t have a lidSo you’re done.
You should now have a fully fermentable beer in your hands.
It should be ready to pour and taste.