How to make your own German Beer?

Well folks, I may not be an expert in brewing beer, but I do know how to crack a case and make it fun. So, let's dive into the process of brewing your own German beer!

Here's a simple recipe to get you started:


  • 6 lbs. Pilsner malt
  • 1 oz. Hallertau hops
  • 1 package German lager yeast
  • 4.5 gallons water
  • Priming sugar for bottling


  • Large pot for boiling
  • Fermenter
  • Bottling bucket
  • Clean and sterilized equipment


  1. Start by heating 4.5 gallons of water to 160°F.

  2. Slowly add the Pilsner malt, stirring continuously to prevent clumping.

  3. Boil the mixture for 60 minutes, then add the Hallertau hops. Continue boiling for 10 more minutes.

  4. Remove the pot from heat and let it cool to room temperature.

  5. Pour the cooled mixture into a fermenter and add the German lager yeast. Stir the mixture and cover the fermenter.

  6. Allow the mixture to ferment for 7-14 days at room temperature.

  7. After fermentation is complete, transfer the beer to a bottling bucket and add priming sugar. This will carbonate the beer and give it a fizzy taste.

  8. Carefully bottle the beer and let it sit for 2 more weeks.

  9. Finally, it's time to enjoy your delicious German beer! Prost!

And there you have it, a simple recipe to brew your own German beer. Just like solving a case, brewing beer takes patience and attention to detail. So go ahead, grab your ingredients and equipment, and get brewing!

Remember, brewing beer is a science, so make sure to follow the recipe closely for best results. And if at first you don't succeed, keep trying! You'll get it right eventually, and the satisfaction of drinking your own homemade beer is worth it.