The Internet revolution may have had an influence, but one of the main reasons for the surging popularity is the production of scaled down brewing kits and the easier access to 100 different strains of yeast. The quality of advice and the ingredients has improved dramatically. Years ago, the materials involved in home brewing are a can of Blue Ribbon malt extract, a 10 gallon ceramic crock, and a pile of Fleischmann's bread yeast. Several equipment for use in home brewing are on the rise, and there is a growing of materials available online ready to be downloaded. Now, it's easier to concoct your own brew. But just a little reminder, don't let your over-eagerness get the best out of you. Exercise some restraint as well when trying home brewing for the first time. I also have no qualms about recommending this wonderful hobby; if you need some convincing, here are several good reasons to take up home brewing. It's a Rewarding Hobby Being able to brew your own type of beer with its own unique flavors can give a home brewer a great sense of fulfillment. The act of brewing your own beer also gives you that mad scientist fulfillment (or at least for me), not to mention the satisfaction that you feel every time your beer-guzzling friends rave about your concoction. The simplification of this procedure is made possible by the availability of pre-processed ingredients in the market like malt extract which basically lifted the meticulous process of mashing malt. Here is the simple and easy to follow steps of brewing beer. First things first, we have to prepare all the things we will need for brewing beer. Liquid Thermometer is necessary to measure the required temperature of cooling and heating of water as well as the brew being fermented. 6. Hydrometer is a device necessary to measure the gravity of the wort during and after the fermentation. 7. Funnel is usually used on the bottling process. 8. Cleaning tools and sanitizers are the crucial equipments needed in home brewing. These grains are the choice of advanced brewers if they feel the need to add some color, spice and taste to the alcoholic drink. Now there are five major types of these grains. Know them before using them. The black malt. As the name implies, the grains border on the dark color. The color can be linked to the high roasting temperature used in processing these specialty grains.