So I’ve written a lot of posts about small batch brewing, and will continue to focus on it going forward. But I wanted to share a method to making a micro batch of beer in your coffee maker.
Why would I make beer in a coffee machine? For one, it lets you be super experimental without the risk of having to dump too much beer if it does go wrong. Second, cleanup is a breeze as is the process itself. And third, it’s a very small/informal intro to all-grain brewing without investing in new equipment. Fourth, it makes for great bar conversation.
What you’ll need
How you’ll make it
Before you begin: SANITIZE everything as best you can. I run my sanitizer mix through the machine a few times. I have a separate coffee machine so I don’t have to worry about scrubbing out coffee grinds when I use it. If you’re using your existing machine, make sure you really get in there and get any coffee residue out.
Here’s what to do: