02/05/2013 11:25 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Beginner's Guide to Making Home Brew (VIDEO)

Beer and bread share so much in common, not just in key ingredients, (yeast, grain, and water), also in the importance of freshness. Like a good loaf of bread, most beers except for a few styles that actually improve with age, require timely consumption after being produced, to achieve a maximum flavor and quality finish. That's one reason it's possible with continued practice and experience to make a home brew that tastes almost as good, and sometimes better than many of the commercial beers purchased at the store.

In this episode, veteran beer-making instructor Jeremy Fry, from F. H. Steinbart Company, one of the oldest home beer supply houses in the country, shows us how to make a batch of home-made beer.

For the accompanying recipe, please visit Cooking Up a Story. To watch more videos, visit Food.Farmer.Earth.