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How to Set Up a Shed for Hobby Home Brewing

  1 Nov 2023 10:00 am

A home brewery is more than a place to make beer; it can be a hobby oasis where creativity flows as freely as the beverages. You can infuse each brew with your unique touch, creating flavours to enjoy with your mates and family. 

Sheds are ideal for hobby home breweries as they offer dedicated and versatile spaces for brewing and storage.

If you're eager to get a shed to use as a home brewery, let's break it down step by step. It's a satisfying venture, and with a bit of planning, you'll be sipping your own brews in no time.

1. Shed Selection:

When choosing a shed, keep in mind that you'll need a roomy, well-insulated structure with decent natural light. The Sheds n Homes team can help with this. As this will be your brewing HQ, make sure it ticks all the boxes with the local regulations and zoning laws. You want a shed that's not just a shed but a blissful brewing sanctuary.

Example Shed for Home Brewing

 2. Shed Blueprint:

Think about where everything will go. Plan out spots for brewing, fermentation, and storage. The aim is to have a shed that's both efficient and easy to move around in.

 3. Temperature and Airflow:

Consider keeping things cozy. Insulate your shed to control temperature swings and throw in some windows or fans to keep the air flowing.

 4. Water and Power:

Ensure your shed has water access for brewing and cleaning. Set up a solid power connection for your gear. If you're not sure how, get in touch with someone who knows their way around wiring.

 5. Brewing Corner:

Create a dedicated brewing area. A sturdy bench for measuring and brewing is a good start. Keep it organized so you're not hunting for your gear.


6. Order in the Chaos:

Invest in shelves and bins for your ingredients and equipment. An organised shed will make your brewing sessions smoother.

7. Weather Control:

Keep your brews happy by controlling the temperature. Depending on your climate, you might need a heater or a cooler. Aim for that perfect brewing sweet spot.

 8. Shed Light on the Subject:

Make sure your shed is well-lit. Good visibility is key when you're measuring out ingredients and keeping an eye on your brewing process.

 9. Personal Touch:

Add a bit of your personality to the space. Maybe some artwork or a comfy spot for tasting. It's your shed; make it yours.

 10. Test the Waters:

Before you start brewing, give everything a trial run. Check your set-up, make sure the temperature is spot on, and that all your equipment is working as it should.

In a nutshell, getting a shed to make into your own hobby home brewery is a fun project. With a bit of preparation, you'll have your own brewing space sorted. Here's to your brewing success!

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*Images are for illustrative purposes only.

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