Brewing beer is a complex mixture of art and science. To make a typical pilsner, for example, barley is malted, milled, then immersed in hot water to create wort, a liquid that smells like the perfect breakfast. Hops are added for bitterness and flavor, then yeast to make intricacy and, of course, make alcohol. Carbonation comes from forcing CO2 into the mix, or, with time, it can carbonate naturally, spurred along by feeding extra sugar to the yeast.
It builds beer!
It’s loud, it’s bulky, and you don’t learn a lot about brewing.