Knowing how to read a hydrometer will come in handy. This guide will help you master the art of using a hydrometer when brewing up beer, mead, wine, or something else.
From mini kegs to half barrel behemoths, today you are going to explore the various kegs sizes available throughout the world.
The concept around dry hopping is very basic. You grab some hops and toss them into the fermenter. Then, you wait a few days for those hops to infuse their aroma and flavor into the beer.
Even if you find that you have no talent for DIYs, you’re going to love this one. Learn how to build a mash tun: it's very easy and requires just a few tools and items.
As with all things related to home brewing, using priming sugar is an art that requires some skill and knowledge to get right. If you have ever wondered about bottle priming, you have come to the right place.
Diacetyl rest: what is it? How does it work? In this article, you are going to explore what a diacetyl rest is and how to execute one flawlessly.
Lip-puckering, bitter-as-heck beers... Lactose brewing is something you may want to try if you want to develop your own home-brewed milk stout.
Do you have a keg of beer sitting next to you that is just waiting to be tapped? We'll help you to tap a keg the right way in 8 steps.
There are over 500 kinds of hops out in the world, so even if a beer recipe calls for a specific hop variety, you can substitute another. We made this handy hop substitution chart to help you find the next best hop.
You started out with brewing beer from extracts. Then you tried all grain brewing and brewing in a bag. What’s next on the challenge list? Batch sparge brewing may become your new favorite process once you give it a try.
Whether you are a gardener or a home brewer, hops are a fantastic and easy plant to grow at home. Learn how and when harvest hops!
Did you finally pull that gifted homemade moonshine from last year out from the back of the refrigerator? You may be wondering, “Does moonshine go bad? Is this fit to drink?”
One of the things you need to know before you even pick up your first homebrewing recipe is which brewing sanitizer is the best.
Welcome to Introduction to Home Kegging (Kegging 101), where you learn about kegging your homebrewed beer.
Pilsners have a reputation for being one of the hardest beers to brew. That's why the general pilsner recipe is labeled for intermediate homebrewers.
Lager temperature control can be difficult if you have just started brewing out. Learn more in the article!
If you’re taking up homebrewing and are confused about the differences between all-grain brewing vs extract brewing, we’ve got you covered.
Interested in milling grain for beer? If you plan to homebrew, learning as much as you can about this process is vital.
What are base malts? Let's delve into of the malting process and learn how malting fits in with the homebrewing process.
Barley is often seen as the very essence of beer, so knowing how to malt barley is important. If you are a home brewer who is eager to learn how to take on this task right from the comfort of your own home, you’re in luck.
Yeast nutrients can do a world of good for your beer and its flavor. What are yeast nutrients and why are they so important? Time to get your answer.
If you want to know about inventing beer recipes, you are in the right place. Today, you are going to get the inspiration you need, as well as a step-by-step guide to help you along the way!
Decoction mash is an ancient and often misunderstood technique that can take your beers to the next level. Learn more about this process!
The best beer begins with the best mash; to get it, controlling mash temperature is key. Understand how temperature changes the very nature of the wort and control it!
Here is some good news: an essential guide for bottling homebrewed beer faster than ever. Let’s get right to it.
Want to know how to measure alcohol content without original gravity? Though it can be challenging, there are a couple of ways to get a close estimation.
Waiting for your beer to carbonate can feel like an eternity. That is why many homebrewers are making the case for investing in a keg system and learning how to force carbonate beer.
When you start looking into older recipes from the UK and Europe, you may notice that those recipes call for the same ingredient: torrified wheat.
Cane sugar vs corn sugar, which one is best for homebrewing beer? Either one is fine since both ferment fully; the only difference is in dextrose and sucrose's chemical makeup.
For thousands of years, people have succumbed to the alcoholic effects of mead. Fortunately, we live in an era with technologies that make booze a little less, uh, boozy.
Whether you are making beer, wine, whiskey, or some kind of moonshine, yeast happens to be an integral part of the alcohol-making process. What happens, then, when you want to avoid using alcohol?
If you are looking for more information on sweet beers, this Ultimate Guide to Sweet Beer will tell you everything you need to know and more.
Do you know how much yeast per gallon of mash is needed when you make your alcohol? Whether you are making vodka, whiskey, or bourbon, the ratio between yeast and mash is essential.
Mead can be as simple or complex as you desire. Whether you want to brew mead up the Viking way or use more modern elements, there are plenty of ways to whip up 5 gallons of mead.
Beer is diverse. Wherever you go in the world, it’s guaranteed that you will see beer in a spectrum of color including pale yellows, rich reds, and even deep black
Dry yeast vs liquid yeast: Which one is better for brewing beer? Let’s talk about it so you can make the right decision for your brew.
The brew in a bag method is a lot like using a tea bag to brew a cup of tea. You essentially steep the grains in water to get beer.
What makes noble hops so special? How do you know which kind to use? Here is everything you need to know about noble hops and how to use them.
Hops are expensive, so growing hops at home is an economical choice. Besides, wouldn’t it be nice to tell others you made your beer with homegrown hops?
Did you know that healthy yeast is the cornerstone of a delicious beer? You can make a top-quality yeast starter easily—and we’re going to tell you how.
147 known hop varieties. That’s a lot of potentials to play around with and discover tons of flavor combinations for your home brewed delight.
Whether you are trying out homebrewing for the first time or simply want to make a smaller amount of beer for an experiment, micro batch brewing is an excellent method to use.
A fermentation chamber is just an enclosed space that assists with maintaining the internal temperature of the fermenter for optimal fermentation.
Does trying out new brewing techniques make you nervous? Don’t worry. That happens to be the first reason you should give first wort hopping,
You’ve finally decided after a slew of extract brewing that now is the time - the moment to level up your grain game. You think you’re ready for all grain brewing?
There are no shortcuts to great beer. You might think that using malt extracts for homebrewing makes you look like a rookie (even if you are just starting out), but you’d be mistaken.
The more you brew beer at home, the more you will realize that sometimes cleaning, racking those beers, and balancing tasks can be utter chaos
There are three main beer brewing methods: extracts, mini-mash, and all-grain brewing. No process is better than the other when it comes to making a delightfully delicious beer.
Investing a bit in your homebrewing equipment will help you in the long run, since you will be able to work more efficiently.
There is a lot that goes into beer, but the main ingredients are your hops, grains, water, and yeast. Without that, you wouldn’t get the heavenly delight we call beer.