We break down the pros and cons of the vast variety of hoses and tubes available to homebrewers.
The Wizard suggests the best solution to clean a copper immersion chiller and more.
When you want to brew a sour beer but don’t want to wait months to drink it, try kettle souring.
Does homebrewing really matter in the grand scheme of things? BYO’s Associate Publisher ponders that question.
Enter your best homemade meads in the 2016 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition
Homebrewers are a curious sort. We wonder if mash temperature matters, should we use fresh or harvested yeast, and if dry hopping with pellets or whole leaf hops makes a difference. A team of homebrewers share the results of experiments to test these questions.
The options are limitless when designing a homebrew recipe from scratch. But with an end result in mind, and the advice from these two pro brewers, you’ll be cranking out award-winning recipes in no time.
What is in those glasses served at the annual Oktoberfest celebration in Munich? That’s a trick question . . . it’s actually festbier, a lighter version of the traditional Oktober- fest style. Learn about the history of the new BJCP style and how to brew it.
Beer is made up of more water than anything else, yet water is also the most overlooked ingredient. Don’t be fooled, water is important. Here are some water adjustments homebrewers should be familiar with.
A homebrewer chronicles his attempts to clone Three Floyds Brewing Co.’s Dark Lord Russian imperial stout — a beer that is released only once a year — at home.
There’s nothing better than a nice, well-made, crisp, pale lager — well, that is except for a nice, well-made, crisp pale lager with the punchy hop profile of an India pale ale. Learn more about how to homebrew an India pale lager — a newer hybrid beer style that is on the lips of hop heads everywhere. Plus: Four commercial IPL clone recipes.
It’s not at all unusual to make a batch of homebrew that doesn’t come out quite exactly as you had planned. Or perhaps you’ve brewed something that you think could use a little extra flavor or mouthfeel. Try performing some small-scale post-fermentation adjustments to tweak your finished homebrews.