Do you like beers with a little tart twinge to them? Or would you like to acidify your mash without adding calcium? If so, you may want to think about sour mashing — the other sour brewing technique.
Partial mashing combines much of the flexibility of all-grain brewing with the convenience of brewing on your stovetop. But, there’s a dark side. Find out the problem of – and the solution to – low pH values in dark partial mashes. Plus: Seven roasty recipes to light the way.
To get all the goodies from your grains, you need an efficient lautering system - find out how homebrew solutions stack up.
A single infusion mash is best for fully-modified malts — but when it comes to undermodified malts, you need to step it up.
Time is on the Wizard's side, because he knows what brew house practices are a waste of it. Find out how to trim time from your brew day. Plus: The facts for those who crave fantastic foam.
Want a cool, crisp, refreshing beer to drink when grilling or sitting around the pool this summer? Try one from our collection of 15 recipes, submitted by homebrew shops from across the nation.
Looking for a few summer brewing ideas? Check out some bonus summer recipes from homebrew shops across the US.
Which is better, extract or all-grain? The Wiz weighs in on this age-old question. Plus: wild yeasts.
Sure, the name of the magazine is Brew Your Own. But, just this once we're taking a step back and learning how to malt our own. If you want to take your brewing from grain to grass, here's how.
Even for all-grain brewers, malt extract has its uses. When making a strong beer or a large volume of beer, malt extract can substitute for mash tun volume (or boil time). Learn the equations to make expedient extract additions.
Looking to make some malty wort the old school way? Try decoction mashing.
Did you ever want to do something just because someone told you it couldn't be done? A comment at a homebrew club meeting sets a homebrewer on a quest to brew an all-grain beer over 20% alcohol by volume.
Are you an advanced homebrewer seeking stable mash temperatures? Are you willing to accept the runaround? Then we've got the machines for you. The basics of brewing with a RIMS or HERMS.
Looking to maximize your maltiness? Try boiling your mash! This age-old brewing technique is explained.
Getting into all-grain brewing can be simple. For little more than the cost of a picnic cooler, you can build a simple mash/lauter tun. And, if you use batch sparging, your brew days can be fast and easy. We'll show you how to build the necessary equipment and how to use it.
PID controllers are a popular way to add automated control to RIMS or HERMS breweries. Discover the art and science of controlling PID controllers.
Some grains can be steeped. Others need to be mashed. Do you know the difference? You will after reading this grain guide for extract brewers.