Steeping specialty grains is a common practice for many homebrewers, particularly those who brew extract or partial-mash recipes. As with many things in the beer brewing process, there are trade-offs to be
Barrel-aged beers are wonderful, but barrels are also expensive, time-consuming, and take up a lot of space. With the wide array of oak alternatives available, they are also unnecessary. Explore the alternatives to barrels.
Though not as glamorous as hops and yeast, or even specialty malts, for that matter, base malt is the backbone of beer. Learn what differentiates each base malt and when one may be better than another.