ArticlePilot Brewing: Smaller Batch Homebrewing Almost all of the pros — from Anheuser-Busch to your local craft brewery — use pilot brews to test new recipes. As a homebrewer, you can, too. There are lots of advantagesAlready a member? Log InWritten by Nico FrecciaYou'll Also Like Article MEMBERS ONLY Caution: Homebrewers at Work The fun hobby of homebrewing can become dangerous if safety precautions are not taken. Always keep these safety tips in mind. Article FREE Improve Quality and Consistency To brew great beer you need to start with a good recipe, know how to evaluate your beers, and then understand the cause and effect of each ingredient and technique so you can improve the beer the next time you go to brew it.