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Join Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis as he shows you how to properly evaluate malt before you use it in your next batch of beer.

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Dry Hopping

Learn our favorite tips when dry hopping your beers from Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis.

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Spunding 101

You can carbonate your kegged beer naturally using spunding. Learn how the calculations, equipment, and best practices for this technique with Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis.

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Evaluating Hops

Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis shows you how to properly evaluate hops before you ever add them to your brew.

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Decoction Mashing Basics

Decoction mashing is a time-honored German brewing technique that intimidates many brewers. Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis walks you through the basics of decoction including how to do it

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Closed Vessel Beer Racking

Closed vessel racking is a useful skill to transfer your beer between containers without any exposure to outside oxygen. Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis walks you through this technique.

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Being able to control your fermentation temperatures is one of the true keys to making better beer. Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis shows you some options for temperature control

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Using pH Meters for Brewing

A pH meter is a valuable brewing tool when used correctly. Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis shows you when and how to use a pH meter to make better

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Brewing with Fruit

Learn the best strategies and techniques to use when adding fruit as an ingredient to your beer with Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis.

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Conical Fermenters

Small-scale conical fermenters are becoming increasingly popular with homebrewers. Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis shows you how to get the most out of your conical fermenter and what makes

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Tips for Brewing Hazy Beers

Hazy beers are all the craze. Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis walks through his favorite tips for brewing hazy beers.

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Calibrating Your Hydrometer

The hydrometer is one of the most important pieces of equipment for any brewer. But if the readings aren’t accurate your hydrometer is worthless. Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis

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Calibrating Brewing Scales

Join Brew Your Own’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis as he shows you how to properly calibrate your scale for accurate beer ingredient measurements. Your numbers are only good if they are right

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A thermometer is only useful when it is accurate. Learn how to calibrate the thermometers you use for your brewing with tips from Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis.

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Evaluating Beer Like a Pro

Your beer evaluation skills can be one of a brewer’s best tools. Learn how to not only drink or taste beer, but how to evaluate beer like a professional brewer. Learn how

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Corny Keg Cleaning

Join Brew Your Own’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis with step-by-step instructions how to properly clean and sanitize your homebrew corny keg.

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Triangle Tests

Triangle tests can be a valuable way to help better evaluate different beer when conducting experiments with ingredients and techniques. Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis shows you how to

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Forced Fermentation Tests

Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis shows you how to conduct your own forced fermentation tests to help determine in advance the expected finishing gravity of a batch of beer