John Blichmann offers advice for setting up a homebrewery area that includes thought for practical brewing, storage, and maneuverability.
Our most exciting event so far was last year when we brewed a wee heavy in tribute to Greg. We chose the wee heavy because Greg literally wrote the book on Scotch ales for the Classic Beer Styles series.
If you ever come across a discarded barrel . . . here is a great use for it. Get step by step instructions to build a table from a used wine barrel.
To make a good eisbock (or any other kind of ice beer) it is helpful to have a good understanding of how ice crystals form, and to be able to effectively manage crystal formation within the beer.
Dear Replicator,My homebrewing partner recently brought me back a few bottles of local beers from Portland, Oregon that we can’t get in Colorado. One of the most interesting beers was a porter
One of the most important processes to control in your homebrewery is the temperature of your wort and beer. Here is a rundown on temperature controllers.
There are more than a few ways to brew a beer, and one of those ways is with an all-electric homebrewery. if you are considering moving away from propane, take some advice from two dedicated all-electric homebrewers.
The balance of bittering versus malt sweetness should always be toward the bitter, but expect the beer to become more and more balanced as the beer ages and the bittering drops out.
American barleywine is rich and strong. It has a big malt flavor and aggressive hopping, but it still has a balance between the malt character and hop character.
(5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.078 FG = 1.017IBU = 41 SRM = 32 ABV = 7.8% Ingredients13 lbs. (5.9 kg) British pale ale malt8.0 oz. (0.23 kg) crystal malt (60 °L)2.0
“Fill with mingled cream and amber, I will drain that glass again. Such hilarious visions clamber through the chambers of my brain. Quaintest thoughts – queerest fancies, come to life and fade away: What care I how time advances? I am drinking ale today.”
– Edgar Allan Poe