The range of methods used by brewers to produce beer certainly is not lacking of variety. There are commercial brewers of great, hoppy beers who accept high wort losses when high hop
Getting accurate hydrometer readings is critically important to brewing better beer. However sometimes it’s really tough to get the best reading you can – especially after your beer has some carbonation built
Most homebrewers know the Charlie Papazian saying, “Relax, don’t worry, have a homebrew.” But many of us don’t necessarily follow that dogma. Denny and Drew want to change that.
Most brewers would regard lagers as more difficult to brew than ales, but there are some tricks to simplify the process.
A sign of a great brewer is that they are never content with a recipe. Three pros striving for excellence share their tips for tweaking recipes and brewing one-offs.
After a recipe is first conceptualized and then brewed is when the toughest work begins in perfecting that recipe. It (usually) doesn’t go from good to great on a second brew, but instead requires small tweaks from batch-to-batch. By changing one facet of a recipe each time it is brewed, that change can be analyzed, criticized, and lead to continual improvements.
Half truths, misunderstood principles, untested theories, and wild guesses often become taken as facts when repeated enough times. You’ll find them on brewing message boards, in literature, and in conversation.
That doesn’t make them true. Let’s bust these myths.
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
What good is a thermometer if it is telling you the wrong information? Make sure you can trust your equipment by keeping it calibrated.
I also love hefeweizens and enjoy brewing and drinking weizen beers! Weizen is definitely a yeast-driven style, where fermentation products really define the flavor profile. Let’s set yeast aside for a moment
Maintaining a homebrew barrel program can be a lot of fun, but it is difficult by yourself if you want to use a full-size barrel. These are the perfect sizes for homebrew clubs, however. A New Jersey club shares how it successfully operates a two-barrel program for its members.