When you’ve been brewing for long enough, a time eventually comes when desire to create a new recipe is high but imagination is low. When that happens, you can often find inspiration from nature, new products, or experimentation.
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.
Spiced beer can be a thing of beauty when done well; but brewers need judicious additions and well-married flavors. We sit down with two professional brewers who know what it takes to make a concept beer turn into reality.
What’s the best way to hold a consistent mash temperature for brew-in-a-bag brewing? We put the popular Reflectix insulation to the test.
Stainless steel may cost more than aluminum, but there are many reasons why it is used in both commercial breweries and homebreweries. If you’re investing in stainless, it means you should make sure you are treating it correctly. Learn from two professionals who know what it takes to properly care for stainless steel equipment.
Six of BYO’s favorite homebrewing experts debate some of the hobby’s most controversial topics, including boil vigor, the importance of precise mash temperatures, secondary fermentation, and Belgian candi sugar.
Taking notes from brew day on through the end of packaging helps brewers repeat what works, see why targets were missed, and better understand equipment, ingredients, and the science of brewing beer.
As simple as it sounds, many brewers who are brewing super hoppy beers are using lots and lots of hops! And I do mean lots of hops. Back in the 1980s, few
The fun hobby of homebrewing can become dangerous if safety precautions are not taken. Always keep these safety tips in mind.
Brew-in-a-bag (BIAB) continues to grow in popularity around the world. Learn from two brewers well versed in maximizing the BIAB experience.
Hot summer temperatures can make chilling and fermenting more difficult, but with these techniques you won’t need to sweat it when things heat up.
It is easy for us “old-school brewers” to joke about the cloudy-IPA style, and dismissively suggest to just do the opposite of what is required to make clear beer. Although there is