Be sure you understand some of the basics to keeping your equipment properly cleaned and sanitized.
Collectively we call it the trub, but generally the gunk that lands at the bottom of your brew kettle at the end of the day can be broken down into three distinct
Extract-based recipes were at one time the most popular format of homebrew recipes. If you're having trouble finding some basics of crafting your own extract-based recipe, we've got pointers.
. . . luckily for us, alcohol is lethally toxic to the vast majority of microorganisms found in our world.
Here at Brew Your Own magazine, we field a lot of questions that revolve around the husks of brewing grains. Grain husks serve a very specific purpose for many all-grain brewers and
Learn the basic terms and lingo of brewing water.
The popularity of all-grain brewing has surged in recent years. In this column I’m going to step outside the norm for Beginner’s Block and talk more to the advanced brewers about simplifying
Learn some of the basic terminology and jargon that surround hops and hopping.
At its core, lautering is a three-step process at the end of a brewer’s mash, which separates out the sugary wort from the spent (used) grains. The word originates in the German
There are plenty of technical terms that surround the cereal grains that we brewers use as a source of sugar to make beer. Understanding the brewing jargon used when talking about malt can be very helpful.
Carbonating while a beer is in a bottle, also know as bottle priming or conditioning, is the most common carbonation method for beginner homebrewers. But also many experienced homebrewers and commercial breweries utilize this technique as well.
With the holiday season here, it’s probably crossed your mind that homebrew makes a great gift for family, friends, co-workers and anyone else who wound up on the “nice” list this year.