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.
Here we present some yeast lingo explained for the layman/normal human being.
In the previous chapters, we made our beers using malt extract for some or all of the fermentable sugars. In this chapter, we’ll brew a beer in which the fermentables come entirely
In the chapter on extract with grains brewing, you learned how to alter a malt extract wort by steeping specialty grains and boiling pellet hops. In this chapter, we’ll show you how
This chapter builds on the basic brewing skills learned in chapter two “Brewing a No-Boil Extract Beer.” Here, you’ll learn how to use steeped grains, pellet hops and liquid yeast to modify
Some homebrewers may want to brew an easy-to-make beer during their first brewing session to build their confidence before trying more complicated brewing methods later. Others may want to take the simple
Brewing is the process of making beer — a fermented, alcoholic beverage made from grains. The most commonly used grain for brewing is barley, but there are others (including wheat, rye, oats
Homebrewers need to chill there wort after the boil, but there is no correct way. Learn the pros and cons of various methods of wort chilling along with the different techniques to chill the wort down to yeast-pitching temperatures.
If you want to make a balanced beer, you need to know something about bittering. The alpha acids in hops bring bitter flavor to your beer so that you can balance out
Brewing water can be pretty confusing, especially to a new homebrewer who is starting to brew all-grain batches. All you need to know in the beginning, however, is if six certain ions
Competitions can be a fun way to learn more about brewing better homebrews — and maybe earn some bragging rights as well. If you are interested in seeing how your homebrews stack
One of the easiest ways to save money as you begin homebrewing more often — and a way to ensure you have ingredients on hand when you decide to brew up a batch