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All Grain Brewing All Grain Brewing

How to Homebrew: All-Grain -- Check out our diagram of the all-grain homebrew process. There are many different styles and methods for all-grain brewing, but this is one of the most common for the..... (more)



Barley, Hops, Yeast and Water Barley, Hops, Yeast and Water

An Argument for Organic Brewing -- Beer is food. Real beer, that is, beer that has nutritional value. We’re not talking _______ (fill in the blank) light. We’re talking something with real barley and..... (more)

Basic Homebrew Lab -- Tips for setting up a basic homebrew yeast lab For those home brewers with a desire to know more about the microbiology going on in their home brewery, setting up a..... (more)

Basic Water Chemistry for Brewing -- Malt, hops and yeast, but what about beer's fourth ingredient? Most brewers have probably had the experience – perhaps more often than we'd like to admit –..... (more)

Fresh Hop Homebrew Guide -- Featuring Wet Hopped Recipes for a BIG Hop Punch Recipe Links: Wet Hopped Red | Hops..... (more)

Growing Hops At Home -- Growing hops at home can be a fun gardening activity for those who truly wish to make their beer from scratch. The hop plant (Humulus Lupulus) is a perennial plant,..... (more)

Hacking Your Home Brew: Hop Substitutes & Herbal Admixtures -- The home brewing and craft brewing movement has brought good beer to practically the entire world. The sweet punch of quality malts and earthy zing of hops arises in..... (more)

Home Brewing With Malt, Hops, Barley, Yeast, Water -- Making your own homebrew is a wonderful and rewarding past time. But how is it that beer is made? In olden times, it was thought that when one..... (more)

How to Protect and Store Grain, Hops & Yeast -- Hops, yeast, and grain are all essential to the home brewer. Due to the economic value of buying in bulk, one can often end up with more grains and even hops than can..... (more)



Brewer Profiles Brewer Profiles

A Homebrewer's Adventure at Burning Man -- Home brew is almost as common as commercially made beer at the week long party/art event called Burning Man . The harsh desert environment, with high temperature, dust..... (more)

From Home Brewer to Craft Brewer -- An Interview with Oregon-based brewers Suzanne and Dylan Goldsmith, founders of the Captured by Porches Brewing Company Sooner or later you will run into a..... (more)



Brewing Your First Batch Brewing Your First Batch

10 Homebrew gadgets to make brewing easier -- In the world of home brewing, ingenuity saves time and money. Homebrew gadgets come in all shapes and sizes, and not all are strictly necessary, but most of them make..... (more)

Becoming a Home Brewer: A Home Brewing Checklist -- So, you want to brew your own beer? If you have a kitchen, you can become a home brewer with a minimal amount of supplies. If you have a garage, you might need a few..... (more)

Brewing Your First Batch -- It seems daunting, and you may have a hundred questions and no one to ask them to, but making your first batch of beer is actually quite easy. Brewing..... (more)

Homebrew Kits Make Great Gifts -- Homebrew beer kits make great gifts for the aspiring home brewer, whether experienced or just starting out. This is because no matter what the experience level of the..... (more)

How to Homebrew: Extract -- We've created this pictograph of the extract homebrew process to help beginner brewers visualize the extract brewing process. There are many different ways to brew..... (more)



Cooking with Homebrew Cooking with Homebrew

5 Homebrew Burger Recipes -- Using home made beers to make memorable burger bites Peanut butter and jelly. Fried chicken and waffles. Coffee and donuts. The most obvious? Beer and burgers...... (more)

Homebrew Chicken Drummettes -- with a homebrew brine and honey-garlic glaze If you have homebrew flowing, preferably a dark stout or porter and a fist full of spices then you have yourself the..... (more)

Hop Crispy Treats -- We have got the perfect dessert for your next beer or brewers dinner. Hopped rice crispy treats spiked with a Cascade hop oil cinnamon glaze and dusted with an Amarillo..... (more)

Smoked Pulled Pork in Homebrew Brine -- With homebrew dry rub and slop sauce When you're brewing a batch of beer, sometimes its hard not to get hungry. Let's face it, there are..... (more)



Fermentation Fermentation

A Guide to Hydrometers -- Hydrometers are tools that can be used to determine the amount of fermentation that has taken place in your beer or wine. The hydrometer does not..... (more)

Aeration Roundup -- Shake, stir, splash and bubble your way to better brew with this collection of aeration gear. Stainless Steel Wort Aeration Whip ($30)...... (more)

Homebrewing with a Closed Transfer System -- Homebrewing with a closed transfer system is all about minimizing your wort’s contact with air during the brewing process while achieving a naturally..... (more)

Keeping Homebrew Chill -- B rewing in regions of the world that have extreme temperatures (like Texas) can provide some unique challenges to the home brewer. When the heat regularly gets up..... (more)

Secondary Fermentation -- There are many tricks of the trade in the world of beer. Secondary fermentation is one. This is the process of siphoning off your beer after the initial..... (more)

Yeast and Fermentation -- The great and glorious mystery of fermentation has only become widely answered in the last 200 years. In the history of beer production, for seven..... (more)



Home Brew Recipes Home Brew Recipes

An American Barleywine Recipe -- Going BIG with hops, malt, yeast and aging American Barleywine is an old American ale that descended from strong "October" style beers..... (more)

Brewing with Chiles -- Picking Peppers For The Perfect Piquant Pint Chipotle Stout | Green Chile Oktoberfest | Habanero IPA It's a pretty good bet that at some point..... (more)

Brewing with Wormwood -- It is important when developing herbal beers that you get advice about your ideas from knowledgeable sources. Also, that you control the flow of your beer so that it is..... (more)

Chocolate Orange Porter -- As I kid, one of my favorite treats was an orange shaped chocolate candy that my mom would pick up from the drug store. The chocolate orange pulled apart in..... (more)

Cranberry Orange Honey Wheat Ale -- The holidays are just around the corner and our bees have been busy buzzing about gathering up ingredients for a special cranberry based homebrew. The honey wheat recipe..... (more)

Double Whisky Rye IPA -- Double Whisky Rye IPA - All Grain Recipe..... (more)

Figinator - (Biere de Garde) -- Ready for something different? How about a blended brew consisting of a classic Biere de Garde (French Farmhouse) beer spiked with organic fig syrup. Its a mix of Winter..... (more)

Gingerbread Christmas Wit -- It's Christmas time and all those amazing ginger, vanilla and cinnamon smells are flying out of the oven, so we decided to have them fly out of the tap too. This is a..... (more)

Home Brew Software (Recipe Management) -- As the world of home brew grows ever larger, the need for software for homebrewers is increasing. It can be difficult for the modern home brewer to keep..... (more)

Homebrew Recipes and Ingredients -- Homebrew recipes are many and varied. You can find many different recipes online or just by asking at your local brew store – and, of course,..... (more)

Hop Stuffing Black IPA -- Continuing the xGiving Series of brews, I explore flavor infusions in black ipas. Imagine a beer that has the piney hop of a christmas ipa and the savory spice..... (more)

Hopped Rye Pilsener -- A reinterpretation of the classic German Pilsener lager Lager means "to store" and the yeast of..... (more)

Imperial Brown Pumpkin -- This is the big brown pumpkin ale that everyone loves to sip on as the cold weather rolls in. Our imperial pumpkin brew has a nice spice, rich caramelized brown sugar..... (more)

Imperial IPA -- What dog (or dragon) doesn't wish for never ending brew? It's about time that Falcor gets his own bowl of never ending Imperial India Pale Ale and we found it only..... (more)

Lobster Rollsch -- Lobster Whaaa ??!!??!! Who doesn't love Lobster Rolls and Kolsch style beer together? Nobody, that's who. So, we put the classic flavors of a New..... (more)

Molasses Stout -- When fall comes around, it is time for home brewers to put their minds to brewing strong, dark, warming ales to get through the winter.  To that end, we have come..... (more)

Morning Glory Mead -- An ancient honey and flower concoction Mead is truly a wonderful drink. From the halls of the ancient vikings to the Ethiopian desert and ancient India, mead (or..... (more)

Oak-Barrel Aged Raspberry Porter & Espresso Stout -- Experimenting with fruit, espresso and whiskey soaked barrels The barrel brewing adventure continues and has been a lot of fun so far, but I’ve been busy brewing..... (more)

Pecan Doppelbock -- Fall is just around the corner, so it's time to start planning those late October and November beers. Picture yourself in cooler weather, in the southern states you..... (more)

Pecan Porter: A Fall Ale Recipe -- Porter quaffed down with a laugh, The gentry have their achin’ livers Water is all right in tea For fish and things that swim in rivers       -Traditional Irish..... (more)

Pistachio Pale Ale -- So what's better than beer and pistachios? Smashing them together (of course) and making a citrusy pale ale using palisade hops with a smoky pistachio kick. Brewing with..... (more)

Pulque -- Pulque is a traditional alcoholic beverage native to central Mexico which has a history extending back hundreds if not thousands of years. Pulque is a cloudy,..... (more)

Rosemary Mash Stout -- This homebrew recipe brings new meaning to the term "drink your dinner". Brewed with rosemary tips, potato flakes, steel cut oats, grains of paradise and..... (more)

Seasonal Creep: Brewing Ahead of the Seasons -- Can you call it an Oktoberfest if you drink it in August? Quick Link: Pumpkin Amber Ale Recipe I love fall. There's snow dusting the mountains,..... (more)

Smoked Pumpkin Saison -- There is no shortage of pumpkin beer on the market this time of the season for adventurous beer drinkers. Pumpkin style ales and lagers originated in the U.S. by..... (more)

Sunflower Wheat -- Bright sunny days are coming to an end, but we've concocted a nutty Hefeweizen to help ease you into Fall. Bavarian Hefeweizen originated in Munich, Germany and was a..... (more)

Toasted Coquito Porter -- This is a variation on the typical coconut porter style. Instead of using shredded coconut we found some odd little baby coconuts called Coquitos . These are actually..... (more)

Whiskey Hibiscus Ale -- Aging a hibiscus ale in a whiskey barrel may sound like risky business, but the roasted oak blends very well with herbal notes from the hibiscus flower. Along with the..... (more)

Whiskey Wild IPA -- Aging hoppy beers in whiskey barrels with wild yeast Beer in wood barrels has been a growing trend over the last decade. Most brewers stopped using wooden barrels in..... (more)

Wizer - White Ale Recipe -- Feeling a little less than genius lately? All you need are a few sips of our wisdom ale and your hat holder will be firing on all cylinders. A light and refreshing white..... (more)



Home Brewing 101 Home Brewing 101

Beer Machines -- Beer Machines are home brewing kits or machines that brew and dispense home made beer from the same unit. Some commercial versions are very simple to operate, but the..... (more)

Brew Pad Data Sheets -- Quick tear sheets for your brew day data Optional page for dual sided printers. ( Download )..... (more)

FAQs About Home Brewing -- Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about home brewing and homebrew as well as questions regarding the purchasing of home brewing gear..... (more)

Home Brewing Equipment -- There are a lot of products out there on the market for home brewers. Some are vital, some are nice to have, but not necessary, and some are frivolous...... (more)

Home Brewing Tips -- Home brewing beer is a traditional art that has recently undergone a huge resurgence. Hobby minded people from coast to coast are now making beer at home and..... (more)

Make Your Own Beer -- So you want to learn how to make beer without any fuss? It's actually quite simple! With a basic knowledge of the process of fermentation and carbonation, and a little..... (more)

Online Direct Ordering of Homebrew Supplies -- There are hundreds of websites on the Internet that one can buy homebrew beer supplies from. It is always best to avoid the middleman and order direct..... (more)

Streamlining Your Home Brewery -- Have you ever looked at that junky pile of home brewing gear and wanted to do something about it? Looked around for an hour for the grain bag? Streamlining your home..... (more)

The Barrel Basics Guide -- A free guide for home brewers wanting to brew beer in wood barrels. Topics covered include anatomy of a barrel,..... (more)

The Home Brewing Calendar -- An easy-to-use chart for knowing what to brew and when. Every home..... (more)

What Is Home Brewing? -- In the Untied States, in all states, home brewing beer was taxed until 1979, after which, home brewing beer, in small amounts became exempt and caught on rapidly...... (more)



Home Brewing Projects Home Brewing Projects

Build a Home Brewing Kegerator Fermentation Chamber -- Modifying your kegerator for use as a fermentation chamber is useful and can be an easy task to accomplish. You can make your kegerator an ideal storehouse for lagering..... (more)

Build an Insulated Keg Fermenter -- W hen you get a keg of beer from a local keg store, do you return your keg after use? Sometimes we forget to return those beer kegs and they seem to travel with us..... (more)

Building a Better Homebrew Pump -- Modify a Centrifugal Pump for Better Wort Flow Control There's nothing more frustrating on brew day than flipping your new shiny magnetic driven pump on..... (more)

Building a Keg Rack for Your Home Brewery -- Have you ever looked around at your home brewery and wished it took up less space? You aren’t the only one. For the serious home brewer, a keg rack can help..... (more)

Building a Keggle: A Keg Conversion Project -- Manufactured semi-pro brewing kettles usually cost a pretty penny, but for those pennies you get a brewing kettle that is usually equipped with a variety of monitoring..... (more)

Building an Efficient Outdoor Home Brewery -- Building an efficient outdoor home brewery is a fun and interesting hobby. The first thing to do is to make a floor plan of how your operation is going to work. Keep..... (more)

Building Your Own Fermentation Closet -- Brewing beer at home can be helped with the addition of a fermentation closet to your home brewery. Fermentation is a process best accomplished in a cave – about..... (more)

Building Your Own Home Brewery: Is it worth the cost? -- Building your own home brewery is a rewarding challenge. At first glance, it may seem to not be worth the expense of procuring all of the carboys , kettles , and..... (more)

Control Your Mash -- Add temperature detectors When I first started homebrewing, controlling water temperatures during my brew sessions meant pointing the stove knob to high and waiting..... (more)

DIY Draft Keg Table -- Create a unique homebrew dispensing station using a 5 gallon homebrew keg and a draft tower table top. The beers had been made and I was..... (more)

Homebrew Water Filter -- Assemble a carbon filter for first-level home water treatments Build a carbon filtration system with quick disconnects and a shutoff valve for..... (more)

How to Build a Hop Filter -- A hop filter is a tool that can be used to filter hops and hop sediment from wort, hot or cold, thereby ensuring a clear, sediment free beer with a regulated hop..... (more)

How to Make a Portable 3 Gallon Beer Dispensing Cooler -- A portable beer dispensing cooler is the next best thing to a draft beer dispenser when it comes to dispensing homebrew, beer at tailgate parties, camping, and other..... (more)

Making a Yeast Starter -- Erlenmeyer flasks, DME, Saccharomyces, slants and stir plates. If you are getting familiar with these terms then you are entering the world of yeast starters...... (more)

Rebuilding a Used Soda Keg -- Soda kegs (aka Cornelius or Corny kegs) are a great tool for the aspiring home brewer. Soda kegs are the re-purposed remnants of one phase of the soft drink industry,..... (more)

The Ultimate Home Brewing Bar -- The ultimate homebrewing home bar with step-by-step plans designed for home brewers by our head brewer Christian Lavender...... (more)

Transforming 15 Gallon Kegs for Home Brewing -- The modern beer keg, although designed for industrial use, is very useful to the home brewer. Industrial beer kegs can be transformed into kettles, false-bottomed..... (more)

Tutorial: How a Cornelius Keg is Reconditioned -- Check your soda kegs for dents, punctures and inspect the rubber seals and replace if they show signs of wear. Beer kegs get a..... (more)



Home Brewing Techniques Home Brewing Techniques

Barrel Tips from the Pros -- Insights for using barrels on a homebrew level Barrel aging beer is not a new trend, but if you look around at your local brew pubs and beer shops you will see the..... (more)

Boosting Beer with Booze -- Adding flavored alcohol to conditioning ale Conditioning your beer with alcohol - why do it, what to choose, how much to put in, what are the results? Read my..... (more)

Branding Your Homebrew -- 4 easy ways to polish up your brews at home Any marketing class will tell you that the art of branding is what ultimately sells your product to the masses. Making..... (more)

Cold Storage Conditioning in a Kegerator -- K egerators can be used not only to serve beer, but also as lagering chambers, fermentation closets, and cold storage closets for conditioning beer. Most beers..... (more)

Different Brewing Styles -- There are a only a few ways to make homebrewed beer : the Malt Extract method, Partial Grain method, and All Grain Method. Upon these basic methods,..... (more)

Emergency Homebrew Techniques: Blowoff & Force Carb -- When brewing at home, most home brewers always have a learning process going on. It feels really good to see your fermentation start strongly, with the yeast bubbling..... (more)

Expanding Your Home Brewery -- Are you ready for the next stage of home brewing? Expanding your home brewery takes some thought and creativity, and is, in truth, a never-ending goal. Almost every..... (more)

High Altitude Brewing and Blending -- The art of batch mixing big beers in high places You wouldn't expect to find a used Japanese brewhouse, purchased from a Russian theme park, up in the high mountains..... (more)

Home Brewing Automation with Arduinos -- Arduinos are a new breed of open source microcontroller that can be used for a variety of purposes. One of the purposes for which Arduinos are being used is in the..... (more)

Homebrew Sugars, Syrups and Spices -- Experimentation with exotic sugars, syrups, herbs, and spices is becoming more of the "norm" for home brewers looking to add layered flavors to their brew. Brewers have..... (more)

Low-Tech Yeast Management for Home Brewers -- Basic yeast equipment and techniques to make the best beer possible Most brewers are probably aware that proper fermentation is necessary to produce..... (more)

Mashing Methods -- Mashing, the original, age-old technique for converting starch to sugar, has been experimented with and refined much over the years. This ancient transformation of..... (more)

Proper Techniques for Filling Growlers from Your Kegerator -- Filling growlers from a kegerator is a quick and easy way to transport beer to a party or bring beer home from a local brewpub...... (more)

Techniques for Home Brewed Beer -- The world of beer is vast and multi faceted. There are hundreds of different varieties of beer made around the world, and many variations on the..... (more)

Tips on Priming Bottles of Home Brew -- When bottling home brew, there is a delicate balance between malts, priming sugars, carbonation, and taste that is important to get right. One often over looked aspect..... (more)

Using Herbs and Spices to Enhance Your Brews -- Brewing beer at home affords one a unique opportunity to experiment with beer. Brewing with herbs and spices opens your beers to an infinite variety of flavors and..... (more)



Homebrew History Homebrew History

Gruit, or Brewing Without Hops -- Gruit is a drink from olden times, a drink much like beer, but made without the use of hops. Instead of hops, bittering herbs of different varieties were used, and..... (more)

Home Brewing in the Stone Age -- Beer is an ancient drink. Ever changing, the beers of today differ greatly in variety, yet all have their roots in the infusion of barley into water...... (more)

The Golden Age of Home Brewing -- With the home brew revival of the 1980s came a resurgence in craft brewing. Home brewers who were inspired started microbreweries around the country. With the coming of..... (more)

The New Ethics of Brewing -- Beer has seen a number of changes over the years. Some of the earliest beers were made with stale bread, some with sorghum, some with millet. Most often, in the last..... (more)



Kegging & Bottling Kegging & Bottling

Cornelius Kegs: Ball-lock vs. Pin-Lock -- Home brewers are forced to choose between ball lock or pin lock keg systems early on in their brewing careers. Cornelius kegs are..... (more)

Growler Revolution -- The jugs are taking over as the To Go of choice With the increasing amount of draught only beers, growlers are becoming a must in today's craft beer revolution. If..... (more)

How to Bottle Your Homebrew From a Keg -- Many home brewers these days are using Cornelius, or soda kegs, for more than just serving beer. Cornelius kegs also make for great secondary or tertiary fermenters...... (more)

In Defense of Bottling -- 7 Reasons You Might Want to Bottle That Next Batch Mention bottling to any given group of homebrewers, and you may hear a lot of "I hate bottling"..... (more)

Industrial Beer Kegging -- The process of industrial beer kegging holds interesting lessons for the home brewer as well as owners of home draft systems. The kegging systems of large brewing..... (more)

Kegging Beer vs. Bottle Conditioning -- Most home brewers quickly learn how to bottle their beer. Once moving into the realm of kegs, many forget the advantages of bottling beer. While kegging beer is an..... (more)

Purging Kegs of Air -- Eliminate airborne contaminants with purified gas Maintaining proper sanitation in your home brewing equipment is vital to producing delicious, well-crafted beer...... (more)

Putting Your Homebrew on Draft -- There are many important decisions a homebrewer must make when crafting beer at home like whether to use dry or liquid yeast? Brew with extract or go all-grain? Use..... (more)

Setting Up a Force Carbonation Manifold -- For the home brewer that tends to procrastinate (like most of us), the set up of a force carbonation manifold can turn around a time management disaster with little..... (more)



Leagues, Clubs & Associations Leagues, Clubs & Associations

A Newbie Guide to Home Brew Competitions -- Bottle up some brew and enter to win! The year was 2011 and having brewed for over a year at that point, I enthusiastically entered my first Pro-Am beer competition...... (more)

Home Brew Beer Leagues, Clubs & Associations -- In most major cities in the United States there is a community of homebrew aficionados. We usually congregate in groups, as friends, talk about and brew..... (more)

Home Brew Moves from Brewing Parties to Brewing Co-ops -- Most home brewers get their supplies form their local home brew shop. But how did that shop start? Most likely, it was a small group of brewers who shared an interest..... (more)



Sanitation Sanitation

Sanitation in the Home Brewery -- The most frustrating aspect of home brewing is when a batch goes bad. The only way to improve your chances of avoiding this depressing situation is to maintain the..... (more)

Sanitation of Hard to Clean Parts -- Plate chillers, pumps, ball valves, air stones and more The most frustrating aspect of home brewing is when a batch goes bad. The only way to improve your chances of..... (more)



Tasting & Rating Homebrew Tasting & Rating Homebrew

Glassware Guide for Beer -- The correct glassware for your homebrew We all know that different beers are usually served in different glasses. This is due to the fact that drinkers of alcoholic..... (more)

How to Throw a Brew Tasting Party -- The key to throwing a brew tasting party is inviting the right people. People who will provide interesting brews, beers, ales, meads, and wines to..... (more)

Know Your Off Flavors and What Causes Them -- Off flavors in home brew can be disheartening. If you have the unfortunate opportunity to peruse these off flavors it best if you use the unwanted experience to..... (more)

Small Batch Brewing Kit Buyer's Guide -- What's the best kit for your money? We wanted to find out. Small batch brewing kits have been around for a long time. You've probably been in someone's..... (more)


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