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A Beginner's Guide to Lagering

Eventually in every home brewer’s career, they hit a point when they grow tired of brewing only ales and want to try their hand at brewing lager. …

How to Build a Beer Recipe

Building a recipe is a large part of the craft of brewing, which means there will be even more opinions than on the scientific portion of brewing. …

How To Make A Full-bodied Beer | E. C. Kraus Home Brewing

Anyone who’s had a Guinness knows the unique texture that beer provides – a creaminess that flows over your tongue thanks to the use of nitrogen and …

DIY: Hops Dryer

Brewing with homegrown hops is as satisfying as cooking with food from your own garden. But while zucchini and tomatoes can go straight from harvest …

A BIAB Brewday (tknice)

A BIAB Brew day (tknice)<p>This post outlines a typical brewday. My goal has always been to brew great beer while minimizing time and equipment and …

Hop Storage

<i>07/15/2015</i><p><b>Hop Storage:</b><p><b>How to Get — and Keep — Your Hops’ Optimum Value</b><p><i>Most brewers are familiar with the fragile nature of hops — they loose their</i> …

Brewing in a Bag: Comparing Fabric Filters to 3V Methods

Brewing Process Logic: Everything You Want to Know About BIAB<p>How does changing the filter affect the brewing steps for home brewers?<p>The use of …

Malt Revealed

What’s the difference between black malt and roasted barley? Why can I steep some malts but not others?<p>If you don’t know Carastan from Caramunich, …

How to Make a Yeast Starter

Brewing the best beer possible means using enough yeast to get the job done. Unfortunately, a single vial or pack of liquid yeast contains only …

Is It Safe to Leave Star San in My Keg and Beer Lines?

I couldn't take it anymore. After trolling various forums and listening to podcasts, I couldn't get a clear answer to this question. So I called up …

How to Chill Wort with a Pond Pump

Most of us cool our wort using a chiller that relies on water as the working fluid. Tap water goes in one end, heat is transferred through a metal …

How to Brew Clear Beer

Crystal clear beer is a much desired and sometimes very elusive thing for the everyday homebrewer. Like the unicorn it can be a vague and a seemingly …

5 Tips to Brewing Better Extract Beer

Extract brewing is where it all starts for most of us. We talk to a friend who’s done some brewing, maybe taste a latest creation, and maybe this …

How To Add Wood Flavor To Your Beer Without Barrels

Finding a barrel in which to age your beer can be a bit of a challenge, and if you do happen to come across a barrel, there’s the inconvenient fact …

3 Ways to Dry Hop

Hops that are steeped in beer between fermentation and packaging are called <i>dry hops,</i> although they do actually get wet in the process. A term such as</i> …

How to Calculate Brewhouse Efficiency

Brewhouse efficiency is an important concept to understand. The efficiency of an individual’s brewing practices and system is ultimately responsible …

Yeast Harvesting

If you’ve been brewing for a while you’ve probably noticed how quickly the price of yeast stacks up. At my local homebrew shop, a smack-pack of …

How to Use Gelatin to Clarify Your Beer

This is something that we almost always do when we homebrew, but it wasn’t until a recent question that I even considered writing about it. The …

Making Spent Grain Bread

Living in an urban area can leave a homebrewer with a lot of leftover spent grain, and nothing you can really do with it besides throwing it out. In …

How to Fix a Leak In Your Kegging System

Your beer masterpiece is ready for its debut. Friends have gathered in anticipation. Pint glass in hand, you crack the tap and you have no pressure! …

Homebrew Starter Tips

One package of White Labs yeast within proper date ranges will work for any 5-gallon batch of beer of any gravity.<p>The chart below shows …

Homebrewing Spent Grain Recipe

While trying to figure out what I would do with my spent home brewing grains, I came across this great recipe online at brooklynbrewshop.com. It is …

Do I need to re-hydrate dry yeast?

We all have seen or heard the horror stories about a dry yeast packet taped to the top of a malt extract can with directions that read “sprinkle …

Matt's Keg and Carboy Washer

Cleaning carboys has to be the worst part of brewing. I despised the process so much that I would let dirty carboys sit for weeks before summoning …

Short Pour - Keeping It Clean

<b>Keeping It Clean</b><p>Dirt and microbes are the mortal enemies of every brewer - but proper cleaning and sanitizing can take your beer from good to great! …

Easy One Vessel All Grain Brewing System

This is a system that I have been working on for a few months. For those that prefer it, here is a link to the …

Beer

Short Pour - Hard Cider Made Easy

If you would have asked me three years ago about hard cider making I might have scoffed and rolled my eyes. I’m a “beer guy.” Two years ago a friend …

Cider

10 Steps to Better Extract Brewing - Brew Your Own

Extract brewing is viewed by some as a streamlined process compared to all-grain brewing. It omits one major step of all-grain brewing (the mash) and …

Copper vs. Stainless Immersion Chillers

It used to be the case that immersion wort chillers were almost universally made of copper. Aside from having excellent heat transfer properties, …