Introduction to Homebrewing – A beginner’s guide to homebrewing beer.

As an experienced homebrewer of 13 years, I know just how rewarding it can be to brew your own beer at home. In this beginner's guide to homebrewing, I'll be sharing my knowledge and experience to help you get started on your own brewing journey. Homebrewing is the...

Water Chemistry in Homebrewing

As an experienced brewer with a background in microbiology, I can't emphasize enough the importance of water in the brewing process. It's often overlooked by homebrewers, but water is the very essence and foundation of beer, making up about 90-95% of its composition....

How to Choose the Right Brew Kettle – Sizing and Features

When I decided to dive into the fantastic world of homebrewing, the first hurdle I encountered was choosing the right brew kettle. You might think that a kettle is just a kettle, but let me tell you, there's more to it than meets the eye. Understanding the Role of...

How Long Does Homebrewing Take?

Let's Brew Some Knowledge: Understanding the Homebrewing Timeline Homebrewing, a cherished pastime for many, is as much a science as it is an art. It's a process steeped in tradition, with roots dating back thousands of years. But one question that often pops up for...

Hop Characteristics, Substitution Chart, and Latest Trends

Updated 5/24/23 - Editor The female flower of the hop plant, Humulus lupulus, is what we call a hop. They are utilized in brewing as a natural preservative as well as to enhance the flavor and aroma of beer. The bitterness of the hops helps to counteract the sweetness...

Yeast Essentials – Understanding Ale and Lager Yeast Strains

Let's Talk About Yeast Yeast, this tiny organism, might be minuscule, but its role in homebrewing is anything but. This magical microbe is responsible for turning sugary wort into delicious beer. But not all yeasts are created equal. To truly understand the impact of...

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