How to Ferment Beer

Recently, a friend came to watch me brew in Japan on my tiny minimalist BIAB (Brew in a Bag) system. She was instantly hooked and has since been asking me for more information on the brewing basics. In this article I will cover the process that every brewer learns first and yet remains one of the […]

Beer Yeast Starter Recipe for Homebrewers

A good fermentation plays a major part in the quality of your finished product, and a healthy, active yeast is key to a good fermentation. You want as little lag-time as possible between adding (‘pitching’) the yeast and the yeast becoming active. Using the right beer yeast starter recipe gets your yeast active and hungry, […]

Plastic Conical Fermenters: Are They Worth It?

What’s the Difference? The traditional, flat-bottomed fermenters used by home brewers are rarely temperature-controlled, and many home brewers will skip the secondary fermentation. However, using plastic conical fermenters allows home brewers to replicate the accuracy and precision of a commercial brewery with far greater ease. While the basic principles of fermentation are the same, the […]

How to Improve Kit Beer

How-To Guide and Galaxy Pale Ale Recipe Home brew kit beer doesn’t have to be looked down upon by experienced brewers and beer drinkers. In fact, many of the kit beers available are carefully developed recipes, produced by experienced breweries and condensed into cans for you to use with ease. Unfortunately, often times they are […]

How to Make Your Own Beer Kit

Why Make Your Own Beer Kit? Whatever your reason, at some point you may decide you need to make your own beer kit. This article is based on the minimum amount of gear that you will need to get started. If you have decided to make your own beer kit, you then need to decide […]