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 […]

A History of Hops in the Craft Beer Industry

Kindly submitted by Bob Gorman, on behalf of Beer Cartel. Beer has been around for millennia and has been part of human fabric comprising our cultures from antiquity. The advent of the modern ‘microbrewery’ has brought new beer varieties to the ancient brewing process and contributed to the craft beer industry. Today a given beer flavor […]

How to Roast Grains At Home

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This guide contains technical brewing jargon which may be unfamiliar to some home brewers and also to people who speak English as a second language. If you need assistance with a particular term, please leave a comment below the article and I will be glad to help. If you want to try out […]

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, […]

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 […]

Online Homebrew Supplies: Review of HOMEBREWING.ORG

  If you can’t use a local brewing equipment supplier, you will most likely turn to an online home brew supplies. Adventures in Homebrewing, located at www.homebrewing.org, has a good range at good prices. But how do they compare to other online homebrew shops? Range: 4/5 Price: 3/5 Service: 4/5 Shipping: 4/5 Security: 5/5 Pros: International delivery Cheaper […]

Types of Malt Extract

The Basic Categories: Malt is extracted into two forms, dry malt extract (DME) and liquid malt extract (LME). These two categories are then divided into many types, each with different colors and flavors. You may find recipes that call for only LME, only DME, or for both types of malt extract. The ‘kit beers’ that […]

Quick Guide on How to Keep Hops Fresh

Is It Really Important To Keep Hops Fresh? Absolutely. Have you ever wondered why your beer didn’t have the same great aroma as last time you made it? Maybe you have noticed a ‘cheesy’ odor to your latest batch? There is a strong chance that you need to consider how to store hops more carefully. […]