Home Brewing Software Reviews: BeerSmith

BeerSmith Software is a very widely used tool for both home brewers and professionals. While reading through various home brewing software reviews, BeerSmith is consistently highly rated, with very little criticism. Now that BeerSmith software is finally available for Mac, I’m able to download it for myself! Click here to get BeerSmith. BeerSmith is more […]

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 […]

Using the Igloo Cooler Mash Tun

Upping Your Game If you’ve been brewing with kit beers or extracts, or even all grain mashing using a Brew In A Bag system, you will soon be thinking about taking the step up to making your own all-grain brew house. While you can go for a large, multi-vessel brew house, a simple cooler can […]

Brew in a Bag Equipment Comparison

If you don’t already have your fermentation kit, please check out this page. The Super-Minimal BIAB Setup It is essentially a bag in a pot. This is the most labor-intensive of the all grain brewing setup options, but also the cheapest. Pros: Easy to put together Low cost Cons: Highly manual process Very difficult to […]

The Simplest All Grain Brew System

Easy Setup, Minimum Equipment: Setting up a simple all-grain brew system without complicated equipment is much easier than you might think. Today, I’m going to share the most basic of the all-grain brewing systems: Brew in a Bag, also known as BIAB. If you’ve searched for ‘All Grain Brewing Instructions’ on the internet, you will […]