Best Kegerator Reviews

There are many kegging systems available to the home brewer, from a mobile picnic cooler and bicycle pump to the glorious in-line chillers used widely across Asia. For many, a compact and cost-effective system is ideal. Enter the Kegerator A kegerator is essentially a small refrigerator, modified or even purpose built to fit a beer […]

Home Brewing Keg Kits

When I first bought a home brewing keg kit it was a quantum leap for my little home brew setup. It was a little tricky though – I tried to do it on the cheap and by myself, so it took a while before I could serve anything on tap! All keg kits share some […]

Chinese Pale Ale Recipe

While brewing in China I quickly realized that common pale ale recipes were not going to do as well as they do in the West due to the particular tastes of the local and expat beer drinking crowds. Continued trial and error led to a new, Chinese inspired pale ale recipe. China consumes more beer […]

Review: Grainfather Brewing System

An All-In-One Brewing System Several all-in-one home brewing systems have hit the market in recent years, notably the Speidel Braumeister, PicoBrew Zymatic, Breweasy and of course, the Grainfather Brewing System. These systems offer easy all-grain brewing, featuring compact designs with electronic temperature controls, and in some cases will automate much of the brewing process. Each […]

How to Bottle Beer

Bottling beer is one of the most tedious and labor-intensive aspects of brewing, both for home brewers and professional bottling lines. In the case of home brew, bottle conditioning is the most common method of carbonating beer. For those who may not know, bottle conditioning homebrew is the process of adding sugar to a bottle […]

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 […]

How Beer Created Civilization

 A Brief Study and an Ancient Beer Recipe: When was beer invented? Where was beer invented? I was re-reading one of my favourite books (Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher) and enjoying an introductory “embellished history of beer”. Mosher writes a few notes on the history of beer and presents a comical reenactment of an ancient Sumerian motorcycle […]

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