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HERMS vs RIMS

Many homebrewers endeavor to brew with the utmost precision. If that describes you, it’s time to embrace your inner engineer and take a further look

How to Brew Altbier

How to Brew Altbier

Refreshing. Complex. Crowd pleasing. Altbier is one of the most underrated styles that threads the needle between crisp lager and malty amber ale. What’s even

How to Brew Grisette

How to Brew Grisette

Grisette has seen a massive resurgence in the last few years. The enigmatic style, once almost erased from existence, is often misunderstood. We’ll clear up

What is Saison Stall?

What is Saison Stall?

Many brewers used to avoid using some of the best Saison strains available because they were notorious for “stalling” midway through a fermentation. Now we

How to Remove Bottle Labels

How to Remove Bottle Labels

Naked and elegant, a bottle stripped of its label is a thing of beauty to any homebrewer. We’re going to cover the best methods, step-by-step,

How to Remove Bottle Labels

How to Remove Bottle Labels

Naked and elegant, a bottle stripped of its label is a thing of beauty to any homebrewer. We’re going to cover the best methods, step-by-step,

How To Clean Your Brew Kettle

How To Clean Your Brew Kettle

Near the end of the brew day, one of the last big pieces of equipment to clean is the brew kettle. Stuck on hops, slimy

What does beer taste like

How to Design Homebrew Recipes

There is something innate in all us that wants to design and create. You’ve probably brewed a batch or two of beer following someone else’s

How to Bottle Beer

How to Bottle Your Homebrewed Beer

You’ve brewed and fermented your batch; now it’s time to package it. Bottling is the most economical option and is almost a rite of passage

What does beer taste like?

What does beer taste like?

One of my favorite things to do in recent months has been hosting beer tastings with a few friends. It’s cheaper than the bar, the

What is a Diacetyl Rest?

What is a Diacetyl Rest?

Diacetyl is a common off-flavor in beer. If you’ve ever tasted a buttery or butterscotch-like flavor in a beer, this is diacetyl. Luckily for brewers,

How To Dry Hop Beer

How To Dry Hop Beer

Dry hopping is essential for bright hop flavor and aroma in beer styles like IPA and American Pale Ale. Even in Pilsner and Saisons, dry

Brewer’s Friend Review

Brewer’s Friend Review

Cloud-based brewing software is the way of the future for homebrewers and professionals alike. Brewers are starting to embrace this convenient solution to design and

Best Breweries in Beijing

The Best Breweries in Beijing

Beijing has been on the forefront of the craft beer scene in China. China’s capital city boasts some of the best breweries in the country.

Best Ways To Aerate Wort

Best Ways To Aerate Wort

Yeast needs oxygen to convert sugars in wort into alcohol and CO2 – turning sugary, malty water into delicious and complex beer. During the wort

How to brew Dunkelweizen

How to brew A Great Dunkelweizen

An often neglected and overlooked style, Dunkelweizen delivers a perfect balance of malt and hops and will leave you thinking, “this is beer!” It may

How To Brew A Belgian Tripel

How To Brew A Belgian Tripel

When brewing Belgian-style beer, it’s always fun and challenging to respect tradition while adding your own personal touch. Belgian Tripel – that strong, pale, and

Yeast Washing Explained

Yeast Washing Explained

If you like brewing a wide variety of beer styles, you’ll need to use a wide variety of yeasts. At $3 to $10 per pack,

What is a Stuck Fermentation?

What is a Stuck Fermentation?

Has your latest fermentation come to a screeching halt? Or did it never really get started? Put down the champagne yeast… we’re about to cover

How To Brew Brut IPA

How To Brew World Class Brut IPA

Pale, dry, fizzy, and hoppy, Brut IPA is a niche style of beer. If you’re searching for how to brew a beer with a champagne-like

Best Breweries In Los Angeles County

These Are The Best Breweries In Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a contemporary cultural juggernaut. The city’s history and global significance is undeniable. With craft beer continually growing nationwide, it was only a

What Is Landrace Yeast

What Is A Landrace Yeast?

There is a rich history of brewing throughout Scandinavia, Northern Europe, and the Baltic countries. From Norway, to Lithuania, to Russia, traditional farmhouse beers have

what is a kveik ring

What Is Kveik?

Norway is famous for its striking fjords, beautiful scenery, and more recently – at least in the beer world – farmhouse ale yeast. Brewers all

how to use dextrin malt

What Is Dextrin Malt?

A mainstay in homebrew recipes for decades, dextrin malt is said to boost mouthfeel, body, and head retention in beer. Considered a simple fix for

10 ways to improve your homebrew

10 Ways to Improve Your Homebrew

There’s no reason why you can’t brew beer as good as the pros. Often a few simple changes to your process or mindset will take

Decoction Mashing for homebrewers

Decoction Mashing for Homebrewers

Looking for a rich malt flavor, beautiful head retention, and sparkling clarity in your homebrew? Decoction mashing – that often misunderstood traditional technique – might

How To Clean Your Grain Mill - Pinterest Image

How to Clean Your Homebrew Grain Mill

Have you ever cleaned your grain mill? Many homebrewers often neglect their grain mill, leaving it months, if not years, without cleaning. Like all of

How To Crush Your Own Malt

How to Crush Your Own Malts

Crushing grain is the first step of the brew day for homebrewers. Properly crushed malt is one of the most important parts to making great

How To Roast Your Own Malt

How to Roast Your Own Malt

From pale yellow, to jet-black, beer comes in a massive range of colors. The darker the beer, the more toasty and roasted it will taste.

how to brew with fresh wet hops

How to Brew with Fresh (Wet) Hops

The harvest – finally reaping summer’s bounty. Nothing is more satisfying than picking a crop which has been carefully grown for months and experiencing its

Best Saisons In The World

The World’s Best Saisons

Saison has undergone a recent surge in popularity, mainly due to the American craft beer scene’s enthusiasm for the style. Once a locals-only style in

worlds best gose beers

The World’s Best Gose Beers

Sour, salty, and lemony – gose sounds more like a sports drink than a beer. Refreshing and thirst-quenching, why not have a couple after some

LalBrew Platinum Series Voss Kveik Ale Yeast Review

LalBrew Voss Kveik Ale Yeast Review

Traditional Norwegian farmhouse yeast, called kveik, has recently exploded in popularity world-wide. Brewers are embracing this unique type of yeast for its range of uses

how to brew german gose

How to Brew Gose

Sour and salty, gose is a unique style of beer. The unconventional flavor profile comes together for an ultra refreshing and satiating experience. Homebrewing gose

BeerSmith 3 Review

BeerSmith 3 Review

Brewing software is necessary to design, brew, and keep track of your homebrew recipes. There are many options available, from online recipe builders to mobile

Best Milkshake IPAs In 2020

Best Milkshake IPAs

Beer is steeped in tradition and heritage. Style guidelines give brewers a roadmap and direction, but many creative breweries choose to color outside the lines.

How to Brew Milkshake IPA

Getting your hands on a fresh can of milkshake IPA can be a struggle. As such a popular and hyped-up beer style, breweries sell out

Best New England IPAs - Trillium, Weldwerks, Other Half, Bissell Brothers

Best New England IPAs

India Pale Ale is all about the hops. Packing as many hops into a beer at every point of the brewing process has always been

Best Homebrew Pumps for brew systems

Best Homebrew Pumps

Homebrew pumps make your brew day easier and more efficient in many ways. Transferring hot wort or water when sparging, recirculating, or chilling is also

wort chiller connected to a hose inside of a boil kettle

Best Wort Chillers

For homebrewers, chilling wort down to pitching temperature is one of the final steps of a long brew day. The faster the wort cools, the

Tavour subscription box with 9 beers in front of it

Tavour Review

Beer clubs are great. Receiving monthly deliveries of fantastic craft beer is a modern day pleasure, with a hint of luxury. Many beer subscription services

best stir plate for yeast starters

Best Stir Plates for Homebrewing

All healthy fermentations start with healthy yeast. To give your beer the best chance of fully fermenting with no off-flavors, you need to pay attention

1-gallon glass fermentation jugs for small batch brewing

Small Batch Brewing: Micro-Homebrew

Homebrewing can be a bit of an investment. Making good beer requires time, money, space, and effort. There are many ways to brew great beer,

partial mashing bags of malt

Do the Mash! Do the Partial Mash!

Are you ready to move past extract brewing, but don’t have the equipment or time to jump into all-grain brewing? Partial mashing is an excellent

lots of syringes full of hop extract

Hop Extract: Loads of Lupulin

Hops give beer its bitterness along with its distinctive floral, herbal, and fruity flavors. As an agricultural product, hops vary crop to crop and have

first wort hopping with hops in the mash tun

Fun with First Wort Hopping

First wort hopping was lost for decades, before being rediscovered in 1995. It’s a simple technique to try out and could have major benefits. First

guy spitting out a beer he doesnt like

How Long Does Beer Last?

Ever come across a beer in your fridge or basement but can’t remember when you bought it? Not all beers have expiration dates on the

IPA of the month club sample including a newsletter and 12 IPAs

Hop Heads Beer Club Review

Hoppy beers are dominating the craft-beer market place. Almost every brewery makes at least a couple of IPAs or hoppy pale ales. Hop-forward beers are

rare beer club newsletter with 2 bottles of cigar city tocobaga and viven smoked porter

Rare Beer Club Review

Subscription services are hugely popular in all consumer domains. Food, drink, pets, DIY – you name it – people love receiving packages at home. It’s