Homebrewing Articles, Reviews, How-tos and Recommendations

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

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

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