What is the Best Conical Fermenter for Homebrewing?

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Conical fermenters save you energy and effort when homebrewing. No more time wasted siphoning your beer off the trub. No more risk of shattering a glass carboy. Homebrew sized conicals will make your brewing easier and help you make better beer! Great equipment will help get your homebrew to professional quality. One of the most … Read more

These Are The Best Small Batch Homebrewing Starter Kits

Best Small Batch Homebrewing Starter Kits

Homebrewing is an amazing hobby that blends creativity and science to produce one of the world’s greatest beverages: beer. Admittedly, getting started can be difficult. Not only can the process seem complex, but it’s expensive, time-consuming, and takes up a lot of space. That’s where small batch brewing comes in. What Is The Best Small … Read more

The Best Cleaners and Sanitizers For Homebrewing

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Cleanliness is the best way to avoid infections in your homebrews. Without some serious cleaning and sanitizing equipment, all the wrong organisms will grow in your wort and ruin your batches. We recommend Star San and PBW for sanitizing and cleaning. PBW’s formulation makes cleaning almost effortless, although it does need rinsing. Star San’s foaming … Read more

Best Electric Brew Kettle for Homebrewing

Electric brew kettles are an excellent choice for smaller spaces and indoor brewing. There are no exhaust fumes aside from water vapor and that sweet smell of boiling hops! Electric brew kettles can be used in a 2-or-3-vessel all grain system or with a single-vessel Brew in a Bag (BIAB) set-up. Instead of relying on … Read more

Best Induction Burners For Homebrewing

Best Induction Burners For Homebrewing

Induction brewing is an efficient, compact, and clean method for homebrewing beers. It’s especially interesting for apartment brewers or those with limited space. The induction process doesn’t put off any exhaust or even much residual heat. There are a few options for induction burners. Here’s our list of the best you can buy with some … Read more

Beer Tap Primer: How to Choose the Right Beer Faucet

Beer Tap Primer: How To Choose The Right Beer Faucet

There’s no feeling quite like pulling a fresh pint of beer directly from a tap. Bartenders would be the first to tell you that a high quality tap makes pouring a perfect beer that much easier. For homebrewers, there is a massive range of options and features, across all price points. We’ll help break down … Read more

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 share their delicious beer recipes. We’ve been using Brewer’s Friend for a few months – here’s our review. What is Brewer’s Friend? Brewer’s Friend is a cloud-based brewing program and … Read more

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 boiling process, most oxygen is dissipated out of solution. In order to put the much-needed oxygen back into the wort, homebrewers use a technique called wort aeration. It’s strongly suggested … Read more

The 5 Best Hop Spiders for Homebrewing

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Are you tired of hops clogging your homebrewing system? Or are you looking for a way to get clearer beer? Then you might want to invest in a hop spider. A hop spider is an easy-to-use hop filter that contains hops to a mesh basket during the boil. They save you time when cleaning by … Read more

FermZilla Review: High Pressure, Low Budget

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Never before have homebrewers had so much selection when choosing a fermenter. From low budget buckets, to expensive stainless steel unitanks, the market is flooded with a wide variety of products. When the FermZilla advertised pressure fermentation and a conical design with a very affordable price, we knew we had to see if it was … Read more

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 apps and computer based software. Finding the right program for you can be tricky. We’ve taken a deep dive into the newest release of the original homebrewing software, BeerSmith. BeerSmith … Read more

Best Homebrew Pumps

Best Homebrew Pumps for brew systems

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 quicker and much safer when using a pump. Adding a pump to your system is a worthy upgrade that every homebrewer should consider. The best homebrew pump is the Blichmann … Read more

Best Wort Chillers

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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 sooner you’ll be able to relax after a long day’s work with a nice, cold homebrew. Wort chillers are an essential piece of equipment to ensure an efficient brew day. … Read more

Best Stir Plates for Homebrewing

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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 to yeast health and pitch rate. Stir plates are the most efficient and effective tool you can use to make sure you’re brewing with the best yeast. Stir plates are … Read more

The Best Grain Mills for Homebrewing

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Choosing the right grain mill is an important decision for a homebrewer. Mills can be expensive but they’re a crucial investment to ensure consistent and great quality brews.  Where to buy: MoreBeer Monster Mill MM3 Also great Monster Brewing Hardware specializes in handcrafted grain mills that are made in the USA. The Monster Mill MM3 … Read more

Best Propane Burners For Homebrewing

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Propane has been the fuel of choice for homebrewers for decades. Efficient and inexpensive, propane’s power and flexibility make brewing a breeze. Whether you’re brewing 5, 10, or 20-gallon batches, propane quickly gets your wort to a nice, rolling boil. Out of all the propane burners on the market, we think the best burner for … Read more

Best Automated Brewing Systems

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Brewing your own beer can be a fun and rewarding experience. But it takes knowledge and patience to transform raw ingredients into delicious beer. What if there was a way to automate this process and make brewing beer less labor-intensive? There are a growing number of options on the market for automated brewing systems. We … Read more

What Is The Best Brew Kettle For Homebrewing?

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What’s up yeast geeks? Let’s talk brew kettles. The brew kettle is the powerhouse of the cell brewhouse. It is one of the most important pieces of brewing equipment you will buy. Regardless of whether you are an extract, BIAB, or full all-grain brewer, this is where you turn sweet wort into hopped wort and … Read more

What Is The Best Mash Tun For Homebrewing?

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Do you think you have mastered extract beer? Then you might be ready for all-grain brewing. That means it is time to buy a mash tun but which one should you buy? In our opinion, the best mash tun for most homebrewers is the SS Brewtech InfuSsion mash tun. It is a beautiful piece of … Read more