24 06, 2014

Fruity Brews

By |2017-03-02T09:36:12-08:00June 24th, 2014|Home Brew Tips|Comments Off on Fruity Brews

Lime wedges in your Corona, sour peach wheat beer, mango chile beer - the list of fruity brews is equal in length to the opinions about them! Home brewers can look to the harvest season for creative opportunities to incorporate new taste sensations into their batches. That watermelon in your garden could make a delicious [...]

2 01, 2014

Splitting Batches

By |2017-03-02T09:36:12-08:00January 2nd, 2014|Home Brew Tips|Comments Off on Splitting Batches

For the Brewer with Multiple Personalities or the Perpetually Bored Beer Drinker Are you tired of drinking five gallons of the same delicious imperial stout you brewed last month? Ready to taste the difference between an IPA dry hopped with Centennial or Pacific Jade? Do you want to try making a chili-pepper, vanilla, coffee, chocolate [...]

1 11, 2013

Wee Yeasty Beasties

By |2017-02-15T18:16:18-08:00November 1st, 2013|Home Brew Tips|Comments Off on Wee Yeasty Beasties

Bitter truth: we do not make beer. Even the folks who brew our favorite world-class beers are not truly ‘making’ beer. They are janitors. They are cooks. They are biologists. But they do not make beer. The true hero in the beer making process is the yeast. Yeast is singularly responsible for producing more than [...]

27 08, 2013

Temperature Control in Fermentation

By |2017-02-15T18:14:22-08:00August 27th, 2013|Home Brew Tips|Comments Off on Temperature Control in Fermentation

Homebrewers! Summer is coming to an end, but the temperature outside is still ridiculous, right? As brewers, this presents several problems. Unless you're willing to pay a dramatically increased AC bill, maintaining proper fermentation temperature can be difficult. Even a cool corner in the basement can reach temperatures higher than optimal for most ales and [...]