The right choice of homebrewing equipment and resources is important when you start your home brewery. We will look at starter kits that also make great gift ideas for your loved ones. Have a look at our suggested homebrewing gifts, great resources to get starting with brewing beer at home! Homebrewing Books There is a
Yeast starter staining to assess health How viable is your yeast starter? What is the state of your yeast when fermentation ends (prematurely), is there any evidence of contamination? These are legitimate questions that homebrewers and professional brewers must ask themselves when they brew their most delicious beers. What can really help answer these questions
Why Microscopes for homebrewing projects bring benefits to the brewery One helpful piece of kit for someone engaging with DIY microbiology is the microscope. These machines are extremely useful when trying to count yeast cells, estimate viability counts and detect contaminants. In short, this kit complements your culturing and plating effort perfectly well. Microscopy for
Many brewers swear by isolating wild yeast for homebrewing beer. Others are put off by yeast wrangling for a host of different reasons. This article will address one of the arguments many homebrewers put forward. Isolating wild yeast is too complicated. Yeast hunting does not have to be strenuous or overly technical. It all depends
Brewing beer is not just a hobby – to some, it’s a new lifestyle. Sure, there are many perks to making your beer: control over what goes into it and full customization of the taste and smell of your beer are significant considerations. But many don’t know how homebrewing saves you serious money. It is
Here, we will talk about practices and Styles in US craft beer brewing industry. At least six million barrels are produced in America each year. Craft beer is mostly produced in a microbrewery, which per definition are smaller than the commercially brewing beer giants. According to The Brewers Association, Vermont is the main hub of craft beer in
How long it takes to brew beer at home Novice brewers often wonder how long it takes to brew beer at home. A critical factor to consider in this regard is the beer style. Are you making a lager or an ale? Because of fundamental differences between the brewing process and the yeast strains used,
One of the questions novice brewers often ask is: How can you tell your beer is infected? In this piece, we will not only describe how homebrewers tell their beer is infected. We will also present a way in which you can diagnose problems before they result in spoiled beers.
One of the easiest, most inexpensive ways to improve the overall quality of your beer is to make a yeast starter. Here, we will describe how to do this and make better tasting beer.
Cleaning and sanitizing your homebrewing equipment is of critical importance. If anything can make or break a beer, it is the hygiene you apply when you brew. A clean brewing setup gives you the chance to make a clean and tasty beer. Unfortunately, here is where many starting brewers make mistakes. Here we will expand
In this post, we will present you with the decisive factors that affect the quality of your beers. Here, you will read how to make your beer taste more delicious
The matter of measuring beer pH when brewing A question from a reader prompted us to focus on this topic. For this article, we had to rely upon or draw from some organic chemistry knowledge and literature. What is pH and why is it important, what factors affect pH and how we can measure it?