Making your first brew a one-gallon batch is the perfect way to find out if homebrewing is right for you and luckily there’s lots of kits out there for just this purpose. Is Craft A Brew’s Home Beer Brewing Kit the perfect starting kit for the new home brewer? Let’s find out!
I did a little experiment recently where I basically hacked the Picobrew Packs to add my own ingredients to the boil. This is a short guide for anyone who’d like to do the same.
Now that you are a boss-brewer, you have to decide what gadgets are worth the investment and whether they will actually improve your brewing experience. We doubt we need to convince you to buy a wort chiller. Armed with our unassailable list, you’ll be chillin’ in no time.
In the quest for the perfect IPA, there is likely a weapon that is missing from your arsenal, the hopback. Hopbacks help you introduce and retain more of the wonderful flavors and aromas of hops in your finished beer.
Everyone starts somewhere. By its very nature, homebrewing is an amateur niche. If you’re a denizen of the internet and you’ve done even a little research, you’re either a trigger pull away from brewing today or so scared you want to switch to Malort for the rest of your life. Luckily, Thirsty Bastards has you […]
Humans have been practicing the art of fermentation since the beginning of civilization itself. Fermentation may have even caused civilization to arise; when our hunter-gatherer ancestors discovered fermentation, they started to settle down, to ensure a steady supply of grain for fermentation.
Brewing beer, whether at home or professionally, is all about results. We can use an agreed upon set of words to describe the flavor, aroma, and appearance of our beer. We can use the information provided hop producers to estimate the IBUs a beer might contain. However, when it comes to the alcohol content in […]