Ask the Experts: What’s the Most Overlooked Item in Beer Recipe Development?

When planning your next homebrew, have you ever thought: If I could just ask a professional this question, I would nail my next batch? While some are lucky enough to have a pro to ask questions to, others rely on what they can find: the internet, books and other homebrewers. While these provide great and accurate […]

What’s New in Homebrewing?

Homebrewing has gone through a massive evolution. One need only look at the landscape. Companies like Blichmann Engineering, Polar Ware and SS Brewing Technologies, just to name a few, have helped take homebrewing to the wonderful world that it is today. That world continues to expand even today. In the first of a continuing series, […]

Why This Denver Homebrew Store is the Total Package

Here in Denver, anticipation among the local beer drinkers is usually fueled by the opening of a new brewery. But this time was different. I was waiting for the opening of a homebrew store. Its name is CO-Brew. I met the owners, Jamie and Janna Williams, through my longtime friend Forrest Bassett. He’s a commercial […]

How To Dial In Your Brew System and Hit your Numbers Every Time

How did I miss my Original Gravity? Why did I only end up with 4.5 gallons of wort? I often see first-time homebrewers asking the same questions regarding their recipe “numbers.” There are many answers to the questions above, but I’ll let you in on a little secret – put ANY brewer on a new […]

Return of the White Falcon

A few years back I got to try GumballHead from Three Floyds via beer trade. Back then (and even now) American Wheat is not beer style beer you find a lot of in Southern California.

Simple Crock Pot Yogurt

Allow me to switch things up a little bit. Yes, this is a homebrewing blog. Occasionally you’ll get an alternative fermented drink like Plum Wine (if you haven’t read Robert’s awesome post, go do that now. I’ll wait). But yogurt? Really, yogurt? In a crock pot? Really, crock pot yogurt? Well, yes, yogurt. Crock pot yogurt. Really. […]

Stumble across a good beer recipe online? Now you can buy it.

Here’s how it usually goes… You visit a homebrewing website and start hunting for a recipe. You find one that looks pretty good. A stout perhaps. It’s got clear instructions and the reviews are all superb. So you print off the recipe, drive to the store, and buy the ingredients. And those 2 oz of […]

The Ultimate Guide to Fermentation Temperature Controllers

Whether you are trying your hand at lagers or you live in areas without fermentation-friendly climates, regulating temperature is a full time beast. Or is it? Swamp coolers, ice baths and the like are fan favorites for cooling fermentation on the cheap. To up the ante, however, many have taken it to the next level […]

How to Make Plum Wine

Are you looking to try your hand at an alternative fermentation? How about a fruit wine…and I’m not talking grapes.