Dry Hopping Bud Light to Test New Varieties

I have always felt that the descriptions of hops often don’t match my expectations of what I should get in the final beer. Some of that has to do with the amount hops, freshness, the recipe, but I also think one person’s description may differ greatly from another’s. A while back, I saw a post […]

Homebrewing Book Giveaway

Cool news: A homebrewing book that I co-authored recently hit the shelves: Craft Beer for the Homebrewer: Recipes from America’s Top Brewmasters. I’m giving away three copies over on my main beer blog, BillyBrew.com. Visit the post and read the rules on how you can enter to win a copy. After finally getting the finished […]

Avoiding Common Homebrew Mistakes

The following is a guest post from Blake Daniels. You can read his bio at the end of the post. Let me first start off by saying that I am addicted to homebrewing. My obsession was born one fateful Christmas morning when I unwrapped the homebrew kit my wife had bought me. Even though the […]

Non-Homebrewing Apps for Organizing Your Homebrewing

If your anything like me, homebrewing ideas come at all times. Whether it’s a name, style, or special ingredient to use, these things just tend to pop in my head. I could be walking down the aisle at the grocery store, sitting in traffic, or hanging out when these idea hit me.

FastRack Review

For years I’v been using a beer bottle tree to store my empty beer bottles. I really like the bottle tree, but was intrigued when I first heard about the FastRack. In this video I review the FastRack and compare it to the bottle tree.

Brewing a Summer Saison

Whenever summer arrives I get the itch to brew a saison. You need something effervescent that goes down easy in the heat. Traditionally these beers were brewed for consumption by Belgian farm workers during the hot summer months. Fast forward to modern day and saisons have become so popular that they are brewed year round. […]

The Homebrew Academy and Midwest Supplies Equipment Kit

Big announcement today. Midwest Supplies and The Homebrew Academy have created a homebrewing equipment kit for new brewers. I worked with Midwest to hand-pick every item in order to best suit new homebrewers. The kit is tailored to fit the way The Academy teaches brewing and is now the kit that we recommend every member […]

Back to School (part 2)

After a week at UC Davis, attending an intense “Introduction to Practical Brewing” class, I can definitely say I got my money’s worth, but that’s all I’m going to say about cost and value. For me, this was the next step, but I can say it would not be for everybody and it is not […]

How to Make a CO2 Utility Line

This CO2 utility line lets you easily swap out homebrewing devices that need CO2. You can use it for: