- How To Brew Berliner Weisse | Homebrew ChallengeBerliner Weisse is low-alcohol German wheat beer that is pale in color and a refreshing, clean lactic sourness with high carbonation. There is a […]
- How To Brew Wheatwine | Homebrew ChallengeWheatwine is a style that was created purely by accident. The story goes that Phil Moeller and a friend wanted to brew a barleywine. […]
- How To Brew American Barleywine | Homebrew ChallengeAmerican Barleywine began to take shape on the shores of the United States in 1975 thanks in large part to Anchor Brewing Company. Sierra […]
- How to Brew American Strong Ale | Homebrew ChallengeAmerican Strong Ale is a style that was created merely by accident. As the legend goes, Stone Brewing Company was making a test batch […]
- How To Brew Double IPA | Homebrew ChallengeDouble IPA is a fairly strong beer with a strong hop presence, clean, dry, easy drinking beer that lacks any harshness from the hops […]
- How To Brew White IPA | Homebrew ChallengeWhite IPA is the collision, marriage, mashup, or simply an amalgamation between two defined beer styles; the American IPA and the Belgain Wit. The […]
- How To Brew Rye IPA | Homebrew ChallengeRye IPAs are another IPA sub-style that was included with Specialty IPAs. The BJCP guidelines in 2015 outlines the overall impressions of the style […]
- How to Brew Chocolate Peanut Butter PorterChocolate and peanut butter, a match made in heaven. The only thing that would make this duo better is to add it into some […]
- How To Brew Garlic BeerThis isn’t a beer that pairs well with garlic, this is a beer that’s made with garlic. Transcript: My name is Martin Keen. And […]
- How To Brew Red Ale | Homebrew ChallengeRed IPA is a hoppy, bitter, and moderately strong beer, much like an American IPA. How it stands out from the everyday run-of-the-mill IPA […]
- How To Brew Brown IPA | Homebrew ChallengeBrown IPA was originally known as Texas Brown Ale. The origin of this beer was actually California and not Texas. The style seemingly intertwines […]
- How to Brew Black IPA | Homebrew ChallengeBlack IPA goes by many names. Whether you call it Black IPA, American Black Ale (ABA), India Black Ale (IBA), or Cascadian Dark Ale […]
- How To Belgian IPA | Homebrew ChallengeBelgian IPA is an IPA with the fruit and spice notes that usually derive from the use of Belgian yeast. This specialty IPA tends […]
- How to Brew American IPA | Homebrew ChallengeAmerican IPA is a style based on its ancestor, the British IPA which has been rooted in beer history for well over 200 years. […]
- How To Brew Imperial Stout | Homebrew ChallengeImperial Stouts possess a wide range of flavor. This big, dark, robust ale has roasty malt with hints of dried fruit and a warming, […]
- How To Brew American Stout | Homebrew ChallengeAmerican Stout is a very noticeable beer style based on its appearance, aroma, and flavor. The appearance of an American stout is remarkably dark […]
- How To Brew American Porter | Homebrew ChallengeAmerican Porter dates back to the 1700s. Porters were known to English beer drinkers as Brown Porter, now referred to as English Porter largely […]
- How to Brew American Brown Ale | Homebrew ChallengeAmerican Brown Ale is a style that contains tasting notes that include: roasted malt caramel, and chocolate and a low to medium hop flavor […]
- How to Brew California Common | Homebrew ChallengeCalifornia Common, or Steam Beer, as it is also historically known as, is one of only three styles that have their origins deeply rooted […]
- How to Brew American Amber Ale | Homebrew ChallengeAmerican Amber Ale is a middle ground between an American Pale Ale and American Brown Ale. While the American amber ale is filled with […]
- How to Brew American Pale Ale | Homebrew ChallengeAmerican Pale Ale is closely related to the English Pale Ale. These two beers share the same history, with the American version becoming a […]
- How to Brew American Blonde Ale | Homebrew ChallengeAmerican Blonde Ale has been in the American beer lexicon for a short amount of time here in the states; around the 1970s. However, […]
- How to Brew an Ultimate Haze IPA | David HeathTranscript: Hello, welcome to the video. And now for something completely different, this video is all about using very basic in equipment and putting […]
- How to Brew English Barleywine | Homebrew ChallengeEnglish Barleywine is a beer style that showcases a malty backbone with intense and very complex flavors. Interestingly enough, in the UK the style […]
Beer Brewing Education
- Best Beer BooksI love beer, you love beer. But have you ever took a step back and thought: When did people start drinking beer? Why are […]
- World’s Strongest Beer at 57.8% ABVTranscript: Johnny, biggest beer here in the world mate. I can’t wait. Get us the beer. No problem. I got off good here. Look […]
- Mead Yeast: What is the Best Yeast for Mead?All mead makers and homebrewers know that choosing the right yeast for your homebrew is the best way to get the tastiest finished product […]
- Diacetyl Rest: An Essential Step to Making the Best BeerDiacetyl Rest is an essential step in making the best lagers, ales, or beers. Below, we will tell you what it is about. There […]
- Force Carbonation Calculator & How ToMany can get the perfect fizz in their home brew by force carbonating your beer at home. Even as a beginner, this can be done […]
- How to Make Mead? The Original HomebrewersMead, an alcoholic beverage, is somewhat easy to make. You just need to ferment honey with water to get started. You can also mix […]
What We Are All About
So you have finally made the decision that you want to start making beer…. AWESOME! This is such a good move on your part. Now where do you begin? Do we start with a easy setup like a Homebrew Kit, or maybe and Ingredients Kit?
This is the usual course of events that transpire in the minds of many eager and energetic homebrewers. Homebrew Academy offers the much-needed guidance that all homebrewers need.
Like most things in the world, people need to learn about before jumping into it with both feet. Helpful tips are included for new homebrewers to guide them prior to making their first batch of delicious homebrew.
Homebrew Academy also offers advice to homebrewers who have reached that next phase of their hobby. Advanced homebrewers are always looking for guidance to take their process of making beer to the next level.
Is moving from extract brewing to all-grain brewing right for me right now? Is there a recipe out there for a thirst-quenching Pale Ale?
Really dedicated and passionate home-brewers can follow along with The Homebrew Challenge here. Brewing all 99 BJCP beer styles in 99 weeks.
Beer education is paramount when it comes to homebrewing. From learning the language of home brewing, to techniques, to knowing why American brewers call their latest Kolsch a Kolsch-style is a part of the beer education at Homebrew Academy. Taking a look throughout time and different cultures, we find one commonality, beer.
Beer was discovered, not invented.
It has been a staple since the beginning of time. This beer making education that so many of us are interested in has shaped us as the brewers we are today.
Looking at it from a much smaller, more localized scale, beer education is prominent in even ordinary things such as the hops, yeast, and malt that we all use in our beers. Becoming familiar with the lineage of a specific hop can lead to a really awesome beer. Learning about the similarities of a certain hop leads us to pairing it with another hop that complements is flavor and aroma.
How to brew Beer at home education is always evolving and changing. And that is a good thing.
Training to become a professional beer judge also really helps dial in your own brewing techniques.
Home Brewing Tips
- Dry Hopping: The Guide for HomebrewersUnless you’ve been hiding under a rock, we know you’ve at least heard of this craft beer brewing trend. Local and small breweries have […]
- Bottling vs. KeggingI’m Trent Musho, and this is The Bru Sho. Transcript: You had a successful brew day. Fermentation went off without any hiccups. And now […]
- True Costs of HomebrewingIs brewing your own beer saving you money or adding to the tab? As much as I would like to believe that the hours […]
- Porter Vs. Stout: Are These Two Ales As Different As They Say?Interested in the world of dark ale? The difference between stouts and porters is likely a question you have asked yourself. You might’ve thought […]
- Kveik Yeast Explained: Behind the MagicTranscript: Hello, welcome to the video in this video, we were looking further at Kveik yeast, provide a greater understanding for all. And when […]
- How to Make Spent Grain Dog TreatsI’m Trent Musho, and this is The Bru Sho. Let’s make some nutritious dog treats with our spent brewing grains. Recipe & Transcript: If […]
- Closed Loop Transfer; No Foaming Oxygen Free TransferIn this video, I’m going to show you how to do a closed loop, oxygen free transfer, and that’s coming up. How’s it going? […]
- How to Make a Frozen Yeast Bank?The process of making a frozen yeast bank might be apparently super-complex and scientific but it’s such a cakewalk if you get your hands […]
- Pressurized Fermentation Process and BenefitsPressure fermentation is a hot topic in home brewing communities, but even micro and macro breweries use pressure fermentation, too. Simply put, pressure fermentation […]
- Best Electric All-in-One Automated Brewing Systems
- Fermentation Chamber Options
- Growler Carrier Sleeves: Stylish Drop Protection
- Best Still Kits: Review & Buying Guide
- Clawhammer Supply Electric Home Brewing System Review
- Beer Glass Types: Best Glassware for Each Unique Style
- Keg Management System by Plaato Keg
- Keg Accessories
- Brewing Shoes
- Mark II Keg and Carboy Washer Review
- Best Kegerators for the Home
- Best Conical Fermenters
- Best Yeast Starter Stir Plates
- 11 Best Homebrew Gadgets for a Better & Easier Brew Day
- 10 Pieces of Home Brewing Software Compared
- 5 Best Homebrewing Books
- Digital Wireless Hydrometer and Thermometer
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Beer and Food
Beer and food have been synonymous with each other for years. Whether it’s at a ball game eating hot dogs and drinking beer, or complying recipes for a homebrew and five-course dinner; beer and food just go together.
Homebrew Academy at times has articles that provide real recipes and experiences of mixing beer with food. Whether it be pickling vegetables with a Rosemary IPA, using an Oktoberfest for a spicy chili, or what food pairs best with your Belgian Triple, Homebrew Academy has you covered.
Overall, the Homebrew Academy knows that learning how to make beer is, and should be fun.
We don’t take ourselves too seriously, however, we are seriously geeky about producing delicious beer.
Homebrew Academy looks to take the knowledge that our writers have and produce sound, quality content to help foster the love of brewing and beer to the many thousands of homebrewers out there in the world today.
It is through the shared knowledge of the time-tested question; “How to Make Beer?” that we can guarantee that our bottles and kegs will never be empty – at least not for long.
As the now retired leader of the American Homebrewers Association once said, “Relax, don’t worry, have a homebrew.”
These words never seemed to be more valuable when considering the sense of community that homebrewers have fostered for years and will for many years to come.
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- Explaining The Thumper Keg: The BasicsIf you’re someone who has zero knowledge about this and is hearing the words thumper and keg together for the first time, you might […]
- How to Brew KombuchaKombucha is a fermented probiotic beverage enjoyed by many around the world. And if you’ve ever bought one, then you know, it can be […]
- How To Make Vodka at Home: 5 Simple StepsHow’s it going everyone? I hope you’re having a sweet week. These are all the cuts from last week’s spirit room. So I figured […]
- How to Make Gin At Home in 7 Easy StepsMany bartenders and master distillers love gin due to is its versatility as a spirit. Believe it or not, you can make a batch […]
- How to Make Sake in 5 Easy StepsOften called rice wine, sake is an alcoholic drink originating from Japan. Most people associate this with the more famous sake bomb concoction. However, […]
- How to Make HoochHooch is a funny name for a”homemade wine”, but it sure is catchy. Other terms, like “pruno wine” or “buck wine”, have been around […]
- How to Make RumMost people know what rum is, or at least have tried something like a rum coke. If you hadn’t known, rum is made from […]
- How to Make Absinthe at HomeAbsinthe has had a certain reputation for its strength and hallucinogenic characteristic (more on that later). It’s fun to make absinthe at home, whether […]
- How to Make MoonshineEver watched movies and wondered how they say they make moonshine in their bathtub at home? Well, it’s not like rocket science! It’s actually […]
- How to Make Potato VodkaTypically made with grain, potatoes have been popular as a substitute mash for vodka, giving the vodka an earthy tone. It’s important to note […]
- How Spirits and Liquors Are MadeSpirits and liquors are all created using a millennium-old process called distillation. While many of the ingredients and processes vary dramatically, they all rely […]