- 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 […]
- How To Brew Wee Heavy Beer | Homebrew ChallengeWee Heavy is one of Scotland’s distinct beers and the style is known worldwide. Originally this style was brewed during the 18th- century in […]
- How To Brew Old Ale | Homebrew ChallengeOld Ale can go by many different names; sometimes called winter warmer, stock ale, and even “keeping” ale (which is new to me). There […]
- How To British Strong Ale | Homebrew ChallengeBritish Strong Ale is somewhere between an English Pale ale and an English Barleywine. There are very few examples out there that can be […]
- How To Make Hard Seltzer at HomeIf you can brew beer at home, then you already have all of the equipment you need to brew hard seltzer. Let me show […]
- How To Brew New England IPA [NEIPA] in 7 DaysNew England IPA is a style of American IPA that has turned the beer world on its head. It contains a rather intense, tropical […]
- How To Brew Foreign Extra Stout | Homebrew ChallengeForeign Extra Stout is a beer style that makes me think of the Stealers Wheel song, “Stuck in the Middle with you.” In terms […]
- How to Brew Tropical Stout | Homebrew ChallengeTropical Stout’s origin was the West Indies, mostly the Caribbean and Africa. Prior to the 2015 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) guidelines, this style […]
- How to Brew Oatmeal Stout | Homebrew ChallengeOatmeal Stout, much like all other stout, derived from the porter heritage. It is said that oats were part of ancient brew kettles in […]
- How To Brew Milk Stout | Homebrew ChallengeMilk Stouts, otherwise known as Sweet Stouts, have enticed our palates since the 1800s. This was when milk was blended with dark beer in […]
- How To Brew Irish Extra Stout | Homebrew ChallengeIrish Extra Stout, as Gordon Strong once said, is the Irish Stout’s older brother. The history of Irish extra stout is actually the story […]
- How to Brew Irish Stout | Homebrew ChallengeIrish Stout can be traced back to London in the early 1730s. Within time, the Irish stout became popular in Great Britain and Ireland. […]
- How To Brew Irish Red Ale | Homebrew ChallengeIrish Red Ale is one beer style that is more popular in America than its motherland. As a result of this style not catching […]
Beer Brewing Education
- 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 for the Perfect Beer: A How To GuideMany 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 […]
- All-Grain Brewing: How-to Guide + Tips & TricksGrain gives beer its flavor, texture, and appearance [R]. But how you use these grains spell the difference between brewing techniques. Below, we’ll show […]
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
- 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? […]
- 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 […]
- Nitro Cold Brew Coffee at Home: How to DIY Amazing CoffeeCold Brew Coffee,…. with Nitro Anyone? I’m going to show you how you can make it, package it, and serve it so you can […]
- DIY Glycol ChillerI don’t know about you, but a nice cold beer on a warm summer’s day is one of the best things in life! Making […]
- Fermented Coffee & Its BenefitsFor coffee lovers out there, fermented coffee has brought a revolution to your brewing techniques. Whether you prefer pour-over, AeroPress, or cold drip brewing, […]
- 11 Best Homebrew Gadgets for a Better & Easier Brew DayYou’ve done the basics, learned all the steps to homebrewing, and familiarized yourself with essential home brewing gear. You’ve come a long way since […]
- 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 […]
- All You Need to Know about Priming SugarThe taste and fun of the beer lies in its effervescence. Its bubbles make it fun, frothy and flavourful. The fermentation process in the […]
- House Fire Statistics: How NOT to become oneCooking is one of the leading causes of fire accidents around the house. According to the reports by the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), […]
- Best Still Kits: Review & Buying Guide
- Clawhammer Supply Electric Home Brewing System Review
- Beer Glass Types: Best Glassware for Each Unique Style
- Fermentation Chamber Options
- 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
- Blichmann BrewEasy Vs. DIY Homebrew Setup
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.
- Puppers Beer: Real or Fake?It’s official. The premium lager inspired by the award-winning TV show, Letterkenny, has come true. It’s 100% official beer […]
- The History of BeerBeer has a rich, varied history and is an important part of different cultures around the world. Beer isn’t […]
- IPA Pickled VeggiesIPA Pickled Veggies are a thing. Trust me on this one. You are going to want to try these […]
- The Fungus Among Us….The story of a Mushroom BeerWhen you think of mushrooms, you usually think of pizza, cream of mushroom soup, or maybe some sautéed mushrooms […]
- Why Barley Brewing Is Better for the EnvironmentBrews or beers are made from a variety of grains, so each has a different taste and different properties. […]
- 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 […]