German Leichtbier, pronounced LYESHT-beer, is the German version of the Light American Lager. It was made for the everyday common working man. In the BJCP Guidelines it is noted that a German Leichtbier is marked as a diet beer with lower … [Read more...] about How To Brew Leichtbier | Homebrew Challenge
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Stout, lager, IPA, and others are names you've probably heard or read if you're interested in beer. If you're a homebrewer, you're likely already quite familiar with all of them. Now, when it comes to grouping beer, cider, and mead, there needs to … [Read more...] about BJCP Guidelines – What You Need To Know
Kölsch beer was first brewed in the city of Cologne, Germany. Beer in Germany is extremely intriguing in that regional specialties reign supreme; from Altbier from Düsseldorf, to German Helles Exportbier from Dortmund, to Rauchbier in Bamberg and … [Read more...] about How To Brew Kolsch Beer | Homebrew Challenge
German Helles Exportbier refers to a pale lager beer founded in Dortmund, Germany. This style of German style of brewing might actually be the best example of German brewing. Dortmund is located in northwest Germany on the Ruhr River, similar to … [Read more...] about How To Brew German Helles Exportbier | Homebrew Challenge
German Pilsner, or “Pils” as it is referred to in Germany, is a beer that is modeled after the famous original pilsner made in Plzeň (Pilsen) in Czech Bohemia (modern day Czech Republic). The creator of the style, Josef Groll, was the first head … [Read more...] about How To Brew German Pils Beer | Homebrew Challenge
Are you a beer lover? Are you looking to homebrew your own beer? Did you hear about the decoction mash? We will talk about it in this guide. Decoction Mash is a process to carry on multiple steps of mashes without putting on extra water … [Read more...] about Decoction Mash: The How-to Guide
As many beer aficionados already know, the whole Oktoberfest celebrations all started with the marriage between Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxony Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. After the great success of that marriage … [Read more...] about How To Brew Oktoberfest Beer [Märzen]
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 on the items mentioned below. Requirements: You'll need: a pressure canner two Mason jars a 50 pack … [Read more...] about How to Make a Frozen Yeast Bank?
The taste and fun of the beer lies in its effervescence. Its bubbles make it fun, frothy and flavourful. The fermentation process in the first instance of preparing the beer makes it almost ready, but the bubbles are yet to be added and the product, … [Read more...] about All You Need to Know about Priming Sugar
How are you making your beer? The art of making beer is more than just that. It is a science. If you are a connoisseur or even a home brewer, you wish to have the alcohol content just right. And you do not want to be stumped when the receiver asks … [Read more...] about What is Original Gravity?
If I were to describe a Rauchbier to ten beer drinkers and offer them a pour, I feel fairly confident that most would reject the pour. Portrayed as a beer with a “campfire-like” aroma and taste, I can see how some are put off by such a descriptor. … [Read more...] about How to Brew Smoke Beer (Rauchbier) | Homebrew Challenge
We all have studied the process of alcoholic fermentation in our high school chemistry classes. Just to refresh your memory, fermentation is simply the conversion of sugars, be it glucose, sucrose, or fructose, into alcohol and carbon … [Read more...] about Specific Gravity to Brix: All You Need to Know
You might have realized or not, but you do judge the beer every time you drink it without knowing. The evaluation of beer is an art, and there lies science behind it. So, this art is something that can be learned by acknowledging its description and … [Read more...] about How to Become a Professional Beer Judge?
Dunkles Bock or Traditional Bock, as it is known, has a story that takes us back to Einbeck, Germany around the 14th century. The town of Einbeck had a couple of huge advantages going for them. It was part of a federated trading group, The Hanseatic … [Read more...] about How to Brew Dunkles Bock | Homebrew Challenge
The Beer that You Bought – When Does it Expire? Did you know that in 2018, U.S. beer industry saw sales of over 202.2 million barrels of beer? Beer’s popular the world over – however, how do you store it? All of us, at some point, have wondered … [Read more...] about Does Beer Expire? What You Should Know & Do About It
Mexican beers, more commonly marketed as exotic Cervezas, tend to get a bad rap within the craft beer community as poor-quality beverages with slick advertising. The power of marketing has been, well, so “interesting” of late that these are … [Read more...] about The History of Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Beer
After going through the rigorous processes of malting, lautering, fermenting, filtering, and conditioning, there are times when you are still not satisfied with your brew. In a situation like this, we often find ourselves indulged in various … [Read more...] about How to Cold Crash Your Beer?
When exploring the history of the Vienna Lager, we first learn about the history of kilning malt. However, before we dive into this newly discovered kilning process, we run into some people that were pretty insurmountable to this beer. In 1820, Franz … [Read more...] about How to Brew Vienna Lager | Homebrew Challenge
Quarantine IPA is a homebrew beer for those wanting to make beer at home. This recipe is easy to make and ready quickly - two weeks from grain to glass. Quarantine IPA Recipe: 10 lbs - 2-row American Pale Malt (Briess) 1 lbs - Caramel 40 (40.0 … [Read more...] about Quarantine IPA | Quick and Easy Homebrewed Beer
It’s no secret that the Germans love their beer. If you were to walk into a local establishment in Dusseldorf, Germany and say “give me a beer,” you would indeed receive an Altbier. The Germans have been consuming Altbiers for approximately … [Read more...] about How to Brew Altbier | Homebrew Challenge