Home Brewing Articles
by Peter Evans on December 16, 2009
The benefits of brewing at home are written on the too happy faces of home brewers around the world. When you think of home brewing you probably have visions of a cooking fire and lots of copper kettles in the garage or basement. This is just not the case. The fact is home brewing has never been any easier or less costly than it has been in recent years.
by Peter Evans on December 15, 2009
How important is it that you pour a foundation when building a house. How important is it to you that your car has an engine? Yes, malt is just than important. It is key to your success in brewing and will always be the keystone to your end product.
by Peter Evans on December 14, 2009
You've spent countless hours finding the right wheat barley or rye for your brew and you’re absolutely sure that this batch will be the blue ribbon envy of your fellow brewers. Just don’t get so excited about it that you try to skip through the mashing process.
by Peter Evans on December 13, 2009
Once you are ready to add the hops and begin the boil you must realize the importance of the boiling process and what it does for your beer. Boiling appears to be just boiling, right? Wrong, there are some pretty important processes going on during this step that need to be understood.
by Peter Evans on December 12, 2009
Being invited over to try out someone's latest brew is an honor that few people get to experience in their lifetime. Inviting someone over to try your latest brew is part of what you work for. The thing is, beyond “it's good” or “wow, did a skunk die in the keg” there are other ways to describe your beer- or someone else's. Maybe, giving you some terms to use when describing and evaluating beer is a good idea.
by Peter Evans on December 11, 2009
Beer as a whole can be divided into two different schools, ales and lagers. Beyond that there are literally hundreds of variations of each that can range from international beer types, such as pale ale to very localized styles. Here we will be discussing the main styles of both ales and lagers.
by Peter Evans on December 10, 2009
Knowing the basic ingredients and what they do for your beer is essential to being able to reach the goal of brewing your perfect beer. Fermentable sugars, hops, water and yeast are the main ingredients and will have to be used, regardless of anything else you might add to affect taste, smell, color and mouth feel. The additives for those are numerous and would require a dictionary sized book to describe the processes and additives that can be used to change the properties of your beer.
by Peter Evans on December 9, 2009
by Peter Evans on December 8, 2009
by Peter Evans on December 7, 2009
At first it seems like a crazy concept. After all people have been brewing beer for thousands of years without software, what’s the big deal? A lot of it has to do with consistency. True, a brewing family would pass the same recipe down from one generation to the next.
by Peter Evans on December 6, 2009
Long time brewmasters have long time connections and preferences for buying their beer ingredients. This article is not out to change that. Home kit brewers don’t have to worry about all of this as much, but should they decide to move up to the next level, or are just curious as to what it would take to find the ingredients they will need a clear understanding of how to get what they need.
by Peter Evans on December 5, 2009
Facts are facts, sometimes batches go bad. What happens when a good beer goes bad? Understanding why those batches went bad (or never were good) will keep you from making the same mistake again and wasting hours on brewing an inferior brew. Being able to properly describe the end product also allows you to discuss it with your fellow brewers on a common ground.
by Brian Kunkle on January 20, 2008
Using a yeast starter gives a home brewer several advantages. Yeast starters allow for a shorter lag time which in turn reduces the chances of infection or other problems. It strengthens the yeast which can help lead to better attenuation. Overall, a yeast starter gives your yeast a running start at fermenting out your newly brewed wort. This article looks at how you make a yeast starter as well as some related tips to making a yeast starter.
by Aaron Wittenberg on April 29, 2007
Money is a concern for just about everybody. While making beer is
cheap, buying the initial equipment is not necessarily the cheapest
part. This can run under $100, to over $500. That is a big chunk of
money when you live on a budget. Here are some tips I have learned over time to help save money.
These can be used by anybody to save money. You will find these
especially useful if you don't have any equipment yet, and want to get
it very affordable.
Money is a concern for just about everybody. While making beer is cheap, buying the initial equipment is not necessarily the cheapest part. This can run under $100, to over $500. That is a big chunk of money when you live on a budget. Here are some tips I have learned over time to help save money. These can be used by anybody to save money. You will find these especially useful if you don't have any equipment yet, and want to get it very affordable.
by Donavan Hall on April 17, 2007
For Christmas or for your last birthday your wife/parents/kids bought you a homebrew kit. Maybe you treated yourself to that collection of the odd assortment of equipment: a bucket, a kettle, a thermometer, a hydrometer, maybe a couple of carboys. You want to brew a beer.
Beer has been a beverage that has been enjoyed for centuries all around the world. Not only do people enjoy drinking this frothy treat, a large number of people also enjoy making it. This has led to a recent boom in the home brewing business, and a renewed love for those delicious suds. Because of this rebirth of sorts, people began looking for an outlet to discuss their passion, share tips for making the perfect brew, and find out where the best recipes, equipment, and other items of interest can be obtained. Brewingkb.com answered this call unlike any other website.
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The articles section featured on brewingkb.com is chock full of interesting and informative content that is sure to please every type of home brewer and beer fanatic, from the novice to the most experienced. If you have been stuck on certain issues associated with the home brew process, you can easily find solutions in this section. For example, have you been wondering how to handle your malt? You can find out why the mashing process is so critical to the brew. If you are hung up on how to make a yeast starter, you can simply click, read, and move forward with your batch.
Brewingkb.com's article section is certainly one that should not be missed. If you are new to the site, take some time and read through the archive. If you are a regular visitor, make sure you check back often to see what new features have been added.
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