Brew Your Own

A GUIDE FOR THE SAVVY HOME BREWER

Techniques

It is easy to make your own beer, you just have to follow more or less traditional methods and start experimenting with them. After all, beer is only water, barley malt, yeast and hops. Learn the basics of beer brewing,  best beer ingredients, and techniques, so you can start making your own beer from home. 

Equipment

Beer can be made in your free time, but it is not suitable for people in a hurry or very impatient. It requires a small investment in equipment (not much) and a love for beer. Over time, you will learn what equipment you need and how to make the most out of it. Just follow certain rules and have fun!

Recipes

Read about the recipes I try, ingredients you need, and step-by-step method. The fun part about home brewing is when you start to invent recipes or try to copy other styles and commercial beers. Find out how I attempted to make a New England IPA, a Chocolate and Cinnamon Porter or an Imperial Stout.

Beer Brewing Made Easy

Beer Brewing Made Easy

I have read so much about home brewing, I could write a book. In my last search, I came across Jake Evan's guide: Beer Brewing Made Easy™ and it really made it for me. It has step-by-step video instructions and three eBooks. It really helped me to make quality beer...

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Home brewing options in saving money

Home brewing options in saving money

Home brewing is a method of making beer at home. If you have ever tried a few different types beer while you are at a party or while you are celebrating life, you will notice that some are heavy and some are light. You should also remember that some are dark and...

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The Many Paths to Great Home Made Beer

The Many Paths to Great Home Made Beer

Before you really get oriented to what home brewing is all about, it’s easy to think it is a process that is set in stone and there is only one right way to do it. And it is true that the brewing and fermenting process has some steps that must be followed with some...

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Pale Ale Recipe

Pale Ale Recipe

Today I want to talk about the recipe for one of the best well-known beers in the market, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, made by "Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.". This company is the typical success story of a homebrewer named Ken Grossman, who decided to open his own beer supply...

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The Right Home Brewing Kit for You

The Right Home Brewing Kit for You

There is always an urge when you get started in a great new hobby like home brewing to go out and buy the most expensive equipment and supplies and dive in headfirst. That instinct may come from watching an “old pro” at home brewing working his or her own elaborate...

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Kegging

Kegging

When you first learn the craft of homebrewing, one of the big steps is the transfer of the beer into larger bottles for fermentation and then smaller bottles for storage and to serve guests your delicious brew. This can be messy but it is an important step along the...

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Oatmeal Stout Recipe

Oatmeal Stout Recipe

To identify what a type of beer the OATMEAL STOUT is, we first need to know where this style (or sub-style) comes from. STOUT is a beer that comes from the PORTER beer (if you want to know more about this style, click here). Over time the Porter beers became more...

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Beer bottle labels: the cherry on the cake

Beer bottle labels: the cherry on the cake

After a few 'tries' at making your very own beer, you are going to create a beer taste that you can truly enjoy. We all have our own individual favorites, and as you control the recipes, you can create a beer that is ideal for you. You can even control the alcohol...

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What You Need to Brew Your Own Beer

What You Need to Brew Your Own Beer

Any gourmet will tell you that there is no greater source of pride than serving a truly personal creation. The same holds true for home brewers. You can easily create a truly unique brew to share with your friends. There are 3 things that can help you when you are a...

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Necessary Supplies For Making Beer At Home

Necessary Supplies For Making Beer At Home

If you want to make your own beer but have no idea where to start, this post will help you by offering you a list of needed equipment and on how to buy them. While there are lots of homemade beer kits offered, there are still a lot of home brewers who would rather use...

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Beer Ingredients – What’s Inside a Beer?

Beer Ingredients – What’s Inside a Beer?

For any homebrewer, it never ever hurts to invest a little time understanding the basics of homemade beer recipes. Because the majority of recipes hold 4 crucial active ingredients (water, fermented sugar, hops and yeast) the more you get to know these components, the...

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Imperial Stout Beer Recipe

Imperial Stout Beer Recipe

First of all, let's start by knowing something about this style of beer and its characteristics. It is known that Stout beer is an evolution of another type of black beer: Porter, and it is also originally from England. This style of beer was first produced in London...

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Is Home Brewing Beer Illegal?

Is Home Brewing Beer Illegal?

When you hear about people who brew their own beer it can easily conjure up prohibition images of speakeasies and moonshine distilleries. Perhaps it's the puritanical past of American liquor laws that make many of us wonder about the legality of homemade beer in the...

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IPA Beer Recipe

IPA Beer Recipe

In this article, I am going to write about one of the styles of beers that I like the most, because of its aroma and bitterness .... the IPA. This style of beer has a very peculiar history. As you may know, IPA is the abbreviation of India Pale Ale and this is where...

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Beer Brewing Process & Equipment for Beginners

Beer Brewing Process & Equipment for Beginners

The five-step process for making beer in your home is simple: brewing, fermenting, priming and bottling, aging and enjoying! This article will give you a basic overview of exactly what to expect before the brewing starts. Brewing Throughout the brewing process your...

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Home Brewing Beer With CO2 Can Go With A Pop

Home Brewing Beer With CO2 Can Go With A Pop

Beer has been brewed at home, more or less for the past several thousand years. There is not much said about the practice before the nineteenth century. At some point though, men figured out that CO2 (carbon dioxide) was needed for brewing beer at home. This most...

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