And finally bottling day has arrived. As a homebrewer there is nothing better than knowing you are getting one step closer to being able to crack the top on one your delicious fresh new brews. Gotta love it baby, oh ya! In today’s post we are going to look at using carbonation drops vs priming sugar and I am going to help you make sure that when you go to pop that top you … [Read more...] about Carbonation Drops vs Priming Sugar – Which is Better?
Alright so you are either just starting to look into making beer or you are just about to wrap up brew day and it is time to ferment your newly created sweet nectar of the gods; and now you are quickly scrounging around trying to figure out how to ferment beer. Hopefully the latter is not the case, but either way have no fear and read on… Whatever the case may be Big Robb … [Read more...] about How to Ferment Beer – 5 Steps Explained
In this day and age most people know what a beer is. But the majority of people have know idea what the difference type of beers are. If you ask the average beer drinker what is the difference between ale and lager, they are going to give you a blank stare or bumble through some way off base explanation. Now to be fair it is typically only major beer lovers or home brewers … [Read more...] about What is the Difference between Ale and Lager?
Most homebrewers are at least vaguely familiar with a hydrometer and will over time add it to their list of home brewing equipment. It is popular among brewers as it allows us to measure the gravity, and track the fermentation to allow us to know when the beer has finished fermenting. However, for a new person just getting into brewing it can be a bit complicated to figure out … [Read more...] about How to Read a Hydrometer
If I am honest the majority of us brewers did not start our beer making journey by running out and picking up a grain mill for home brewing. Most of us started out but picking up an extract beer kit either online or at the local home brew supply store. Our first beers were an adventure to say the least. We had fun making them and we had fun drinking them. But over time we … [Read more...] about Grain Mill for Home Brewing – Should You Bother?