Refractometer vs Hydrometer: Which Should You Use?

A refractometer next to a hydrometer in front of pints of beer next to the words refractometer vs hydrometer.

In this post, we are going to compare refractometers vs hydrometers, both of which are two very important tools in the brewer’s arsenal when it comes to dialing in the brewing process and making quality beer. The difference between an ok beer and great beer in many cases comes down to the brewer’s dedication to … Read more

The Top 5 Fermentation Chambers

Cooler as a fermentation chamber

If the goal is to brew the best quality beer possible then after the purchase of your brewing equipment the next consideration might want to be given to a fermentation chamber. Maintaining the correct fermentation temperature and reducing the exposure to light are of the utmost importance when making beer as temperature and UV rays … Read more

20 Beer Off Flavors and How to Avoid Them

a variety of different beer with the title 20 beer off flavors and how to avoid them.

A mark of a good brewer versus an average one is in their ability to identify and control the amount off flavors in beer they produce. It should be noted that we said control and not eliminate, this is due to the fact that some of the beer off flavors are actually a desirable trait … Read more