Brewing Malt Substitution List

As a homebrewer, I am always looking for new recipes and ingredients to add to my brews. I often come across recipes online (or in magazines) that are from US based homebrewers. In Europe, some of the malts in my local homebrew store don't always match up with these recipes…

Philly Sour - Blueberry Sour Recipe

I recently purchased a pack of Philly Sour yeast from Lallemand brewing and wanted to give it a test run in a batch of homebrew. If you aren't familiar with Philly Sour, the Lallemand website gives the following description: Philly Sour produces moderate amounts of lactic acid in addition to…

2020 Homebrew Highlights

2020 was my fourth (and craziest!) year of homebrewing. While 2020 was a weird year for the whole world, it gave me the opportunity to brew more than ever. I honestly still feel like I am learning with each brew completed. This is one amazing hobby!…

Fermenter King Junior - Review

I recently came across the Fermenter King Junior in a youtube video and I thought it looked pretty cool. The idea behind the Fermenter King Junior is that you can ferment and serve your beer directly from it.…

Burning Sky - New Alliance Homebrew Recipe

I recently bought a mixed pack of their beers and was impressed with all them. Of those beers, one in particular stuck out to me - it was their beer New Alliance .Like any good homebrewer, I thought I'd have a go at brewing this myself.…

Brewing with Neomexicanus Hops - Zappa & Medusa

If you aren't familiar with Neomexicanus Hops, they are a genetically distinct sub-species of hop that has been growing wild in the dry mountain regions of New Mexico for many, many years. These hops is that they are considered pure "American hops".…

100% Brettanomyces IPA - Recipe

I am a big fan of Michael Tonsmeire's book American Sour Beers. In his book, he mentions a 100% Brettanomyces IPA recipe that he brewed in collaboration with Modern Times brewery. After reading the descriptors of this beer - tropical fruit and pineapple - I was super interested to brew…

How I prepare my water for Homebrewing

In this article, I wanted to share with you some of the ways that I prepare my local water for homebrewing. I live in Surrey in the U.K. Our water isn't too bad, but much like London water it is quite hard and more suited to styles like Porters and Stouts.…

Black IPA Recipe - Blackalicious

This Black IPA recipe below is for an all-grain Brew in a Bag method, but it can be scaled to suit your needs depending on your setup.…