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…

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.…

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.…

BrewKegTap's Corny Keg Sodastream Kit - Review

When I first started out homebrewing, I began with a simple 5 litre (1 gallon) kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop. As I brewed more and more, my beers started to taste better and my passion for this great hobby really grew. Like many first time homebrewers, all of my beer…

Making bread with beer yeast

I'm often looking for ways to save on my homebrewing costs and one of those ways that I have found is to reuse yeast between brews. This got me thinking about those yeast jars that are sitting unused at the back of my fridge. I wonder if I can make bread with the beer yeast?…

Free homebrew recipes from commercial breweries

The list below contains the details of commercial breweries that offer homebrew recipes of their beers. I am always looking for inspiration when it comes to brewing, especially for beers that I've tried and really liked, or beers that are produced in other countries and I can't get hold of.…

Plaato Digital Airlock - Review

Over a year ago, an interesting new product came up on Kickstarter that piqued my interest. The Plaato digital airlock aims to give you access to real-time estimations of the specific gravity of your brew, any fermentation activity, the alcohol content, and even the current temperature. The idea behind the…