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…

Building a RIMS homebrewing system for less than a tenner

The idea behind a RIMS (Recirculating Infusion Mash System) is that you utilize a pump to recirculate the mash in the mash tun over some sort of direct heat. The direct heat can be either an electric heating element or over a gas burner.…

10 Homebrewers you should be following on Instagram

On this journey of homebrewing adventures, I have come across many great homebrewers, but I wanted to put together a list of some of the people that inspire me on Instagram and share it with you. In no particular order, here are 10 of my favourite homebrewers. I hope you enjoy!…

A guide to making Ginger Wine

When I’m not drinking beer, one of my favourite cocktails has to be a Whisky Mac. It is quite a simple recipe really - two parts Ginger Wine, one part Bourbon and served over ice in a short glass. For some reason it always seems to remind me of…

Gear Review: Dry Hopping with the Floratek Dry Hopper

During the time that I’ve been homebrewing, I’ve experimented with various different methods of dry hopping. Whether using whole leaf hops or pellets, I’ve tried wrapping them in a muslin cloth and I’ve even tried wrapping them in a sock!…