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.…

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 Keg Management System - Review

About a year ago, I finally decided to make the leap and get into kegging. I always used to bottle my beers, but eventually got tired of washing bottles and the tedious work of filling them one by one. At home, I constantly keep 3 kegs in rotation depending on…

2019 Homebrew Highlights

2019 was my third year of homebrewing and I still feel like I am learning with each brew completed. I can honestly say that this is one hobby that I never seem to run out of ideas - I feel like I’ve only scratched the surface. Inspired by andybrews.…

The New IPA: Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor

I am always on a quest to learn as much as I can about this great hobby. In that quest, I try my best to keep up to date with any new literature out there. I've been following Scott Janish's website for a few years now, and when I found…

A guide to home growing your own hops in the UK

If you are a homebrewer with a bit of space in your garden, you might have considered growing your own hops. Believe it or not, it's easier than you might think! In this article, I am going to take you through some of my learnings as I've grown my own…

Saison Dupont - Harvesting Bottle Yeast

Lately I've been working on brewing the perfect Saison. I am a big fan of Saison Dupont which, in my opinion, is one of the finest examples of Saison out there today. With this in mind, I wanted to see if I could harvest the yeast from the dregs of a bottle of Dupont and produce a decent beer.…

Brewing with South African Hops

With this in mind, I wanted to brew an IPA that took advantage of these great hops from my home country and allowed me to learn more about them at the same time. In this recipe, I use African Queen and Southern Passion - two hops that provide a unique flavour and aroma.…