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.…

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…

Brewfather - Looking under the hood

I come from a background in computer programming and love to tinker with code as often as possible. When I find a great app or website, I love to look under the hood and find out how it was made. As a homebrewer, I am a big fan of the…

Rye Not - American Pale Ale Recipe

During a routine visit to my local supermarket, I came across a can of Beavertown's 8 Ball Rye IPA. When I grabbed it from the shelf, I didn't really take much notice of the beer itself - but as soon as I got home and poured it - I was…

Beavertown Extravanganza 2018

After missing out on last year's tickets, I was lucky enough to attend this year's Beavertown Extravaganza. I have to say it didn't disappoint — it was a great event with some amazing beers showcased. Beavertown Extravaganza 2018 kicked off over two days at Printworks London in Canada Water. I attended…

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!…

Experimenting with Hop Aroma Oils

Off the top of my head, I can think of a few benefits that Hop Aroma Oils might offer such as consistent performance, an instant flavour impact and some pretty cool flavour and aroma combinations!…

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…