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…

The Bermondsey Beer Mile

On any given Saturday in London, a select group of breweries open their doors (and taprooms) to the public. Known as the Bermondsey Beer Mile, it is an opportunity to taste some of London’s finest beers from some of London’s finest craft breweries. It is located on a…

American Wheat Beer - Homebrew Recipe

I am a fan of lively American hops, so this seemed like a match made in heaven for my palate. This is definitely a beer I've been eager to brew! In this article, we look at the recipe for an American Wheat beer as well as the different steps I took along the way to create this great beer.…

A guide to making Sloe Gin

Making Sloe Gin is a lot easier than you might think. Other than a few ingredients you just need a little bit of patience. In this article, I'll run through a basic recipe that will create around 5 litres of Sloe Gin.…

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!…

Beer Review: Mikkeller Northern Trails

Mikkeller have teamed up with SAS airlines to produce a beer that has been specially made for passengers onboard all SAS flights - *Mikkeller Northern Trails*.…