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!…

Using CO2 hop extract in homebrewing

Have you ever wondered how commercial brewers are able to achieve consistent levels of bitterness in their beers time and time again? Well, commercial brewers have been using CO2 hop extract to add a level a bitterness to their beers for decades. If you’ve never seen it before, CO2…

Brewing the perfect New England IPA

For a while now, I have been obsessed with brewing the perfect New England IPA (NEIPA). If you’ve ever cracked open a can of this style of beer, you are immediately hit with the smell of fruity hop goodness which is then followed by a hazy appearance once it…