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The Need for Mead

Recently we added cider and perry styles and continuing on that trend we've added mead styles. You might have heard of mead if you read Beowulf but you might not have ever tried it. If you don't know mead is a honey wine. Often it is made with fruit and it can be made with spices as well. Some meads are sweet and some are dry. They can range in alcohol from your typical beer to a wine.

You don't need to be a hero of the Geats to make or enjoy mead. If you have the ...

Cider and Perry Styles

Brewing beer is fun and delicious but sometimes you just need a change of pace. Making cider takes much of the same equipment as making beer. It some ways it is easier and can be just as delicious. We know some of you already love to make cider so we are here to help you share those great recipes and track your cider making.

Previously you could not add these recipes to the site because there were no appropriate styles to choose for your recipe. We've now added cider and perry styles for you to choose from and use ...

New English Templates

It's been awhile since we've added some new recipe templates but we slowly added recipe templates for some common English styles. If you aren't sure how to use the recipe templates check out the original post about them or watch the video to see how easy they are to use. The styles we've added are:

You can brew the recipe as is or you can use it ...

Printable Recipes and Improved IBU Estimations

We've rolled out a few improvements to the site lately. First we've added a new option to our homebrew recipes to show a better printable version. Besides slimming down the content for easier printing, it also contains a QR code which you can use to get back to the web version of the recipe. Use it to share the recipes with friends or to make it easier to see the recipe on your brew day.

We also improved our IBU estimations. Previously we were using a method similar to the one created by Jackie Rager for estimating IBUs ...

Got Gruit?

Up until this point, our recipes required hops. The bitterness and aroma of hops are what make beer...beer. Or at least the modern, more popular version of beer. Even before hops became popular, there was still beer. One of the more popular versions was Gruit, a.k.a. grut. The purpose of this site is to allow the creative brewers to experiment, share their recipe ideas, and create recipes that they want to brew again and again. The requirement of hops was an unnecessary restriction that has now been removed. In addition to enabling hop-less beer recipes, this also ...