Community Feed

Below is an aggregate of blog posts in the homebrewing community. It is updated regularly during the day. These blogs are a great place to learn about homebrewing and most have recipes of their own. If you write a blog about homebrewing and would like for it to be included please let us know.

Rapid All Grain Beer Brewing – Part One – Brewing

We’re all incredibly busy these days and many of us are short on time to brew. So this week in part 1 I take a look at ways to shorten your all grain brewing session so you can brew more beer in less time. In part 2 we’ll ...

Second Batch Lambic Session

Hard to believe that it was a year ago that John brewed his first batch of sour beer, (a lambic styled beer), but 365 days have passed and now he’s got a bucket full of dregs and it’s time to brew again! It was a pretty straightforward brew ...

Beer Styles with Stan Hieronymus – BeerSmith Podcast #106

Stan Hieronymus, brewing author and most recent winner of the AHA Governing Committee award, joins me this week to discuss hops and emerging beer styles. Stan is the author of “For the Love of Hops”, “Brew Like a Monk” and also “Brewing with Wheat”. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version ...

Craft Meister Cleaning Tabs

Sometimes we are fortunate enough that a vendor or supply to our great hobby wants to give us some samples to test and try out. This week, we talk about Craft Meister Cleaning Tabs. It is a pretty simple concept: Craft Meister has taken the guess work out of measuring ...

Why Oxygen is Bad in Your Home Brewed Beer

Commercial brewers go to extreme lengths to reduce the amount of oxygen in their finished beers, and as a home brewer you should be concerned about oxygen as well. Oxygen can spoil the long term stability of your beer flavor and clarity and lead to a variety of off flavors ...

First Year Lambic Tasting

About a year ago, I brewed my first sour beer – a simple lambic – so I could get the practice of brewing this style category of beer. Seeing that there are a good number of sour beer styles, picking one and trying out the process would put me in a good ...

Hydrometer Corrections

I’ve been experiencing and lamenting beer that seemed to finish with a higher specific gravity than I wanted or anticipated. On my most recent batch of Hefe, I got the same result. This seemed really weird because like most of my beers that I have had this issue with ...

Malt and its Impact on Beer with Dr Charlie Bamforth – BeerSmith Podcast #105

Dr Charlie Bamforth, Distinguished Professor of Brewing Science from the University of California at Davis joins me this week to discuss malted barley, its alternatives and the huge impact malt has on beer. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version Download the MP3 File – Right Click and Save ...

Mash pH for Brew in a Bag, No-Sparge, and Decoction Mashing

Controlling your mash pH is a critical concern for all brewers using all-grain, but can be a special concern for those using Brew-in-a-bag (BIAB) or decoction mashes with high water to grain ratios. The larger water to grain ratios used in these mashes can lead to higher mash pH during ...

German Style Hefe Tasting

Finally beer brewed by Mike in 2015!!! I was craving German Style Hefe not to long ago. As a beer drinker I am not a huge fan of this style all the time. However as a brewer I love the simplicity of the basic recipe, the complexity that the yeast ...