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.

Brewing Sour Beers with Michael Dawson – BeerSmith Podcast #108

Michael Dawson, former cohost of Brewing TV joins me this week to discuss brewing the perfect sour beer. Michael shares some amazing tips for quickly brewing a Berliner Weisse as well as Lambic in this special episode recorded at the National Homebrew Conference in San Diego. Subscribe on iTunes to ...

Jester Hops SMASH

We live in incredible times for hops. More varieties every year with different characteristics. Here’s another SMASH beer review. This times its a Jester Hops SMASH! Jester hops may very well be the most pronounced example of terroir on hop growing I have ever experienced. This hop is very ...

Hop Tea and Sampling Your Beer Brewing Hops

Brewers often ask me which hop varieties to use for their home brewed beer recipes? The short answer is to use the variety that fits the style of beer you are brewing and also the one you enjoy the most! The longer answer is that you need to sample your ...

English Ale Yeast Triangle Test

Last week we did a blind triangle taste test comparing one wort and two yeasts. Those yeasts were the two most used classics in the White Labs catalog. This week we do it again comparing English yeast to English yeast. John didn’t think he’s ever had a beer ...

Chilling Your Wort with Chris Graham – BeerSmith Podcast #107

Chris Graham, the President of MoreBeer joins me this week to discuss methods for rapidly chilling your wort when home brewing beer. Chris discusses immersion chillers, counter-flow chillers and plate chillers and how rapidly cooling your wort can make better beer. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version ...

WLP001 and WLP002 Triangle Taste Test

We’ve all had plenty of beers fermented with either WLP001 California Ale Yeast or WLP002 English Ale Yeast. We all have a general sense of what each yeast is supposed to do for you. Malt v. hops, fruitiness v. dryness, attenuation v. residual gravity. BOOM WLP001 and WLP002 Triangle ...

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 ...