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.

Down Under IPA Tasting

Hops Hops Hops. We continue to talk about hops. Hop methods and hop varieties. We finally get down to tasting some hops. This week we quaff down some mighty fine double IPA loaded up with Australian and New Zealand Hops! One of the best IIPAs we can get around here ...

National Homebrewers Conference with Gary Glass – BeerSmith Podcast #101

Gary Glass, the Director of the American Homebrewer’s Association (AHA) joins me this week to discuss the AHA and also what is in store for the 2015 National Homebrew Conference which is scheduled for June 11-13 in San Diego. Gary also tells us about the AHA and Brewer’s ...

Russian Imperial Stout Brew Session

Of all the stouts to brew, the Russian Imperial Stout (RIS) is the one that you have to brew at least once to see if you can.  It’s one of the biggest beers you can brew.  As I read, there are no limits – just minimums with the RIS. Being ...

Getting the Most from the BeerSmith Recipes Cloud

This week I provide a few tips to get the most out of the BeerSmithRecipes.com cloud site. I launched the BeerSmith Recipes site almost three years ago and it has grown to a collection of over 300,000 beer recipes making it perhaps the largest beer recipe site on ...

Using Old Yeast Part 2

I know I know! Last week we talked about using old yeast from a dry packet. Well this week I share my experience and follies with old yeast and frozen yeast. I finally brewed my first batch for 2015, but things didn’t go as planned. Flander’s Red and ...

Using Old Yeast

John recently had a dilemma. He needed to rep itch some yeast into his braggot after a long a tiresome ferment. Worried that some fresh yeast was needed at bottling he looked to the fridge. All he had away an older package of white wine yeast. He rehydrated the yeast ...

Beer Brewing Q&A with John Palmer and Randy Mosher – BeerSmith Podcast #100

Top beer brewing authors John Palmer and Randy Mosher join me for a special episode #100 to answer some of your questions about brewing better beer. John is the author of the popular “How to Brew” book and video series and Randy Mosher has made a splash with his new ...

Stir Plate or Ferm-Wrap

The curse of the home brewer is equipment upgrades. There are so many gadgets and toys available to make better beer or to help you make beer easier. And once you get those gadgets, there are usually newer gadgets to replace those gadgets. The cycle can be exhausting. This week ...

Mastering Homebrew by Randy Mosher – A Book Review

Mastering Homebrew is the latest book from Randy Mosher, author of Radical Brewing and Tasting Beer. Randy’s new offering is a comprehensive book on brewing, covering a wide variety of topics and techniques. I personally believe Mastering Homebrew will quickly become a beer brewing classic. Mastering Homebrew Overview I ...

Down Under IPA Brew Session

We’ve been talking a lot about hops lately on camera. We’ve even talked more about hops and hopping off camera. Over the past several months John has collected a stash of hops from Australia and New Zealand. I think we intended to do some more hop tasting experiments ...