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.

Parti-Gyle Brewing – Two Beers from One Mash Revisited

Parti-Gyle brewing, sometimes incorrectly called party-gyle brewing, is an ancient technique where more than one beer is made from multiple runnings of a single mash. This week we’re going to take a look at this technique and how you can use it to brew great beer at home. The ...

Pump Stand in Action

Last week we showed the stand I built to support both my pump and my plate chiller during the brew session. This week I shot some footage of the whole thing in action during a German Hefeweizen brew session. I had some trouble initially figuring out the best way to ...

New BJCP 2015 Style Guide Add-on Released for BeerSmith

I’m happy to announce the updated BJCP style guide for BeerSmith 2. A little over a week ago the Beer Judge Certification Program released the final version of their new BJCP 2015 style guide at www.BJCP.org. I’ve just released an add-on for BeerSmith desktop (see details ...

Beer Recipe Transformers with Drew Beechum – BeerSmith Podcast #103

Brewing author Drew Beechum is my guest this week to discuss how you can transform one beer into another with a few simple changes to your recipe. Drew’s approach to recipe design is unique – so join me for another great episode! Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video ...

Chiller and Pump Stand

We mentioned several videos ago that I had purchased a Shiron Plate chiller to add to my brew gear. In order to really make the best use of it I felt like it needed to be mounted to stand and lifted up off the ground and above the height of ...

Mash pH and Why It Matters for All Grain Beer Brewing

Mash pH is an important concept for all grain brewing. While you can make “good” beer without worrying about pH, brewing truly great all grain beer relies on understanding the concept of mash pH and its impact on beer. Understanding pH You probably had a simple introduction to the concept ...

Nelson Sauvin Braggot Tasting

Some ideas sound great in your head. Some even make it to paper where they still sound good. Despite those two hurdles some ideas still don’t work out in reality… What does Nelson Sauvin, Braggot, White Wine and the Brew Dudes have in common… Roll film!!!! Noting that Nelson ...

Tasting Vienna Lager

John is quickly mastering the Vienna Lager style. His efforts have won him first place a couple times regionally in New England. Now he heard that he won seance place with Vienna at the MCAB (Master competition of amateur brewers). Its a malty and robust brew to lead us out ...

Evaluating Your Beer with Denny Conn – BeerSmith Podcast #102

Denny Conn joins me this week to discuss a number of experiments he has made on evaluating and improving your beer. Specifically he addresses decoction mashing, first wort hopping and biases in evaluating your beer. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version Download the MP3 File – Right Click ...

Burner Control Parts List

This week a quick, but long overdue, video outlining the key fittings I used to plumb in the control valve on my brew stand. This video shows how the parts are connected together and I also outline exactly the part numbers for each part. First thing first, I used teflon ...