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.

Events We’re Attending, Fall 2011

The NChomebrewing blog has now been up for over 2 months (time flies when you’re making homebrew)!  I have had the opportunity to meet and get to know a lot of our readers, as well as a lot of great beer industry folks, beer bloggers, and brewers in the ...

Tasting and Recipe: Cherrywood Smoked Porter

Well screw it: I was going to save this for later but after drinking half a glass of the Calypso Pale Ale, I decided I'd wash my mouth out with something I like a little better. This is a new beer I had not posted a recipe on yet ...

Tasting: Calypso Pale Ale

A tasting of the dry-hopped, all-Calypso pale ale I did recently:
Appearance: Hazy burnished orange, definitely some hop or chill haze going on that I would like to fine out if it were a commercial beer, but which I'm fine with for a homebrew. Fairly resilient head and nice ...

Strawberry Sour

Brewing with my favorite childhood fruit is always fun, but I wanted to try this fruit in a sour style beer such as Upland Brewing Co.'s Strawberry Lambic and I believe Mr. Barlow brewed a strawberry sour that is currently ageing. While many home brewing texts state that it ...

How many batches do you have in fermenters right now?

0 - 9% 1 - 17% 2 - 22% 3-4 - 28% 5-6 - 11% 7-10 - 6% 10-15 - 1% 16+ - 2% It is terrific to see how many people have a lot of batches going, 21 people who responded had 10 or more fermentations going? Glad so many people brewing!  It probably helps that it ...

Thanks, Steve…

I’m deeply sorrowed by Steve Jobs’ passing,  Like many others, my life was touched in many ways by his innovation and passion.  This blog runs on a Mac mini server sitting in my family room.  That’s what he did best – making the technically difficult elegantly easy. Cancer is ...

Keg Trackers

HomeBrewing is all about creating gadgets to make our hobby better.  For me the simplest of tasks is always the most procrastinated.  Like taking notes on what beer is in what carboy.  Over time I have created logs with the carboy # to track cleaning, beer styles and hopping schedules.  The ...

Chestnut Brown Ale Recipe

So it’s coming up to the festive season and if you are a home brewer it’s right about now you need to be thinking what to brew for your christmas tipple (if you haven’t already brewed something that is). Anyway around this time last year there was ...

ISO: Tart of Darkness x3 FT: You tell me, Im open

Trading isn’t always as smooth as I would like. FortunatelyI have yet to run into any situations where the other party just decided not tokeep up their end of the bargain, something I’m surprised to see happen atleast once or twice a month.  I’ve comeclose several times ...

First Time Mead Making

Yep, this Sunday I put a little mead together.  I don’t really know how else to put it.  I didn’t brew at all.  I mixed some ingredients together and pitched some yeast.  It was pretty quick and easy.  It is easier than extract brewing. For this Raspberry mead ...