Getting Creative: 8 Steps to Designing a Unique Brew (HomeBrewTalk)

In my evolution as a brewer, the most difficult thing for me to learn has been how to design a solid recipe. It is an ongoing process and probably will be for the rest of my life. The struggle came from a desire to create brews that I could truly call my own, while not really having enough experience to even know where to begin. Designing recipes is a slow process and, in my opinion, should only be attempted once the entire brewing, fermentation, and packaging processes are understood.

The Secrets to Better Beer Foam (AHA)

There’s nothing like the look of a creamy head on a homebrewed stout or the lacing on a glass after finishing a Belgian ale. But beer foam isn’t just about appearance. The bubbles from your beer impact carbonation level, aroma, flavor and body.

So, how can homebrewers improve their beer foam?

Understanding Water for Homebrewing (AHA)

Discussions about water can get complicated fast, especially if you aren’t familiar with hydrology. But there are a few basics that specifically apply to the homebrewer, which can set the foundation for further exploration into the realm of brewing water.

All-Grain Brewing: Fly Sparging vs Batch Sparging (AHA)

To the new homebrewer, understanding the differences between batch sparging and fly sparging can be confusing. For the seasoned masher, deciding which is a better process for your homebrewing set-up can be an even greater challenge.

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What to Do with Your New Homebrew Kit (AHA)

A homebrew kit is one of the best gifts you can ever receive (or give!). But it can also be overwhelming if you are brand new to the homebrew scene. The following is a guide to figure out the quickest route to making extract beer with your new kit!