Why I Became a 1-Gallon Homebrewer (The Kitchn)


When I first started brewing beer at home, I was a five-gallon girl — much like most new homebrewers. It’s just what you do. But there were drawbacks almost immediately. Brewing this much beer meant clearing out a precious coat closet for storing carboys and bottles, always having a buddy on hand to help lift the heavy (and hot!) pot on and off the stove, and drinking my way through a lot of beer — which might not seem like a bad thing at first, but can get tiresome if your beer proves less than stellar. Trust me.

And then I discovered one-gallon batches. Like a lightning strike to my brew pot, my life as a homebrewer was transformed overnight. Here’s why I may never brew another five-gallon batch of beer again.

Visit The Kitchn for the full article.


Product Feature: Brooklyn BrewShop Kits

No doubt a lot people out there were the recipients of their first homebrew starter kit over the holidays. Or maybe you haven’t picked out a kit yet and you’re searching out the best way to get started with a new hobby for 2016. You’ve found the right place.

Brooklyn BrewShop recipe kits make it very simple to learn the basics and and get you on the right path from the beginning.

It is a great way to experiment when brewing with 1 gallon batch sizes. Not only with different styles of beer, but to see if homebrewing is for you! After you’ve found that out, you can either continue brewing small batches and always have a wide variety of beer on hand, or you can step up to larger batch sizes and have some extra bottles in the fridge. Can’t go wrong either way.

Here is a video from Brooklyn BrewShop showing just how easy it is to brew your first batch of beer.


In Canada, Brooklyn BrewShop equipment and ingredient recipe kits (& mixes) can be found at the following online retailers:

Canuck Homebrew Supply

Toronto Brewing

With such a wide variety of ingredient kits available, you’ll never run out of options.