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There's a reason it's called "specific" gravity. If you're not using a hydrometer, your readings aren't accurate. A little science brings a lot of quality.
Take your homebrewing into the 21st Century with a handful of gadgets that will make the process easier, more efficient, and definitely more fun.
Rust, residue, and rancid grains in your mill can ruin your homebrew. Learn how to clean your grain mill before it gets to that point.
Mash temperature doesn't just happen. It's a factor you can control during your brew. It's not as difficult to do as you may think, either.
Half of getting your homebrew recipes right is accurately measuring ingredients. We found the best scales for grains, hops, or adjuncts.
Want to drink your homebrew now instead of waiting for it to carbonate? Use the force! Force carbonation, that is. No Jedi mind tricks here! Check it out.
Ever tried first wort hopping? Evidence about its effects on flavor is sparse, but there's one big reason you may want to give it a try.
Have you just been sticking your carboy in a cupboard and hoping for the best? It's time to upgrade to a better fermentation chamber and brew better beer.
Do your homebrew justice by building your ideal keezer. Keep multiple kegs cold, tapped, and ready to drink in a keezer worthy of holding your creations.
Why perform a decoction mash when a regular mash works just fine? If enhanced homebrew flavor is important to you, the complex process is worth the effort.
Does your wort extraction need a boost? Get the inside track on maximizing your brewhouse efficiency with the effective batch sparge method.
Are noble hops worth the extra expense? We say yes and we're pretty sure you'll agree once you taste the homebrew results. Find out why they're so special.
How much homebrewing equipment do you really need? You don't have to get too fancy, but if you want to make better beer, it's time to invest in your hobby.
Butter taste in your lager leaving you bitter? Find out how to use a diacetyl rest while brewing and fine-tune the flavor of your favorite lager.
So you want to save money with yeast washing. It might seem daunting to preserve the life of finicky microbes, but we promise it's easier than you think.
Easy. Affordable. Is brew in a bag the brew for you? Master this simple and time-saving method to discover how great beer from a bag can be!
Before you switch from extract brewing to all-grain brewing, you need a mash tun. Use your homebrewing DIY spirit to build your own. We'll show you how.
Hate racking? Loathe moving a brew from your primary to secondary fermenter? Discover the wonders of conical fermenters, plus our seven favorites.
Conquer the keg! Learn more about beer taps and faucets for your homebrew kegerator or keezer and find your perfect lager lever or pilsner puller.
Tired of digging out hop debris from your brew setup? A hop spider can solve your messy brewing quandary, saving you time and effort on brewing day.
Don't let your beautiful brew go flat before it's begun. Learn how to master priming sugar for a bounty of bubbly beer every time you bottle.
Thinking about growing your own hops at home? Not only can it save you money, you get a lot more control over your brew. Learn how from start to finish.
Why go through the trouble of making a yeast starter? Faster fermentation, better attenuation, and a must for brewing high gravity beers. Ready to make one?
Rapid cooling equals better beer. Learn how the various types of wort chillers work, the pros and cons, and our top picks for the best wort chillers.
Dry hopped beer has a fresher hop taste that "may be more spicy or resinous." So let's explore the popular methods for dry hopping your homebrew like a pro.
We outline considerations when shopping for the perfect brew kettle, as well as list some of the best brew kettles for homebrewing for various budgets.
Herbs and spices can unique character to otherwise basic beer. This article will explain how to homebrew with herbs and spices.
Even seasoned homebrewers can seriously ruin a batch of beer. That is why we’ve compiled the 25 biggest homebrew mistakes that anyone can easily make.
Roasting your own malts is an excellent way to personalize your homebrew. This article explains how to roast malt at home for your next batch of beer.
Poor attenuation is a major homebrew bummer. This article explains whether dry yeast vs liquid yeast is better for attenuation.
Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and get the most from your grains when crushing malts for homebrewing in this helpful guide.
Think extract brewing is just for rookies or lazy homebrewers? Think again. Whether you're new to the process or not, you can get fantastic brews from extracts.
Ready to upgrade from extract brewing to more complex all grain brewing? It takes a little more time, but it's not as difficult as you may think.
Is your homebrew ready to go beyond the bottle? Find out how to keg your homebrew and save time while you savor the flavor of your own draft beer.
Bottle your brew in record time! Learn the knack of bottling beer quickly and easily, and enjoy your homebrew with less mess and no stress.
Cleaning your homebrewing equipment isn't enough. For the best flavor and to prevent bacterial invasion, brewing sanitizers are a must.
Commercial brewers use fining agents as well as filtering and pasteurization to clarify beer, but there are simpler strategies for the homebrewer.
Are you cleaning your brew kettle as often or as well as you should be? Learn the best cleaning methods, and keep the trub out of your brew for good.