When you first start brewing, maybe you learned under the guidance of a friend or family member. Or maybe the team at Philly Homebrew Outlet hooked you up with some great tips and recipes. But as you progress through your homebrewing journey, having a good library of books written by experts will really help you grow your knowledge and your homebrewing technique.
Here are four essential books for your homebrew library (which make excellent gifts, too):
When you first start homebrewing, likely with a kit, you are probably bottling your beer. There is absolutely nothing wrong with bottle conditioning beer, but many homebrewers will eventually shift to using kegs. Moving from bottling to kegging allows for a much simpler packaging and serving process. Instead of cleaning, sanitizing, filling and capping dozens or hundreds of bottles, you only have to clean and sanitize one keg; or a couple depending on how much you brew at a time. Instead of measuring priming sugar and batch priming, you attach an external CO2 tank. There are definite pros and cons to kegging your homebrew, so let’s get into a short introduction to kegging.
Base malts make up about 80% of your recipe. But why so many different options and what makes each one special and unique?
In this blog post we'll be going over the differences between cleaning and sanitizing. Though they are common and very important practices even experienced brewers make mistakes. So lets get to it!