The first thing you’ll need to do when brewing is to sanitize everything that will come in contact with your unfermented beer. It will take time for the sanitizer to do its job, so don’t rush things. Next, you’ll need to rinse everything to remove any remaining sanitizer. Any remainingContinue Reading

The main ingredients found in beer are water, malted barley, hops, and yeast. There are other ingredients such as flavoring, sugar, and other ingredients that are commonly used. Starches are used as well, as they convert in the mashing process to easily fermentable sugars that will help to increase theContinue Reading

Wheat beers are beers that are brewed with both malted barley and malted wheat, rather than using just barley. The addition of wheat will lend wheat beers a lighter flavor and somewhat paler color than most all barley ales and beers. Wheat beer is normally top fermented, which is fermentationContinue Reading

Adding fruit to beers will add a new and unique twist of complexity to the beverage. A raspberry wheat for example, would add a tart flavor as peach would add the smooth sweet taste that we all associate with peaches in your brew. If you plan to add fruit toContinue Reading

English pale ale The style of English pale ale was originated by producers in Burton during the 1800’s. The high levels of calcium found in the water compliment this style quite well, by making a more efficient extraction of bitter resins from the hops. The taste and aroma of EnglishContinue Reading

Lagering, as a process, was discovered around 200 years ago in Bavaria. Here, it was found that beers experiencing secondary fermentation in casks stored in the caves of the Alps would produce beers with different characteristics than ales. The process of lagering became very popular in areas where fermenting withContinue Reading