Informational articles about beer and brewing.

Great Gifts for Homebrewers Under $30

Choosing gifts for homebrewers can be overwhelming. Here are some great gifts for homebrewers under $30 each!

The Best Electric All-In-One Brewing Systems

Many brewers are moving towards electric all-in-one brewing systems. Not sure where to start? Here are is a comparison of the best all-in-one brewing systems!

The Best Homebrewing Books to Have on Your Bookshelf

There is nothing quite like sitting down with a cold beer and a good book. Here is a list of some of the best homebrewing books to add to your collection!

Spent Grain Beer Crackers Recipe

There are a lot of great things you can do with spent grain and making our Spent Grain Crackers recipe is one of favorite ways to use leftover grain!

Funding a Brewery with a Side Hustle: Freaky Ferments

Funding a brewery opening can take some creativity! Here's how our friends at Freaky Ferments are funding a brewery opening selling fermented hot sauce!

Homebrewer to Pro Brewer: Loaded Dice Brewery

Have you ever wondered how to open a brewery? It's certainly not easy, but it might be more achievable than you think! Here's how Jef Smith is doing it right now!

Commercial Hop Farming with Darbro Farms

Interested in commercial hop farming? Here's some advice from Joel Darbro of Darbro Farms, a hop farm that has been family owned since 1870 on 180 acres in Kansas!

How to Use a Hydrometer

The use of a hydrometer to calculate gravity throughout the brewing process is an important step in brewing consistent beer, especially if brewing the same recipe multiple times.

Homebrewing Hard Cider for Beginners + Cider Recipes

I'm a big believer in keeping a non-beer option on tap. There are many non-beer options available, but you can't do better than a good homebrewed cider.

How to Ship Homebrew

Whether it's to a competition, or sending a few bottles to friends, shipping homebrew has its challenges. Luckily, our friends at Crafty Shipping are here to teach you how to ship homebrew!

Back to Basics: SMaSH Brewing + Recipes

Let's get back to basics and brew a SMaSH with these sample SMaSH recipes!

Basic All-Grain Brewing Instructions for Beginners

Extract brewing, which is how most homebrewers get started, can be likened to baking a cake from a cake mix. All-grain brewing, which is how breweries make beer, is like baking a cake from scratch. All-grain brewing is more time-consuming and requires additional equipment, but allows you more control over both the ingredients and the brewing process.