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Beer Brewing Ingredients

  • 7 Flavors to Try in Your Next Homebrew

    7 Herbs & Spices to Try in Your Next Homebrew

    A Few Ideas to Ban the Dreaded “Brewer’s Block”

    While talking with a fellow homebrewer recently, we both agreed how easy it is to get into the rut of making the same old recipes, over and over. When you first start brewing, you feel adventurous and excited to try anything and everything you can get your hands on. Well, after a few years, and a couple batches that weren’t up to standard, you begin making your tried and true recipes only - rarely deviating from the handful of favorites that your friends ask for time and time again. You know the crowd pleasers, and it’s a risk to spend a lot of time and money experimenting with new flavors.

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  • Popular Beer Additives and Chemicals

    Beer Brewing IngredientsOne problem that many home brewers encounter is floating sediment that makes a beer look less than appetizing.

    The following list of beer additives and chemicals can make your beer look like it's ready to compete with the big boys on the shelves of your local liquor store. Continue reading

  • The Differences Between Dry Yeast and Liquid Yeast

    Whether you are partial to making wine or beer, there are a variety of different recipes waiting for experimentation. But while the types of beer and wine making supplies are bountiful, there is one ingredient that crucial to the difference between flavored water and your favorite alcoholic beverage: yeast.

    You could make a very strong argument that yeast is the most important ingredient in the brewing or wine making process, simply because it is the sole catalyst behind converting the sugars in the wine must and beer wort into alcohol. Continue reading

  • How To Choose The Best Ingredients For Home Brewing

    beer brewing ingredientsBrewing your own beer is an exciting experience; you learn a lot about beer and of course, the end result is a batch of your favorite beverage.  There’s a lot to learn, but having a kit to work with makes it easy to get started. However, after your first batch when you’ll most likely use the ingredients included with your home brew kit, you’ll need to start learning more about beer ingredients and more importantly, how to choose high quality ingredients to use in your home brewing projects.

    There are of course, only four ingredients in most beers: water, malted barley (or in the case of some beers, barley is substituted with other grains), yeast and hops. While the basic ingredients don’t vary all that much from one beer to the next, the kind and quality of ingredients you use can make all the difference in the world. For that reason, choosing wisely is essential. Continue reading

  • The Four Ingredients You Need (Along With A Beer Brewing Kit)

    beer brewing kitsIf you have a beer brewing kit, then it’s probably not new to you that this wonderful beverage is in most cases made using only four ingredients: water, hops, malted barley and yeast. Of course as you can tell from trying two different brews, beer is definitely more than the sum of its parts; but you already knew that. What you probably are wondering is how these four simple ingredients work together to create the literally thousands of different beers on the shelves and on tap around the world, not to mention the one of a kind creations which you can make at home with your own beer brewing kit. Keep reading to learn a little more about each of the four ingredients which go into one of the world’s favorite tipples and what each one of them brings to the finished product. Continue reading

  • Accessories and Additional Ingredients to Use With Your Beer Brewing Kit

    beer brewing kitsSo you’ve already made a couple of batches of homemade beer and you’re pretty pleased with the results so far. You may feel that you’re ready to take things to the next level by trying out some new recipes and experimenting with different varieties of beer. Whether you’re ready to branch out and create some new flavors or you’d just like to try your hand at refining what you’ve already been able to make, then there are some additional supplies you may want to add to your beer brewing kit. Continue reading

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