5 Beer Bottle Storage Ideas

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Perhaps you’ve got your own home brewery, and you’re wondering how to store empty bottles in between uses. Or maybe you’ve got an excess of full containers, and you want to know how to store them to keep the beer tasting fresh. Whether you have full or empty bottles, knowing how and where to store … Read more

Fermentor VS Fermenter: What’s the Difference?

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Home brewing can be an addictive past time. The process of beer making is fascinating and experimenting with different recipes in an effort to find the “perfect brew” is very enjoyable. Of course, home brewing can also be frustration at times, particularly if a brew goes bad due to incorrect measurements, poor ingredients, or temperature … Read more

The 8 Best Beer Fridges For Garage

Have you ever come home with a 24-pack excited to get those bottles chilled only to open your fridge and find it filled to the brim? Not a single space for even one bottle or can. Then, when you ask the family to clear up a row to chill your brews, your request is met … Read more

The 3 Best Hand Trucks For Kegs

Few beverages compare to fresh tap beer. When a cold crisp brew hits the mouth with the perfect balance of smoothness and carbonation, you know that liquid can only be from a keg. Honestly, the only downside to kegs is when they are empty.  An empty keg means, sooner or later, you have to transport … Read more

7 Cool Wall Mounted Bottle Openers

There is nothing worse than having a cold bottle of beer and no way to open it. We have all experienced that moment of despair when you open the drawer, only to find your bottle opener is missing. And, of course, your beer isn’t a twist-off, so you resort to using the back of a … Read more

Can You Make Beer With Bread Yeast?

All you homebrewers out there know how rewarding it is to craft your very own homebrews. Sitting back and popping open a bottle of your creation is leagues above drinking a beer you bought at the supermarket.  Once the brewing bug bites you, it’s hard to focus on anything else. You may find yourself thinking … Read more

Belgian Pale Ale

Note: in the current (2015) BJCP Style Guidelines, Belgian Pale Ale is Style 24B in Category 24  Belgian Ale which contains the maltier to balanced, more highly flavored Belgian and French ales. Cheers!! Belgian Pale Ale Description Information on Belgian Pale Ale is somewhat difficult to find on the internet. There are so many different categories for Belgian beer that the lines between … Read more

Belgian Ale

Belgian ales are made in Belgium.  Belgian style ales are made everywhere else; sometimes they are made well, and sometimes not.  In the new 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines, these beers are roughly categorized based on alcohol content and their balance.  The stronger, less malty and more bitter, well-attenuated beers with more yeast character are grouped in Category 25 Strong Belgian … Read more

2008 BJCP StyleGuidelines 14A – English IPA (India Pale Ale)

NOTE: In the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines, English IPA is now Style 12C in Category 12 Pale Commonwealth Beer which contains pale, moderately-strong, hop-forward, bitter ales from countries within the former British Empire. The information below is still valid for the style, but when studying for the current BJCP exam, use this article as reference in conjunction with the current description. … Read more

Bohemian Pilsners (Czech Pilsener)

Bohemian Pilsners Description Bohemian Pilsners (sometimes called Czech Pilsners) are what all other pils are compared to. In 1842 it was the clear and pale colored beer.  Today, these beers tend to be somewhat darker than the typical “Modern” style pilseners.   These beers are crisp, well-balanced but complex and refreshing. What characterizes the style is … Read more