How to Sterilize a Fermenter

Virtually everything relating to home brewing is fun, from developing new recipes through to sampling the finished product. However, there are a couple of steps in the process which can be tedious for even the keenest brewer — like sterilizing brewing equipment.  Despite sterilization being mundane, it is a crucial step in the brewing process … Read more

How to Clean a Counterflow Wort Chiller

When you’re making your own homebrew, there are tons of things that you need to keep clean and sterilized. While most of the time this is pretty straight forward, nothing can be as intimidating to keep clean as the counterflow wort chiller. But failing to keep this spiral of copper tubing clean can have disastrous … Read more

Copper Wort Chiller Vs. Stainless

If you’re a homebrewer and you’re stuck trying to decide between a copper wort chiller vs. stainless, you’re not alone. Copper wort chillers are a newer addition to the homebrewer’s arsenal, and they offer some serious advantages over traditional stainless steel wort chillers. Ultimately, your choice of wort chiller is going to come down to … Read more

Hop Spider: The Guide to Using and Buying Hop Spiders

Are you tired of clogs in your brewing system? Have you found yourself doing more cleaning and unclogging than you ever thought possible? If you have, you face a problem that many homebrewers face when using hops to brew their beer. The whole flowers swell up and fall apart while the pellets turn into this … Read more

Priming Sugar Or Carbonation Drops?

Bottling is one of the most exciting parts of home brewing. It is one of the last stages and the day when your wort starts to look like a drinkable product. You know that you will be enjoying a delicious beer within a few weeks after bottling is completed. However, there is one critical step … Read more

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

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