Types of Priming Sugar for Bottle Carbonation

The process of priming is critical within homebrewing and is necessary for natural carbonation within bottles. People sometimes overlook the importance of carbonation, but it is one of the most significant aspects of beer, affecting its appearance and how it feels in the mouth. You’ll need to know about priming sugar, especially if you’re a […]

How I Built A 6 Tap Keezer In My Garage

I know a lot of the DIY posts of how to build your own keezer involve things like welding, sawing, and general planning. However, I’m not really a DIY guy, so I wanted to do something a bit easier. I started out with just 3 taps, but as I brewed more, I realized I had more room […]

How To Reuse Yeast In Your Homebrew

For the first year of brewing, I always bought yeast packets every time brewed a new batch. But I recently brewed 4 beers in the same month and realized that they were all using Wyeast 1056 and decided to look into how to reuse yeast in my homebrew. I was a little scared at first […]

A Primer On Priming Sugar + Bottle Conditioning

Unless you’ve got a good idea that you want to be a brewer for life, your first couple batches of homebrew will be carbonated using priming sugar and “bottle conditioned”. Even if you are an expert with a badass kegging system, there are still styles that lend themselves to bottle conditioning, including high gravity beers that need to be aged, or Belgian beers brewed in the traditional style (some of which prefer having some yeast sediment in the bottle and ask you to swirl before serving).

Whole Cone Hops + Hop Pellets + Hop Extract…What’s The Difference?

One of the choices that a homebrewer must make is whether they choose to use fresh hops or hop pellets. Both approaches are effective for brewing beer, but they have some key differences that you should understand before using one or the other.