Tagged: design

Getting Creative: 8 Steps to Designing a Unique Brew

In my evolution as a brewer, the most difficult thing for me to learn has been how to design a solid recipe. It is an ongoing process and probably will be for the rest of my life. The struggle came from a desire to create brews that I could truly call my own, while not… Read more »

5 Do’s And Don’ts For A New Brewer

1. Do: Sanitize Everything Ok perhaps that’s an exaggeration (http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/06/this-is-why-ill-never-be-adult.html) Sanitization is one of the most crucial parts of brewing a healthy beer. At best, an infection will cause some “interesting” sour flavors, and at worst will totally ruin your beer. It should be noted that there are no known harmful pathogens that can survive… Read more »

What’s In A Name?

Many of us first felt the call to homebrew after tasting a great hand-crafted ale or lager at a local brewery or brewpub. That magical sip bursting with flavor, the aroma wafting up from the head, the intricate lacing left in the glass. There really is nothing like the moment you realize that this is… Read more »

Homebrewers Toolkit Review

Homebrewer’s Toolkit Review Homebrewer’s Toolkit: OS Windows 8.1 (available on the Windows Store) Cost – $9.99 (full featured demo available)I was excited to see a new brewing program, Homebrewers Toolkit, written for Windows 8 and especially one that synchronizes with OneDrive and that has a (soon to be released) Windows Phone companion app. I hate… Read more »