Tagged: grain

Grape to Grain: A Winemaker’s Transition To Home Brewing

About a year and a half ago, I stumbled on an article on the Flanders Red beer style. A Flanders Red is aged in oak barrels for years, giving it acidity and a Burgundian complexity which has been described as the most wine-like of all beers. I was intrigued by this concept, so I drove… Read more »

Simple Homebrewing Techniques

So far in my homebrewing journey, I have explored the three simplest levels of homebrewing. All have used malt extracts rather than mashed grains (mashing is the process of converting the starch in the grains to sugars). “Malt extract” is wort (unfermented beer) from grain that has already been mashed by a brewery and then… Read more »

Recipe Numbers Not Adding Up: 5 Common Causes

Ever find a great looking recipe – on a website, in a book, or elsewhere plug it into your brewing software – and the numbers just don’t add up? I’m specifically talking about the IBUs and the specific gravity. It can be frustrating! Here are the main reasons why that happens: (Note: I’ve included screenshots… Read more »

How to Design a Homebrew Recipe

How to Design a Homebrew Recipe So, you’ve brewed a kit or two, and it came out pretty well. Or perhaps you’ve followed a few recipes from books or websites, and have been pretty happy with the results. Now, though, you are ready to create a beer that is your very own. But where do… Read more »