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Welcome to the Home Brewing Wiki!

The Home Brewing Wiki is a web resource for anyone who wants to make their own hand-crafted <a href="/wiki/index.php/Beer" title="Beer" class="mw-redirect">beer</a>, <a href="/wiki/index.php/Wine" title="Wine" class="mw-redirect">wine</a>, <a href="/wiki/index.php/Mead" title="Mead" class="mw-redirect">mead</a>, <a href="/wiki/index.php/Cider" title="Cider" class="mw-redirect">cider</a>, <a href="/wiki/index.php/Sake" title="Sake" class="mw-redirect">sake</a>, or any other <a href="/wiki/index.php/Fermented_beverage" title="Fermented beverage" class="mw-redirect">fermented beverage</a>. For a complete overview of what the Home Brew Wiki has to offer, see the sections below or visit the main <a href="/wiki/index.php/Fermented_Beverages" title="Fermented Beverages" class="mw-redirect">Fermented Beverages</a> page.


This Wiki is hosted by the <a rel="nofollow" class="external text" href="http://www.HomeBrewTalk.com">HomeBrewTalk.com</a> community and beer club, but it can be edited by anyone with an interest in home brewing or fermentation. This community project has been a labor of love, but it's a lot of work, and there is much information to share, so everyone's help is needed; just click the 'Edit' link at the top of any article, or visit the <a href="/wiki/index.php/How_can_I_help%3F" title="How can I help?">How can I help?</a> page to find out how you can contribute.

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<a href="/wiki/index.php/Beer" title="Beer" class="mw-redirect">Beer</a>

<a href="/wiki/index.php/Beer" title="Beer" class="mw-redirect">Beer</a> is one of the oldest known alcoholic beverages in the world. Some claim that <a href="/wiki/index.php/Beer" title="Beer" class="mw-redirect">beer</a> was the driving force behind agriculture and therefore civilization itself. <a href="/wiki/index.php/Beer" title="Beer" class="mw-redirect">Beer</a> was brewed in people's homes for much of history, and it's still easy and rewarding to brew at home today. The Home Brewing Wiki contains a wealth of information about beer and beer brewing, including information on:

The <a href="/wiki/index.php/Category:Beer_brewing_process" title="Category:Beer brewing process">Beer Brewing Process</a> <a href="/wiki/index.php/Category:Beer_ingredients" title="Category:Beer ingredients">Beer ingredients</a>
<a href="/wiki/index.php/Category:Beer_equipment" title="Category:Beer equipment">Beer brewing equipment</a> <a href="/wiki/index.php/Category:Beer_styles" title="Category:Beer styles">Beer styles</a>
<a href="/wiki/index.php/Category:Frequently_Asked_Questions" title="Category:Frequently Asked Questions">Frequently Asked Questions</a> <a href="/wiki/index.php/Category:Beer_information" title="Category:Beer information">Other Beer Information</a> <a href="/wiki/index.php/Category:Glossary" title="Category:Glossary">Glossary</a>
<a href="/wiki/index.php/File:RedWine.jpg" class="image" title="A glass of red wine"><img alt="A glass of red wine" src="/wiki/images/thumb/1/17/RedWine.jpg/150px-RedWine.jpg" width="150" height="238" /></a>

<a href="/wiki/index.php/Wine" title="Wine" class="mw-redirect">Wine</a>

<a href="/wiki/index.php/Wine" title="Wine" class="mw-redirect">Wine</a> is another of the oldest and most culturally significant beverages in the world, and home winemaking is becoming increasing popular. While wine made from the fermentation of <a href="/wiki/index.php?title=Grapes&action=edit&redlink=1" class="new" title="Grapes (page does not exist)">grapes</a> is the most common, the same processes used on grapes can also be used to make <a href="/wiki/index.php/Country_wine" title="Country wine">country wine</a>, <a href="/wiki/index.php/Cider" title="Cider" class="mw-redirect">cider</a>, or <a href="/wiki/index.php/Perry" title="Perry">perry</a> from other fruits and vegetables.

Our <a href="/wiki/index.php/Wine" title="Wine" class="mw-redirect">wine</a> section is not very extensive at the moment; we encourage experienced vintners to <a href="/wiki/index.php/How_can_I_help%3F" title="How can I help?">get involved</a> and help the site grow.

<a href="/wiki/index.php/File:Honey.jpg" class="image" title="Honey"><img alt="Honey" src="/wiki/images/thumb/4/49/Honey.jpg/200px-Honey.jpg" width="200" height="132" /></a>

<a href="/wiki/index.php/Mead" title="Mead" class="mw-redirect">Mead</a>

<a href="/wiki/index.php/Mead" title="Mead" class="mw-redirect">Mead</a> is made by fermenting honey with yeast. It is sometimes called "honey wine"; many people believe that <a href="/wiki/index.php/Mead" title="Mead" class="mw-redirect">mead</a> is the oldest of the alcoholic beverages. Mead has held a pivotal place in many cultures throughout its nearly 8,000-year history, and it is still enjoyed throughout the world.

Our <a href="/wiki/index.php/Mead" title="Mead" class="mw-redirect">mead</a> section contains basic information for beginning meadmakers on honey and the meadmaking process; we encourage experienced meadmakers to <a href="/wiki/index.php/How_can_I_help%3F" title="How can I help?">get involved</a> in this growing section of the site.

The <a href="/wiki/index.php/Category:Mead_making_process" title="Category:Mead making process">Mead Making Process</a> <a href="/wiki/index.php/Category:Mead_styles" title="Category:Mead styles">Styles of mead</a>
<a href="/wiki/index.php/File:Apple.jpg" class="image" title="An apple"><img alt="An apple" src="/wiki/images/thumb/2/2b/Apple.jpg/200px-Apple.jpg" width="200" height="149" /></a>

Other <a href="/wiki/index.php/Fermented_beverages" title="Fermented beverages" class="mw-redirect">fermented beverages</a>

Over the years, many ingredients other than barley, grapes, and honey have been used to create delicious and culturally significant beverages, most of which can be produced at home, often using the same equipment and techniques already familiar to experienced home fermenters. For example:

  • <a href="/wiki/index.php/Cider" title="Cider" class="mw-redirect">Cider</a>, fermented from apples
  • <a href="/wiki/index.php/Perry" title="Perry">Perry</a>, fermented from pears
  • <a href="/wiki/index.php/Sake" title="Sake" class="mw-redirect">Sake</a>, fermented from rice

The wiki also contains basic information on other kinds of <a href="/wiki/index.php/Fermented_beverages" title="Fermented beverages" class="mw-redirect">fermented beverages</a> as well as <a href="/wiki/index.php/Fermented_foods" title="Fermented foods" class="mw-redirect">fermented foods</a> that can be made at home.

The Home Brewing Wiki currently contains 691 articles on beer, wine, mead and cider.