Don’t know how to home brew and don’t know where to start? We’re not pretending to be experts here, but we know a thing or two on home brewing beer, so we’re not the worst place to start. If you’re after something more in depth, perhaps check out John Palmer’s extensive home brewing tutorial at How to Brew.
These tutorials are on home brewing all grain beer, which is an advanced home brewing method. If you’re an absolute beginner, welcome to the start of your home brewing journey! For beginners, we recommend starting with some extract brewing before moving on to the methods described in this how to home brew section. Check out our how to get started in home brewing post to learn about a good set up and doing your first brew day.
It’s also a good idea to browse the general home brewing section of our blog. We do regular posts on home brewing methods as well as talk about ingredients and general tips and trips.
After that, come on back here and learn the basics of home brewing all grain recipes, then look at our home brew equipment and build yourself a home brewery! Then you’ll be ready to try some of our custom home brew recipes.
This section is still under construction. Over time, there will be full pages and tutorials on all of our home brew equipment. Thanks for your patience.
How to home brew – basic skills
- Grain mashing basics
- Calculating ABV
- Calculating IBU
- Calculating strike temperature
- The hot break
- The cold break
- Proper fermenting temperatures
- Ale styles
- Lager styles
Readers who are familiarise themselves with the above will have a pretty decent understanding of making beer at home. There are who degrees at university out there to learn how to brew beer, obviously this website is not one! But, while a lot of brewing is just learning by doing, getting the basics of knowledge is very important. We hope that we’ve provided that knowledge.
If we haven’t been clear in any of articles, be sure to comment and we’ll be more than happy to help. We’re here to share knowledge on home brewing, and hopefully learn a thing or two along the way.
Maybe we’ve gone into a bit too much depth on some of the articles above, but we don’t see that as a bad thing! We’ve tried to organise them in such a way that it’s easy to pick out the information needed. On the home brewing calculators for example, we’ve opted to keep the calculators up the top and dive deeper into the methods at the bottom of the article. This way, readers or frequent visitors can get the information they need easily.
So go ahead and have a look around. Hopefully you’re able to learn something about home brewing.