Brewing TV Road Trip!
The Brewing TV crew flew down to So-Cal to have a brew day with beer geek, and all around good guy, Wil Wheaton. We wanted to brew a wicked triple IPA, a true Californian creation. The team shot such a huge amount of video and great conversation that we have broken it down into a few segments for you to enjoy. Watch Part 1 of this home brewing session where we start the brew and talk beer, equipment and southern California craft brewing with Wil. Then stay tuned in for Part 2 and the post brew tasting and beer talk.
Brew, Share, Enjoy!
I’m very proud of the work Northern Brewer has done to help people make better beer at home. In 1995 I published the first edition of the Northern Brewer catalog. This catalog has since become the most famous showcase of brewing products in the industry. The Northern Brewer Homebrew Forum launched in 1997 and became a hugely popular place for homebrewers to get their brewing questions answered in near real-time. More recently, I created BrewingTV with a mission to create unique and fun videos about the culture of homebrewing. It is Northern Brewer’s mission to help you make the best possible beer.
Road Trip! Brewing TV invites you to kick back and nerd out with Brad and Nick as they trek to Wil Wheaton’s house for the perfect open-air brew day in sunny SoCal. Watch this teaser trailer for the upcoming episode to hear behind-the-scenes details about what hooked Will on brewing and what keeps him coming back. Plus, the boys are turning Pliny the Younger’s hop profile up to 11. Tune in for a sneak peek, then watch for the full episode on Brewing TV, coming soon.
Homebrew Hack #4 – Fight the Glug!
As much as we love standing at a sink, wasting the day away while the water in our carboy is glug-glug-glugging down the drain, Corey doesn’t love it. He’d rather be relaxing, not worrying and having a homebrew. Here’s our Homebrew Hack for Corey and every other homebrewer who would rather spend their time drinking a beer than dumping a fermentor.
Homebrew Hack #3 – Warp Speed Wort Chilling
You thought your immersion chiller was fast? It just got faster.Learn how to chill wort faster than the speed of light with this simple technique.
Homebrew Hack #2 – Drain the Main Grain… Bag that is.
Got a bag of grain to drain? We show you haw to drain the grain bag using a common office supply… the big clip. Got a good way to drain your grain? Post a reply video!
Homebrew Hack #1 – 25 Ways to Open a Bottle…
Hope you enjoy learning a few ways to open a bottle here at Northern Brewer.
But it’s not enough just to smell the hop in its raw form. Hops change so much depending on how they are used. Even though I’ve been a homebrewer for 20 years, I am still learning about new ways to use hops: early additions, late additions, continuous additions, first wort hopping, mash hopping, hop backing, randallizing, wet hopping, dry hopping… each technique brings out different aspects of a hop.
On top of that, hop breeders are constantly experimenting and introducing new breeds of hops. Every year there are more and more experimental varieties. Many are grown in such limited quantities that the only way to play with them is to do it on a homebrew scale.
So let’s rejoice in hops! Cheers!