Read all about the ins and outs of brewing beer. From hops to hydrometers, our brewmasters have written hundreds of blog posts to help you brew your best.

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Short Pour – Don’t Panic! Unsticking Stuck Fermentations

You’ve spent hours making your latest creation. You’ve sweated over the mash tun, rested at all the notable temperatures, infused, decocted, whirlpooled, first wort hopped, hop rocketed, chilled, and pitched your yeast. You relax and pour yourself a pint, looking forward to seeing that layer of krausen the next day and hearing the happy sound of healthy yeast pushing off C02. Now, you get to choose your own adventure.

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Short Pour – Water Chemistry Part 2 of 2: CaCO3 & pH

In Part 1 of this topic I mentioned how minerals like Calcium and Magnesium contribute to healthy fermentation, clarity and flavor stability.  Here, in Part II, we’ll identify the ideal concentrations of each, address brewing salt additions and explore the effects of pH and alkalinity on your mash conversion.  Finally, I’ll explain how to use different ratios of chloride to sulfate to accentuate certain ingredients in your recipe.  

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Short Pour – Water Chemistry Part 1 of 2 | The Basics

Last week I spoke to a customer excited to embrace his inner brewer and create his own recipes. He had carefully calculated his base and specialty malts, researched alpha acids and aroma characteristics and even sought out just the right yeast to tie everything together.

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Short Pour – St. Patrick’s Day: There’s always room for some good Beoir Bhaile

Last week I spoke to a customer excited to embrace his inner brewer and create his own recipes. He had carefully calculated his base and specialty malts, researched alpha acids and aroma characteristics and even sought out just the right yeast to tie everything together.

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Short Pour – Hops: Getting to the Root of Brewing | Part 1 of 3

Hops come in an industry stable form, nicely pelletized, vacuum sealed on nitrogen and include the alpha and beta acid levels right on the package. There are over 70 varieties of hops in a climate controlled freezer at Northern Brewer just waiting to be purchased.

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What’s On Tap – Hydrometers for Beer, Cider and Wine Making

When brewing beer, cider, or wine you are going to need to use a hydrometer. The hydrometer measures the amount of sugar that is dissolved in water. This sugar is what the yeast turns into alcohol during fermentation.

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The Last Straw™ Bottle Filler NEW!

Now You Can Bottle Your Carbonated Beer Straight From Your Keg!

The Last Straw™ makes bottling day a pleasure instead of a chore with ergonomic handling and quick response time giving you the ability to fill your bottles faster.

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All-Grain Brewing 101: The Basics

Welcome to the world of all-grain brewing! In this video, we’ll give you a crash course of everything you need to know to get started all-grain brewing.

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Brewing with Wil Wheaton on Brewing TV – Part 1

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 enjo

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Short Pour – Kegerators come in all shapes and sizes… it’s more fun if you build your own!

Let’s face it. Regardless of how long you’ve been brewing, bottling your beer is a tedious process. Washing, filling, and capping dozens of bottles makes for a very long day.