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.
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.
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.
We’ve all Fuggled, Cascaded, Mosaiced, and Summitted. We’ve brewed the basics, become well-acquainted with the likes of Centennial and Cluster. But now, more than ever, is the time to experiment. With new hop varietals coming out every growing season and hop farms popping up like tulips in April, I found myself amidst a bewildering expanse of options, and so settled on four of the newest cultivars to put through the ringer.
It’s the weekend. You’ve got a few hours free, and you want to brew. The only problem is you forgot to order a recipe kit. Plus, it’s colder than a witch’s behind outside; there’s no way you’re going to the local homebrew shop in this weather. Bad timing has left you with only spare parts in your larder and nowhere to turn. So what do you do? You brew of course.
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.
Pump up your fermentations with some creativity! A really fun method of creating something unique and bold is as simple as blending different types of beers, wines, and meads.
Have you ever wondered how some beers get that amazing hop punch in the flavor and aroma? Part of it could be from dry hopping. Check out this video on how to dry hop your homebrew. Then in the comment section below let us know some of your tricks, techniques and experiences with dry hopping.
For the first time ever, homebrewing is happening on a regular basis at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. A few days ago (and after much popular demand), the White House released two of its recipes to the public – a Honey Ale and Honey Porter. Now you can brew these White House Ales in your own home using recipe kits exclusively from Northern Brewer.
“How to Brew” author John Palmer stops by Northern Brewer to brew an all-grain batch of a very special recipe. In our video, Palmer discusses his techniques for adding salts to brew water, mashing, batch sparging (versus fly sparging), chilling and fermentation. It’s a full-blown brew day with one of homebrewing’s most influential people. Grab a pint and enjoy the show.
While we tend to enter any new pursuit with some naivety, I can’t smirkingly kick myself enough when I recall how I once assumed Summit hops were sourced from Minnesota’s Summit Brewing Company. I also assumed that Northern Brewer hops were proprietary to NB stores & it took awhile for me to adopt the now-logical notion that the hops inspired the store name. Though I’m recently fairly certain the hop-to-brand name match of Summit Brewing’s is coincidental – by virtue of the information surrounding the development of North America’s highest rated alpha acid hop.