EXPERT KNOWLEDGE BASE
Whether you're brewing your first batch of beer or your 50th, the brewmasters at Northern Brewer have created a complete knowledge base of articles to help you concoct the perfect homebrew!
New To Brewing
How to Make Beer: Brewing 101
Are you ready to take the plunge into the incredible world of homebrewing? This comprehensive guide will teach you everything you need to know to make your very first batch of beer. If you can make mac and cheese from a box, you can make beer. So what are you waiting for? Let's brew this!
Beer Recipes & Ingredients
Video Premiere: Omega Q&A on Sundew/Bananza
Innovative and inspired yeast that showcase all the fruit with none of the phenolics.
Bottling & Kegging
Kegging vs. Bottling
To bottle or to keg? An age-old question with no correct answer. Your choice depends entirely upon your own brewing habits and preferences.
Beer Recipes & Ingredients
Thanksgiving Beer Pairings
These are our picks for the best beers to drink with Thanksgiving dinner.
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THE BEST HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HOMEBREWERS
Don't just give them a shiny box to unwrap. Give them an experience.
An airlock is a piece of homebrewing equipment filled with sanitizer tha...
Fermentation is the scientific process of yeast, a single-celled organis...
HOW TO KETTLE SOUR BEER
Kettle souring is a technique that allows brewers to rapidly sour unferm...
If you’ve ever poured an ice-cold craft beer like an IPA into a glass an...
AERATING YOUR WORT
Aerating, or adding oxygen, to your wort is perhaps the easiest way to i...
BEER RECIPES & INGREDIENTS
NEW STRAINS FROM OMEGA YEAST
Join us for a conversation with Omega Yeast about their two newest strai...
FROM FARMHOUSE TO FEMENTER: YOUR GUIDE TO KVEIK YEAST
Kveik (pronounced kvike or kuh-vike) is the ancient super yeast you may ...
SHORT POUR: Q & A WITH OMEGA YEAST LABS
After consulting with my fellow brewers, I reached out to Lance Shaner, ...
BOTTLING & KEGGING
HOW TO CARBONATE BEER IN BOTTLES AND KEGS
Learn how to carbonate your beer in bottles and kegs using priming sugar...
LIST OF SUGARS THAT CAN BE USED FOR CARBONATING BEERS
A list of various sugars that can be used to carbonate your beer.
WHY DIDN'T MY BEER CARBONATE?
Is your beer not carbonating? Check out these common causes.
WINE, CIDER, & MEAD MAKING
HOW TO MAKE HARD CIDER
Sparkling, still, sweet, dry, strong, or mild - make it how you like. Al...
6 SECRETS FOR MAKING BETTER MEAD
Hitting your desired sweetness takes both skill and practice, but there ...
DO YOU NEED TO MAKE A WINE YEAST STARTER?
Sprinkling dry yeast on the wine seems too easy. Is it too good to be true?
KOMBUCHA & BEYOND
HOW TO MAKE HARD SELTZER: WHITE CLAW CLONE
At a time when hard seltzer is taking over the world, we thought we'd cr...
HOW TO MAKE BOOZY KOMBUCHA
Give you're kombucha an extra kick and learn how to make alcoholic kombu...
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS: KOMBUCHA RECIPE
Once you have all the necessary [ingredients and supplies,] you can get ...
BREWER'S NOTES & NEWS
THE BEST BEERS TO PAIR WITH TURKEY DINNER
Thanksgiving: all 48 of your cousins descend upon one house, ready to ea...
TURN YOUR SPENT GRAIN INTO SAVORY, HEART-HEALTHY PRETZELS
Not only does spent grain allow you to reuse your grain, but it also cre...
HOW TO BUILD A BREW CAVE
The Brew Cave: the crown jewel of the homebrewer's humble abode. In this...