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!
How to Brew in a Bag
Going all-grain can be intimidating, but BIAB is an easy way to dip your toes into all-grain brewing.
New To Brewing
21 Homebrewing Lessons I Wish I’d Learned Sooner
Learn tricks to save you time, money, or even space in your brew cave.
Bottling & Kegging
Switch to Kegging
Nothing makes brewing easier than kegging, and when things are easier, you do them more often! Get started now >
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NORTHERN BREWER HOMEBREWING STARTER KIT BUYER GUIDE
Whether you’re looking for yourself or for a friend wanting to get into ...
THE BEST HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HOMEBREWERS
Don't just give them a shiny box to unwrap. Give them an experience.
21 HOMEBREWING LESSONS I WISH I’D LEARNED SOONER
Whether it’s something that saves you time, money, or even space in your...
SAFALE™ WB-06: GIVE THE CHARACTER YOU WANT TO YOUR WHEAT BEER STYLES
In this period of spring in the Northern hemisphere, with temperatures r...
5 (PRETTY EASY) WAYS TO BREW BETTER BEER
Completely new to homebrewing? Have quite a few beers under your belt? B...
GRAINFATHER COMPARISON GUIDE
Grainfather equipment ensures anyone can brew professional quality craft...
BEER RECIPES & INGREDIENTS
WHAT IS A COLD IPA AND HOW DO YOU HOMEBREW ONE?
Cold IPA is the hottest… uh, coldest thing in craft beer right now. We l...
BREW AN AUTHENTIC FLOOR-MALTED PORTER (AKA A FLOORTER)
Mystery grist was carefully swept off the grain room floor. Hop dust ...
HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SAFALE™ BE-256 BELGIAN DRY YEAST?
SafAle™ BE-256 by Fermentis, formerly known as “Abbaye yeast”, is the pe...
BOTTLING & KEGGING
BALL LOCK KEGS VS. PIN LOCK KEGS
So you’re starting to get sick of bottling and want to switch to kegs, b...
BREW NOW FOR LATER: WHAT BEER STYLES BENEFIT FROM AGING
It’s true that some things get better with age. While many beers are bes...
HOW TO KEG BEER
Want to know how to keg beer? Watch this video and you'll be ready for y...
WINE, CIDER, & MEAD MAKING
COMPARING YEAST STRAINS FOR HARD CIDER
Each year, during fall harvest and apple season, we get asked a lot of q...
CIDER AND HOW VARIOUS YEAST STRAINS AFFECT THEM
Yeast strains have a huge impact on cider profiles, not only in terms of...
HOW TO MAKE MEAD LIKE A VIKING
Drank by Vikings and their Norse Gods, sometimes even referred to as Nec...
KOMBUCHA & BEYOND
HOW TO MAKE HARD SELTZER
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
TOP 10 HOMEBREWING, CIDER MAKING, AND HARD SELTZER ARTICLES
HOMEBREW SUPPLY SHORTAGES CALL FOR FRESH IDEAS
Tastes have become recipes. Those recipes have met practices on brewdays...
STOUT-BRAISED PULLED PORK SANDWICH RECIPE
I love food, and I love beer, and as a homebrewer I love to incorporate ...