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
Upgrade Your Pumpkin Beer
If you’re looking to give your Smashing Pumpkin something extra this year...
Beer Recipes & Ingredients
A first look into knowing if your hops are ready. It’s a pretty sensory skill to learn so check out our new video!
Wine, Cider, & Mead Making
How to Make Hard Cider
If you are already making beer or make wine at home, the jump to cider making is simple. The equipment is exactly the same.
NEW TO BREWING? START HERE!
An airlock is a piece of homebrewing equipment filled with sanitizer tha...
Fermentation is the scientific process of yeast, a single-celled organis...
WHAT IS BEER BREWING YEAST?
What is brewing yeast? Why is brewing yeast? We're here to give you a hi...
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...
A stuck or sluggish fermentation is never fun. However, you need not wor...
BEER RECIPES & INGREDIENTS
HOW TO UPGRADE YOUR SMASHING PUMPKIN BEER RECIPE KIT
If you’re looking to give your Smashing Pumpkin something extra this yea...
HOW TO MAKE SMASHING PUMPKIN ALE WITH REAL PUMPKIN
There is one question we get asked A LOT during the fall and winter mont...
FERMENTIS NEW ENGLAND IPA YEAST STRAINS
The American Homebrewers Association reached out to Fermentis to put tog...
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 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 ...
HOW TO CARBONATE KOMBUCHA
Carbonation is naturally created while the SCOBY is converting the sweet...
BREWER'S NOTES & NEWS
HOW TO BREW FOR OKTOBERFEST
As the BJCP Style Guidelines suggest, the aftertaste of an Oktoberfest “...
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...