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
A guide to Kveik yeast
Kveik (pronounced kvike or kuh-vike) is the ancient super yeast you may have heard a lot of buzz about in the last few years.
Why use a Conical?
Conical fermenters used in homebrewing are exactly the same as those used in breweries — but on a much smaller scale.
What is Kettle Souring?
Many brewers just do not have the patience to wait up to 24 months for the souring to occur. Enter the kettle souring method.
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...
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
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, ...
HOW TO UPGRADE YOUR SMASHING PUMPKIN BEER RECIPE KIT
If you’re looking to give your Smashing Pumpkin something extra this yea...
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
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...