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!
Game Day Food + Beer
Choosing the right beers to go with each food can really highlight both the brew and the munchies.
How to Make Hard Seltzer
Crisp, refreshing, delicious. Try your hand at making this White Claw clone at home.
How to Grown Your Own Hops
Grow your own! Read more about planting hop rhizomes.
NEW TO BREWING? START HERE!
THE BEST HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HOMEBREWERS
Don't just give them a shiny box to unwrap. Give them an experience.
HOW TO MAKE BEER
Clean. Brew. Ferment. Bottle. It's as easy as that. If you can make mac ...
WHAT NOW? BEYOND THE STARTER KIT
So, you've brewed your first batch of homebrew. Maybe even your second o...
YEAST STARTERS AND SECONDARY FERMENTATION
Yeast starters are easy; you just boil a small amount of water and malt ...
ALES & LAGERS: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
The main difference between an ale and a lager is the temperature they a...
ALL-GRAIN KITS: BEER RECIPES & BREWING INSTRUCTIONS
Northern Brewer has hundreds of recipe kits available for homebrewers. H...
BEER RECIPES & INGREDIENTS
GROWING A HOP GARDEN
Hops come in an industry stable form, nicely pelletized, vacuum sealed o...
HOW TO GROW HOPS FROM RHIZOMES
Considering growing hops? Here's a step by step process on how to grow y...
THE SEASON FOR BEER
Whether you're brewing for friends and family or just stocking up for th...
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 ...
MEAD KITS: RECIPES & INSTRUCTIONS
Recipes and instructions for the top 10 mead kits available on NorthernB...
KOMBUCHA & BEYOND
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...
HOW DO I FLAVOR MY KOMBUCHA?
There are three methods to adding flavor to kombucha: 1. In the Bottle, ...
BREWER'S NOTES & NEWS
HOW TO BUILD A BREW CAVE
The Brew Cave: the crown jewel of the homebrewer's humble abode. In this...
BREWING WITH DAD
Sharing the homebrew experience with a parent or child can be one of the...
TURN YOUR SPENT GRAIN INTO SAVORY, HEART-HEALTHY PRETZELS
Not only does spent grain allow you to reuse your grain, but it also cre...