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!
There's a reason professional brewers choose conical: efficiency. The result: better beer. Period.
Recipes & Ingredients
Hard Seltzer Instructions
You can learn how hard seltzer is made, and how you can make it at home....at a fraction of the cost!
Learn to Lager
Crisp, clean, refined. The perfect balance of malt and hop. By definition, a lager is a beer made with bottom-fermenting yeast that prefer to work at a cooler, slower pace.
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 BREW IN A BAG
Brew In A Bag, or as it’s commonly abbreviated BIAB, is an easy homebrew...
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...
BEER RECIPES & INGREDIENTS
THE SEASON FOR BEER
Whether you're brewing for friends and family or just stocking up for th...
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 ...
BOTTLING & KEGGING
HOW TO KEG BEER
Want to know how to keg beer? Watch this video and you'll be ready for y...
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.
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
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...
BREWING WITH DAD
Sharing the homebrew experience with a parent or child can be one of the...