Brewing Recipes To Start With – Summer 2015

Picture of Poured BrewSmith Aussie Wattle Pale Ale Homebrewing Recipe

Here are a few recipes to get you started off. We used Brewer’s Friend brewing calculator for these. These should be a nice way to celebrate summer, with the addition of a dark wheat recipe for you contrarian types. Now if you’re confused about all of these acronyms and things, that’s OK, you can still […]

New Stuff – Raw Ingredients

Photo of BrewSmith Homebrewing Ingredients in Bulk - Dark Crystal Caramel Malt

As BrewSmith grows and learns, so do our lovely BrewSmithians. So after numerous requests, we realized it might be time to offer some extra ingredients. That way you can get all the stuff you’ll need to continue home brewing your own recipes but using top notch ingredients. – Interested in nuking your next beer with […]

Making Beer Ice Cream at Home

scooping the finished beer ice cream

What’s better than beer?  What’s better than icecream?  Beer icecream!   This hot weather has been the perfect excuse to try out something I’ve wanted to do for a while.  Make beer icecream!  So, I bought some cream, some chocolate chips and cracked open a fresh bottle of BrewSmith Chocolate Paradise Porter.  Voila!   My […]

Craft Brew Review – Stillwater Artisinal Brewery – Debutante

Photo of Stillwater Brewing Debutante Biere de Garde bottle and Glass

A Saison by Any Other Name… Venue: BrewSmith HQ via Slow Beer ABV: 6.4% Stillwater’s Beer Page Two Best Things About the Beer: A nice spicy, fruity, and slightly rotten smell/taste. Tastes like a big saison. Two Weaknesses of the Beer: Not very distinctive. Was hoping there would be more flavours from the weird ingredients, […]

Mikkeller Beer Weak – Brunch Weasel Hangover Special

Give us beer for brunch, we don’t need no stinkin’ coffee. Venue: BrewSmith HQ via Slow Beer Richmond Mikkeler’s Page on the Beer Price: It doesn’t say on the receipt (d’oh!) ABV: 4.5% Two Best Things about This Beer: Delicious raising aroma and coffee flavour. Two Weaknesses of This Beer: It’s just too darn bitter […]

Christmas gifts he (or she) will love!

Picture of BrewSmith Homebrewing Australia Home Brewing Kit and Fermenter and Fern

The Christmas season is fast approaching and women everywhere will soon be contemplating what to buy for the men in their lives. A survey conducted by Officeworks showed that only 26% of Australians like the presents they receive, and women find it much harder to buy gifts for men. Luckily, we have some quirky ideas […]

Moa Brewing – Southern Alps White IPA

Moa Southern Alps White IPA Poured Beer with Bottle 2

Weirdos Needed. Apply Within. Venue: BrewSmith HQ via BWS Kew Moa’s Page on Their Special Editions (scroll down a bit) Price: $7.00 (500mL) ABV: 6.4% At first glance, it sounds unique. Wow, an IPA, and it’s white so I guess that means wheat? Well it sure does. Here’s an earthy, slightly funky grassy smelling IPA. […]

Monday Craft Brew Review – Gage Roads Brewing – Rapid Fire IPA

Pic of Gage Roads Rapid Fire IPA bottle and poured glass 1

Warning – American Exaggeration Enclosed One Big IPA to Rule Them All Tastes like a beer twice the price. Venue: BrewSmith HQ – via BWS Kew (yes, really) Crafty Pint’s article on the beer Price: $8.00 – 640mL (yes, really) ABV: 6.3% Ideal time and place: Best after a hard day riding around at warp […]