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Summer Home Brewing Tips

sun and clouds summer day

As the seasons turn again, your brewing space is probably heating up. Please excuse us, WA/NT/QLD brewers, but here in the southern states of Australia, we’ve finally hit 25C again and some people are scrambling to figure out how to keep their brewing kits cool! One benefit to keeping your fermenter under 25C is that […]

The Brewing Files – What is Brewing?

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Before getting into the mechanics of beer and brewing, let’s ask ourselves, what is brewing? Besides making a tasty beverage, what else do we need to accomplish? Sugars First of all, to ferment our wort (baby beer), we’ll need a whole heap of sugars. Barley (and a little wheat or oats) are what we’ll use, […]

The Brewing Files

Assorted home brewing grains in glasses

In this series of posts, we’ll be exploring some of the ingredients in beer. What the heck are they? Why do we use them in my homebrew and what do they taste like? What are hops anyways? How do I get my beer to taste like a fruit salad? How do I get my beer […]